1. Dying Young (1991)
As a young nurse, Julia Roberts plays a young woman who falls in love with a man (Campbell Scott) who is dying from blood cancer.
2. One Week (2008)
It’s the story of a young Canadian teacher (Joshua Jackson) who finds he has an aggressive, stage four cancer that requires rapid treatment, but instead makes a motorbike ride from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia.
3. My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
. As a child, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was used as a pawn by her parents to keep their daughter with leukemia alive.
4. 50/50 (2011)
. This is a light-hearted look at a young man’s (Joseph Gordon- Levitt’s) battle with cancer, inspired by a true story. This well-executed comedy also has Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogan in the lead roles.
5. Life as a House (2001)
. Hayden Christensen (Hayden Christensen) is a moody youngster who spends his time going drugs, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father when his father is diagnosed with terminal cancer. When they spend the summer building a house together, things begin to shift for the two of them.
6. Love Story (1970)
. When Ali McGraw wept and said, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” I couldn’t help but remember that. A bond between Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O’Neal) and music student Jennifer Cavilleri (McGraw) is undeniable.
7. The Bucket List (2007)
As a comedy about two terminally ill patients who break out of their cancer ward to take a road trip to fulfill their bucket list, the slogan “You’ve Only Got One Life” became an internet sensation after the film’s release.
8. Crazy Sexy Cancer (2007)
. Following her diagnosis, filmmaker Kris Carr set out to tell her tale in a way that would allow her to express herself creatively.
9. Terms of Endearment (1983)
. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger portray a mother and daughter in this tear-jerker film. With time passing, the characters discover different reasons to be happy.
10. Wit (2001)
Upon receiving the devastating news that she has terminal ovarian cancer, Emma Thompson’s character, a well-known professor, is forced to reevaluate her life.