Most Popular Fatal Illness Movies and TV Shows
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1. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.
Votes: 19,272 | Gross: $7.29M
2. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 19,848 | Gross: $0.54M
3. In the Land of Women (2007)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A sleazy writer has a chance to redeem himself when he goes to stay with his grandmother and befriends the neighbors.
Votes: 30,228 | Gross: $11.04M
4. American Flyers (1985)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport
Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm... See full summary »
Votes: 5,295 | Gross: $1.40M
5. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
6. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
G | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.
7. Movie Movie (1978)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
8. Las Hurdes (1933)
30 min | Documentary, Short
A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.
10. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Sport
The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.
11. Satan's Brew (1976)
112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... See full summary »
12. Marie's Story (2014)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama
Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Votes: 1,490 | Gross: $0.01M
13. Yesterday (I) (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama
After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
14. Only Yesterday (1933)
Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.
15. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Votes: 5,399 | Gross: $1.88M
16. Endure (2010)
R | 92 min | Thriller
After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lane must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.
18. Invitation (1952)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance
Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.
19. Le Crabe-Tambour (1977)
120 min | Adventure, Drama, War
A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty ... See full summary »
21. Nine Days of One Year (1962)
111 min | Drama
Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. ... See full summary »
22. Strange Relations (2001 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Drama, Comedy
Jerry is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila in ... See full summary »
23. Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama
A woman who left home 20 years ago under acrimonious circumstances finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother ... See full summary »
24. India (1993)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »
25. The Birch Tree (1967)
92 min | Drama, Romance
Beautiful but ailing girl is married to a harsh man who doesn't care for her. Only after she dies does he realize that he actually loves her.
27. Die Zeit mit Euch (2014 TV Movie)
Three couples of friends celebrate Paul's retirement with a dinner, the conversation forces Klaus to confess Marlene that he has a mistress, so this meeting will mark a before and after in the lives of the six friends.
29. Three Wise Men (2008)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Three friends facing a midlife crisis go on an unforgettable night of boozing in this drama/comedy. Matti, a man anxiously awaiting his firstborn, Erkki, a ladies' man who has lost his ... See full summary »
31. Enfances (2007)
80 min | Drama
an anthology film based on the childhoods of famous film directors.
32. Snowflake (II) (2014)
Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Aurore is dying and Claire is at her side, waiting for the inevitable end to come. But Aurore has a final gift for her: a diary where she tells the story of their love. With the snowflakes ... See full summary »
34. Twisted Roots (2009)
99 min | Drama
In this stylish Finnish drama, the secrets and desires of a family can no longer be suppressed. Mikko turns out to have a hereditary illness. Since then he has been worried. How long can he... See full summary »
36. Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (1939)
113 min | Biography, Drama, History
The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.
37. Tod eines Keilers (2006 TV Movie)
Binder, a pathologist suffering from a fatal lung disease, doesn't have much longer to live. To establish some kind of justice he kills the arrogant, chain-smoking senior physician.
94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Jon Hastie has Duchenne - a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. Prognosis - paralysis, 24 hour ventilation and an early death. Time is precious. Time is not for wasting. Jon decides to ... See full summary »
Director: Annie Perkins
40. Mama (III) (2015)
A college drop-out, Abigail tries to pursue an acting career despite her mother's (Carol) wishes. Abigail constantly fights with her mom and one day says a terrible thing to her - she ... See full summary »
41. Dipsa gia zoi (1964)
120 min | Drama
Smitten by an incurable disease, a spoiled woman seeks refuge in ephemeral romantic liaisons. Then, a handsome engineer takes the young diva by surprise, offering her a new lease of life. Will fate spare her, now that she thirsts for life?
42. No Kind of Life (2009 Video)
72 min | Drama
One night, Jeff decided to kill himself. When his four friends show up the following day to deal with his loss, they learn that he had invited each of them over before he died to tell them ... See full summary »
45. Stof (2003)
On a motor trek through South Africa, a man stops at a service station and meets a man young enough to be his son. When the young man becomes his traveling companion, memories of the man's troubled relationship with his son resurface.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Odo is suddenly struck by illness. He is barely able to hold shape. Bashir and Odo see no other alternative than going to the Founders. Garak wants to come along.
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, History, Romance
Lord Carnarvon falls ill with blood poisoning, and Howard Carter's work is hampered by the Egyptian authorities and he leaves the dig. After her father's death, Lady Evelyn convinces the ... See full summary »