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 touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sad and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with illness, death, hospital, terminal illness, love, friendship, storytelling, family relations, loneliness and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
illness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as illness: After Everything (2018), Everything, Everything (2017), Breathe (2017), The Big Sick (2017), Miracles from Heaven (2016), The Red Band Society (2011), Close to the Horizon (2019), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), Cabin Fever (2002), I Am Not a Robot (2017).

List of illness movies

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, humorous, light, sweet, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: illness, love, couple relations, romance, couples, male female friendship, road not taken, friends, youth, teenager, infidelity, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, sincere, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love, interracial love, teen romance, teenage girl, illness, teenage boy, neighbor, teenager, disease, teenage protagonist, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: hawaii, los angeles, new york
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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: sad, compassionate, factual, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, marriage, love, adaptation, human spirit, inventor, near death experience ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971, year 1970, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, germany, spain, england, kenya
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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, romantic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: illness, interracial love, hospital, arranged marriage, family, comedian, ethnic conflict, relationships, cultural difference, character study, interracial romance, love ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, pakistan, japan, new york
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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, thought provoking, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: christian, sick child, faith, illness, christianity, miraculous event, child protagonist, little girl, hospital, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, heaven ...
Place: boston
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The Red Band Society (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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, anorexia, teenage life, cancer, youth, patient, overcoming, illness, child cancer, friendship, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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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, romantic, emotional, sincere
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, young couple, fall in love, couple relations, youth, illness, obstacle, attraction, friendship, dark secret, court, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, philosophical, adult animation, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, mental health, nightmare, divorced parents, hospital, mental illness, dark humor, immortality, life philosophy, death, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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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, scary, disturbing, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, infected, forest, disease, deadly virus, plague, illness, death, paranoia, small town, cabin in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
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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, exciting, feel good, funny, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: happy ending, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, rich man poor woman, humanoid robot, secret, escapades, company, youth, illness, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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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, sad, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, supportive spouse, columbia university, terminal illness, doctors, illness, family bonds, relationships, professor, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, suspenseful, psychological, art house ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, illness, dysfunctional family, resentment, gay lead character, lgbtq, marital argument, psychology, parents and children, life philosophy, moral dilemma ...
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Call DiCaprio! (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is the star of a popular TV series about doctors, actor Yegor Rumyantsev. Having achieved great success, he becomes an egoist and does not notice the feelings and experiences of those around him: he does not come to the shooting, ...
Style: suspense, psychological, touching, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, illness, death of brother, sexually transmitted disease, death, actor, love triangle, complex characters, unrequited love, love affair, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: moscow russia
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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, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, illness, nun, dedicated educator, teachers and students, female protagonist, sign language, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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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, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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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: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, coma, doctor, disability, patient, cure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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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, date night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, love story, love, tragic love, love and romance, couples, self discovery, opposites attract, leukemia, fall in love, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
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The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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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, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, survival, illness, vestiges of humanity, bunker, zombie, pandemic, walking dead, brother sister relationship, death, desperation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: denmark
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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: factual, suspense, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, corruption, organized crime, fbi, brutality, murder, illness, crimes, arms dealing, true crime, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1981, 20th century, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california ...
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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, sexy, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: forbidden love, plague, illness, young lovers, couples, love and romance, love affair, romance, countryside, love, death, convent ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe, florence
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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, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: judge, moral dilemma, jehovah's witness, older woman teenage boy relationship, illness, marriage crisis, teenager, infidelity, hospital, husband wife relationship, crisis of faith, female protagonist ...
Place: london
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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, sad, compassionate ...
Plot: elderly, death, aging, elderly lovers, love, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, illness, old love, family relations, life & death, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Sweden, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: sad, psychological, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic ...
Plot: giant, escape from reality, bully, school, imagination, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, psychologist, girl, teenager, superhero ...
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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: touching, emotional, romantic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, teenager, first love, fall in love, teenage love, dealing with death, love and romance, teenage life, youth, coping, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, amsterdam, indiana
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Pieta in the Toilet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hiroshi (Yojiro Noda) has given up on his dreams of becoming a painter and works part-time cleaning office windows. He learns that he has only 3 months left to live. During his last summer, high school student Mai (Hana Sugisaki) appears. Hiroshi ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, psychological, touching
Plot: illness, drawing, painting, cancer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, student, teenage girl, japanese teenager, sick, couple relations, terminal illness ...
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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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cancer, friendship, illness, dying, pregnancy, best friends, life turned upside down, terminal illness, relationships, love, family, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Five Feet Apart (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, meditative, emotional, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: true love, star crossed lovers, fighting illness, forbidden love, terminal illness, disability, couple relations, death, fall in love, suffering, destiny, long distance relationship ...
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Midnight Sun (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.
Style: romantic, sincere, sad, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teen romance, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first love, true love, star crossed lovers, best friend, life & death, teenage girl, follow your dream, tragic love ...
Place: seattle
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, courtesan, childhood sweetheart, terminal illness, hindu, alcoholic, prostitute, drunkenness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, london, kolkata, england, europe ...
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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: emotional, clever, enigmatic, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, science, insanity, life, character study, university, adaptation, depression, manic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin
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