Cancer Movies

List of the best movies about cancer patients selected by visitors to our site: The Last Full Measure, The Devil All the Time, Hooking Up, The Midnight Sky, Saint Maud, Life in a Year, God You’re Such A Prick, Dil Bechara, Paddleton, The Professor.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Last Full Measure (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Military, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Cancer, Death, On real events
PlaceHospitals, Jungle
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

    The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting Huffman to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

    The Devil All the Time (2020)
    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genrethriller, drama, crime
    CharactersSerial killers, Sheriffs, Spiders
    PlaceSmall cities

      In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

      Hooking Up (2020)
      Markimdb: 5.2

        Bailey and Darla embark upon a misguided and mutually deceitful form of therapy, one in which they must drive across the country re-enacting Darla's colorful history as a sex addict. As their true motivations for the road trip come to light, the unlikely pair force one another to confront their issues, discovering that there might actually be more to love than just sex.

        The Midnight Sky (2020)
        CharactersScientists, Astronauts, Terminally ill, Old man
        PlotApocalypse, Cancer, Survival, End of the world, Dreams
        PlaceSpaceships, Arctic
        TimePost apocalypse

          A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

          Saint Maud (2020)
          Markimdb: 6.9
          Genrehorror, drama
          CountryUnited Kingdom
          CharactersTerminally ill, Nurses
          PlotMental disorders, Cancer, Supernatural, Fear, Loneliness, Obsession
          StyleDepressive, Tense

            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.

            Life in a Year (2020)
            Markimdb: 5.5
            Genremelodrama, drama
            CharactersTeens, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends
            PlotCancer, Loneliness, Dreams
            StyleTouching, To cry, Smart

              A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.

              God You’re Such A Prick (2020)
              Markimdb: 4.9
              CharactersTerminally ill
              PlotAdventure, Cancer, Travel
              StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating

                Based on a true story. 16-year old Steffi just graduated from high school and is very much looking forward to her class trip to Paris where she has promised her boyfriend Fabian the romantic night that she has kept him waiting for since they started dating. Her lifelong plan to join the police forces is already set up which means her adult life is right around the corner. At a routine health check-up, just before the trip to Paris, Steffi and her parents are faced with a shattering diagnosis: Incurable cancer with a life expectancy of less than a year. While her mother Eva immediately tries to helplessly protect Steffi from everything, let alone a school trip to Paris and her father Frank, a protestant priest, questions everything he ever believed in, but Steffi is determined to shake off her doomed destiny.

                Dil Bechara (2020)
                Markimdb: 7.9
                Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                PlotCancer, Death, Love, Dreams
                StyleTo cry, Cute, By books

                  Kizie and Manny, two ordinary people brought together by a tragic twist, embark on a bittersweet and extraordinary journey into the heart of that crazy little thing called 'life'.

                  Paddleton (2019)
                  Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
                  Genrecomedy, drama
                  CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
                  PlotTravel, Death, Cancer

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

                    The Professor (2019)
                    Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
                    Genrecomedy, drama
                    CharactersTerminally ill, Students, Teachers, Teachers
                    PlotHappiness, Cancer, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate
                    StyleMakes me think, Touching, Fascinating

                      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.

                      The Irishman (2019)
                      Markimdb: 7.9
                      Genredrama, crime, biography
                      CharactersGangsters, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia, Hired assassins, Lawyers, Drivers, Old man
                      PlotWar, Death, Weapon, Cancer, Divorce, Dancing, Money, Travel
                      PlaceHotels, Prison, Court, Aircraft, Casino
                      TimeNew Year

                        Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

                        A Dog's Journey (2019)
                        Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
                        Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
                        CountryChina, India, Hong Kong, USA
                        PlotCancer, Growing up
                        StyleKind, For children, For winter evenings, Cute, Touching, Soulful

                          A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

                          Wonder Park (2019)
                          Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.9)
                          Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                          CountrySpain, USA
                          CharactersChildrens, Animals, Dogs, Bears
                          PlaceRides, Summer camp
                          StyleFor children, Cute, Fascinating, Light, Touching

                            A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery -- the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park.

                            The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
                            Markimdb: 7.6
                            Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                            CharactersDogs, Friends, Lawyers, Judge
                            PlotTime travel, Racing, Love, Cars, Cancer, Funeral

                              A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

                              Rabid (2019)
                              Markimdb: 5.2
                              Genrehorror, fantastic
                              PlotCancer, Experiments
                              StyleDepressive, Tense, Creepy

                                When a young woman is left scarred beyond recognition following an accident, she undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. And while the procedure turns her into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price...

                                Ordinary Love (2019)
                                Markimdb: 6.6
                                Genremelodrama, drama
                                CountryUnited Kingdom
                                PlotCancer, Survival, Love, Money, Fate
                                TimeNew Year
                                StyleTouching, Heavy, Disturbing, Fascinating, To cry, Philosophical, Romantic

                                  An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.

                                  Waves (2019)
                                  Markimdb: 7.6
                                  Genremelodrama, drama, sport
                                  CountryUSA, Canada
                                  CharactersCats, Judge, Trainers
                                  PlotCancer, Death, Dancing, Love, Computers, Travel

                                    A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

                                    Frankie (2019)
                                    Markimdb: 5.4
                                    Genremelodrama, drama
                                    CountryFrance, Portugal
                                    CharactersActors, Gay, Terminally ill, Tourists
                                    PlaceHotels, Beach

                                      About three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.

                                      Kalank (2019)
                                      Markimdb: 3.6
                                      Genremelodrama, drama
                                      CharactersTerminally ill, Courtesans
                                      PlotCancer, Love, Mystery
                                      PlaceIndia, Trains

                                        Set in 1945, in Pre-Independent India, the elite, opulent and solemn world of the Chaudhry family, and the wild, mysterious and musical underbelly of the town, Hira Mandi, clash when Roop Chaudhry encounters Zafar, a daredevil from Hira Mandi, unleashing deep-buried truths, secrets of betrayal and affairs that threaten to bring both worlds crashing down.

                                        Irreplaceable You (2018)
                                        Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.4)
                                        Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                                        CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
                                        PlotCancer, Love
                                        StyleNetflix, Makes me think, Touching, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry, Worth watching

                                          A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.