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Old(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
3.4/5 (with 433 votes)

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Miracles from Heaven(2016)

PG
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 444 votes)

When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

Breathe(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 275 votes)

Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II(2013)

NR
| 2h 4min | Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 1,115 votes)

The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Midnight Sun(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,404 votes)

Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

Hulk(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Action, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 2,197 votes)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Everything, Everything(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,659 votes)

A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Concussion(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 1,029 votes)

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Brain on Fire(2017)

1h 28min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 541 votes)

Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.

The Big Sick(2017)

3.7/5 (with 936 votes)

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Blackbird(2019)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 53 votes)

A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.

Persona(1966)

1h 24min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 717 votes)

A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. The time they spend together only strengthens the crushing realization that one does not exist.

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El Gran Movimiento(2021)

1h 25min | Drama

A symphony of the city in the heights, the illness of a worker, the nightmare and his redemption.

Directed by Kiro Russo

The Late Bloomer(2016)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 141 votes)

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Directed by Kevin Pollak

You're Not You(2014)

R
| 1h 44min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 327 votes)

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.

Superchondriac(2014)

1h 47min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 452 votes)

Romain Faubert is a 39 year old, single, medical photographer... and a raging hypochondriac. His doctor and only friend Dr. Dimitri Zvenka thinks he knows the cure for Romain: dating! But with the arrival of freedom fighter Anton Miroslav, everyone might get more then they bargained for...

Safe(1995)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 87 votes)

Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor treats her concerns dismissively and suggests a psychiatrist. Eventually, an allergist tells her that she has Environmental Illness.

Abzurdah(2015)

1h 30min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 52 votes)

A disenfranchised 16-year-old girl connects to an older man on the internet and after a brief one-sided affair descends into obsession and anorexia.

Directed by Daniela Goggi - With Eugenia Suárez, Esteban Lamothe, Gloria Carrá, Rafael Spregelburd, Mirela Payret, Fernando Dente, ...

Extreme Measures(1996)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 107 votes)

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds himself in extreme danger people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I(2013)

NR
| 1h 58min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1,284 votes)

A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager while Seligman tells about his hobbies, such as fly fishing, reading about Fibonacci numbers or listening to organ music.

Bobby Deerfield(1977)

PG
| 2h 4min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

Singapore Sling(1990)

1h 52min | Comedy, Horror
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Singapore Sling is chasing after Laura, a romantic memory from his past. One night he finds himself in a mysterious villa, watching two women bury a body. He falls into their trap and, in an atmosphere of isolation and decadence, the trio act out insane pleasure games and a ritual of blood and murder.

Directed by Nikos Nikolaidis

In a Glass Cage(1987)

1h 50min | Drama, Horror
3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.

I Am Curious (Yellow)(1967)

2h 1min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 21 votes)

Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, the actors, director and crew are shown in a humorous parallel plot about the making of the film and their reactions to the story and each other. Nudity, explicit sex, and controversial politics kept this film from being shown in the US while its seizure by Customs was appealed.

The Sky Is Pink(2019)

3.9/5 (with 23 votes)

The 25-year-old love story of a couple is told through the lens of their spunky teenage daughter who is diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.

Directed by Shonali Bose - With Priyanka Chopra

Death Watch(1980)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 32 votes)

In a future world where the disease has been finally defeated and everything can be sold, even the crude spectacle of death, the rare case of a dying woman becomes the morbid theme of a revolutionary reality show, broadcast through the curious eyes of a peculiar camera.

The Dark Side of the Sun(1988)

R
| 1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.4/5 (with 19 votes)

Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.

Directed by Božidar Nikolić - With Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak, Milena Dravić, Gorica Popović, Sonja Savić, ...

Silent Heart(2014)

1h 38min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their terminally-ill mother’s desire to die before her disease worsens; but, as the weekend progresses, their mother's decision becomes harder and harder to deal with, and old conflicts come to the surface.

The Other Love(1947)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she rests completely. Rather, she opts for a livelier time in Monte Carlo with dashing Paul Clermont.

Aashayein(2010)

1h 55min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

The story revolves around Rahul Singh (John Abraham), a compulsive gambler who wins Rs. 20 million from a bet and throws a party to celebrate. Everyone has a good time drinking and partying till late night during which Rahul proposes to Nafisa (Sonal Sehgal). He announces their engagement to all present, then collapses on the floor. In hospital, he learns that he has only 90 days to live. Wanting to make the most of his last days, he leaves everything behind and moves into a soothing hospice. The inmates he meets change his outlook on life. As his relationships grow with each one of them, Rahul tries to rise above his own needs and live life to the fullest, learning from the courage of those around him.

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