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The Best Movies About Dentists  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite movies featuring a dentist.

There are several great films that either have a dentist in the lead role or feature a dentist as a memorable character in the movie. Here is a list of the best dentist movies ever.

Anyone with a fear of sitting in the dentist chair may want to skip 1976’s Marathon Man, one of the scariest dentist horror movies ever made. Dr. Christian Szell (Laurence Olivier) is a Nazi war criminal dentist with a penchant for torturing patients and utters the memorable line “Is it safe?” Of course, Steve Martin’s dentist in Little Shop of Horrors rivals Dr. Szell in terms of sheer sadism.

But not all dentists in pop culture and movies are sadists. In fact, some are very kind. Remember Irish dentist Fergus O’Connell (Daniel Day Lewis) in the movie Eversmile, New Jersey? Dr. O’Connell even offers up his services for free to locals.

Which dentist comedies are the funniest? Which are the scariest? It's time to determine the best dentist movies with the help of your votes. Vote up your favorite dental-based movies.

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Horrible Bosses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell
Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars ...more
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Marathon Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider
Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name and stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy ...more
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Eversmile, New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Daniel Day-Lewis, Mirjana Joković
Eversmile, New Jersey is an Argentine and British comedy-drama film released in 1989, directed by Carlos Sorín, and written by Sorín, Jorge Goldenberg, and Roberto Scheuer. The ...more
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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy
Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more
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Ghost Town is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Kristen Wiig, Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni
Ghost Town is a 2008 American supernatural comedy-drama film directed by David Koepp, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Kamps. It stars English comedian Ricky Gervais in his first ...more
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The Secret Lives of Dentists is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Robin Tunney, Denis Leary, Hope Davis
The Secret Lives of Dentists is a 2002 drama film directed by Alan Rudolph. The screenplay was written by Craig Lucas, based on the novella The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley. It was screened at ...more
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The Dentist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Mark Ruffalo, Corbin Bernsen, Joanne Baron
The Dentist is an 1996 American horror film directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon, and Charles Finch. It stars Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman and Ken Foree. It was ...more
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The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet
The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan and Natasha Henstridge. The title ...more
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Captives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Mark Strong, Tim Roth, Julia Ormond
Captives is a 1994 British romantic crime drama film directed by Angela Pope and written by Dublin screenwriter Frank Deasy. It stars Julia Ormond, Tim Roth and Keith Allen. The picture was ...more
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Inherent Vice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
Inherent Vice is a 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry ...more
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Adventures of a Dentist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Andrey Petrov, Alisa Freindlich, Andrey Myagkov
Adventures of a Dentist is a 1965 Soviet dark comedy/drama feature film directed by Elem Klimov on Mosfilm. It is currently unavailable on video or DVD for any audience, but is occasionally ...more
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Problem Child 3: Junior in Lov... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden, Jacqueline Obradors
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love is a 1995 American made-for-TV sequel to Problem Child, and is the third and final entry in the trilogy. However, it sets off completely different from the last ...more
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Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Michael Bolton
Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn. The film was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney ...more
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The Dentist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
W. C. Fields, Bobby Dunn, Dorothy Granger
The Dentist is a 1932 American comedy short starring W. C. Fields. The film is one of four short films Fields made with the "king of comedy," Mack Sennett, at Paramount. Although ...more
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Good Luck Chuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Jessica Alba, Dane Cook, Sasha Pieterse
Good Luck Chuck is a 2007 romantic comedy film starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. In the film, women find their "one true love" after being with a dentist named Chuck. Chuck meets a ...more
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This Won't Hurt a Bit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
This Won't Hurt a Bit Jacqueline McKenzie, Greig Pickhaver
This Won't Hurt a Bit is a film directed by Chris Kennedy released on Nov 12, 1993.
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The Shakiest Gun in the West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Don Knotts, Pat Morita, Barbara Rhoades
The Shakiest Gun in the West is a 1968 Western comedy film starring Don Knotts. It was directed by Alan Rafkin and written by Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum. The film is a remake of The ...more
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The Whole Ten Yards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet
The Whole Ten Yards is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Howard Deutch and sequel to the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards. It was based on characters created by Mitchell Kapner, who was the ...more
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The Merry Old Soul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
The Merry Old Soul
The Merry Old Soul is a short animated film by Walter Lantz Productions, and part of the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series. The cartoon also became a nominee for an Academy Award.
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Horrible Bosses 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Chris Pine
Horrible Bosses 2 is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Sean Anders and a sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses. Produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros., the film was ...more
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Novocaine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon
Novocaine is a 2001 black comedy thriller film written and directed by David Atkins and starring Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Lynne Thigpen and Elias Koteas. It was shot in ...more
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Greed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
ZaSu Pitts, Chester Conklin, Jack Curtis
Greed is a 1924 American silent film, written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague. It stars Gibson Gowland as Dr. John McTeague, ZaSu Pitts as ...more
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The Dentist 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Clint Howard, Corbin Bernsen, Jeff Doucette
The Dentist 2 is a 1998 American horror film, and sequel to the 1996 film The Dentist. It was directed by Brian Yuzna. The film stars Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, and ...more
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The Great Moment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
Joel McCrea, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn
The Great Moment is a 1944 biographical film written and directed by Preston Sturges. Based on the book Triumph Over Pain by René Fülöp-Miller, it tells the story of Dr. William ...more
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The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Dentists
James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock
The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. The film is a somewhat altered remake in widescreen VistaVision and ...more