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, sentimental and sincere films and TV shows about / with child illness, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, youth, hospital and unfulfillment plots mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child illness: The Miracle of the Cards (2001), Dawn Anna (2005), Louder Than Words (2013), Declaration of War (2011), Heaven Is for Real (2014), Sick Boy (2012), Letters to God (2010), Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009), Ways to Live Forever (2010), Lorenzo's Oil (1992).

List of child illness movies

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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, brain tumor, christian, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.8
 992
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, child illness, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, family problems, relationship vs career, school, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, disability ...
Time: contemporary
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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: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, child illness, family problems, couples, human spirit, life is a bitch, last wish, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, child illness, cancer, chemotherapy, optimism, overcoming, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, faith, christianity, family, jesus, heaven, religion, god, small town, life & death, happy ending, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
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 3.6
 735
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, confined, child illness, parents and children, family problems, zombie, murder, violence, killer child, virus, domestic disturbance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama
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, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: god, letter, faith, pastor, hopes, christian, cancer, friendship, salvation, child illness, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, coming of age, terminal illness, child illness, human spirit, wrestling, youth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, coming of age, leukemia, human spirit, friendship between boys, death, life is a bitch, family, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.3
 23K
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: emotional, sincere, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, life is a bitch, disability, courage, cure, boy, hopes, research, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984, 80s
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, england, london ...
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A Christmas Tale (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in ...
Style: atmospheric, tragicomedy, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, transplant, family, justice, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, siblings relations, christmas party, mental illness, family feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, flanders
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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, sad, gloomy ...
Plot: down syndrome, disability, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, crumbling marriage, love and romance, obsession, child illness, hidden identity, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh
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Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, twists and turns, cure, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, family problems, unlikely partners, family in crisis, child illness, parents and children, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, las vegas, portland oregon, san francisco ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, sad ending, terminal illness, christmas, parents and children, child illness, family life, dealing with death, small town, leukemia, kindness, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: usa, illinois
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 6.8
 21K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, sad, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, destiny, disability, family relations, small town, justice, happy ending, life philosophy, illegitimate son, hopes, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: maine
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Mountain Miracle (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that's how she feels about it) and soon she'll meet a new friend. Together they try to reach the peak of a ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: asthmatic, asthma, climbing, friendship, sick child, mountain, teenager, life is a bitch, healing, fighting illness, child illness, legend ...
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 6.8
 324
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: autism, motherhood, family life, human spirit, hopes, family, mentally challenged, siblings relations, child illness, family problems, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, child illness, introspection, terminal illness, hopes, life turned upside down, cause and meaning, disorder, family relations, friendship, disease, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille, provence
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 3.8
 466
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: disaster, escapades, save the day, heroes, survival, race against time, daring rescue, one man army, adventure, forces of nature, child illness, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, vermont
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 6.0
 246
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, power relations, life is a bitch, child illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hospital, disease, teenage boy, skin disease, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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 6.2
 381
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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, family problems, child illness, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, death in the family, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 363
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, parents and children, moral dilemma, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, youth, teenage love, teenager, life is a bitch, school, hopes, social relations, leukemia, family, cancer, cancer patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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 6.4
 2K
Skellig (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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sad
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, owl, coming of age, hopes, family, healing power, family life, human spirit, suburban life, child illness, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 257
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: teenage boy, miraculous event, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
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 3.6
 214
Imagination (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro-psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say ...
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, experimental, avant garde ...
Plot: twins, imagination, family relations, mental illness, supernatural ability, orphan, supernatural, siblings relations, child illness, doctors and patients, autism, asperger's syndrome ...
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Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: true love, infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, couples, terminal illness, human nature, survival, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, redemption ...
Place: poland, nova scotia, holland, europe, canada
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 5.9
 152
Lust (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: “Lust” takes us into the lives of the inhabitants of a marginalised street in Alexandria, Egypt, before the revolution. Each character is isolated in their fierce, yet fragile dreams, including Umm Shooq, who has deserted her wealthy family to ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: social decay, family relations, society, life is a bitch, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, realism, family problems, low lives, dealing with death, death in the family, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east
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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, miraculous event, road not taken, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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 6.4
 876
Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, love triangle, friendship, self discovery, introspection, fall in love, love affair, moral dilemma, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, africa
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