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1. Five Feet Apart (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Justin Baldoni | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Votes: 25,976 | Gross: $45.73M

2. The 6th Day (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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49 Metascore

Futuristic action film about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker

Votes: 112,401 | Gross: $34.60M

3. Excision (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords

Votes: 19,458

4. Red Band Society (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A group of teenagers live together as patients at a hospital's pediatric ward and learn how to deal with their illnesses, the experiences that they have, and the people that they meet.

Stars: Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro, Ciara Bravo

Votes: 9,092

5. Palindromes (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber

Votes: 11,708 | Gross: $0.55M

6. Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Jack is a N.Y.C. advertising executive with a life as glossy as the commercials he spins. Jill is new to the city, with nothing to stand on but her fiery personality and romantic ideals. Opposites attract, and together they author their own manifesto of "rules to live by." But Jill betrays Jack by violating rule one - Be Honest.

Director: Vanessa Parise | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Taryn Manning, Peter Stebbings, Ingrid Doucet

Votes: 2,772

7. Alex: The Life of a Child (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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Alexandra Deford, a precious and precocious girl, was just eight years old when she died in 1980 following a battle against the debilitating effects of cystic fibrosis, the number-one ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Gennie James, Danny Corkill

Votes: 191

8. Foreverland (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.2
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A young man with cystic fibrosis, along with the sister of a fallen friend, goes in search of a legendary healing shrine in Mexico.

Director: Max McGuire | Stars: Max Thieriot, Laurence Leboeuf, Demián Bichir, Matt Frewer

Votes: 744

9. Excision (2008)

18 min | Short, Horror

7.0
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A neglected teen takes refuge in the dreams that used to haunt her and orchestrates a shocking plan to prove her worth to her disapproving parents.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: Tessa Ferrer, Karen Tiegren, Paul Fahrenkopf, Carly Hobson

Votes: 453

10. Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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82 Metascore

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis from a young age, performance artist Bob Flanagan shared his life and pain in his art, usually through sadomasochistic practices.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Kathe Burkhart, Kirby Dick

Votes: 1,484 | Gross: $0.12M

11. Lifebreath (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

5.5
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A man plans a perfect murder to get a lung transplant for his dying wife.

Director: P.J. Posner | Stars: Luke Perry, Francie Swift, Gia Carides, Gary Basaraba

Votes: 339

12. The Book of Stars (1999)

111 min | Drama

6.8
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After their parents' untimely death in a car accident, Penny struggles to take care of her younger sister Mary, who suffers from an incurable disease. A precocious former poet, Penny has ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Miner | Stars: Mary Stuart Masterson, Jena Malone, Karl Geary, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 549

13. Already Gone (2012)

3 min | Short, Crime

7.7
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Already Gone is a feature-length thriller about a young criminal, Jude Mulvey, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis -A terminal condition he's been afflicted with since birth. His criminal ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Ching | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Harry Shum Jr., Robert Craighead, Al Burke

Votes: 55

14. My Flesh and Blood (2003)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

8.2
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78 Metascore

Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

Director: Jonathan Karsh | Stars: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom, Joe Tom

Votes: 1,672

15. 65_RedRoses (2009)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

8.2
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This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the life of Eva Markvoort as she battles a fatal genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). At 23, Eva needs a double ... See full summary »

Directors: Philip Lyall, Nimisha Mukerji | Star: Eva Markvoort

Votes: 183

16. Vital Signs (2006– )

Drama

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Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, Steven Waddington, Fraser Ayres, Eve Best

Votes: 51

17. Ill, Actually (2019)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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A real life "superhero", a YouTuber and a camgirl explain why they choose to share -or hide- their chronic illnesses online. When you're too ill for IRL, where do you turn?

Director: Zoe Hunter Gordon | Stars: Esme Lonsdale, Ben Mudge, Jameisha Prescod

18. Over My Dead Body (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The phone calls home. Adonor has been found. Dave's new lungs are on the way. He has two hours to get to the hospital. The story of a man waiting to be reborn or to die.

