Child illness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child illness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere and sentimental films and TV shows about / with child illness, family relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hospital and family in crisis plots mostly in Drama, Family and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child illness: My Sister's Keeper (2009), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), My Skinny Sister (2015), The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008), Paa (2009), Camino (2008), Louder Than Words (2013), The Heart of Christmas (2011), The Congress (2013), Declaration of War (2011).

List of child illness movies

My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, sick child, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, parenthood, family life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, child illness, childhood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
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 7.3
 22K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, research, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., england, edinburgh scotland, london, boston ...
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My Skinny Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: anorexia, family relations, mental illness, siblings relations, child illness, family problems, youth, kids in trouble, parents and children, sisterhood, strong female character, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: down syndrome, twins, haunted by the past, disability, family problems, parents and children, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh
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 7.2
 12K
Paa (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Mentally he is 13 but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya, who is a gynaecologist. Amol is young, progressive politician. He ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, father son relationship, disability, child illness, human nature, aging, youth, family life, hopes, family relations, couple relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 7.5
 5K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, catholic school, child illness, child cancer, family relations, doctors and patients, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, family problems, couples, human spirit, hospital, life is a bitch, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, couple relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sad, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, terminal illness, sad ending, child illness, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, small town, leukemia, family relations, blog, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
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 6.5
 18K
The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, surreal, futuristic, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, actor's life, lifestyle, one last job, escape from reality, parallel world, moral dilemma, child illness, society, life is a bitch, under the surface, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, terminal illness, redemption, family life, parents and children, family problems, faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, media, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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 3.6
 702
Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: tense, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, danger, confined, deadly, parents and children, family problems, violence, murder, family relations, domestic disturbance, evil
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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 5.8
 12K
The Forger (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to alter his plans and commit one more job for the man who financed his release.
Style: serious, sentimental, suspenseful, touching, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, going straight, criminal heroes, heist, family problems, terminal illness, child illness, single parent, parents and children, hopes, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 6.8
 321
Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, mentally challenged, child illness, single parent, hopes, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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 8.4
 51
Find the Way (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Between fear of success and a tricky break-up, Ludovic is beyond all hope as he is getting close to the 30's stage. His unexpected meeting with a sick child, Raphael, shakes up his daily life and his future approach. Together, they go after ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, hopes, cause and meaning, life turned upside down, child illness, terminal illness, introspection, disorder, friendship, family relations, disease, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille, provence
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 7.3
 6K
Magical Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A desperate man (Luis Bermejo) blackmails a mentally ill woman (Bárbara Lennie) to buy a dress for his terminally ill daughter (Lucía Pollán).
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, parents and children, leukemia, child illness, family relations, blackmail, money, psychiatrist, mental illness, life turned upside down, magical girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 3.8
 462
Frozen Impact (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Rutland, Vermont, Forestry Service supervisor Dan Blanchard and his wife Dr. Christy Blanchard hope life will return to normal now a transplant liver is expected for their brave son Jason (12). Daughter Marie was ordered to bring Jason to perform ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: escapades, against the odds, child illness, forces of nature, survival, heroes, daring rescue, danger, one man army, adventure, save the day, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, usa
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Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, friends, best friends, youth, terminal illness, leukemia, human spirit, friendship between boys, life is a bitch, family, child illness, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, crimes, race against time, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, family problems, society, couple relations, escapades, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
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 6.0
 238
The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, doctors and patients, child illness, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, child illness, terminal illness, wrestling, pretense, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, youth, make believe, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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 6.3
 373
Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, child illness, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, death in the family, religions or cults, leukemia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.3
 355
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: autism, parents and children, moral dilemma, mentally challenged, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, single parent, youth, child illness, family problems, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 375
48 Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Seamus is a 9 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus sets out in a small boat without oars or sail.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, terminal illness, self discovery, human spirit, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, teenage life, child illness, crimes, religion, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
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 8.2
 34K
Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, struggle, disability, determination, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, blind character, rehabilitation, optimism ...
Place: india
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 6.9
 976
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, relationship vs career, school, single parent, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.0
 18K
The Children (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: killer child, family in danger, deadly virus, danger, violence spree, child illness, family problems, new year, countryside, murder, husband wife relationship, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Skellig: The Owl Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ordinary boy named Michael is going through some extraordinary changes in his life. His family has just moved into an unfamiliar house, and his brand new baby sister has fallen ill. One day, while cleaning out the garden shed, he stumbles across ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, owl, family life, human spirit, healing power, family, hopes, angel, child illness, suburban life, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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