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, melancholic, emotional, serious and sentimental films and TV shows about / with cancer, terminal illness, death, hospital, destiny, love, friendship, life is a bitch, dialogue and couples plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cancer: The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Now Is Good (2012), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), A Walk to Remember (2002), Dying Young (1991), 50/50 (2011), Keith (2008), One Week (2008), The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), Sweet November (2001).

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
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, cancer, teenage life, youth, dealing with death, love and romance, first love, coping, fighting illness, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 7.1
 32K
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: emotional, heartbreaking, sad, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, cancer, teenager, youth, dying, love and romance, last wish, first sex, virginity, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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
Plot: high school, cancer, teenagers, friends, friendship, teenager, teenage life, high school life, best friends, terminal illness, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
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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, sentimental, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, first love, true love, fall in love, romance, high school life, youth, coming of age, teenage life, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 6.0
 14K
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, human nature, social differences, parents and children, unfulfillment, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 303K
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, humorous, tragicomedy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, fighting illness, buddies, hopes, coping, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, canada, hawaii
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 7.4
 34K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, teenagers, first love, high school, youth, love affair, adolescence, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, cancer, motorcycle, travel, self discovery, on the road, fighting illness, twentysomething life, dealing with death, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, cross country, british columbia
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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, scary, bleak, gothic, intense ...
Plot: haunted house, seance, occult, cancer, funeral home, ghost, evil force, boy in peril, curses spells and rituals, hallucination, reverend, desecration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: connecticut, usa
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 6.7
 81K
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: terminal illness, fall in love, self discovery, tragic love, romance, workaholic, cancer, love story, opposites attract, love and romance, love, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 218K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, loneliness, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, death, cancer, queen, medical experiment, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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 9.5
 1.3M
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: tense, psychological, captivating, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, family drama, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, cancer, lawyer, sisters, parenthood, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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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: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, dying, reconciliation, architect, house, human nature, hopes, parents and children, suffering, 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, emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: self discovery, cancer, infidelity, womanizer, crumbling relationship, life turned upside down, true love, terminal illness, family problems, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, love affair ...
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, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, neighbor, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles, california
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 5.0
 380
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, clever ...
Plot: cancer, aids, infidelity, showbiz, terminal illness, family problems, dealing with death, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, family in crisis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 7K
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, audition, divorced man, older man younger woman relationship, old man, terminal illness, dying, father daughter relationship, doctor, apology, friendship ...
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 7.7
 432K
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: dark humor, funny, humorous, bloody, entertaining ...
Plot: dark hero, mutant, superhero, cancer, violence, mercenary, murder, time travel, self healing, brutality, blind woman, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong
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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: light, sincere, captivating, exciting
Plot: figure skating, cancer, teenage girl, skating, ice skater, doctor, nurse, hospital, ice rink, terminal illness, hopes, supportive parent ...
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The Boyfriend School (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 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, fall in love, switching roles, couples, revenge, cartoonist, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 5K
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, treatment, cancer, coping, fighting illness, life turned upside down, love and romance, life is a bitch, boss and employee, dying, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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Unfinished Song (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A feel-good, heart-warming story about how music can inspire you. Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy pensioner who can't understand why his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, terminal illness, elderly lovers, cancer, self discovery, music band, life is a bitch, romance, parents and children, fish out of water, father son relationship, death of wife ...
Place: london, england
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cancer, genetics, coping, human spirit, inventions and discoveries, terminal illness, optimism, genetic engineering, couples, hopes, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 2K
Lap Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever.
Style: touching, serious, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: lap dance, stripper, exotic dancer, cancer, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, dancer's life, down on your luck, family problems, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 11K
Freeheld (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Style: uplifting, touching, sad, romantic
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, older woman younger woman relationship, cancer, equality, strong female character, female detective, ends with historical notes, legacy, love, legal action, lgbt ...
Place: new jersey
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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, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, pregnancy, cancer, life turned upside down, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, dying, tragic event, friendship, friends, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 84K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay, coming out, grief, terminal illness, father son relationship, lgbt, gay father, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, year 1955, year 1971 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Estonia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second ...
Style: lyrical, melancholic, sad, rough
Plot: cancer, village, disguise, changing lives, terminal illness, family relations, rape, in the woods, reject
Place: siberia
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 6.8
 17K
Restless (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fighting illness, teenage life, young people, ghost, cancer, funeral, death of parent, sadness, romance, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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