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1. Arrowsmith (1931)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

Votes: 1,308

2. Night Nurse (1931)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable

Votes: 2,774

3. Doctor X (1932)

Unrated | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster

Votes: 2,400

4. Men in White (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 552

5. The Citadel (1938)

Passed | 110 min | Drama

Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison

Votes: 1,645

6. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,785

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

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

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

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,254

8. Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

A willful woman concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician into marriage.

Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn

Votes: 1,880

9. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 3,726

10. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 5,019

11. Doctor in the House (1954)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden

Votes: 1,108

12. Not as a Stranger (1955)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

55 Metascore

An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,497

13. Doctor at Sea (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

A bachelor doctor goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Brigitte Bardot is around.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 692

14. Doctor at Large (1957)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 594

15. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 2,154

16. Doctor in Love (1960)

93 min | Comedy

Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell, Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 287

17. Les yeux sans visage (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

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: 21,615 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Doctor in Distress (1963)

102 min | Comedy

Dr. Simon Sparrow's love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis as she is a model and is as... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray

Votes: 476

19. Nurse on Wheels (1963)

85 min | Comedy

Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Juliet Mills, Ronald Lewis, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell

Votes: 214

20. A Stitch in Time (1963)

G | 89 min | Comedy

An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jeanette Sterke, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 852

21. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

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: 13,891

22. Akai tenshi (1966)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yûsuke Kawazu, Ranko Akagi

Votes: 1,093

23. Carnaby, M.D. (1966)

97 min | Comedy

Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice, Shirley Anne Field, John Fraser

Votes: 315

24. Carry on Doctor (1967)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 2,920

25. Charly (1968)

M | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney

Votes: 5,598

26. Doctor in Trouble (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy

Dr. Burke is in love with Ophelia but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also on board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertson Justice, Angela Scoular

Votes: 318

27. The Hospital (1971)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

Votes: 4,864 | Gross: $19.71M

28. Carry on Matron (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 2,332

29. Where Does It Hurt? (1972)

R | 87 min | Comedy

A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jo Ann Pflug, Rick Lenz, Harold Gould

Votes: 348

30. The Terminal Man (1974)

PG | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat

Votes: 1,595

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

R | 133 min | Drama

80 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: 804,707 | Gross: $112.00M

34. Docteur Françoise Gailland (1976)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Françoise Gailland has a hectic schedule, which causes her to have little time to spend with her family, which consists of her husband Gérard, her pregnant teenager daughter Élisabeth, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Louis Bertuccelli | Stars: Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, François Périer, Isabelle Huppert

Votes: 142

35. House Calls (1978)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife. He embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 1,570 | Gross: $28.46M

36. Coma (1978)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 15,319

37. Le toubib (1979)

90 min | Drama, War

The story is set in June 1983. Famous surgeon Jean-Marie Desprée was left by his wife 1 month ago and now he works in a modern movable hospital, where the 3rd world war is taking place.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Alain Delon, Véronique Jannot, Bernard Giraudeau, Francine Bergé

Votes: 433

38. Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | 96 min | Comedy

An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 2,711 | Gross: $30.69M

39. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

Votes: 2,062

40. The House of God (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, Chief Resident, has a breakdown the interns are reluctantly placed under the tutelage of the senior resident known as The ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Tim Matheson, Charles Haid, Michael Sacks, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 164

41. Bad Medicine (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Bill Macy

Votes: 1,100 | Gross: $2.69M

42. The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

R | 93 min | Horror, Drama

Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands

Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.15M

43. Critical Condition (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy

Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for a doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

Votes: 2,653 | Gross: $20.24M

44. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 2,192 | Gross: $0.49M

45. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

71 Metascore

While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli, Angela Heck, Margaret Anne MacLeod

Votes: 1,136

46. Gross Anatomy (1989)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti, Todd Field

Votes: 3,318 | Gross: $11.60M

47. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

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: 108,760 | Gross: $52.10M

48. Flatliners (1990)

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

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: 73,352 | Gross: $61.49M

49. Donor (1990 TV Movie)

96 min | Thriller