Illness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant illness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with illness, hospital, death, family relations, storytelling, love, parents and children, mentor, loneliness and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as illness: Everything, Everything (2017), Cabin Fever (2002), Miracles from Heaven (2016), Close to the Horizon (2019), Amour (2012), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), Awakenings (1990), I Am Not a Robot (2017), After Everything (2018), The Children Act (2017).

List of illness movies

Everything, Everything (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, sentimental
Plot: teen romance, love, interracial love, teenage love, teenage girl, teenage boy, illness, neighbor, isolation, bedroom, first kiss, disease ...
Place: hawaii, los angeles, new york
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 5.7
 73K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: suspense, rough, dark humor, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, plague, danger, infected, disease, illness, gory, small town, deadly, deadly virus, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
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Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sick child, illness, accident, parent child relationship, faith, prayer, female protagonist, terminal illness, child protagonist, miraculous event, cure, coping ...
Place: boston
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Close to the Horizon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jessica knows exactly what her life is supposed to look like and where it takes her. But then she meets Danny. He has a complicated past and could confuse all their plans. Jessica has to decide.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, young couple, fall in love, youth, illness, attraction, obstacle, friendship, falling in love, dark secret, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.9
 91K
Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: sincere, philosophical, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, aging, death, illness, love, daughter, nurse, husband wife relationship, nursing, fighting illness, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, hopes, direction and purpose, mental illness, mental disorder, mental instability, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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 7.8
 121K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, cure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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I Am Not a Robot (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
Story: Inevitably, everybody gets hurt at some point in their lives. There are different remedies for different types of wounds, and as time elapses, these remedies start to become less effective. This is a story about a man who created a shield for his ...
Style: light, captivating, funny, exciting, feel good
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: humanoid robot, romance, love and romance, happy ending, illness, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, escapades, rich man poor woman, youth, company ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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After Everything (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Elliot, a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: illness, love, romance, couple relations, couples, male female friendship, friends, youth, road not taken
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: illness, marriage crisis, moral dilemma, hospital, dying, crisis of faith, judge, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, lawyer, jehovah's witness, nurse ...
Place: london
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 6.7
 2K
The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, hospital, cancer, friendship, friend, surgery, drinking, student, death, hospital room, chemotherapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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 7.5
 118K
The Big Sick (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's ...
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: hospital, comedian, illness, family, cultural difference, interracial love, relationships, life, ethnic conflict, coma, arranged marriage, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, japan, new york
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 6.9
 165K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
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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, clever, emotional, intense ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, reunion, friends, death, cancer, homosexual, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, september 11 2001, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, baltimore, united states, sydney australia ...
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 6.0
 2K
Left Bank (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chilling thriller about a woman, who upon moving in with her new boyfriend, becomes obsessed with the fate of the previous tenant and descends into madness.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: illness, running, missing person, mystery, supernatural, athlete's life, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, losing-it hero, memory loss, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp
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Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, dedicated educator, illness, hopes, family relations, human spirit, youth, parents and children, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
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 6.3
 28K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 321 min.
Story: After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, danger, survival, illness, pandemic, vestiges of humanity, search, walking dead, brother sister relationship, escape, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: denmark
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 7.5
 124K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, family relations, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
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The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, stepmother stepson relationship, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
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 7.4
 174K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, judge, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, small town, family relations, legal, homecoming, jury, murder trial, parent child relationship, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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It's Only the End of the World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, philosophical
Plot: resentment, illness, marital argument, dysfunctional family, family argument, psychology, parents and children, loneliness, life philosophy, moral dilemma, siblings relations, lgbt ...
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Frankie & Alice (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, mental illness, racism, dancer, illness, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, identity crisis, power relations, drugs/alcohol, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.1
 18K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, realistic, factual, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, kiss on the cheek, magnifying glass, hula hoop, kiss on the forehead ...
Time: year 1971, year 1970, year 1965, year 1981, year 1960 ...
Place: spain, england, africa, germany, kenya
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 5.6
 30K
Bubble Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jimmy is young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: niagara falls, goofy hero, youth, obsessive quest, teenage life, self discovery, illness, love and romance, romance, chosen one, wedding, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, parents and children, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, innocence lost, island, virginity, sexual exploration, commune, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
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 5.1
 1K
Little Women (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, ...
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family, sisterhood, illness, sister sister relationship, wedding, twins, love, intrigue, rivalry, jealousy, romance, promise ...
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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, coming of age, misfit, parents and children, human nature, parent child relationship, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, isolation, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Thailand, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be ...
Style: art house, surreal, enigmatic, romantic, no music
Plot: soldier, sleeping, illness, cemetery, hospital, caregiver, parallel world, clairvoyant, love, mysticism, mutilation, self discovery ...
Place: thailand
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 4.7
 2K
Dead Meat (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Helena and Martins vacation to Ireland quickly transforms into a nightmare as a virus which turns humans into flesh-eating zombies is starting to spread.
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, humorous, scary
Plot: zombie, survival, deadly creature, plague, gory, supernatural, deadly, danger, rescue, chaos, countryside, illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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