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1. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 377,693

2. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 46,421

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 834,444 | Gross: $112.00M

4. Silent Witness (1996– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 4,649

5. Chicago Med (2015– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

7.5
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The city's most highly skilled medical team saves lives, while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships.

Stars: Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Colin Donnell

Votes: 10,287

6. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 147,819 | Gross: $28.87M

7. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.7
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The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 9,095

8. 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: 20,665

9. Nurse Jackie (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

Votes: 22,833

10. Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama

7.7
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The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons.

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley

Votes: 50,652

11. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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77 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 200,823

12. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)

45 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.9
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Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter

Votes: 5,655

13. Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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25 Metascore

The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 95,710 | Gross: $135.03M

14. Code Black (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

8.1
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The staff of the LA County Hospital emergency room treat patients under difficult circumstances.

Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 9,658

15. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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30 Metascore

John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 115,487 | Gross: $71.76M

16. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 112,315 | Gross: $52.10M

17. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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65 Metascore

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 101,110 | Gross: $67.82M

18. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,374

19. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 36,503 | Gross: $9.13M

20. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 94,788 | Gross: $45.01M

21. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,493

22. Body of Proof (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

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Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

Stars: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Windell Middlebrooks

Votes: 13,902

23. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 75,100 | Gross: $61.49M

24. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg

Votes: 3,375

25. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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46 Metascore

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt

Votes: 86,145 | Gross: $144.16M

26. Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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90 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 22,718 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 66,155 | Gross: $3.07M

28. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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33 Metascore

A wealthy young man undergoing heart transplant surgery discovers that the surgical team intend to murder him.

Director: Joby Harold | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin

Votes: 69,570 | Gross: $14.38M

29. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital.

Stars: Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 2,350

30. Malice (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth

Votes: 20,978 | Gross: $46.04M

31. Longtime Companion (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 4,914 | Gross: $4.61M

32. Dr. Ken (2015–2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

5.8
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A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family.

Stars: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 3,621

33. 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: 19,003 | Gross: $7.29M

34. Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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The Korean War M*A*S*H unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.

Stars: Pernell Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Charles Siebert, Gregory Harrison

Votes: 1,441

35. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.1
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 1,194

36. Mercy (2009–2010)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Three nurses deal with patients and personal issues at Mercy Hospital.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jaime Lee Kirchner, James Tupper

Votes: 2,739

37. The Kingdom (1994–1997)

TV-MA | 561 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen

Votes: 16,096 | Gross: $0.09M

38. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 14,304 | Gross: $15.24M

39. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 621

40. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 438

41. Safe (1995)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess

Votes: 11,281 | Gross: $0.51M

42. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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66 Metascore

The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 8,412 | Gross: $4.10M

43. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

8.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,450

44. Botched (2014– )

42 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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Horrible plastic surgeries gone wrong are looked at by two of California's best plastic surgeons.

Stars: Paul Nassif, Terry J. Dubrow, Rajee Narinesingh, Janice Dickinson

Votes: 828

45. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)

50 min | Drama

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This series chronicles the events surrounding the activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which operates its own aircraft -in this case from the base at Coopers Crossing, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Lenore Smith, Robert Grubb, Maurie Fields, Val Jellay

Votes: 646

46. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

Votes: 8,324

47. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.6
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After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 8,506 | Gross: $12.80M

48. Good Doctor (2013)

Drama, Romance

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A medical drama about a surgical resident with autistic disorder and savant syndrome.

Stars: Joo Won, Chae-won Moon, Sang-uk Joo, Gyo-jin In

Votes: 943

49. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.3
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 14,345

50. Off the Map (2011)

42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A trio of doctors seek a new start.

Stars: Jonathan Castellanos, Valerie Cruz, Caroline Dhavernas, Jason George

Votes: 4,778



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