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This list features the best movies about the topic of cancer. Many of the films take an in-depth approach to the life of a person who struggles with a cancer diagnosis and the aftermath of the illness, providing an intimate look at how it affects friends and family members. Whether you are facing a similar diagnosis, know someone who has been diagnosed or are just interested in a romantic love story about two people battling the odds together, there is sure to be a movie about cancer on this list that will be what you're looking for.
 
Some of the movies on this list are completely fictional stories, while others take a biographical approach to people who have fought against the odds in their battle with cancer.
 
This list is made up of the best movies about cancer, including: The Family Stone, A Walk to Remember, Decoding Annie Parker, Terms of Endearment, and Life as a House.

Vote for the movie about cancer you think is the best, or add one you love that isn't already on the list.

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The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe Laura Dern

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Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger Aaron Eckhart

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A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller Daryl Hannah

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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan Billy Dee Williams

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50/50 Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Bryce Dallas Howard

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The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman Sean Hayes

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My Sister’s Keeper

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Stepmom Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon Ed Harris

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Keith Jennifer Grey, Jesse McCartney Elisabeth Harnois

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Now Is Good Dakota Fanning, Kaya Scodelario Rose Leslie

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Life as a House Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen Kevin Kline

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Decoding Annie Parker Rashida Jones, Helen Hunt Alice Eve

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Terms of Endearment Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito John Lithgow

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Five

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Living Proof Amanda Bynes, Angie Harmon Bernadette Peters

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The Doctor William Hurt, Elizabeth Perkins Mandy Patinkin

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Cancer
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler Olivia Cooke

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The Other Woman Lloyd Bridges, Laura Leighton Jill Eikenberry

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One True Thing Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger Lauren Graham

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Griffin and Phoenix Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson Fred Armisen

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Elysium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Cancer
Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster Alice Braga

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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Patti LaBelle, Sarah Chalke Harvey Atkin

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Guardami Luigi Diberti, Flavio Insinna Claudio Spadaro

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The Hot Flashes Mark Povinelli

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Anand Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna Lalita Pawar

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My Run Christine Redlin

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Matching Jack Yvonne Strahovski, James Nesbitt Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Dark Victory Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis Humphrey Bogart

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Third Star Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville JJ Feild

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My Life Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah Michael Keaton

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The Family Stone Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker Claire Danes

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Sweet November Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves Lauren Graham

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Pieces of April Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson Alison Pill

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My Life Without Me Debbie Harry, Mark Ruffalo Alfred Molina