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, Sweet November, Irreplaceable You, A Beautiful Mind, Life in a Year, Dear John, Cool Kids Don't Cry, God You’re Such A Prick, Still Alice, Seven Pounds.

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: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Cancer, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, To cry, Touching

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: 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: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

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..

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: 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: 7.4
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: 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: 7.5
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: 7.6
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: 6.7
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: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Writers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Cancer
PlaceForest, Party
TimeNew Year, Halloween, Winter
StyleFascinating

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.

Duration03:09
CharactersBodyguards, Good people, Guards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, False accusations
PlacePrison
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, By books, Touching

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

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: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersAutistic, Friends, Brothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, Casino, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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

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: 7.6
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: 7.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill, Actors
PlotFriendship, Death, Funeral
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, Touching, Heartbreaking

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: 7.4
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: 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: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Terminally ill, Child Prodigies, Accountant
PlotDepression, Tennis, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleBlack humor

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

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: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends, Actors
PlotLove, Relationship, Music, Friendship, Death
PlaceEngland
StyleTouching

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

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: 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: 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: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:58
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Artists, Disabled people, Artists
PlotLoneliness, Art, Jealousy, Divorce, Dreams
PlaceMexico
StyleSoulful, Vital signs, Serious

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary

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.

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Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
CharactersTerminally ill, Comedians
PlotTravel, Dreams
PlaceRussia
StyleLight, Fascinating

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.

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

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.





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