Netflix’s Surviving Death Movie Review

All You Need to Know About Surviving Death

Many people have been through life-threatening situations that barely left them alive. This is a topic often ignored by many, but surviving death shot it?

There are multiple compelling theories about death and its consequences. People often view death from different angles, and it can be disastrous if you try to convince them otherwise. These are probably myths and beliefs that they get from their society, background, religious beliefs, or cultural practices. Nonetheless, some people ignore the topic due to their personal reasons.

Many people get these thoughts of life after death when they face very harsh living conditions. Maybe a suicide survivor who thought ending their life will solve what they are going through to be shocked when the reality that death is strange hits them after taking several pills and having trouble breathing. Others get random accidents or incidents, and the fear of losing their lives starts lining up many possibilities of what life might seem like after death.

The most anticipated and recently dropped Netflix show allows viewers to see and remotely experience these perspectives from people who have had a large share of near-death experiences. With a lined up series of interviews, different victims of these experiences share their stories, hardships, and raw details of what they went through and what was in their minds.

Before we get into more details about the series, we must exhaust all the different perspectives about death and the afterlife. Even when watching the series, which we recommend, you see which character fits your theory. So there are various theories about the afterlife:

  1. Some people believe that once you die, that’s it – there’s nothing else that’ll happen after that.
  2. The religious belief is that there will be a “waiting zone” for all the dead. The world will come to an end then, and there will be a judgment after which another eternal life will begin depending on the results you get from the judgment day.
  3. Other people believe that the dead people still hang around in the form of spirits, and there are ‘gifted’ people who can communicate with them.
  4. Another group believes that there are many souls/spirits in the world, and once you die, you get to have another body, and you begin a new life somewhere else.
  5. Some people claim to have received signs from dead people through some form of supernatural connection, telling them to do something.
  6. Others believe that dead people are still part of this world and can speak to people in dreams.
  7. Another group claims that there is a spiritual world where there’s everything you see in this world but only accessible and visible to the dead.

While most of these perspectives are addressed in the series, there are particular exciting moments and others that will deny you sleep (especially if you don’t sit well with scary realities). The setting of the films underlies the frustrations of scientists trying to prove most of these incidents from the lab level, but it’s quite hard to crack them. It just appears that there’s something beyond science that has a large share of the ongoing primarily related to life after death. And are there correct ways of surviving death?

Our Take

If alive, we don’t know what death is like, and if dead, we’re dead! However, it is fascinating to get to listen to the personal stories of the survivors of near-death experiences and surviving death of a significant other – sharing their fear, the unique moments, and basically what they heard or saw. It’s never clear what will happen after the breath leaves your lungs and your heart stops beating, but everyone has their belief, and here is one.

First of all, coincidence seems of the grid because they are happening many times, so some pattern plan drives this world. That’s enough to say that the end of life is subject to a new beginning. The religious people got the point on the afterlife because, like water, life flows from a body to whichever form it might be in the next life. However, there are also missing marks in their take.

Intriguing Moment

Every moment the scientists fail to understand the causes after a series of brain examinations on persons who have been through these incidences. It creates a pattern of curiosity and the ‘what next?’ feeling.

Age Restriction

Any person can watch the film because there is no violent or sexual content in it. However, you might want to keep kids under 13 away from the series because they might not recover from the shocking stories. You don’t want to put them under trauma and dreams about surviving death.

Best Scene

You want to begin from the start where Mary Neal told of her experience of surviving a kayaking attempt gone wrong in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1999. I took home the tiny details to the shocking moments, other unbelievable information, and songs about surviving death. The scene takes the trophy, for it sets the stage for the whole setting of the documentary.


In the scene where the Seattle NDE support group leader asked about who has been through a near-death experience, and the response he got from most of them was, “OK, we have a lot of dead people in the room!”

The Star of the Series

Stephanie Arnold has to be the one. She had many previous warnings of dying at childbirth, and she carried these thoughts of surviving the death of a child onwards until it hit her during her C-section. She was the most convincing interviewee.

Our Call

Surviving Death is a definite stream. You don’t want to miss out on the fascinating stories. The great job that Ricki Stern did in directing this documentary series that took a different approach in journalist investigates evidence for an afterlife.


Surviving Death is a film that is so unusual to the industry. Resembling the likes of Life to Afterlife and Afterlife, it addressed a topic that many people avoid. With a collection of several interviews, the documentary gets exciting by the minute. It is both exciting and scary at the same time because some experiences can’t be taken lightly.

Have you watched Surviving Death? What’s your take on the documentary? Leave a comment!

About the Author:

The author of this article, Ellen Orton, has been interested in psychological relationships for a long time, often attends seminars and training, and practices the acquired knowledge in classes with problem couples. In her free time, she spends time with her family, enjoys modern painting, photographs of people and nature, and also enjoys making various desserts and pastries.