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The Best Horror Movies About Evil Doctors And Surgeons

Updated March 24, 2021 1.8k votes 318 voters 27.8k views41 items

Aren't doctors supposed to help you get better? Here's our list of the best doctor horror movies about insane surgeons and crazy nurses, ranked by horror fans like you. Scary medical horror movies with evil doctors are kind of a thing of the past, but there are definitely some modern horror films with surgeons or doctors who are hell bent on wreaking havoc on their surgery victims. Jordan Peele's debut horror film Get Out featured a deranged surgeon who uses his skills for both profit and evil. Is it the scariest doctor movie ever made? We'll let you answer that question with your votes on this list.

Other classic scary surgeon or doctor movies include The Fly, Re-Animator, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. Tom Six's The Human Centipede is also a really scary doctor horror film, despite how panned it was by certain critics for its bizarre concept and disgusting subject matter.

Vote up your favorite horror movies with insane doctors or surgeons, and downvote any films that you saw but didn't enjoy. Don't forget to check out our list of the best horror movies set in insane asylums too!

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    Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, John Boles

    Released1931

    Directed byJames Whale

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    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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    The Fly

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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    Flatliners

    Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon

    Released1990

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Fredric March, Wallace Beery

    Released1931

    Directed byRouben Mamoulian

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    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence

    Released1988

    Directed byTony Randel

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    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

    Released1985

    Directed byStuart Gordon

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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

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    The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    Vincent Price, Caroline Munro

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Fuest

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    Don't Look in the Basement

    William McGhee, Gene Ross

    Released1973

    Directed byS. F. Brownrigg

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    The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

    Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Six

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover

    Released1920

    Directed byRobert Wiene

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    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley

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    Anatomy

    Franka Potente, Sabrina Setlur

    Released2000

    Directed byStefan Ruzowitzky

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    American Mary

    Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo

    Released2012

    Directed bySoska sisters, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

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    Dead Ringers

    Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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    Brain Dead

    Bill Paxton, George Kennedy

    Released1990

    Directed byAdam Simon

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    Visiting Hours

    William Shatner, Michael Ironside

    Released1982

    Directed byJean-Claude Lord

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    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byMary Lambert

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    The Dentist

    Mark Ruffalo, Corbin Bernsen

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian Yuzna

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    Dr. Giggles

    Holly Marie Combs, Cliff DeYoung

    Released1992

    Directed byManny Coto

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    Pet Sematary

    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

    Released2019

    Directed byKevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

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    Phobias

    Alexis Knapp, Lauren Miller Rogen

    Released2021

    Directed byCamilla Belle, Maritte Lee Go, Joe Sill, Jess Varley, Chris von Hoffmann

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    Pathology

    Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia

    Released2007

    Directed byMarc Schoelermann

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    A Cure for Wellness

    Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs

    Released2016

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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