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1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Writers: George Seaton, Valentine Davies | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

2. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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33 Metascore

The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.

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

3. The Good Doctor (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

A young doctor goes to unconscionable extremes in order to remain in the service of a female patient with a kidney disorder.

Writer: John Enbom | Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow

4. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Writer: Amanda Silver | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

5. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.8
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Writers: Barry Reed, David Mamet | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

6. Miracle on 34th Street (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

Writers: Jeb Rosebrook, George Seaton, Valentine Davies | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Suzanne Davidson

7. A Little Help (2010)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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54 Metascore

A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son.

Writer: Michael J. Weithorn | Director: Michael J. Weithorn | Stars: Jenna Fischer, Jay Klaitz, Daniel Yelsky, Brooke Smith

8. Speaking of Sex (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

Writer: Gary Tieche | Director: John McNaughton | Stars: James Spader, Melora Walters, Jay Mohr, Nathaniel Arcand

9. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler, Sidney Kingsley | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

10. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Henry Bellamann | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

11. Jeans (1998)

175 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Vishu and Ramu are a pair of Indian twins living in America with their father, Rajamani. When Madhumita (Aishwarya Rai) and her brother come to America to get medical treatment for their ... See full summary »

Writer: S. Shankar | Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Prashanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nasser, Senthil

12. Heaven (1998)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual ... See full summary »

Writers: Chad Taylor, Scott Reynolds | Director: Scott Reynolds | Stars: Martin Donovan, Daniel Edwards, Richard Schiff, Joanna Going

13. Negotiator (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime

7.4
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After a convenience store robbery, three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their ... See full summary »

Writers: Takahisa Igarashi, Kota Yamada | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Mayu Tsuruta, Shirô Sano, Ken'ichi Endô

14. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.6
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Writers: Gouverneur Morris, Charles Kenyon | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

15. Isolation (2011)

Thriller

4.4
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A medical student wakes up in a hospital isolation room with no memory of how she got there.

Writer: Chris Billett | Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Eva Amurri Martino, Joshua Close, David Harbour, Robert Wu

16. Hot Coffee (2011)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

17. Infection (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Writers: Ryôichi Kimizuka, Masayuki Ochiai | Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

18. The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

5.1
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Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to a larger-than-life "miracle doctor" and his unusual treatments. However, joy soon turns... See full summary »

Writers: Phil Penningroth, Sharon Elizabeth Doyle | Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Shanna Reed, Tom Verica, Shannon Lawson

19. Dead Sleep (1992)

R | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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Young nurse investigates suspicious deaths in a psychiatric ward.

Writer: Michael Rymer | Director: Alec Mills | Stars: Linda Blair, Tony Bonner, Andrew Booth, Christine Amor

20. Betrayal of Trust (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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A woman has been to a psychiatrist for years for drug and alcohol addiction, and whose treatment includes being injected with a drug that knocks her out. One day, she was coming around when... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Noel, Kathryn Watterson, Suzette Couture | Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Judith Light, Judd Hirsch, Betty Buckley, Jeffrey DeMunn

21. Green Light (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.

Writers: Milton Krims, Lloyd C. Douglas | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Errol Flynn, Anita Louise, Margaret Lindsay, Cedric Hardwicke

22. Klay World: Off the Table (2005 Video)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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A bunch of blue clay men who live on a table are contacted by another species of clay people through radio. Now 4 brave blue clay men will leave the table for the first time ever in order to find these mysterious clay men.

Writer: Robert Benfer | Director: Robert Benfer | Stars: Robert Benfer, Sammie Penrod, Jason Steele, Tyler Vandenbergh

23. Terminal Choice (1985)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Fank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to mispractice. For his ... See full summary »

Writers: Neal Bell, Peter Lawrence | Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Joe Spano, Diane Venora, David McCallum, Robert Joy

24. Open Heart (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Things appear to be looking up for a cash-strapped, regional hospital when it hires a reputedly brilliant cardiac surgeon to head up its pediatric cardiac surgery unit. But when increasing ... See full summary »

Writer: Raymond Storey | Director: Laurie Lynd | Stars: Megan Follows, Raoul Bhaneja, Kim Roberts, Nicole Maillet

25. Bedside (1934)

TV-G | 66 min | Drama

6.6
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Bob Brown uses his bedside manner to charm his patients while his partner makes the actual diagnoses.