Director: Brigitte Poupart | Stars: Dave Saint-Pierre, Dave St-Pierre

Votes: 26

19. Sisters (III) (2016)

102 min | Drama

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This profound family drama about a teen grappling with her chronic disease is filled with humor, hope and a love that transcends time and space. Featuring a talented cast and insightful script, Sisters is sure to become a family favorite.

Director: Lynn Moody | Stars: Jane Riness, Kimberlee Moody, Wendele Mealy, Ron Koontz

20. CF: Two Little Letters (2011 TV Movie)

14 min | Documentary

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The self reflexive documentary short follows Annie Sakellar, a 23 year old filmmaker who must cope daily with her chronic respiratory disease, Cystic Fibrosis.

Director: Annie Sakellar | Star: Annie Sakellar

21. Take a Breath

Documentary | Filming

Take A Breath is a documentary we are shooting about Cystic Fibrosis. We are following a double lung transplant recipient and Cystic Fibrosis patient by the name of Jessica Rossman.

Director: Noah A. Waters III

22. Possibility (2005)

9 min | Short, Drama

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A birthday party for an 8-year old girl who lives each day with a life-threatening illness places the mundane, everyday problems of a group of thirty-somethings into perspective.

Director: John G. Coppola | Stars: Lizzie Lulu, Jeri Zucchi, Glory Simon, Chad Stein

23. The Pros and Cons of Breathing (2006)

R | 25 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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A young man with a terminal condition embraces a criminal lifestyle, taking to the streets like a new age Doc Holliday, determined to go out in a blaze of glory.

Director: Seth Manheimer | Stars: Dylan McKnight, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, John Laughlin, Jody McArthur

Votes: 57

24. Petits arrangements avec la vie (2018)

77 min | Documentary

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Filmmaker Christophe Otzenberger is admitted in a Hospital for a lung cancer. Assisted with Stéphane Mercurio, he interviews patients of the institute on how they live with their disease and face the prospect of the end of life.

Directors: Christophe Otzenberger, Stéphane Mercurio | Star: Christophe Otzenberger

25. Family Rewritten (2017)

14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identifies as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps.

Director: Yasmin Mistry | Stars: Camilla Tecsy, Lesley Frey, Farhan Ali, Kim Flodin

26. In Our Own Image (2005 TV Short)

Documentary, Short

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Given a choice, what parent wouldn't pick good health for their baby, over a life-threatening disease? Science is making that choice possible for a growing list of genetic conditions. ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline R. Maria | Star: Yvan Huneault

27. Je suis un Guerrier (2017)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Laurie Cohen, Marion Inglese | Star: Marion Inglese

28. Venter på livet (1999 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Dan Säll | Star: Brian Baagø Beck

29. Lowest to Highest (2018)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Director: Matthew Newton | Stars: Daniel Kojta, Duncan Meerding, Paul Pritchard, Paul Pritchard

30. Sway (2001)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Director: Philip Zlotorynski | Stars: John Michael Herndon, Robert Pierce, Austin Sterling, Diane Witter

Votes: 15

31. The 2016 Carleton Cup (2016 Video)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Scott Rondeau | Star: Ron Sparks

32. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 1 March 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019)

30 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Ann O'Connor, Laura Rodway, Tim Scott

33. The Real World (1992– )
Episode: 2 Punk Rock 4 This: The Real World San Diego Reunion (2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Reality-TV

5.8
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The Real World: San Diego castmates join up 6 months after filming to discuss the show, their relationships, and what they're up to now.

Directors: Kasey Barrett, Alicia Bean, Katherine Brooks, Sara Campos, Janneke Dommisse, Claudia Frank, Rich Kim, Liz Patrick, Robert Sizemore, Troy VanderHeyden, Jeff Jenkins | Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Frankie Abernathy, Randy Barry, Jamie Chung

Votes: 24

34. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 24 October 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019)

30 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Elaine Willcox, Hannah Miller, Zoey Jones

35. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: A Boy Called Alex (2008)

Documentary

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Alex is a boy who suffers from a severe form of Cystic fibrosis. He is also a gifted composer and musician. While suffering from the disease he undertakes the tough challenge of conducting Bach's Magnificat at Eton.

