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1. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

Votes: 404,516 | Gross: $27.30M

2. Private Practice (2007–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A spin-off of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Taye Diggs

Votes: 20,710

3. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 117,072 | Gross: $34.58M

4. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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65 Metascore

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, RZA

Votes: 55,504 | Gross: $1.97M

5. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 19,052 | Gross: $7.29M

6. My Life (1993)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.9
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Director: Bruce Joel Rubin | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Queen Latifah

Votes: 9,814 | Gross: $27.48M

7. Gray's Anatomy (1996)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spalding Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Spalding Gray, Mike McLaughlin, Melissa Robertson, Alvin Henry

Votes: 1,931

8. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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68 Metascore

A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Votes: 8,035 | Gross: $7.12M

9. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 12,418 | Gross: $7.33M

10. Hungry Hearts (2014)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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48 Metascore

The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.

Director: Saverio Costanzo | Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Brandon Reiss

Votes: 3,817

11. Resurrection (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A woman enters the afterlife briefly after a car crash that kills her husband. But she survives - and finds herself possessing strange powers.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 2,513 | Gross: $3.91M

12. Ill Behaviour (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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When Charlie is diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, the prognosis is good. However, when Charlie spurns chemotherapy in favour of a more natural, alternative treatment. his friends take drastic action.

Stars: Chris Geere, Tom Riley, Jessica Regan, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 406

13. The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Mylène Jampanoï, Xiaoran Li, Dong Fu Lin, Wei-chang Wang

Votes: 2,167

14. The River (1997)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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55 Metascore

A young man develops severe neck pain after swimming in a polluted river; his dysfunctional parents are unable to provide any relief for him or themselves.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Tien Miao, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Ann Hui

Votes: 2,347

15. A Kid (2016)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand. One morning, in his Parisian flat, he receives a call from Quebec telling him his ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan, Marie-Thérèse Fortin

Votes: 1,057

16. Mister Tachyon (2018– )

Documentary, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Part real and part faux documentary about the mysterious Mister Tachyon who explores popular fringe science topics to find the cure for his invisibility.

Stars: Rollie Pemberton, Pascal Atuma

Votes: 64

17. Under Our Skin (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary

8.2
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63 Metascore

Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.

Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson | Stars: Mandy Hughes, Sean Hughes, Dana Walsh, Jordan Fisher Smith

Votes: 939 | Gross: $0.10M

18. Home Care (2015)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta lives for her husband Lada, her daughter, and her patients. But then one day things change and Vlasta comes to realize that she might need some care too.

Director: Slávek Horák | Stars: Alena Mihulová, Bolek Polívka, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Zuzana Krónerová

Votes: 376

19. Nunal sa tubig (1976)

118 min | Drama

7.6
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Ishmael Bernal's opus recreates the quality and slow pace of life in a dying village surrounded by the sea as it is caught in the eternal cycle of love and hate, of fertility and pollution,... See full summary »

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Elizabeth Oropesa, Daria Ramirez, George Estregan, Ruben Rustia

Votes: 23

20. Searching for the Cure

Documentary | Filming

"Searching for the Cure", is an in-depth feature documentary exploring the world of "Medical Cannabis", tracing its origins, scientific research, clinical trials, legalization, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert C MacKay | Stars: Tommy Chong, Montel Williams, Sanjay Gupta, Rob Ruckus

21. The Enemies of Reason (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Scientist Richard Dawkins turns a hostile eye on the world of alternative medicine.

Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Derren Brown, Deepak Chopra, Richard Dawkins, Chris French

Votes: 1,671

22. Magnetisøren's femte vinter (1999)

123 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A mysterious stranger, Meisner, arrives in a northern Swedish town in 1820, calling himself a magnetist - an amalgam of hypnotist and healer - and claiming he can cure diseases un-treatable... See full summary »

Director: Morten Henriksen | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Ole Lemmeke, Johanna Sällström, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 360

23. Crisis (I) (2017)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A ghost writer, a piano player and a clerk, three characters united by frustration, who will have to fight to get out of their crises, facing their insecurities, repressions and bad memories in a world of fantasies and mysteries.

Director: Martin Pizarro Veglia | Stars: Paulina Moreno Vivanco, Juan Pablo Troncoso, Willy Semler, Gabriel Barraza

Votes: 15

24. Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. (2009)

88 min | Documentary

7.7
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The movie follows a couple of diabetes patients quest to overcome the disease by going on a raw vegetable diet.

Director: Aiyana Elliott | Stars: Michael Beckwith, Fred Bisci, Gabriel Cousens, Joel Fuhrman

Votes: 169

25. Body & Soul (2002– )

48 min | Drama

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Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Larissa Laskin, Currie Graham, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 50

26. Cancer: The Forbidden Cures (2010)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Massimo Mazzucco | Stars: René Caisse, Charlotte Gerson, Max Gerson, G. Edward Griffin

Votes: 47

27. Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John of God (2008)

Documentary

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Witness the outstanding abilities of John of God, one of the most powerful and respected healers in the world today.

