There's nothing more tragic than a child with cancer dying before they've had a chance to experience all that life has to offer. The top death of a child movies feature tear-jerking storylines about parents coping with unimaginable tragedy. This is a list of the greatest sick child movies including everything from Ordinary People to My Sister's Keeper to Lorenzo's Oil.
What films will you find on this list of the best movies about dying children? Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is another good film about sick and dying kids. Be sure that you're in the mood to watch a sad movie whenever you press play on one these movies about kids with cancer and other illnesses.
Which movie about the death of a child do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good films that are missing.
A young girl fights for medical emancipation from her parents who until now relied on their youngest child's bone marrow to keep their leukemia-stricken older daughter alive.
Two teenage cancer patients take a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam, based on the best-selling novel by John Green.
A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.
Adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel, a rebellious teenage love story stops in its tracks when Jamie (Mandy Moore) is diagnosed with leukemia.
A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory, weighing a desire for vengeance against a desire for her family to heal.
John Quincy Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage after his insurance refuses to cover his son's heart transplant.
Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jesse Andrews, a snarky high schooler and his best friend find their outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
An eleven-year-old boy with AIDS and his new friend vow to find a cure for HIV together.
Everything, EverythingAmandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home due to an autoimmune disorder falls for the boy next door.
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody knows a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and try to cure the disease himself.
A teenager with a terminal skull deformity and his biker gang mother attempt to enjoy a normal life and all its joys under the circumstances.
After a car accident puts a young woman in a coma and takes her to an out-of-body world, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life much different than she imagined.
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape their tragic reality.
A terminally ill teenage girl falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and is imaginary friends with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.
A homeschooled teenager with numerous illnesses begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.
Two polar opposite lovers fall for each other, but when the daughter becomes seriously ill, their differences put their love on trial.
Rabbit HoleNicole Kidman, Sandra Oh
The life of a happy couple plunges down a rabbit hole of pain after their young son dies in an accident.
A teenager dying of leukemia makes a bucket list of things she would like to do before passing away. At the top of the list is losing her virginity.
Answering a newspaper ad for a "hot female" to care for a young man dying of leukemia, Hilary (Julia Roberts) joins the intelligent son of a wealthy family in the fight for his life.
Little WomenSaoirse Ronan, Laura Dern
Four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms, make their unique way in the world, until one develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.
A seriously ill teenager falls in love with a drug dealer becoming her conservative parents worst nightmare.
When a bus crash in a small town kills a dozen children, the lone survivor, a paralyzed 15-year-old boy suffering to recover must testify that the accident is a result of the town's negligence.
The World of KanakoKōji Yakusho, Miki Nakatani
A former detective searching for his missing daughter discovers her mysterious secret life as he follows her trail into the world of Kanako (Nana Komatsu).
The young daughter of sectarian religious fanatics faces a deadly illness soon after falling in love for the first time.
A girl diagnosed with bone cancer is caught in a love triangle between her longtime crush and the rich jock she just met.