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

We’ve all experienced personal catastrophes. These could be a serious disease, a bankrupcy, a heartbreak, or something else. It’s hard to be prepared for them, but it’s worth knowing that life still goes on.

We at Bright Side decided to share a list of movies with you that prove that the way we treat our problems can change a lot in our lives.

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley

Mia is a talented girl who plays cello, loves classical music, and is in love with Adam, a rock musician. Life changes in an instant for her after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined, or to follow her perished family.

  • IMDb rating — 6.8

Stars: Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill

Samantha Crawford lives a happy life with her beloved husband by her side. But her life is shattered when he is killed in a senseless act of violence. She loses her faith and doesn’t want to live any more. Then she meets Joe, an old friend, who becomes her support system and brings sense and light into her life.

  • IMDb rating — 7.3

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin

A lawyer has to represent a very unusual case: an 11-year-old girl sues her parents after finding out that she was conceived in-vitro to help her leukemia-stricken sister Kate remain alive.

  • IMDb rating — 7.4

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

Hazel has cancer. Despite the fact that the disease is in remission, she doesn’t feel happy. She visits a cancer support group where she meets Augustus and falls in love with him. Hazel and Augustus begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

  • IMDb rating — 7.8

Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan

Zinos Kazantsakis is the owner of a not so popular restaurant in Hamburg. Things get shaken up a bit when he hires a better chef. Newfound success turns his quiet life wild but then he seems to face disaster at every turn.

  • IMDb rating — 7.3

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Josef Altin, Jeremy Irvine, Olivia Williams

Tessa is 17, and she’s dying of leukemia. But she dreams about being a normal teenager. So, she compiles a list of things she’d like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

  • IMDb rating — 7.2

Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Alice Howland is a linguistics professor. She has a happy family and three grown-up children. But things change when she begins to forget words.

  • IMDb rating — 7.5

Stars: Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman, Mark Ruffalo

Ann is 23, she has two daughters, an unemployed husband who hates everyone, and a father who just got out of jail. She works as a janitor at a university. Her monotonous life changes when she finds out that she has terminal cancer and has only 3 months to live. She decides to radically change her life.

  • IMDb rating — 7.6

Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

Germany, World War II. 9-year-old Liesel moves to Munich with her adoptive parents and learns how to read. Books become the meaning of life for her and she begins stealing them. What she finds out from the books helps her understand the events happening around her.

  • IMDb rating — 7.6

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase

Enoch, who survived clinical death and lost his parents in a car accident, meets Annabel at a funeral. Soon these young people fall in love with each other. But, it turns out that Annabel has a terminal disease. Enoch helps his beloved one get prepared for the inevitable.

  • IMDb rating — 6.8

Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Saroo was born to a poor family in India, and got lost when he was 5. He wanders around Calcutta and survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. The movie is based on true events.

  • IMDb rating — 8.1

Have you seen any of these movies? If so, share your opinion on them in the comments below.

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