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Old 10-04-2012, 10:22 PM
Best "Cancer" movies

I can't even think of many now but earlier I was wondering what the best flicks of all-time were that had cancer-type themes...


All I can really think of are Brian's Song and 50/50... one old and one new, but I know there's a bunch in between and I need some Schmoe help to bring out some fresh fodder.

Best cancer-themed flicks?
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:37 PM
I don't know about "best" but My Life with Micheal Keaton and Nicole Kidman had me blubbering like a baby. Honestly, I saw it years ago and it was a devastating tear jerker. Never cared to see it again since.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:02 AM
What a depressing topic.

The Bucket List
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:06 AM
Terms of Endearment is one. There are a bunch of good films with cancer as a sub-topic.

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:25 AM
It's an HBO flick, but WIT starring Emma Thompson first came to mind...
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:44 AM
My Sister's Keeper moved me the most. It's a very powerful movie and criminally underrated.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:29 PM
Love Story with Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw.

Oh, and I can't remember if it is specifically cancer, or another terminal illness, but Beaches with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey is fantastic.

Probably the only movie I was crying so hard I was actually sobbing. Not just tearing up, but sobbing. Thankfully I saw it at home and not the theater.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Love Story: the disease isn't specified, but it's probably leukemia
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: leukemia
Turkish Delight: brain tumor
Terms of Endearment
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Magnolia

In my top five
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:35 PM
My Sisters keeper

I geez l cried so much during this movie

if you see this movie have a huge box of tissues with you

Umm also found quite a few movies with cancer themes

http://top-10-list.org/2009/06/14/to...-about-cancer/
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:29 AM
Ikiru
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:00 AM
Cries and Whispers is the ultimate example for me.

Ikiru and Magnolia are the best choices mentioned and some of the best of all films. Wit and Terms of Endearment are also great. Cleo from 5 to 7, Biutiful, and Man on The Moon are highly recommended unmentioned titles too.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Can I throw breaking bad into this list for the hell of it?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:19 PM
50/50
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by cloneofkelso View Post
50/50
Thats my personal favorite.as well

JGL was outstanding in it. I've seen it twice so far.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:57 AM
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It's an HBO flick, but WIT starring Emma Thompson first came to mind...
This and probably 50/50
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