Cancer Movies

List of the best movies about cancer patients selected by visitors to our site: The Fault in Our Stars, The Professor, Thanks for Sharing, 50/50, One True Thing, Biutiful, Time to Leave, A Little Bit of Heaven, My Life, My Sister's Keeper.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

50/50 (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

One True Thing (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.

Biutiful (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryMexico, Spain
Duration02:28

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Time to Leave (2005)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, detective
CountryFrance, Japan
Duration01:25

Romain, 31, a gay photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing death, he pushes people away - what's the point? He visits his grandmother to tell her; on the way, he chats briefly with a waitress. He looks at old photos, visits a childhood tree house. He takes pictures. Returning from his grandmother's, he stops for food and sees the waitress, Jany, again. She makes a request. He returns to an empty flat - his lover has left. Can Jany's proposition give him a way to move past self-pity?

A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

It's a comedy about a guarded woman who finds out she's dying of cancer, but when she meets her match, the threat of falling in love is scarier than death

My Life (1993)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time to see his first child's birth. To cleanse himself of demons in his remaining days, Bob makes a video diary, hoping to pass along some wisdom to his future child. Along the way, he discovers a lot about himself.

My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

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Restless (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and lasting love. Directed by Gus Van Sant, one of the most astute observers of people living life on the edge, comes a take on friendship and young love as engaging and true as it is provocative and stirring.

My Life Without Me (2003)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain, Canada
Duration01:46

A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.

Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.

Now Is Good (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Autumn in New York (2000)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is half Will's age and twice his match, a 21 year-old free spirit yearning to get out and taste the excitement of adult life.

Sweet November (2001)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks him down. One thing leads to another and Nelson ends up living with her through a November that will change his life forever.

The Bucket List (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration01:41

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Third Star (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32

James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

All My Life (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China

A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer.

Trumbo (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

First Reformed (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:20

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

Mr. Church (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.

Alex Strangelove (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Alex Truelove is on a quest to lose his virginity, an event eagerly awaited by his patient girlfriend and cheered on with welcome advice by his rowdy friends. But Alex, a super gregarious dude, is oddly unmotivated. A magical house party throws Alex into the presence of Elliot, a hunky college guy, who pegs Alex as gay and flirts hard. Alex is taken aback but after a series of setbacks on the girlfriend front he takes the plunge and learns some interesting new facts about himself.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration01:55

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

They Look Like People (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

The Sea of Trees (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.




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