A new movie on Netflix tells the terrifying true story of a young woman who suffers from a mysterious illness affecting her brain. Brain on Fire, starring Chloe Grace Moretz as Susannah Cahalan, is based on Calahan's own book chronicling the events of her mysterious illness. Since the Netflix movie will completely captivate you, you'll want to check out these nine movies like Brain on Fire that are streaming now.
Part of what makes Brain on Fire such a gripping story is that Susannah gets ill at the most inopportune time. She has just started a new dream job as a reporter for the New York Post, as well as an exciting new relationship with a great guy. Yet like so often is the case in real life, when things seem that perfect, something is bound to go wrong. Susannah suffers greatly from her sudden, debilitating illness, and the story of her journey to find out what's wrong with her is truly terrifying to witness, even though it's clear she ends up OK.
If Brain on Fire leaves you interested in exploring more movies about people getting through tough medical mysteries and conditions, these nine flicks — all streaming now — are worth a watch.