Keyword: cancer

Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
Hazel Grace Lancaster is sixteen years old. She alternately loves and tolerates her sometimes over-doting parents. Hazel has developed a crush on a young man in her support group, Gus Waters, who seems equally smitten with her. As they grow closer, Hazel and Gus share their fears that accompany their health issues, as well as their love of books, including Hazel's favorite, "An Imperial...
50/50

50/50 (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 09/29/2011
Adam Lerner has a pretty great life-with a talented, sexy, artist girlfriend and a cool job with NPR, the 27-year-old seems to have it all. But when Adam discovers he has a rare and possibly fatal form of cancer, his entire life turns to chaos. As his world starts to unravel in every way, Adam finds himself dealing with the well-meaning but totally outrageous attempts by his friends and family to...
Keith

Keith (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 09/18/2008
Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort zone. The more Keith holds back, the more Natalie becomes intrigued with figuring him out. In her head, she's determined to keep him at arm's length, but in her heart she can't resist him. As Natalie's world...

My All American (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Bucket List

The Bucket List (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 12/24/2007
A long time ago, Carter Chambers' philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic...
Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Rated: PG Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 11/15/1983
Multiple Academy Award-winner "Terms of Endearment" (1983) has surely endeared itself to audiences both comically, and emotionally. Based off of the novel by Larry McMurtry, the film's plot focuses on the capricious relationship between a mother and her daughter. Their lives are constantly changing and the daughter fighting a bout of terminal cancer, every day is filled with drama. The lead cast...
Stolen Summer

Stolen Summer (2002)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 03/21/2002
The friendship of two young Chicago boys, Irish Catholic Pete and Jewish Danny, is challenged when Danny discovers that he's dying. He and Pete team up to figure out how they can guarantee they'll get into Heaven, making a list of ten good deeds they call the "Decathlon of Heaven".
Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 02/13/2014
Peter Lake is a master thief, who never expected to have his own heart stolen by the beautiful Beverly Penn. But their love is star-crossed: she burns with a deadly form of consumption, and Peter has been marked for a much more violent death by his one-time mentor, the demonic Pearly Soames. Peter desperately tries to save his one true love, across time, against the forces of darkness, even as...
Sing Me the Songs that Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

Sing Me the Songs that Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 06/25/2013
In May, 2011, a concert was held in New York's Town Hall to commemorate the influential Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle who had died of cancer a year prior at the age of 63. Here, we take a look at the intimate group who took the stage, including her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, her sister Anna McGarrigle and friends from the music business such as Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones...
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 04/18/2013
After a quarter century, Levon Helm finds himself thrust into the musical spotlight. But a Grammy nomination and ever-growing audiences force him to confront the dark times that have haunted him since The Band's demise. Win or lose, Levon is an artist who will not go gentle into the night.
Express

The Express (2008)

Rated: PG Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 10/09/2008
The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died...
Doctor Bello

Doctor Bello (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 02/21/2013
Brilliant oncologist Dr. Michael Durant is grieving the loss of his 10-year-old daughter from cancer. He immerses himself in his work and forms a bond with his 7-year-old patient Sam. When Sam slips into a coma with only a few days to live, Michael is desperate to save the child's life. So when a Nigerian nurse surreptitiously suggests he seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertified Nigerian doctor...
Alpha Male

Alpha Male (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/10/2006
A rich, dysfunctional English family is torn apart when the patriarch dies suddenly and the mother remarries.

Material Lies (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/03/2014
Struggling actor Josh hasn't worked much since his hit show folded almost 20 years ago. Still, he's a playboy and a ladies' man who hasn't given too much thought to tomorrow. That all changes when Josh learns he has leukemia, and unless he finds a bone marrow match, he will only have a few months to live.
Hot Flashes

The Hot Flashes (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 07/11/2013
An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life.

Self/Less (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/26/2015
Decoding Annie Parker

Decoding Annie Parker (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Annie Parker has a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and her sister died of the disease and ultimately she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor - even in the face of her own mortality, she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her. Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King is convinced there is a link between DNA...
My Life Without Me

My Life Without Me (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 09/25/2003
Ann is 23-years-old with two young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother with a history of broken dreams, and a father who has spent the last ten years in jail. While other women her age are out partying, she spends her nights working as a janitor in a university that she could never afford to attend in the daytime. She lives with her family in a tiny trailer...
Beaches

Beaches (1988)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 12/20/1988
When the irrepressible C.C. Bloom and the shy and proper Hillary Whitney first meet under the boardwalk at the beach, all the 11-year-olds have in common is the need for a best friend. Worlds apart in lifestyle and location, their friendship ebbs and flows through a lifetime of highs and lows, career changes, marriages, jealousy, and more.

Your Voice In My Head (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/11/2014
Guitar

The Guitar (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/06/2008
One morning Mel, a mousy, harried New Yorker with a thankless job and an even-less-appealing boyfriend learns that the tumor in her throat is cancerous; the diagnosis is terminal, so it seems that both her job and her relationship are kaput. Rather than lying down and dying then and there, she embarks on an self-indulgent, endless spree.
Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 12/03/2013
Russell Baze has a rough life: he works a dead-end, blue collar job at the local steel mill by day and cares for his terminally-ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he is lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so-with nothing left to lose-Russell takes...
Beginners

Beginners (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 06/02/2011
Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who - following 45 years of marriage - came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd...
Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Aiden is an actor who hasn't booked a part in years, while his wife, Sarah, has played the role of family breadwinner, holding down a steady but dull job. Their children have been able to attend an expensive yeshiva school, thanks to Aiden's father who criticizes his son for abandoning his Jewish roots. When Aiden's father announces he has an aggressive cancer and must reserve his money for costly...
Evening

Evening (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 06/28/2007
Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But who is this "Harris," wonder her daughters, and what is he to our mother? While Constance and Nina try to take stock of Ann's life and their own...