Director: Stephen Walker | Stars: Alex Stobbs, Stephen Walker

Votes: 12

36. Doc (2001–2004)
Episode: Angels in Waiting (2003)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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Amy Lynn tries to comfort a teen who has cystic fibrosis.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Billy Ray Cyrus, Derek McGrath, Richard Leacock, Andrea C. Robinson

Votes: 7

37. Chicago Med (2015– )
Episode: Born This Way (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

5.3
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Dr. Manning and Dr. Choi help a pregnant teen deliver her baby at a homeless encampment.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo

Votes: 615

38. Elementary (2012–2019)
Episode: Breathe (2018)

TV-PG | 40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Holmes and Watson investigate the death of a relocation expert who was hiding a secret career. Watson suffers a setback in her attempts to adopt a child.

Director: Christine Moore | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 374

39. Saving Hope (2012– )
Episode: Breathless (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Alex races to find an organ replacement, while Charlie is pushed to his breaking point.

Director: Peter Stebbings | Stars: Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Huse Madhavji, Julia Chan

Votes: 55

40. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Cracking Your Genetic Code (2012)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

7.6
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Those in the know contend that soon gene sequencing will be cheap enough that anyone can have their genome deciphered. This program shows how confusing this knowledge can be as people ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Holt | Stars: Jamie Effros, Nathaniel Pearson, Francis Collins, Joe Beery

Votes: 54

41. Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005)
Episode: Death Be Not Whatever (2003)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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God asks Joan to be on the lookout for people needing help and she ends up babysitting for an overstressed waitress struggling with her job, a death obsessed child and night-school. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen, Amber Tamblyn, Jason Ritter

Votes: 70

42. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Deny, Deny, Deny (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Cristina is determined to get back to work, and despite not being fully recovered, she manages to crack an odd case. Meanwhile, Addison offers to help Bailey with a complicated surgery, and Alex receives important news.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 975

43. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Ex Stasis (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Goren and Eames work a case where organ donation has a price for the recipients beyond their medical bills.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 133

44. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Faith (1997)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Carol will hear whether her suspension is permanent or not. Mark and Doyle do what they can to get a patient with Down syndrome on a heart transplant list.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 216

45. New Amsterdam (2018– )
Episode: Five Miles West (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

8.5
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Reynolds struggles to help a young cystic fibrosis patient with curious symptoms. Kapoor finally comes face-to-face with Ella after their awkward encounter. Sharpe takes a major step in her personal life.

Director: Kristi Zea | Stars: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims

Votes: 269

46. Falling Skies (2011–2015)
Episode: Grace (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Tom and his team head out to track down more motorcycles for the 2nd Mass., relying on Pope to guide them to a good location. They hit the jackpot until they meet some skitters and ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight

Votes: 803

47. Naked Attraction (2016– )
Episode: Leah & Ryan (2018)

46 min | Game-Show, Romance

5.9
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Bisexual 30-year-old fashion designer Leah is looking to settle down but keeps scaring her dates off. Ryan is hoping to find love, despite being born with the life limiting disorder cystic fibrosis.

Directors: Carl Akkouh, Anya Browne, Mike Gillaspy, Ollie Bartlett | Star: Anna Richardson

Votes: 13

48. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Long Day's Journey (1995)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Dr. Kayson becomes Lewis' patient.

Director: Anita W. Addison | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 270

49. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
Episode: Nice Town You Picked, Norma... (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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Dylan Bates, Norma's older son from a previous marriage, arrives in town to the family's displeasure and Norman spends more time with Emma.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke

Votes: 2,210

50. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Sacrifice (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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The squad is called in to investigate when a detective discovers a man shot and sodomized in an alley behind a gay bar.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

Votes: 752



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