Top 3 Uplifting Movies About Brain Cancer

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Oct 17th, 2012
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1) Phenomenon (1996) – After what seems to be an unearthly experience, George Mailey begins displaying super human intellect, developing revolutionary ideas, and even exhibiting telekinesis. He decides to use these powers for the good of his small community. At a fair, he decides to give a presentation on one of his beneficial ideas, but his audience would rather watch him perform telekinetic tricks. After witnessing another blinding flash of light, his doctor confirms there is a cancerous tumor growing in his head, and that its tentacles have allowed him to access and utilize other parts of his brain. This unfortunately means he is also dying. He decides to spend the last few days of his life in the presence of family and friends.

2) Restless (2011) – A young, out-of-school youth has a penchant for attending funerals and befriends the ghost of a Japanese Kamikaze pilot. He meets a young lady who says she takes care of terminally ill children, only to discover that she herself is dying of cancer.

3) The Bucket List (2007) – a blue collar mechanic and a multi-millionaire health-care tycoon are both terminally ill and end up sharing a hospital room together. Carter is a genius amateur historian, but has always been struggling to pay his bills and mortgage and make ends meet for his family to fully realize his dream of becoming a University history professor. Edward has been divorced four times and spends most of his time as a loner, with only his personal valet as company. Carter and Edward decide to embark on an around-the-world adventure to cross out items on their “Bucket List”, a list of things they’ve always wanted to do before they die.

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