11 Movies That Are Worth Watching When Your Life Is Falling Apart

11 Movies That Are Worth Watching When Your Life Is Falling Apart

A good movie can make us feel really good. It can lift us up from the sorrow and pain caused by some personal catastrophe. That could be a breakup, an accident, a serious disease, financial problems, and even death of a loved one. Nobody is prepared for neither of those catastrophes and a good story can show you that the life still goes on.

We prepared a list of such movies, that could change the way you currently look at the world.

If I Stay

IMDB Rating – 6.8

Stars – Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley

Mia Hall is a young woman whose life changes after a car accident that puts her in a coma. During that coma, she experiences an out-of-body experience, and must decide whether she wants to wake up and live a life that she hadn’t planned for, or just let it all go…


IMDB Rating – 7.3

Stars – Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill

The life full of happiness is destroyed by a woman after her husband is murdered. And as she loses faith in everything and decides that she doesn’t even want to live anymore, an old friend Joe appears. He becomes her main support and the only light at the end of a tunnel.

My Sister’s Keeper

IMDB Rating – 7.4

Stars – Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin

This is a story about an 11-year-old that decided that she wants to sue her parents after finding out that she was conceived “in-vitro” only to help her sister Kate that has leukemia.

The Fault in Our Stars

IMDB Rating – 7.8

Stars – Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe

A girl named Hazel has cancer and her disease is slowly fading away. However, despite that, she is not happy. One day, she goes to a cancer support group where she meets a young man named Augusts. The two of them fall in love and they begin their journey.

Soul Kitchen

IMDB Rating – 7.3

Stars: – Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan

A guy named Zinos is the owner of a not so good restaurant. However, he finds a professional chef and business starts getting better, bringing a disaster around every single corner.

Now is Good

IMDB Rating – 7.2

Stars – Dakota Fanning, Josef Altin, Jeremy Irvine, Olivia Williams, etc.

Dakota Fanning plays a 17-year-old teen with leukemia that has a list of things she wants to do before she dies. The thing at the top of that list is losing her virginity.

Still Alice

IMDB Rating – 7.5

Stars – Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Steward, Kate Bosworth

Julianne Moore plays a linguistic professor that has a perfect family and three grown-up children. However, everything starts going south for her when she begins to forget words.

My Life Without Me

IMDB Rating – 7.6

Stars – Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Scott Speedman

A 23-year-old mother of two that has an unemployed husband, lives in a trailer behind her mother’s house and works as a janitor at a university. One day she finds out that she has terminal cancer and has only 3 months of life left. She decides to make a list of things she wants to do in that time.

The Book Thief

IMDB Rating – 7.6

Stars – Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

This is a film about a 9-year-old girl Liesel and her unique fight against death in WWII Germany. She moves to Munich and gets new adoptive parents with whom she learns to read. Books become her life, and she begins stealing them. The things she learns from all those books helps her understand the things that are happening in her little street. The narrator of this film is none other than “Death”.


IMDB Rating – 6.8

Stars – Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase, etc

A young man, Enoch, who survived a clinical death, meets a young woman Annabel. They fall in love with each other. However, it turns out that Annabel has a terminal disease. Enoch tries to prepare both of them for the things that are inevitable.


IMDB Rating – 8.1

Stars – Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

This movie is based on true events about an orphaned Indian boy, adopted by a couple in Australia who, after 25 years, wants to set out to find his real family.

Did you watch any of these movies?! Maybe you have some other suggestions?!

11 Movies That Are Worth Watching When Your Life Is Falling Apart


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