7 Must-Watch Movies About Medical Mysteries
Some things are unexplainable.
Most Shocking Medical Mystery Movies
Medical mysteries can fuel a lot of Hollywood film ideas.
We've rounded up the medical mysteries that shocked us the most and decided to share our seven favorites with you. Scroll below to check them out:
1. Brain on Fire
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Richard Armitage
This Netflix movies is based on a story of a New York Post reporter, Susannah Cahalan, who begins to suffer from a neuroligical disease that cannot be explained. She begins to experience unexplained seizures, headaches, and voices in her head, yet doctors can't seem to figure out what's wrong with her.
Based on the book Brain on Fire by Savannah Cahalan, the film takes you on her long and painful journey to a diagnoses.
2. Everything, Everything
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
18-year-old Madeline Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has grown up shielded from the world, required to stay indoors at all times. She is living with a rare autoimmune disease that keeps her from going outside. Her protective mother tries her best to keep her sheltered from anything that can harm her until she meets Olly (Nick Robinson), the boy next door.
3. Miracles From Heaven
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Eugenio Derbez
Based on a true story of the Beam Family. Christy's (Jennifer Garner) daughter is suffering from a disease that doctors can't seem to figure out what it is. After several misdiagnoses, they discover she has rare incurable disease but Christy will stop at nothing to help her daughter.
After a freak accident, a miracle happens, and Anna (Kylie Rogers) is cured. This movie follows a real-life story of the Beam families journey.
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard
Young and wealthy Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) needs to undergo a heart transplant. During the surgery Clay finds himself awake, able to hear and see everything that's going on in the surgery.
While he is completely alert but paralyzed, Clay hears his surgeons plan to murder him.
5. Extraordinary Measures
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Harrison Ford
Based on a true story, parents are trying to help their children fight a debilitating disease. Both of their kids have Pompe disease, an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder. John (Brendan Fraser) an advertising executive, goes to great measure to try and help save his kids' lives.
Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) might be their only help in finding a way to save their lives.
6. Before I Go to Sleep
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Every morning Christine (Nicole Kidman) wakes up and can't remember anything from the day before. Her brain isn't able to form memories because of a traumatic accident that happened. Her doctor has her record her daily routine to help her remember and little by little she starts to uncover the truth about her life.
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville
Inspired by a true story, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has been diagnosed with polio at the age of 28 and is given only a few months to live. He and his wife, Diane Cavendish (Claire Foy), are determined not to let the disease stop them from living their lives and helping other patients with polio.