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, sentimental, emotional, melancholic and serious films and TV shows about / with cancer, terminal illness, death, destiny, friendship, hospital, mentor, life & death, bittersweet and life philosophy 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), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), 50/50 (2011), A Walk to Remember (2002), Polseres vermelles (2011), My Sister's Keeper (2009), One Week (2008), Keith (2008), Kiss and Cry (2017).

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, teenage life, adolescence, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness ...
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, emotional, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, love and romance, cancer, teenager, teenage love, dying, youth, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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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, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, high school student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 316K
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: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, cancer, patient, 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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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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, romance, love and romance, first love, true love, teen romance, fall in love, terminal illness, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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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, semi serious, serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, teenage life, fighting illness, anorexia, patient, overcoming, youth, cancer, friendship, everyday life, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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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, sick child, family drama, cancer, parenthood, child illness, family life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, childhood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
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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, self discovery, motorcycle, 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, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 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, terminal illness, high school, romance, love, youth, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 3K
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, ice rink, nurse, doctor, hospital, terminal illness, supportive parent, 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, life turned upside down, best friends, terminal illness, music, best friend, dying, tragic event, husband wife relationship ...
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, love story, cancer, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, parents and children, human nature, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
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 7.5
 6K
Clouds (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.
Style: sentimental, romantic, compassionate, touching, heartbreaking
Plot: cancer, teenager, terminal illness, aspiring musician, teenage love, dream, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, follow your dream, first love, dealing with death, illness, love and romance ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 86K
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, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, couples, leukemia, love, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 229K
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, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
Is relevant ?
 9.5
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, family problems, peril, ambition, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 14K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: sentimental, humorous, sincere, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, cancer, fighting illness, human spirit, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, parents and children, dying, marriage, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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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, occult, ghost, funeral home, evil force, curses spells and rituals, seance, reverend, hallucination, cancer, family in danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1987, 80s
Place: connecticut, usa
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Life Sentence (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to learn to live with all the choices she's made when she decided to "live like she was dying".
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: cancer, adaptation, changing lives, relationships, new life, husband wife relationship, friendship, love and romance, life turned upside down, society, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
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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, dying, cancer, father son relationship, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, layoff ...
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, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling relationship, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 91K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, moral dilemma, soul transference, chase, cloning, uncover truth, twists & turns, disorder, rich man, laboratory, back from the dead, doctor ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 24K
The Professor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard, a world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch ...
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, humorous, feel good
Plot: cancer, drugs, death, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, instructor, terminal illness, alcohol, society, family relations, dishonesty, friendship ...
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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: 21st century, contemporary
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, clever ...
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: glasgow scotland, scotland, europe, ireland, california
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, introspection, musician's life, buddies, ambition, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 414
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: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, family problems, family life, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 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, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: cancer, actor, older man younger woman relationship, audition, divorced man, terminal illness, old man, dying, father daughter relationship, doctor, apology, friendship ...
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 416K
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: loneliness, adventure, witch, storytelling, fantasy world, family relations, circus, human spirit, journey, fish, mermaid, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, morocco, miami ...
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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 lovers, elderly, cancer, self discovery, terminal illness, parents and children, fish out of water, music band, life is a bitch, romance, father son relationship, death of wife ...
Place: london, england
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