Cancer Movies

List of the best movies about cancer patients selected by visitors to our site: The Fault in Our Stars, Dear John, My Sister's Keeper, The Professor, All My Life, A Walk to Remember, Cool Kids Don't Cry, 50/50, Life in a Year, Biutiful.

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

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

    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: 7.3
    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.

    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.

    Markimdb: 6.3
    Genremelodrama, drama
    CountryUSA, China

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

    Markimdb: 7.3
    Genremelodrama, drama
    CountryUSA
    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.

      Markimdb: 7.4
      Genredrama, family, sport
      CountryNetherlands
      Duration01:35

      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

      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
      Genremelodrama, drama
      CountryUSA

      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: 7.4
      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.

      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.

      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.

      Markimdb: 7.2
      Genredrama, biography
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:00

      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

      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

      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: 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?

      Markimdb: 8.8
      Genrethriller, drama, crime
      CountryUSA, Germany
      Duration02:11

      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: 5.9
      Genredrama
      CountryRussia
      Duration01:58

      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: 6.4
      Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:39

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

      Markimdb: 8
      Genredrama, biography
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:58

        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

          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

          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: 6.9
          Genredrama
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:07

          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

          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: 5.5
          Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
          CountryGermany

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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.

          Markimdb: 7.3
          Genremelodrama, drama
          CountryUSA

          After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out.

          Markimdb: 6.8
          Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
          CountryUnited Kingdom
          Duration02:35

          The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.

          Markimdb: 6.9
          Genremelodrama, drama, musical
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:15

          This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, HIV/AIDS, and modern day life.

          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.

          Markimdb: 7.7
          Genredrama
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:05

          Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

          Markimdb: 8
          Genredrama
          CountryUSA
          Duration03:09

          An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

          Markimdb: 8
          Genredrama
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:13

          Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

          Markimdb: 5.7
          Genrecomedy
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:22

          A quirky couple spends their three-year dating anniversary looking back at their relationship and contemplating whether they should break up.

          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.

          Markimdb: 6.7
          Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:53

          Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

          Markimdb: 7.2
          Genrecomedy, drama
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:11

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

          Markimdb: 6.6
          Genredrama
          CountryRussia, Estonia, France
          Duration01:22

          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.

          Markimdb: 7.7
          Genredrama, family, biography
          CountryUSA, United Kingdom
          Duration01:37

          Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”

          Markimdb: 7.8
          Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
          CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
          Duration01:38

          Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

          Markimdb: 6.7
          Genredrama
          CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
          Duration02:10

          In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

          Markimdb: 7.6
          Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:44

          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.

          Markimdb: 7.1
          Genrecomedy, drama, music
          CountryUSA, Japan, Italy
          Duration01:35

          Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

          Markimdb: 6.6
          Genremelodrama, drama
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:31

          Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

          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.

          Markimdb: 6.1
          Genredrama, family
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:50

          A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.




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