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Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.


In the movie Flatliners (1990), five medical students embark on a dangerous experiment to explore the realm of near-death experiences. As they take turns to temporarily stop their hearts, they hope to gain insights into the afterlife. However, their curiosity soon turns into a nightmare as the dark consequences of their past mistakes and tragedies start to haunt them. Each student is confronted with their own guilt and inner demons, forcing them to confront the repercussions of their actions.

As the experiment continues, the line between life and death becomes increasingly blurred, and the students find themselves tormented by terrifying hallucinations and encounters with their past. Tension escalates as they struggle to keep their sanity intact while navigating the treacherous realm they have inadvertently opened.

Directed by Joel Schumacher, Flatliners is a psychological thriller that delves into the moral and psychological dilemmas faced by the characters. The movie explores themes of guilt, redemption, and the consequences of playing with the boundaries of life and death. With a talented cast, including Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Bacon, Flatliners keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, questioning the consequences of exploring the unknown. Journey with these medical students as they face their darkest fears and battle to save their lives from the haunting consequences of their actions.

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Release Date:

10 Aug 1990


Peter Filardi


Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 nominations total