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The Best Doctor Movies

Updated October 4, 2020 5.2k votes 827 voters 261.8k views530 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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    Doc Hollywood

    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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  • While You Were Sleeping2
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • The Fugitive3
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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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  • The Good Doctor4
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    The Good Doctor

    Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2011

    Directed byLance Daly

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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1998

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • Awakenings6
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1990

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story7
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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise

    Released2009

    Directed byThomas Carter

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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • John Q9
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    John Q

    Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall

    Released2002

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest10
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1975

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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  • Something the Lord Made11
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    Something the Lord Made

    Gabrielle Union, Alan Rickman

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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  • Outbreak12
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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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  • Concussion13
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    Concussion

    Will Smith, Alec Baldwin

    Released2015

    Directed byPeter Landesman

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  • A Quiet Duel14
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    A Quiet Duel

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    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent Ward

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  • Coma16
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    Coma

    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Crichton

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  • M*A*S*H17
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    M*A*S*H

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Altman

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  • Dr. Dolittle 218
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    Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Carr

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  • The English Patient19
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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1996

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

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  • No Way Out20
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    No Way Out

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner

    Released1987

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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    Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Vaughan

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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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  • Fantastic Voyage24
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    Fantastic Voyage

    Raquel Welch, James Brolin

    Released1966

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

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  • Anatomy25
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    Anatomy

    Franka Potente, Sabrina Setlur

    Released2000

    Directed byStefan Ruzowitzky

    Anatomy is a 2000 German horror film written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky that stars...  more
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