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The Best Movies About Dentists

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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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  • Marathon Man
    1
    Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
  • The Dentist
    2
    Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Linda Hoffman
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Brian Yuzna
  • Adventures of a Dentist
    3
    Andrey Petrov, Alisa Freindlich, Andrey Myagkov
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Elem Klimov
  • Horrible Bosses
    4
    Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Seth Gordon
  • Novocaine
    5
    Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: David Atkins
  • The Whole Nine Yards
    6
    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
  • The Dentist 2
    7
    Clint Howard, Corbin Bernsen, Jeff Doucette
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Brian Yuzna
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists
    8
    Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Alan Rudolph
  • Inherent Vice
    9
    Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Little Shop of Horrors
    10
    Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Frank Oz
  • Ghost Town
    11
    Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: David Koepp
  • Captives
    12
    Mark Strong, Tim Roth, Julia Ormond
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Angela Pope
  • Eversmile, New Jersey
    13
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Mirjana Joković
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Carlos Sorín
  • This Won't Hurt a Bit
    14
    Jacqueline McKenzie, Greig Pickhaver
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Chris Kennedy
  • The Dentist
    15
    W. C. Fields, Bobby Dunn, Dorothy Granger
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Leslie Pearce
  • Good Luck Chuck
    16
    Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Mark Helfrich
  • Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
    17
    Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden, Jacqueline Obradors
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Greg Beeman, Larry Karaszewski
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
    18
    James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Snow Dogs
    19
    Cuba Gooding, James Coburn, Sisqó
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Brian Levant
  • The Whole Ten Yards
    21
    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Howard Deutch
  • The Shakiest Gun in the West
    22
    Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Alan Rafkin
  • Horrible Bosses 2
    23
    Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Sean Anders
  • The Great Moment
    24
    Joel McCrea, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Preston Sturges
  • Greed
    25
    Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, Jean Hersholt
    • Released: 1924
    • Directed by: Erich von Stroheim