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Best medical professionals in film

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It’s time to celebrate the life-saving, science-positive humans of healthcare we need so much right now. List your top ten movies about medical professionals, whether they take Extreme Measures or use The Gentle Touch. We know that not all movie nurses, doctors and disorderly orderlies are good; there’s plenty of horror to be mined and tension to be Ratched-ed in hospitals. So, from Major “Hot Lips” Houlihan to Madame Pomfrey, any genre is fine, as long as the medical characters in question are interesting (and we’re drawing the line at scientists, so Drs. Strange and Strangelove are out). Get your list in before Visiting Hours are over.

Most mentioned

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Persona
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • The Elephant Man
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Awakenings
  • M*A*S*H
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Shutter Island
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Re-Animator
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Fugitive
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Contagion
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Magnolia
  • Misery
  • Patch Adams

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MandelBroSet

MandelBroSet 10 films

nejore

nejore 10 films

Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown 10 films

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#1 gizmo fan 1 film

abby

abby 10 films

Sam Uhlemann

Sam Uhlemann 5 films

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David 10 films

Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson 40 films

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tromafiend 27 films

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PhillUpNorth 28 films

Rui Ozpinhead

Rui Ozpinhead 10 films

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srpf_ 13 films

bas2804

bas2804 13 films

Jester_95

Jester_95 20 films

Nate Hartley

Nate Hartley 10 films

John Hensler

John Hensler 10 films

Letterboxd

Letterboxd 20 films

Dyllan Wayman

Dyllan Wayman 10 films

hessli

hessli 5 films

Kenny Montano

Kenny Montano 10 films

Lívia Mello

Lívia Mello 10 films

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Bel 6 films

rpride

rpride 10 films

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G a y a n 10 films

themonk

themonk 78 films

Adam William

Adam William 10 films

delfi2993

delfi2993 25 films

xthebarkingcat

xthebarkingcat 7 films

Phill Hill

Phill Hill 10 films

Wynand Olivier

Wynand Olivier 10 films

Stefan

Stefan 11 films