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The Best Doctor Movies

Updated October 4, 2020 5.2k votes 816 voters 260.7k 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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    Outbreak
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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    While You Were Sleeping
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    The Fugitive
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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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    Patch Adams
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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1998

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
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    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise

    Released2009

    Directed byThomas Carter

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    Awakenings
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1990

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    John Q
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    John Q

    Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall

    Released2002

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1975

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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  • 9
    Something the Lord Made
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    Something the Lord Made

    Gabrielle Union, Alan Rickman

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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  • 10
    Pearl Harbor
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Doc Hollywood
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    Doc Hollywood

    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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    12 Monkeys
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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    The Good Doctor
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    The Good Doctor

    Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2011

    Directed byLance Daly

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    Coma
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    Coma

    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Crichton

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    M*A*S*H
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    M*A*S*H

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Altman

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    Dr. Dolittle 2
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    Dr. Dolittle 2

    Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Carr

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    No Way Out
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    No Way Out

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner

    Released1987

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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    Gross Anatomy
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    Gross Anatomy

    Matthew Modine, Christine Lahti

    Released1989

    Directed byThom Eberhardt

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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Extraordinary Measures
    18
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    Extraordinary Measures

    Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Vaughan

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    Dr. Dolittle
    18
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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    Anatomy
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    Anatomy

    Franka Potente, Sabrina Setlur

    Released2000

    Directed byStefan Ruzowitzky

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    Death Becomes Her
    15
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    Death Becomes Her

    Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    First Do No Harm
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    Carry On Doctor
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    Carry On Doctor

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1967

    Directed byGerald Thomas

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