Sickness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sickness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, atmospheric and suspense films and TV shows about / with sickness, illness, death, hospital, doctor, friendship, father daughter relationship, danger, family relations and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
sickness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sickness: The 8-Year Engagement (2017), Everything, Everything (2017), Malady of Love (1987), The Necessities of Life (2008), The Wailing (2016), In This Corner of the World (2016), What Lies Below (2020), The Beach House (2019), Kooky (2010), Before the Winter Chill (2013).

List of sickness movies

The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hisashi and Mai are a happy couple in their 20s who are engaged to be married. But three months before their wedding, Mai becomes seriously ill. Her heart stops momentarily, and she falls into a deep coma. Hisashi visits Mai at the hospital every ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, romantic, humorous
Plot: memory loss, woman in a wheelchair, sickness, amnesia, rehabilitation, recovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, illness, husband wife relationship, engaged couple, brain damage, coma ...
Place: asia
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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, captivating, sincere, sentimental
Plot: teen romance, teenage love, teenage boy, teenage girl, love, interracial love, neighbor, illness, disease, teenage protagonist, isolation, first kiss ...
Place: hawaii, los angeles, new york
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Malady of Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Two physicians, one old and one young, fall in love with the same woman, Juliette, a quixotic hairdresser. First, she is with Raoul, the older one; then passion for Clément, the younger doctor, takes over. Raoul fights back, playing on ...
Plot: doctor, hairdresser, illness, sickness, cancer, pubic hair, male nudity
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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, realistic, captivating, inter cultural
Plot: isolation, tuberculosis, hospital, illness, friends, hopes, friendship, human spirit, against the rules, family life, doctors and patients, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
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The Wailing (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Style: enigmatic, atmospheric, disturbing, scary, macabre ...
Plot: shaman, curse, investigation, police, murder, daughter, small town, zombie, ghost, supernatural, possession, police protagonist ...
Place: korea, south korea, tokyo
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In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, wedding, military, bombing, female protagonist, anniversary, evacuation, world war two, war, danger, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1944 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, east asia
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What Lies Below (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Liberty, a socially awkward 16-year-old, returns from two months at camp to a blindsided introduction of her mother’s fiancé, John Smith, whose charm, intelligence, and beauty paint the picture of a man too perfect to be human.
Style: intense, suspense, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: stepfather stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, lust, teenage girl, puzzle, couple relations, mystery, suspicion, anxiety, betrayal, surveillance, secret ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, beach, illness, ocean, swimming, fog, college, survival, danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hallucination, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Kooky (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Ondra has asthma and so his parents throw away his favourite toy: a musty old stuffed bear named Kooky. That night Ondra dreams that Kooky is determined to find his way back home from the dump. In the boy's fantasy, the bear gets lost in ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: forest, illness, puppet, sickness, homeless, garbage, puppetry, toys, toy, asthma
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Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, intrigue, couples, mysterious character, danger, hospital, couple relations, neurosurgeon, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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Species: The Awakening (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scientist, Dr Holander, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: scientist, supernatural, imaginary, space and aliens, save the world, rivalry, superhuman powers, escapades, deadly creature, benign alien, heroes, danger ...
Time: 2000s
Place: latin america, mexico
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The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, immigrants, ship, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, emigrant, seasickness, sea voyage, sailboat, escapades, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe, eastern europe
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Sweet November (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman refuses to let her romances last longer than one month.
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: key, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, terminal illness, love affair, fall in love, couples, bittersweet, tragic hero, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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The Bench (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kaj is a stubborn man with a great deal of pride. The former chef lives in a council flat. He has wasted his life and is now on a council job training scheme for the long-term unemployed, where he refuses to let the foreman of the activation project ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, parents and children, alienation, family reunited, family problems, working class, elderly, life is a bitch, class differences, father daughter relationship, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parallel world, drawing, nightmare, house ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, hidden identity, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, paris france, europe, france, latin america
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Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, going straight, hopes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, downfall, family life, small town, prison life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, police, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, year 1964 ...
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
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Death Walks on High Heels (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Nicole finds herself terrorized by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her murdered father's stolen gems. Fleeing Paris in hopes of evading her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in England only to discover that ...
Style: cult film, suspense
Plot: death, revenge, murder, stripper, serial killer, whodunit, masked killer, female spy, jewel thief, heist, contact lens, wheelbarrow ...
Place: london, paris france
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Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, cloning, dystopic future, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, transplant, siblings relations, single parent, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida, united states
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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, rehearsal, ballet, bittersweet, male nudity, human nature, couples, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
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Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sisters, first love, sister sister relationship, couple relations, life changing experience, parent child relationship, family bonds, everyday life, christmas, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, paris france, new york ...
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Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, epic, dark, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, battles, one man army, vengeance, mercenary, massacre, destiny, heroes, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, caste system, politics, love and romance, family life, vengeance, martial arts, revenge, sword fight, edo period, social class, honor ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, wilderness, survival, journey, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, adventure, lifestyle change, solitude, road trip, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, washington state, los angeles, northern california ...
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House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, psychological, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, dark humor, patient, talented, hospital, human nature, loneliness, riddles and clues, intelligence, loner, mastermind ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Story of Adele H (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, obsession, british soldier, father daughter relationship, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, nova scotia, caribbean
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, children in wartime, orphan, catastrophe, contamination, burned alive, demolished city, atrocity, radiation sickness, bombing, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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