Cancer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cancer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, emotional, melancholic, sentimental and serious films and TV shows about / with cancer, terminal illness, death, hospital, destiny, friendship, life philosophy, love, bittersweet and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cancer: The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Now Is Good (2012), Keith (2008), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), A Walk to Remember (2002), Kiss and Cry (2017), Miss You Already (2015), Dying Young (1991), 50/50 (2011).

List of cancer movies

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, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, cancer, love and romance, teenage life, dealing with death, adolescence, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
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 7.1
 33K
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: heartbreaking, sad, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, cancer, teenager, youth, dying, last wish, love and romance, first sex, loss of virginity, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teen romance, teenagers, teenage life, high school, adolescence, terminal illness, youth, cancer, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, sick child, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, parenthood, childhood, family relations, child illness, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
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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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, teenager, high school student, family relations, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, first love, true love, fall in love, teen romance, terminal illness, teenage life, youth, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 6.8
 2K
Kiss and Cry (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.
Style: sincere, light, exciting, captivating
Plot: figure skating, cancer, teenage girl, skating, ice skater, ice rink, hospital, nurse, doctor, terminal illness, hopes, sport ...
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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, female friendship, friendship, pregnancy, best friends, life turned upside down, terminal illness, music, best friend, tragic event, husband wife relationship, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.1
 15K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, human nature, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 312K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, hawaii ...
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 7.0
 11K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, motorcycle, cancer, travel, on the road, fighting illness, twentysomething life, dealing with death, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
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 6.7
 84K
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, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, romance, love story, fall in love, self discovery, love and romance, workaholic, love, cancer, opposites attract, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 225K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, melancholic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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 9.5
 1.4M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, occult, funeral home, evil force, curses spells and rituals, hallucination, reverend, cancer, family in danger, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987, 80s
Place: connecticut, usa
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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, cancer, father son relationship, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 6.8
 5K
Love Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: husband wife relationship, self discovery, cancer, infidelity, womanizer, human nature, true love, love affair, terminal illness, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, writers, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, fall in love, family relations, human nature, romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
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Polseres vermelles (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 45 min.
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, serious ...
Plot: fighting illness, teenage life, overcoming, terminal illness, youth, friendship, everyday life, doctors and patients, patient, anorexia, life is a bitch, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 4K
Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, ironic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, cancer, nothing goes right, music band, musician's life, introspection, lifestyle, buddies, ambition, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 417
I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, biting ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, family problems, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 8K
The Hero (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: actor, cancer, older man younger woman relationship, divorced man, audition, terminal illness, father daughter relationship, old man, dying, friendship, apology, doctor ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.0
 409K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: storytelling, adventure, witch, loneliness, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, alabama, congo, cuba, russia ...
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 7.7
 461K
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.
Style: funny, dark humor, bloody, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, superhero, mutant, cancer, mercenary, murder, super strength, time travel, self healing, violence, anti heroes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 10K
Paddleton (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, sincere
Plot: male friendship, cancer, friendship between men, terminal illness, friendship, best friend, dying, medication, neighbor, life philosophy, destiny, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 789
Sticky Notes (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an emotionally detached backup dancer named Athena, who must return home to Florida to help care for her estranged father, Jack, after he gets diagnosed with cancer. There she must contend with Jack’s irresponsible lifestyle while ...
Style: twists and turns, touching, rough, thought provoking
Plot: dancer, cancer, father, family, estrangement, dancing, life support, girl, doctor, little girl, rehearsal, plot twist ...
Place: florida, los angeles
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The Boyfriend School (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. But to do so, she must turn him into an irresistible man. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, unfulfilled love, romance, hidden identity, misfit, couples, switching roles, fall in love, revenge, cartoonist, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 6K
Chasing Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, terminal illness, family relations, treatment, cancer, fighting illness, life turned upside down, coping, life is a bitch, love and romance, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: genetics, cancer, coping, human spirit, terminal illness, inventions and discoveries, optimism, chemotherapy, hopes, couples, genetic engineering, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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