Movies about the terminally ill

List of the best movies about terminally ill people selected by visitors to our site: Irreplaceable You, The Fault in Our Stars, Now Is Good, Poetry, Midnight Sun, Paddleton, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Then Came You, The Man Who Surprised Everyone, The Professor.

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

Irreplaceable You (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer
StyleWorth watching, Netflix, Fascinating, To cry, Touching

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

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotTime travel, Love, Death, Cancer, Funeral
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful, Sad ones, 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.

Now Is Good (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Depression, Death, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Sad ones, Serious, Heartbreaking

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.

Poetry (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:19
CharactersPoets, Grandparents, Terminally ill
PlotLoneliness
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleFascinating, To cry, Touching, Atmospheric, Soulful

Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry class, she endeavors to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer's disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson's shocking wrongdoing.

Midnight Sun (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Photographers, Terminally ill, Teens
PlotLove, Swimming, First love, True love
PlaceParty
StyleCute, To cry, Touching, Soulful, Romantic

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.

Paddleton (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Death, Cancer, Friendship, Fate
PlaceKitchen
StyleTouching, Soulful, Psychological problems, To cry

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

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:00
CharactersTerminally ill, Teens
PlotRelationship, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Japan, Hospitals
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Soulful, Light, Fascinating

Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.

Then Came You (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersLosers, Terminally ill, Teens
PlotHappiness, Fulfillment of desires, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleCute, Fascinating, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful

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 Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Estonia, France
Duration01:22
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotCancer
PlaceVillage, Siberia, Forest
StyleHeavy, Not for everyone, Sad ones

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.

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Students, Terminally ill, Teachers
PlotAdventure, Death, Fate, Cancer, Happiness
PlaceCollege
StyleFascinating, Touching, Makes me think

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.

Inuyashiki (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:32
CharactersKillers, Difficult teens, Grandparents, Terminally ill, Androids

A middle-aged office worker encounters aliens and is gifted with alien technology and limitless powers.

Sorry Angel (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:30
CharactersWriters, Gay, Terminally ill

Jacques is a writer living in Paris. He hasn't turned 40 but already mistrusts that the best in life is yet to come. Arthur is a student living in Brittany. He reads and smiles a lot and refuses to think that everything in life might not be possible. Jacques and Arthur will like each other. Just like in a lovely dream. Just like in a sad story.

Here and Now (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersSingers, Family, Terminally ill
PlotLoneliness
PlaceNew York
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Heavy, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

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

Five Feet Apart (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Terminally ill, Surgeons, Nurses
PlotLove, Death, Fate, Snow, Computers
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleMakes me think, Sad ones, Romantic

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.

Magical Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
CharactersTeachers, Terminally ill, Psychiatrists
PlotMental disorders, Money, Weapon, Cancer, Blackmail
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fancy, Serious, Fascinating

The father of a terminally ill girl is determined to grant his daughter her last wish, a very expensive anime costume.

Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersJews, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Love, Mental disorders, Cancer, Life
StyleTo cry, Touching, Fancy

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother became sick, moves in with his two eccentric uncles. As Steven grows closer to his uncles, he learns how to cope with his emotions and to value his own uniqueness.

Mr. Jones (1993)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDoctors, Losers, Terminally ill, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Depression, Mental disorders, Loneliness, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Touching, Gloomy, Serious

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Cannibals, Serial killers, Terminally ill
PlotRobbery, Mental disorders
PlaceGhetto, Mansions
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.

Ironweed (1987)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
TimeHalloween
StyleTouching, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.

The Uninvited (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
Duration01:27
CharactersLosers, Terminally ill
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Revenge, Life after death, Mental disorders
StyleDepressive, Fancy, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.




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