Cancer Movies

List of the best movies about cancer patients selected by visitors to our site: The Professor, Avengement, Restless, Downsizing, Deadpool 2, The Jews, The Man Who Surprised Everyone, A Fortunate Man, Wilson, Naked Harbour.

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

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeachers, Students, Terminally ill, Teachers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death, Cancer, Birthday
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Avengement (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Killers, Criminals
PlotMartial Arts, Prison Break, Revenge, The escape, Friendship
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, For men

While on a prison furlough, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old stomping ground to take revenge on the people who turned him into a cold blooded killer.

Restless (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Insects, Terminally ill, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Death, Cancer, Ghosts, Funeral
PlaceTrains, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching

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.

Downsizing (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Norway
CharactersTeens, Doctors, Jews, Scientists, Disabled people
PlotLove, Dancing, End of the world, Travel, Relationship
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Party, Norway, Laboratory

A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

Deadpool 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Superpowers
PlaceHelicopters, USA
StyleExciting, Light, Black humor

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.

The Jews (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersBlonde girls, Jews, Psychologists
PlotDancing, Time travel, Cancer, Political
PlaceFrance, Metro, Cemetery, Night Clubs

Four separate episodes deal with stereotypical ideas about Jews: their alleged influence on politics, the stereotype of Jewish business-mindedness, the Mossad, the Jewish world conspiracy and the memory of the Holocaust.

The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryRussia, Estonia, France
CharactersTerminally ill
PlaceVillage, Forest, Siberia
StyleHeavy, Not for everyone, Sad ones

Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. Unexpectedly, Egor finds out that he has terminal cancer and has only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save Egor. Finally, left with no other options, he decides to take the last desperate step. He attempts to completely change his identity in order to fool the oncoming death, just like Zhamba the drake, the hero of a legendary ancient Siberian epos, did.

A Fortunate Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersFamily, Pregnant, Fathers, Priests, Poor
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Wedding, Death
Time19th century
StyleCute, Touching

On his quest for happiness, Per decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy, a project so much ahead of its time, that professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a success and he marries the beautiful Jakobe who is a part of a wealthy Jewish family. One would imagine that Per’s happiness now is made. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. Despite his luck and success, Per is unable to fully cut the strings to his strict religious background, and he now fears that he will repeat his father’s patriarchist behavior.

Wilson (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Photographers, Losers
PlotLove, Money, Friendship, Loneliness, Cancer
PlacePrison, Trains, Hospitals, Cemetery, USA

Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.

Naked Harbour (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersDogs, Single mothers, Celebrities
PlotLove, Passion, Cancer, Divorce
StyleFascinating, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Serious

Naked Harbour is a movie about Finnish love in the year 2011. It is a story about people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. During one winter week all its characters face something irreversible.

August: Osage County (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotCancer, Jealousy, Funeral

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Paddleton (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Friendship, Death, Cancer, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Touching

An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The Program (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersJournalists, Trainers, Cyclists
PlotOn real events, Racing, Investigation, Cancer, Chase
PlaceIreland, Hospitals
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Please Give (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLife, Cancer, Family life
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Touching

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Saint Maud (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTerminally ill, Nurses
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Cancer
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Depressive

Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

Mr. Church (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersBlonde girls, Family, Alcoholics, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceCollege, Hospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Beautiful landscapes, Sad ones

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.

Kuma: The Second Wife (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Mothers
PlotFriendship, Cancer, Family life
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

Fatma is around 50, a housewife with six children. She lives in Vienna but grew up in Turkey and clings stubbornly to the traditions and values of the old country. Ayse is 19, and the film begins with her wedding in rural Turkey, to Fatma’s son Hasan. However, when the family takes Ayse to Vienna this is revealed as a c harade… for Ayse is to be the kuma (second wife) of Fatma’s husband Mustafa.

Anesthesia (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Jews, Sisters, Surgeons
PlotMoney, Drug addict, Friendship, Loneliness, Death
PlaceKitchen, USA
StyleAction, Philosophical, Fascinating, Tense

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

City of Tiny Lights (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersBusinessmen, Single mothers
PlotInvestigation, Cancer, Missing people
PlaceHospitals, London, Hotels, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Serious

In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists, Criminals, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Cancer, Political
StylePsychological problems

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.