5 Stages in Popular Media

The “5 Stages” concept is extremely well-ingrained within society and popular media. The Stages and references to Dr. Kübler-Ross are used on a daily basis throughout television, feature films, video clips, radio, cartoons, music, and more.

  • A Simple Favor
  • All That Jazz
  • Deadpool 2
  • The Bucket List
  • Janaan - YouTube video clip link
  • Lenny
  • Look Both Ways
  • Love and Honor
  • Maps to The Stars
  • Man Up?
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • The Rundown
  • "Kübler-Ross" on Hollow Voices by Chuck Wilson
  • "Elisabeth Kubler-Ross" on Amateur Sketches of Famous and Important People by Dominic Moore
  • "Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Has Died" on II by the Gnomes
  • "Kübler-Ross Model" on Rotten Soup - Single by Unexpected Fidelity
  • "The Kübler-Ross Model" on Kaapin by Kaapin
  • "The Kübler-Ross Model" on Howling Songs by Matt Elliott
  • "Victims of Victimless Crimes" on So Low Remixes - Single by Kübler-Ross (A Swedish Band)
  • "Kübler-Ross" on Christian House of Girls by Elephant Rifle
  • "Kubler Ross" on Good Grief by Mic Lanny & James Rock
  • "Kübler Ross" on The Colour of Television by Rhutz
  • "Five Stages of Grief" on Shape of Things to Come by Perfect Pill
  • The 5 Stages of Grief" on The Burning by Nick Vasallo
  • "Dealing With It: Five Stages of grief (Quintet)" on Realized by Henny Kupferstein
  • "The Five Stages of Grief" on Grey Sky Town by Erdpol
  • "The First of Many Dreams About Monsters" (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross actual voice used three times within song) by Spring Offensive
  • "The Five Stages of Grief: A Composition For Brass Ensemble" by Christopher R. Hango
  • "5 Stages" on Sunday by Ryan from Sunday
  • "5 Stages" on Grief by Crux
  • "5Stages" on OverManUnderGod by Relix the UnderGod
  • Kübler Ross - EP (each song is named after a stage) by Centego
  • Album, Five Stages of Grief by Leonard Hummer
  • EP Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Miss Myi
  • EP Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Sheevaa
  • EP Album, The Five Stages EP by Skittish
  • EP Album, 5 Stages of Grief by Fritof
  • EP Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Himlens Solitudevej
  • Album, VII Stages of Loss and Grief by Time Loss
  • Album, Wheel of Life by Sadao Watanabe
  • The Five Stages of Grief
  • The Girl From Dubuque
  • The Shadow Box - By Michael Christofer, starring: Marlo Thomas & Mercedes Ruehl
  • Stages

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The Five Stages in Assorted Popular Media