Cancer Movies

List of the best movies about cancer patients selected by visitors to our site: The Fault in Our Stars, My Sister's Keeper, The Professor, All My Life, Cool Kids Don't Cry, 50/50, Life in a Year, Biutiful, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Now Is Good.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersLawyers, Terminally ill, Surgeons, Parents
PlotLife, Death, Cancer, Family life
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Students, Terminally ill, Teachers
PlotLife, Adventure, Meaning of life, Friendship, Death
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Fascinating, 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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotWedding, Cancer, Fate

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Soccer, Fight, Death, Cancer
PlaceSchool
StyleSad ones, To cry, By books, Serious

Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. On the verge of going to high school, Akkie has to allow love to enter her life, and thus gain courage to accept the inevitable.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersDoctors, Artists, Psychologists, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Cancer
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Vital signs, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Cancer, Dreams
StyleTo cry, Smart, Vital signs, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryMexico, Spain
Duration02:28
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotDeath, Life after death
StyleGloomy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Friends, Terminally ill, Partners
PlotFriendship, Chase
PlaceGermany
StylePopular, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersDisabled people, Losers, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Depression
PlaceUSA, California
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Billionaires, Surgeons
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Touching

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.

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Insects, Terminally ill, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Death, Cancer, Ghosts, Funeral
PlaceTrains, Hospitals
TimeHalloween
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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Money, Surfing, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, detective
CountryFrance, Japan
Duration01:25
CharactersGay, Terminally ill
PlotLoneliness, Cancer
PlaceSea
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Intellectual, Serious

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?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, First love, Cancer
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Korea
StyleRomantic, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:58
PlotLoneliness, Ballet
PlaceRussia
StyleHeavy

Aleksey Temnikov is a renowned ballet dancer and an acknowledged genius whose career was abruptly cut short after sustaining an injury in the 1990s. Twenty years later, Aleksey discovers that his condition is degenerative and that he will soon lose the ability to walk. Aleksey sets out to choreograph a ballet he envisaged long before but never staged for fear of failure. “What will I leave behind after I am gone?” is a question Aleksey feels he must contend with. However, returning to the world of ballet will not be easy for a man who has made so many enemies over the course of his life.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTransgender people, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Death, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Texas, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Soulful, Explicit scenes, Touching

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:41
CharactersDoctors, Terminally ill, Sisters, Parents
PlotLost memory
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Sad ones, Soulful, By books, Heavy

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotCancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Philosophical, Gloomy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersBrothers, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Investigation, Cancer
PlaceUSA, Small cities, New York
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StyleSmart, Gloomy, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotMoney, Friendship, Birthday, Ambulance, Shopping
PlaceHospitals, Germany, Berlin, Night Clubs
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching

When 30-ish rich kid Lenny has to take care of 15-year-old David, who’s suffering from heart disease, it’s the beginning of a wild adventure. Lenny fearlessly breaks all the rules to fulfill his young friend’s every wish.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Cancer
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Friendship, Death, Cancer
PlaceEngland
StyleGloomy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Smart, Vital signs

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersMusicians, Blind, Pianists
PlotTravel, Depression, True love, Mystery, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotLife, Death, Cancer, Family life
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Touching, Heartbreaking

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.





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