Writers: Lillie Hayward, James Wharton, Manuel Seff, Harvey F. Thew, Rian James | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Warren William, Jean Muir, Allen Jenkins, David Landau

26. The Critical List (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

5.9
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A two part made for television movie centering on Dr. Dan Lassiter. In the first one, he goes up against a lawyer who likes to sue doctors over the smallest infractions. When the lawyer ... See full summary »

Writers: Marshall Goldberg, Jerry McNeely | Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Melinda Dillon, Buddy Ebsen, Barbara Parkins

27. Klay World Series (2003 Video)

Animation, Comedy

8.4
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A series of short films about a bunch of little blue clay people who live on a table.

Writer: Robert Benfer | Director: Robert Benfer | Star: Robert Benfer

28. A Moment to Takeoff (2010)

18 min | Short, Drama

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Fiction) Dr Yael Livne, 35 year old attractive is a senior resident in Obstetrics is on her last night duty at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, before leaving for a 2 year fellowship ... See full summary »

Writers: Ariel Revel, Nitza Aviram | Director: Omri Levi | Stars: Liat Azar, Jamil Khouri, Ilia Grossman, Yair Lehman

29. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Daniel Boyle | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

30. Saving Hope (2012– )
Episode: Defense (2013)

Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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The doctors are forced to deal with people from their past as Alex, Charlie, and Joel take on the daunting task of operating on a malpractice lawyer known for suing every doctor in his path.

Creators: Morwyn Brebner, Malcolm MacRury | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Huse Madhavji, Julia Taylor Ross

31. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Double Bind: Part 1 (2007)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A badly decomposed body is discovered buried in a Hampstead garden, while a convicted murderer escapes from a secure psychiatric unit. The team is drawn back to a horrific double parricide from 1967.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

32. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Double Bind: Part 2 (2007)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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After a mental patient slips away after spending forty years for brutally murdering his parents, several leads open up for the cold case team.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

33. True Crimes: The First 72 Hours (2003– )
Episode: Good Doctor (2006)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Steve Lucas | Directors: Ximena Bensusan, Daniel Sadler | Stars: Ray Landry, Daniel Fathers, Rebecca Williams, Debra McCabe

34. Kingdom Hospital (2004– )
Episode: Goodbye Kiss (2004)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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After Dr. Hook is convinced he saw Mary, Mrs. Druse persuades him to find the child's doll. Imprisoned murder Rolf Pederson poisons himself in order to escape capture after being nursed ... See full summary »

Creator: Stephen King | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Bruce Davison, Diane Ladd, Brandon Bauer

35. Eli Stone (2008–2009)
Episode: Heartbeat (2008)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Eli takes on Nate's case when he's accused of malpractice in a U.N.O.S. case, but Nate's secrets jeopardize the case and cause Eli's visions of the day his father died. Taylor's attempt to stave off Dowd involve her father and then Eli.

Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim | Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine, Matt Letscher

36. Delvecchio (1976–1977)
Episode: Licensed to Kill (1977)

60 min | Drama, Crime

5.1
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Creators: Joseph Polizzi, Sam Rolfe | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Charles Haid, Michael Conrad, Mario Gallo

37. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Episode: Medicine Man (1958)

60 min | Western

7.2
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A bounty hunter tracks down a doctor who, falsely accused of malpractice, has changed his name and sought refuge in Cimarron City.

Writer: Norman Jolley | Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: George Montgomery, Audrey Totter, John Smith, Gary Merrill

38. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Preventative Medicine (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.1
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Hawkeye performs a shocking and sinister stunt to keep a war-obsessed colonel from sending more young victims to a possible early grave, while Klinger tries to use voodoo on Potter to get a discharge.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Director: Tony Mordente | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

39. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: Sue You (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Becker refuses to settle Vinny's lawsuit against him, despite his lawyer's advice to the contrary. Margaret's husband Louis knits sweater/vest garments for Margaret and Linda. Jake and Bob try to think of the worst way to die.

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

40. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: The Novocaine Mutiny (1976)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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Hawkeye is court martialed for mutiny under Frank Burns' command.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Director: Harry Morgan | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

41. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)
Episode: The Quest (1995)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Dr Fleischman enlists Maggie to accompany him in a quest for the Lost Jewelled City where they will encounter classic fairy tale myths; Chris sues Dr Capra for malpractice and Michelle has to review The Brick for a restaurant guide.

Creators: Joshua Brand, John Falsey | Director: Michael Vittes | Stars: Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum

42. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Tonsil Trouble (2008)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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After Cartman and Kyle are infected with the AIDS virus, they turn to Magic Johnson for assistance in finding a cure.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

43. Side Effects (1994–1996)
Episode: You Can Run (1996)

Drama

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Writers: David Barlow, John Dolin, David Finley, Brenda Greenberg | Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Albert Schultz, Nadia Capone, Joseph Ziegler, Barbara Eve Harris