films Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children  

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There's nothing more tragic than a child 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? In Mystic River, the murder of Jimmy Markum's daughter sparks both grief and tension as the community hunts for her killer. A long-buried childhood tragedy muddies the waters of this Clint Eastwood-directed film. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is another good film about a sick and dying child. The Lovely Bones follows a young girl and her family during the aftermath of her murder. Other good movies featured on this list include Rabbit Hole, Things We Lost in the Fire, and World's Greatest Dad.

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.

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John Q is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
John Q Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher John Q is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film follows John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out ...more

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My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
My Sister's Keeper Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel My Sisters's Keeper is a 2009 American drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, and Alec Baldwin. Based on Jodi Picoult's novel of the ...more

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
A Walk To Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
The Lovely Bones Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. A film ...more

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field Steel Magnolias is a 1989 theater production of the play by Robert Harling.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

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Welcome to the Rileys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Welcome To The Rileys Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, Ally Sheedy "Trauma transforms us. Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. She isolates herself in their ...more

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
The Cure Annabella Sciorra, Brad Renfro, Diana Scarwid The Cure is a 1995 comedy-drama film starring Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello about two boys searching for the cure of AIDS, from which one of them is suffering. It was produced by Eric Eisner ...more

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Rabbit Hole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart Rabbit Hole is a 2010 American drama film starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell; the screenplay is an adaptation by David Lindsay-Abaire ...more

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World's Greatest Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
World's Greatest Dad Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Alexie Gilmore

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more

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Reservation Road is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Reservation Road Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix, Elle Fanning Reservation Road is a 2007 American drama film directed by Terry George and based on the book of the same title by John Burnham Schwartz, who, along with George, adapted the novel for the ...more

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Lorenzo's Oil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Lorenzo's Oil Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Laura Linney Lorenzo's Oil is a 1992 American drama film directed by George Miller. It is based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son ...more

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Things We Lost in the Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
Things We Lost In The Fire Halle Berry, David Duchovny, Benicio del Toro Things We Lost in the Fire is a 2007 drama film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Allan Loeb and starring Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro. The film was released in the United States and ...more

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The Door in the Floor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
The Door In The Floor Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving.

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In America is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
In America Djimon Hounsou, Samantha Morton, Paddy Constantine In America is a 2002 Irish-American-British drama film directed by Jim Sheridan. The semi-autobiographical screenplay by Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten focuses on an immigrant ...more

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The Sweet Hereafter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
The Sweet Hereafter Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film was highly acclaimed upon its release ...more

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The Way is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
The Way Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, James Nesbitt The Way is a 2010 American drama film directed, produced and written by Emilio Estevez, starring his father Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, and Estevez. ...more

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A Cry in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children
A Cry In The Dark Alexandria Benoit, Joshua Budd, Dylon Benoit