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1. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

2. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Writers: Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

3. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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70 Metascore

The CDC races against time to develop a vaccine against an extremely lethal virus.

Writer: Scott Z. Burns | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard

4. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Writers: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest, Traudl Junge, Melissa Müller | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

5. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?

Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

6. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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24 Metascore

Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

Writers: Gary Scott Thompson, Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens

7. Sanctuary (2008– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Creator: Damian Kindler | Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins

8. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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

9. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

10. Junior (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.5
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As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Writers: Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella

11. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Writers: H.P. Lovecraft, Dennis Paoli, William Norris, Stuart Gordon | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

12. The Air I Breathe (2007)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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37 Metascore

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

Writers: Jieho Lee, Bob DeRosa | Director: Jieho Lee | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Andy Garcia, Kevin Bacon

13. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

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

14. Medicine Man (1992)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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The movie speaks to the value of preserving the rain forest for the preservation of our diversity of life. Gorgeous scenery! It is worth watching just for it's pure beauty.

Writers: Tom Schulman, Sally Robinson | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, José Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre

15. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Writers: Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

16. Renaissance (2006)

R | 105 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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57 Metascore

In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export -- youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for.

Writers: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, Michael Katims, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Patrick Raynal | Director: Christian Volckman | Stars: Daniel Craig, Catherine McCormack, Jonathan Pryce, Romola Garai

17. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

110 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Writers: Peter Silverman, Robert Caswell | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

18. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

19. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Palmer, Tony Gilroy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

20. 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.

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

21. Trouble Every Day (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane''s mysterious and frequent visits to a medical... See full summary »

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas

22. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Writers: Sheridan Gibney, Pierre Collings | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

23. Island of Terror (1966)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Writers: Edward Mann, Al Ramsen | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray, Eddie Byrne

24. So Much So Fast (2006)

87 min | Documentary

7.6
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79 Metascore

A man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease deals with the woman falling for him and a brother who becomes obsessed with finding a cure.

Writers: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Directors: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Stars: Jesse Abbott-Dallamora, Robert Bonazoli, Tyler DiVittorio, Benjamin Heywood

25. Virus (1995 TV Movie)

92 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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Who could have deliberately released a rare and deadly African plague that is now spreading uncontrollably throughout America's largest urban areas? A lone determined doctor desperately and... See full summary »

Writers: Robin Cook, Roger Young | Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Nicollette Sheridan, William Devane, Stephen Caffrey, Dakin Matthews

26. Ma vie en l'air (2005)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Will the fear of flying rob a man of his second chance for love?

Writer: Rémi Bezançon | Director: Rémi Bezançon | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Elsa Kikoïne

27. Doctor X (1932)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Writers: Robert Tasker, Earl Baldwin, Howard Warren Comstock, Allen C. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster

28. Dive Bomber (1941)

Approved | 132 min | Drama

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A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

Writers: Frank Wead, Robert Buckner | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith

29. Century (1993)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Paul Reisner, a young doctor, becomes a researcher in a prestigious medical institute. He feels he has a chance to be part of a movement of unending progress in science and civilization. ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Charles Dance, Clive Owen, Miranda Richardson, Robert Stephens

30. Man in the Attic (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Writers: Robert Presnell Jr., Barré Lyndon, Marie Belloc Lowndes | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier

31. Arrowsmith (1931)

Passed | 108 min | Drama

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Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Writers: Sinclair Lewis, Sidney Howard | Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

32. Head Games (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Chris Nowinski, Gene Atkins, Laura Balcer, Hunt Batjer

33. Idiot's Delight (1939)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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A group of disparate travelers are caught are thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the start of WWII.

Writer: Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn

34. I Eat Your Skin (1964)

GP | 84 min | Horror

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A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Uninterested in this information, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Del Tenney | Director: Del Tenney | Stars: William Joyce, Heather Hewitt, Walter Coy, Dan Stapleton

35. Subject Two (2006)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A doctor invents a resurrection formula and tests it by killing his assistant over and over and over again.

Writer: Philip Chidel | Director: Philip Chidel | Stars: Christian Oliver, Dean Stapleton, Courtney Mace, Jürgen Jones

36. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Writers: John Huston, Heinz Herald, Norman Burnstine | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

37. Cloned (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.8
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In the year 2008, a married couple is distraught over losing their 8 year old son in a boating accident. However, when the mother suddenly sees another child who looks identical to her dead... See full summary »

Writers: Perri Klass, Carmen Culver, David Taylor | Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Bradley Whitford, Scott Paulin, Enrico Colantoni

38. Anna to the Infinite Power (1983)

101 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Mildred Ames, Robert Wiemer | Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Dina Merrill, Martha Byrne, Mark Patton, Donna Mitchell

39. Driftwood (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

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Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Loos, Richard Sale | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Charlotte Greenwood

40. The Animals Film (1981)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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The film offers a comprehensive examination of the exploitation of animals in modern society.

Writer: Victor Schonfeld | Directors: Myriam Alaux, Victor Schonfeld | Stars: Julie Christie, Richard Course, Sandy Dennis, Robin Howard

41. Green Light (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

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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

42. The Battle of Amfar (2013)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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When AIDS struck in the early 1980s, a scientist and a movie star did not have to respond - but they did. Dr. Mathilde Krim and Elizabeth Taylor joined forces to create amfAR, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Sharon Wood | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Woody Allen, Aileen Getty, Rock Hudson, Ted Kennedy

43. Millionaires in Prison (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama

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Add a Plot

Writers: Lynn Root, Frank Fenton, Martin Mooney | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Lee Tracy, Linda Hayes, Raymond Walburn, Morgan Conway

44. Shining Victory (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

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Add a Plot

Writers: Howard Koch, Anne Froelich, A.J. Cronin | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: James Stephenson, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Barbara O'Neil

45. Before I Hang (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Karl Brown | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

46. I Remember Me (2000)

74 min | Documentary, Biography

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68 Metascore

In 1984-85, people at Lake Tahoe fell ill with flu symptoms, but they didn't get better. Medical literature documents similar outbreaks: in 1934 at LA county hospital, in 1948-49 in Iceland... See full summary »

Writer: Kim A. Snyder | Director: Kim A. Snyder | Stars: Kim A. Snyder, Michelle Akers, Jan Armstrong, Faye Austin

47. The Jungle Captive (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Horror

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Once again Paula ape woman is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor and his disfigured assistant, who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dwight V. Babcock, M. Coates Webster | Director: Harold Young | Stars: Otto Kruger, Vicky Lane, Amelita Ward, Phil Brown

48. Gambling with Souls (1936)

Unrated | 70 min | Crime, Drama

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Young girls are cheated in rigged gambling games and then forced into prostitution to pay off their debts.

Writer: J.D. Kendis | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Martha Chapin, Wheeler Oakman, Bryant Washburn, Gay Sheridan

49. Destiny Stalled (2000)

25 min | Drama, Short

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Mitchell is out of work. He's just gotten a letter from his long lost father in Las Vegas, and he needs $600 to get there. He enrolls in a medical study, and while there, befriends Jimmy, a... See full summary »

Writers: Susan Johnson, Charlie Terrell | Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Robert Glen Keith, Brian Sites, Gloria Gifford, Pamela Gordon

50. Killer Stress: A National Geographic Special (2008 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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National Geographic investigates the root causes and eventual effects of stress.

Writer: John Heminway | Director: John Heminway | Stars: Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel, Marcus Lovett, Michael Marmot