10 Great Movies Featuring Life Insurance (No - Really!)
The Wrong Man (1956) NR
Alfred Hitchcock's story of a down-on-his-luck musician (Henry Fonda) wrongfully accused of trying to convert his wife's (Vera Miles) life insurance policy into cash to pay for medical debts. Henry Fonda fights to clear his name in a world that does not care.
Double Indemnity (1944) NR
In love with his client Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) plots the perfect murder by staging her husband's "accidental" death to collect double indemnity on his life insurance. MacMurray's boss (Edward G. Robinson) smells a rat and investigates.
A Raisin in the Sun (1989) NR
African American Walter Lee Younger leads his family's fight to rise above poverty and racism in 1950s Chicago. When a life insurance payment fails to pay the family must come to terms with their plight.
Relative Evil (2004) R
Recovering addict JJ (Jonathan Tucker) returns home from rehab only to discover that his evil family is plotting to cash in on his life insurance policy before he turns 18.
Gold Diggers of 1937(1936) NR
Featuring Busby Berkeley spectacular dance numbers the story concerns two stage producers Morty Wethered (Osgood Perkins) and Tom Hugo (Charles D. Brown) who plot to kill their aging partner for his $1 million life insurance policy.
Chevy Chase plays reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher who is offered a fortune by a businessman to murder him before a terminal illness does the work.
Double Jeopardy (1999) R
Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd) is arrested for murder of her husband leaving their son as the sole beneficiary of his life insurance policy. But while in prison, Libby finds out she's been framed and plans her revenge.
Murder By Design (2004) R
An insurance company refuses to pay a woman's life insurance policy because her missing body means that her death cannot be proven. A man and a group of friends stage a copycat killing to con the insurance company out of a fortune.
One Body Too Many(1944) NR
Albert Tuttle is an insurance salesman who finds himself in the midst of a murder mystery when he pays a house call to a recently deceased millionaire.
Insurance Investigator 1951 NR
An insurance company sends an investigator when a businessman with a double indemnity policy dies mysteriously.