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The Best Doctor Movies 

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Updated September 24, 2019 3.5k votes 800 voters 258.1k views 530 items

List Rules Movies must feature doctors or people in the medical profession.

A complete list of all doctor movies, including films about medicine, medical discoveries and the lives of doctors & nurses. A lot of the titles on this doctor movies list portray a doctor who is trying to find a treatment for someone they love. Movies about doctors appeal to a lot of people because they teach us about medicine and give us a glimpse into an interesting world that we may not know a lot about.

What's the best movie about doctors? Which one is your favorite? Scan this doctor movie list and vote for your favorites or add any that may not be included here. Every doctor movie ever made is listed here and you are able to sort them by their column headers. The doctor films list can be imported to create your own personalized doctor films list. If you know of any movies about doctors that aren't on the list of films with doctors, make sure to add it.
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Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1993

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

Released: 1990

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Thomas Carter

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1975

Directed by: Miloš Forman

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

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Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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Doc Hollywood Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1980

Directed by: David Lynch

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Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

Released: 1970

Directed by: Robert Altman

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Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Lance Daly

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Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

Released: 1965

Directed by: David Lean

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Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

Released: 2000

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1999

Directed by: James Mangold

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William Hurt, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin

Released: 1991

Directed by: Randa Haines

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Directed by: Peter Landesman

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Directed by: George Miller

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Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Apted

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Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

Released: 1996

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

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Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

Released: 1971

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

Released: 1998

Directed by: Vincent Ward

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