Dying movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dying movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, dramatic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with dying, death, storytelling, terminal illness, loneliness, hospital, life & death, dialogue, relationships and cancer plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
dying movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dying: Now Is Good (2012), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), The Big C (2010), The Bucket List (2007), Life as a House (2001), Wit (2001), Fireworks (1997), The Road (2009), The Barbarian Invasions (2003).

List of dying movies

Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sad, emotional, serious, heartbreaking, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, dying, teenager, fighting illness, youth, last wish, dealing with death, virginity, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, first love, teenage life, teenager, cancer, youth, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, dying, teenager, adolescence, high school student, terminal illness, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, fighting illness, dying, cancer, human spirit, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, human spirit, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, dying, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, africa, cote d'azur, tibet ...
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, family problems, hopes, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, intellectual, touching ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, cancer, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, life is a bitch, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Fireworks (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.
Style: bleak, serious, sentimental, rough, emotional ...
Plot: dying, gangsters, loss, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, loss of loved one, loss of partner, law enforcement, crimes, fighting illness, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, father son relationship, catastrophe, on the road, distopia, starvation, cannibalism, future dystopia, journey, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, aging, impossible love, true love, tragic love, love and romance, life & death, child as adult, existentialism, journey, elderly, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, louisiana, new york ...
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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: touching, sentimental, philosophical, clever, emotional ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, friends, death, cancer, millionaire, homosexual, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, colorado, montreal, athens greece ...
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: death, destiny, professor, dying, writer's life, publisher, human nature, paranoia, literature, self discovery, love and romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Clouds (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, compassionate, romantic, sentimental
Plot: cancer, teenager, terminal illness, star crossed lovers, dealing with death, dying, follow your dream, teenage love, dream, hopes, life is a bitch, destiny ...
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Chasing Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: April is a smart aspiring journalist in her 20s who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, rebellious little sister, and her grandmother. We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, family relations, terminal illness, dying, cancer, coping, life turned upside down, fighting illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, workplace, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, life is a bitch, gay slur, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, casual sex, dying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, dallas texas ...
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The Theory of Flight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, disease, dying, virginity, romance, women, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, painter, life & death, flying, loneliness, disability ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
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Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, gay father, gay, grief, terminal illness, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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Other People (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, death, alienation, dying, gay, misfit, internet dating, gay son, friendship, social awkwardness, father son relationship, chemotherapy ...
Place: california, new york, sacramento california
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, prisoner, ira, suffering, prison life, humiliation, protest, police brutality, dying, hunger, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, cowboy, sheriff, gunfight, murder, lone hero, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, bleak, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, distopia, heroic mission, pandemic, survival, redemption, childlessness, on the run, birth, mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, poland
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Miss You Already (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cancer, friendship, pregnancy, female friendship, dying, life turned upside down, best friends, terminal illness, best friend, tragic event, husband wife relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, dying, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children, death, husband wife relationship, musician, wheelchair bound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
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In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, starting over, dying, childhood, family life, parents and children, society, overcoming, acceptance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
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Life in a Year (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, clever, romantic
Plot: teenager, couple relations, terminal illness, life philosophy, loneliness, friendship, dream, cancer, life, promise, adolescence, dying ...
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The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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Griffin & Phoenix (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A terminally ill man falls in love with a woman who has a secret that threatens their time spent together.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, cancer, love affair, terminal illness, couple relations, dying, couples, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, first love, wedding, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, coma, family, family values, infidelity, introspection, dying, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
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Angels in America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
TV show
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, aids, life is a bitch, breakup, americana, loneliness, angel, marital problem, dying, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1985
Place: new york, usa
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Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Together with his teenage sister and a horde of orphans, young Guy Maddin lazes away his under-stimulated youth on the mysterious island he will someday inherit. In the lighthouse orphanage in which they all live, their every move is watched over by ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, surreal, experimental ...
Plot: island, human experiment, investigation, orphan, family gatherings, family relations, parallel world, abandoned, treatment, dying, child abuse, child in peril ...
Place: canada, romania
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