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The Best Doctor Movies

Updated March 9, 2021 2.0k votes 832 voters 262.7k views153 items

List RulesMovies 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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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford
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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
    Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title....  more

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman...  more

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    Something the Lord Made

    Gabrielle Union, Alan Rickman
    Something the Lord Made is a 2004 film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his...  more
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    Doc Hollywood

    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson
    Doc Hollywood is a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by...  more

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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
    Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on...  more

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    M*A*S*H

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland
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    The Good Doctor

    Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson
    The Good Doctor is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Lance Daly, and starring Orlando...  more
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena
    While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written...  more

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    The Doctor

    William Hurt, Elizabeth Perkins
    The Doctor is a 1991 drama film directed by Randa Haines. It is loosely based on Dr. Edward...  more
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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder
    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993...  more

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    John Q

    Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall
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    A Quiet Duel

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
    The Quiet Duel is a 1949 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. Dr. Kyoji Fujisaki, a young...  more
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    The Elephant Man

    Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt
    The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely...  more

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    Concussion

    Will Smith, Alec Baldwin
    Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports drama film directed by Peter Landesman,...  more
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    Lorenzo's Oil

    Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte
    Lorenzo's Oil is a 1992 American drama film directed by George Miller. It is based on the true...  more

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    The Hospital

    Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing
    The Hospital is a 1971 satirical film directed by Arthur Hiller. It stars George C. Scott as...  more
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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes
    The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script...  more

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    Persona

    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson
    Persona is a 1966 black and white Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and...  more

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    Restoration

    Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan
    Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars...  more
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    At First Sight

    Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino
    At First Sight is a 1999 American romantic drama film starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino,...  more
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    Coma

    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas
    This film is a 1978 suspense film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Robin Cook. The...  more

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    Seducing Doctor Lewis

    Lucie Laurier, Ken Scott
    Seducing Doctor Lewis is a 2003 Quebec comedy film and the first film directed by...  more
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    Doctor Zhivago

    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie
    Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean,...  more

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