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Film and TV Titles That Reflect Chronic Illness

Hi lovely people, today we are doing a fun post which is a follow up from my previous post about songs/song titles that reflect chronic illness (which you can find here). This time however, the focus is on film and tv.

I recently reached out on my social media to ask people to give me film and/or tv programmes which reflect their lives with chronic illness. Some of the picks are based on the film/tv title itself whereas others are reflected in the plot.

As with the songs post this has produced an array of answers some serious, some more light-hearted, there is no right or wrong, they are individual choices made by myself or people who volunteered answers. I hope you enjoy…


  • A Million Little Things
  • Afflicted
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Awake
  • Battle Weary
  • Brain on Fire
  • Casualty
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Die Hard
  • Enemy of the State
  • Frida
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Hurt Locker
  • Impossible
  • Inside Out
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • John Q
  • Lost
  • Love and Other Drugs
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  • Not Going Out
  • Pain Warriors
  • Pieces of Her
  • Prison Break
  • Room
  • Royal Pains
  • Scream
  • Stand By Me
  • The Abyss
  • The Big Sick
  • The Walking Dead
  • Twenty Four Seven
  • Twilight Zone
  • Unrest

What do you think of the list? Are there any you would like to add? If so leave a message in the comment section and I shall add it to the list.

Sarah xx

7 thoughts on “Film and TV Titles That Reflect Chronic Illness

  1. Ooo great idea!

    The Walking Dead – is that because we can feel completely zombified with chronic illness, pain and fatigue? I’m pretty sure I feel like a zombie and they’ve captured exactly how I feel through TWD series! 😆


    1. Thanks for your comment Caz!

      Thanks so much – The Walking Dead was given by someone on my social media and I think you are right it’s probably about feeling like a zombie. I can completely sympathise with the zombified feeling especially with the fatigue haha.

      Sarah xx


  2. Thanks for this, enjoyed reading these. ‘Not going out’ was definitely the one that jumped to mind for me or in my darker moments ‘pieces of her’


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