Directors: David Unterberg, Harald Wiesleitner | Star: João de Deus

Votes: 13

28. Vecne tvá neverná (2018)

Comedy, Romance

3.3
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Director: Milan Cieslar | Stars: Sasa Rasilov, Lenka Vlasáková, Vilma Cibulková, Natalia Germani

Votes: 26

29. Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime (1988)

TV-G | 83 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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The saga of Harry Hoxsey is often called "the wildest story in medical history" and could have been written by Mark Twain. In 1924, Harry Hoxsey claimed a cure for cancer, herbal remedies ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Ausubel | Stars: Peter Barry Chowka, Max Gail

Votes: 39

30. San Lazaro (2011)

97 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Two estranged friends journey to the town of San Lazaro to ask a faith-healer for help in saving the life of one's brother, who is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Wincy Aquino Ong | Stars: Ramon Bautista, Wincy Aquino Ong, Nicco Manalo, Bianca King

Votes: 67

31. Grow Your Own Drugs (2009– )

30 min | Documentary

7.6
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James Wong presents a guide to making your own natural remedies using everyday ingredients.

Star: James Wong

Votes: 39

32. Goedenavond, Dames en Heren (2015– )

Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Stars: Anna Raadsveld, Sophie Höppener, Huub Stapel, Loes Luca

Votes: 47

33. War on Health, FDA's Cult of Tyranny (2012)

98 min | Documentary, News

8.6
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The film War on Health, explores the position of the FDA and it's role in the current medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and looks at possibilities for a healthier, more holistic ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Null | Stars: Mike Adams, Nancy Banks, Neal Barnard, Ronnie Cummins

Votes: 28

34. Kill or Cure (1923)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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A hapless door-to-door salesman tries to sell his 'miracle cure' to an unappreciative public.

Director: Scott Pembroke | Stars: Stan Laurel, Katherine Grant, Noah Young, Eddie Baker

Votes: 73

35. Autism: Made in the U.S.A. (2009)

101 min | Documentary

5.5
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Directors: Manette Loudon, Gary Null | Stars: James B. Adams, Julia Berle, Mark F. Blaxill, Timothy M. Buie

Votes: 21

36. Yam (2004)

89 min | Comedy

6.9
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Reaching the menopause and misunderstood by everyone around her, Pamela takes her health into her own hands - with highly unexpected results.

Director: Angel Garden | Stars: Rob Almond, Joanna Avery, Chris Bailey, Angus Brown

Votes: 10

37. Natural Medicine Saved My Life (2014– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Ivo Buhles, Jacqueline Hinton, Lori Morkunas Jones, Michael London

38. Jesus of Macon, Georgia (2008)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Director: Todd J. Phelps | Stars: Sam P. Whitehead, Gene Whitehead, Beverly Rogerson, Todd J. Phelps

Votes: 9

39. Supercharge Your Immune System (2003 Video)

92 min | Documentary

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Acclaimed natural health and nutrition expert, Gary Null, Ph.D. examines the factors in our diet, lifestyle and environment that adversely affect our immune system, and what actions we can take in order to reclaim our health and vitality.

Director: Gary Null | Stars: Swami Bua, Howard Kaufman, Richard Kradin, Lisa Lachoda

40. Fate of the Lhapa (2007)

63 min | Documentary, History

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Fate of the Lhapa is a feature-length documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal. Each lhapa requested that their story be filmed. Their fear... See full summary »

Director: Sarah C. Sifers

Votes: 11

41. Er du skidt, skat? (2003–2004)

28 min | Comedy

4.5
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Stars: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis, Rasmus Botoft, Peter Gantzler, Bodil Jørgensen

Votes: 8

42. The Healing Self with Deepak Chopra (2018 TV Special)

58 min | Talk-Show

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Deepak Chopra, M.D., the leading expert in Integrative Medicine, shows us new insights into the integration of the mind, body and spirit - and the latest research into how we can achieve optimal health and well-being.

Directors: Richard Polonetsky, Alan Steinfeld | Stars: Deepak Chopra, Alan Steinfeld

43. Salud integral (2003– )

60 min | Documentary

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Star: Octavio Nahum Gánem

44. Faith Healer (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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Seven years old Natascha is diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer. Healing chances are 95%, but she'd have to endure chemotherapy. When her parents see how other children suffer from it, ... See full summary »

Director: Bernd Böhlich | Stars: Julia Jäger, Florian Martens, Luise Helm, Hans Peter Hallwachs

45. Heaven Earth (2008)

60 min | Documentary

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Explores the practice and commercialization of amazonian ayahuasca-shamanism in Iquitos.

Directors: Rudolf Amaral, Harald Scherz | Stars: Royce Alido, Pablo Amaringo, Jeremy Bennett, Elisa Vargas Fernandez

Votes: 7

46. De wondere wereld (1999– )

Documentary

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Star: Ingeborg Sergeant

47. Folkeopplysningen (2012– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

8.7
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Andreas Wahl examines and debunks popular alternative, undocumented and supernatural claims with logical methodology and a scientific perspective.

Stars: Andreas Wahl, Jan-Ole Hesselberg, Kristian Bjørkdahl, Adam Galinsky

Votes: 45

48. Arte por prescripción (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Music, reading and photography. Can they relief the suffer of Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's patients? The documentary Prescription Art traces the evolution of Huntington's disease ... See full summary »

Director: Silvia Venegas Venegas

49. Åndehullet (2003)

28 min | Comedy

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Satirical half-hour comedy show with pushing-the-stereotype characters, solid writing and various guest appearances.

Stars: Mette Agnete Horn, Lasse Lunderskov, Farshad Kholghi, Jette Carla Pedersen

50. Health Reminder (2007)

Animation, Short

7.2
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A black sarcastic look at drugs, the prescription kind, and their over-presence in medical practice The 1st installment of the Health Reminder series.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 38



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