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, serious, sentimental, emotional and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with illness, hospital, death, family relations, love, storytelling, loneliness, friendship, mentor and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy 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), Polseres vermelles (2011), Close to the Horizon (2019), I Am Not a Robot (2017), Miracles from Heaven (2016), Amour (2012), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), Wondrous Boccaccio (2015), Awakenings (1990).

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, teenage love, teenage boy, teenage girl, interracial love, love, neighbor, illness, isolation, first kiss, disease, interracial romance ...
Place: hawaii, los angeles, new york
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 5.6
 75K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: 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, scary, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, illness, survival, infected, danger, plague, disease, gory, small town, deadly, deadly virus, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
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Polseres vermelles (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Polseres vermelles and Pulseras Rojas in Spanish, is a Catalan television show. The first season aired on TV3 in 2011, with a second season planned for 2013. The show was created by Albert Espinosa and draws on his childhood experiences as a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage life, anorexia, overcoming, youth, patient, cancer, friendship, illness, everyday life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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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, young couple, couple relations, fall in love, illness, youth, obstacle, attraction, friendship, falling in love, dark secret, court ...
Time: contemporary
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I Am Not a Robot (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
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, exciting, feel good, funny
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rich man poor woman, humanoid robot, love and romance, illness, happy ending, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, escapades, company, disorder, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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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: christian film, inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: sick child, miraculous event, heaven, illness, accident, child protagonist, parent child relationship, terminal illness, medical, faith, mother daughter relationship, little girl ...
Place: boston
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 7.9
 96K
Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama
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: philosophical, sincere, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, death, aging, illness, love, daughter, husband wife relationship, nurse, supportive spouse, nursing, fighting illness ...
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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Wondrous Boccaccio (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It's 1348. The plague has brutally hit Florence. A group of then young people, seven women and three men, rebel against the feeling of death that is about to swallow them. They flee the city and find refuge in an abandoned villa in the Tuscan ...
Style: semi serious, sexual, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: illness, plague, young lovers, couples, romance, love affair, love and romance, countryside, forbidden love, estate, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy
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 7.8
 132K
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, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 20K
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, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, electric fan, hotel, cricket the game, horse ...
Time: year 1971, year 1973, year 1965, year 1981, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, spain, england, africa, kenya
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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, sweet, light, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: illness, love, couple relations, romance, male female friendship, couples, youth, road not taken, friends, bucket list, kiss, strip club ...
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, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: judge, illness, marriage crisis, hospital, moral dilemma, female protagonist, crisis of faith, older woman teenage boy relationship, lawyer, dying, husband wife relationship, jehovah's witness ...
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 3K
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: doctor, illness, hospital, cancer, surgery, friend, friendship, student, drinking, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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 7.5
 127K
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: interracial love, hospital, comedian, illness, family, cultural difference, relationships, life, ethnic conflict, coma, arranged marriage, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, japan, new york
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 6.9
 173K
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: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1995 ...
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, philosophical, emotional ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, reunion, friends, death, cancer, family relations, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages, september 11 2001, future
Place: canada, quebec, sydney australia, colorado, united states ...
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 3K
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: illness, missing person, mystery, supernatural, athlete's life, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, losing-it hero, memory loss, curses spells and rituals, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, middle ages
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, parents and children, youth, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 33K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, survival, illness, vestiges of humanity, danger, pandemic, search, walking dead, brother sister relationship, peril, survivor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: denmark
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 130K
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, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 44K
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, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, campus, student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
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The Necessities of Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: isolation, tuberculosis, hospital, illness, friendship, human spirit, friends, hopes, family relations, against the rules, family life, doctors and patients ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
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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, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, abraham lincoln, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, family relations, isolation, illness, love and romance, misfit, parents and children, human nature, parent child relationship, fall in love, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
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My Hindu Friend (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live. live.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: illness, cancer, family problems, cancer patient, fighting illness, friends, death, survival, hospital, female masturbation, injection, prayer ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 87K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, fall in love, tragic love, love, leukemia, love and romance, self discovery, couples, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 184K
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, courtroom, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, jury, murder trial, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, 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, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, lgbt, illness, family argument, marital argument, gay, parents and children, psychology, siblings relations, moral dilemma, life philosophy ...
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The Beach House (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, beach, illness, ocean, swimming, fog, college, danger, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dinner, strange behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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