In The God Committee, you saw an organ transplant committee make some very tough choices. Years later, their difficult choices continue to weigh on them. Organ donation, harvesting and transplants all evoke strong human emotions. And, here are 6 emotional movies like The God Committee for you.
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Organ Drama Thriller Movies like The God Committee
1 21 Grams (2003)
Stars Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Naomi Watts.
Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) is an ex-con who has mended his ways of crime to spread the word of the gospel. But, he accidentally runs over a father and his two young children. The father is left brain dead and the two girls die. Cristina (Naomi Watts), wife of the father and two daughters consents to organ donation. Paul River (Sean Penn) receives the heart that allows him to find his health back to a life he is grateful for. In a quest to find out more about his organ donors, Paul not only comes to know of Cristina, but also about Jack.
The movie is about the relationships that develop between the three people. The acting performances are very strong and you can almost feel the unsaid bond that develops between complete strangers, when something as noble as organ donation has taken place.
2 Never Let Me Go (2010)
Stars Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield
Never Let Me Go is set in the future, in a time where people have figured out a way to live well past 100 years of age. It’s a sci-fi movie only in the sense that it is embraces a sci-fi theme. The setting and locations are however very idyllic and quaint. It follows the lives of three close friends growing up in what looks like the perfect boarding school. But, little do the youngsters know that they are groomed to become organ donors. They only have so much time to live their innocent lives, before they give theirs away, to let others live.
But their fate doesn’t stop them from falling in love, experiencing friendship and consider the ideal that is freedom. A beautiful movie that will make you appreciate the family and love that you have in your life.
3 Seven Pounds (2008)
Stars Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson
Ben Thomas (Will Smith) has a dark brooding secret. The only way he can redeem his life, at least according to him, is to do something unfathomable to help the lives of 7 complete strangers. It’s a plan that will essentially make him cease to exist. That doesn’t stop Ben though. But, when he falls in love with one of the seven strangers he thinks he is destined to selflessly help, he may reconsider his mission and purpose.
If you liked The Green Mile or movies like Million Dollar Baby, you will absolutely love this movie. It does have a dark and brooding theme to it. But, that’s the way life goes sometimes. Rosario Dawson is particularly exceptional in her role as the love interest of Will Smith.
4 Repo Men (2010)
Stars Jude Law, Forest Whitaker and Alice Braga
Repo Men is about, you guessed it, repo men. But, they aren’t repossessing cars or houses. Organs are the assets in question here! The movie is set in the future, in a time where organs can be bought on credit. But, when recipients don’t make their payments, they lose their right to continue to use their organ.
Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) are best friends. They are also the best organ repo agents out there. But, Remy wants to get out of the repo game as his wife can’t stand what he does for a living. But, a freak accident puts Remy himself on a need for an organ transplant that he can’t afford. In an ironical twist to his life, he becomes the target of repo men who want his organ and with it, his life.
Sci-fi and organ transplant makes for an unusual combination. But, this movie pulls it off. Having Jude Law and Forest Whitaker on their cast definitely helped their cause.
5 John Q
Stars Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall and James Woods
John Q here is Denzel Washington. His son suddenly collapses when playing basketball. After a frantic diagnosis, John Q is told that his son needs an emergency heart transplant. But, the family doesn’t have the insurance or means to pay for such an expensive treatment. Desperate, the father resorts to taking the hospital staff and patients hostage, to force the hand of the hospital. But, will the hospital give in?
An entertaining movie that combines organ drama with a hostage situation. Denzel Washington delivers a strong performance, like he usually does. Robert Duvall plays Lt. Frank Grimes, the hostage negotiator. The supporting cast that makes up the hospital staff and patients is also very good and do their part to make this a very good medical drama thriller.
Stars Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger and Sam Shepard
Organs are not always harvested as donations. Sometimes, they are snatched. Inhale takes you into the dark world that is the black market for human organs trafficking.
Diane (Diane Kruger) and Paul (Dermot Mulroney) have a daughter who only has one week to live. She needs a lung transplant to save her life. But, the American donor recipient ranking system doesn’t allow her to receive a donation at such short notice. So, the desperate parents go in search of a Dr. Navarro in Mexico, where for the right price, a donation can be arranged.
It’s a movie where the parents wrestle between choices to save their daughter and to do the ethically right thing. A tense movie from start to finish. Definitely not a movie for the squeamish or faint hearted.