Movies about the terminally ill

List of the best movies about terminally ill people selected by visitors to our site: Music, Come As You Are, Blackbird, LX 2048, The Midnight Sky, Bye Bye Morons, Saint Maud, Life in a Year, God You’re Such A Prick, Awoken.

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

Music (2021)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersAutistic, Teens, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotMusic
PlaceUSA

    Zu, a free spirit estranged from her family, suddenly finds herself the sole guardian of her half-sister, Music, a teenager on the autism spectrum whose whole world order has been beautifully crafted by her late grandmother. The film soon challenges whether it is Zu or Music who has a better view of the world, and that love, trust, and being able to be there for each other is everything.

    Come As You Are (2020)
    Markimdb: 6.9
    Genrecomedy, drama
    CountryUSA
    CharactersFriends, Losers, Disabled people, Terminally ill
    PlotTravel
    StyleSoulful, For men

      Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista

      Blackbird (2020)
      Markimdb: 6.5
      Genredrama
      CountryUSA, United Kingdom
      CharactersTerminally ill
      PlotMeaning of life
      StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think, To cry

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

        LX 2048 (2020)
        Markimdb: 4.8
        Genrefantastic, drama
        CountryUSA, Lithuania
        CharactersFamily, Fathers, Terminally ill
        PlotVirtual Reality, Technology, Death, Relationship, Artificial Intelligence, Love
        TimeFuture
        StyleTouching, Exciting, Tense, Makes me think

          In the near future, the sun has become so toxic people can no longer leave their houses in daytime, and normal life is conducted mostly inside the virtual realm. Against this dystopian backdrop, a dying man seeks to ensure the future well-being of his family, while coping with what it means to be human in this new reality.

          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.

            Bye Bye Morons (2020)
            Markimdb: 7.2
            CharactersTerminally ill, Hackers, Hairdressers
            PlotWeapon, Adoption

              When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet finds out that she's seriously ill, she decides to go looking for a child she was forced to abandon when she was only 15. On her madcap bureaucratic quest she crosses paths with JB, a 50-year-old man in the middle of a burnout, and Mr. Blin, a blind archivist prone to overenthusiasm. The unlikely trio set off on a hilarious and poignant helterskelter journey across the city in search of Suze's long-lost child.

              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
                CountryUSA
                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.

                    Awoken (2020)
                    Mark1 (imdb: 6.1)
                    Genrehorror
                    CountryAustralia
                    CharactersTerminally ill, Students, Parents
                    PlotDeath, Dreams
                    PlaceAustralia

                      Karla, a young medical student, is trying to cure her brother, Blake, from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to treat him, a more sinister reason for his condition is revealed.

                      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.

                        Then Came You (2019)
                        Mark6 (imdb: 7)
                        Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
                        CountryUSA
                        Duration01:36
                        CharactersTerminally ill, Losers
                        PlotHappiness, Fulfillment of desires
                        StyleInspirational, Soulful, Cute, Makes me think, Touching, Fascinating

                          An American hypochondriac who is working as a baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.

                          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.

                            Five Feet Apart (2019)
                            Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
                            Genremelodrama, drama
                            CountryUSA
                            Duration01:56
                            CharactersTeens, Terminally ill, Disabled people, Surgeons
                            PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Snow, Computers, Fate
                            PlaceHospitals, Party
                            StyleMakes me think

                              Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness.

                              Code 8 (2019)
                              Markimdb: 6.1
                              Genrefantastic, action
                              CountryCanada
                              CharactersHeroes, Police, Poor, Losers, Terminally ill, Gangsters
                              PlotSuperpowers
                              TimeFuture
                              StyleDisturbing, Exciting

                                In Lincoln City, some inhabitants have extraordinary abilities. Most live below the poverty line, under the close surveillance of a heavily militarized police force. Connor, a construction worker with powers, involves with a criminal gang to help his ailing mother. (Based on the short film “Code 8,” 2016.)

                                The Etruscan Smile (2019)
                                Markimdb: 6.8
                                Genredrama
                                CountryUSA
                                CharactersTerminally ill

                                  Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman, reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson.

                                  An Officer and a Spy (2019)
                                  Markimdb: 7.2
                                  Genrethriller, drama, history
                                  CountryFrance, Italy
                                  CharactersLawyers, Jews, Spy, Terminally ill
                                  PlotWeapon, On real events
                                  PlaceIslands, France, Court

                                    In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.

                                    So Long, My Son (2019)
                                    Markimdb: 7.6
                                    CharactersTerminally ill
                                    PlotDeath, Dancing, Snow
                                    PlaceChina, Prison, Aircraft
                                    TimeNew Year

                                      The changes in Chinese society from the 1980s to the present day, as experienced by two families.

                                      Frankie (2019)
                                      Markimdb: 5.4
                                      Genremelodrama, drama
                                      CountryFrance, Portugal
                                      CharactersActors, Gay, Terminally ill, Tourists
                                      PlotCancer
                                      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
                                        CountryIndia
                                        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.




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