Cancer Movies

List of the best movies about cancer patients selected by visitors to our site: The Fault in Our Stars, Irreplaceable You, Now Is Good, Paddleton, Champion, The Realm, A Fortunate Man, The Professor, The Man Who Surprised Everyone, Happy Anniversary.

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

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer, Time travel, Death, Funeral, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry, Soulful

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.

Irreplaceable You (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
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.

Now Is Good (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTerminally ill, Teens
PlotLove, Cancer, Death, Depression
StyleTouching, To cry

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.

Paddleton (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
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.

Champion (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Horses
PlotLove, Racing, Cancer, Rivalry, Success
PlaceTurkey

Mark is an arm wrestler and dreams of becoming a champion. Jin-ki is a promoter and he dreams of turning his life around by using Mark. But then Marks sister Soo-jin appears and changes the live of everyone.

The Realm (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:44
CharactersScammers, Journalists, Presidential
PlotMoney, Political, Power, Cancer, Death, Betrayal, Cheating
PlaceSpain, Ships, Party, Trains, Beach, Office, Yachts

Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.

A Fortunate Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryDenmark
CharactersPregnant, Family, Priests, Fathers, Poor
PlotWedding, Love, Success, Religious, Death, Love triangle, Cancer, On real events
PlaceParty

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.

The Professor (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTerminally ill, Students, Teachers, Teachers
PlotHappiness, Cancer, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate
PlaceCollege
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 Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Estonia, France
Duration01:22
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotCancer
PlaceSiberia, Village
StyleNot for everyone, Heavy

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.

Happy Anniversary (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Relationship, Cancer, Chase
StyleNetflix

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

First Reformed (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:20
CharactersSingers
PlotDeath, Cancer, Depression, Political, Snow, Religious, Funeral
PlaceNew York

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.

The Children Act (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:10
CharactersTeens, Lawyers, Pianists, Judge, Singers, Nurses
PlotReligious, Death, Cancer, Funeral
PlaceCourt, Trains

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.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersDogs, Photographers, Actors, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Relationship, Cancer, Dancing, On real events
PlaceTrains, England, Hotels, New York, Casino
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Makes me think

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort.

Kiss and Cry (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography, sport
CountryCanada
CharactersSingers, Trainers
PlotSports, Figure Skating, Cancer
PlaceBeach

A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.

Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotCancer, On real events
PlaceUSA

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.

The Midwife (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:03
CharactersFamily, Friends, Mothers, Students, Single mothers, Surgeons, Lovers, Singers
PlotRelationship, Parenting, Cancer, Soccer, Money, Death, Gambling
PlaceFrance, Paris, Hospitals, Trains

Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.

The Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersSingers, Heroes, Actors, Comedians, Lesbians, Cowboys, Photographers, Old man
PlotFear, Loneliness, Cancer, Weapon, Money, Computers, Fate, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Beach

Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersJournalists, Reporters, Writers
PlotCancer, Death, Funeral
PlaceHospitals, USA, Laboratory

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.

Euphoria (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersSisters, Friends, Girlfriends, Rich
PlotTime travel, Death, Cancer, Sects, Holidays
PlaceHelicopters, Nature
StyleDepressive, Makes me think

The story of two sisters on a journey, where they try to get close to each other and approach the tough questions in life. Euphoria is a contemporary drama about responsibility and reconciliation, in a world where these concepts are gradually being lost.

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFamily, Writers
PlotLove, Cancer, Art, Divorce, Abduction
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.




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