Movies about the terminally ill

Movies about the terminally ill
List of the best movies about terminally ill people selected by visitors to our site: The Fault in Our Stars, Irreplaceable You, ToY, A Beautiful Mind, One Winter Weekend, The Professor, The Heart and How to Use It, Contagion, Finch, The Theory of Everything.

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

Genre
Country
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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.

Irreplaceable You (2018)
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.

ToY (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

ToY is a drama about two lost souls from disparate backgrounds who find each other amid the desperation and glamour of Los Angeles, forging an unlikely relationship that spirals into tragic chaos.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

One Winter Weekend (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Cara, a women’s magazine writer, who gets burned by her boyfriend on New Years’ Eve, decides to go on a dating detox. Challenged by her employer to write about it, she hopes a spontaneous ski getaway with her best friend will spark inspiration. Complicating matters, they discover they’ve double booked their chalet with two eligible men, including Ben, an entrepreneur. When the share-mates get snowed in, Cara and Ben are thrown together.

The Professor (2019)
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.

The Heart and How to Use It (2021)
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Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia

They are very different, but they have one dream - to reach heaven. The famous Moscow stand-up comedian Ilya Pogorelov was publicly accused of lying by his ex, and now he needs to "just" survive. And the shy provincial Sanyok wants to break out of his cocoon and live for real at least a little. By chance (or providence), Sanyok and Ilya set off together on a journey to the sea to find themselves, make their dreams come true and find love. The duet "Pogorelov and Sanyok" formed along the way will travel across the floor of Russia, blow up TikTok, make millions laugh and move - make hearts beat faster and remind you how to enjoy life.

Contagion (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Finch (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship, and what it means to be human.

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

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Maggie (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration01:35

There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, Wade is pushed to the limits in an effort to protect her. Joely Richardson co-stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller.

Leave (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA

Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down. Written by producer

3 Days to Kill (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:57

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

Solace (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.

Elsa & Fred (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico

Aged, embittered widower, Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly yet vibrant neighbor, Elsa. Upon learning Elsa is terminally ill, Fred takes her to the Fontana di Trevi in Rome in order to reenact her favorite scene from ‘La Dolce Vita’.

Mr. Church (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

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.

Our Friend (2021)
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.

Blackbird (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.

After the Wedding (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:07

Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle travels to New York to meet Theresa, a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present while mysteries unravel.

Norman (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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.

Wild Oats (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:19

Everything changes for Eva when she receives an insurance settlement check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50.000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Life in a Year (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
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.

Paddleton (2019)
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.

Here and Now (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

A singer in New York gets a grim diagnosis that puts her life and dreams into perspective.

Terminal (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Hungary, USA
Duration02:48

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, and an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead dangerous double lives. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night, as their lives intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind who is hell-bent on revenge.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.

You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning actor Al Pacino brings “Dr. Death” to life in an all-new HBO Films presentation: You Don’t Know Jack, directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Lost Time (2014)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA

After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light....12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.




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