Movies based on Medical Science

Movies based on Medical Science
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Wit (2001 TV Movie)
A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. (99 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
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The Fisher King (1991)
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.(137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
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Philadelphia (1993)
When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (125 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
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The Doctor (1991)
Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer... (122 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
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Awakenings (1990)
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. (121 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
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Patch Adams (1998)
In the 1970s, a medical student treats patients, illegally, using humor. (115 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
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Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)
A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. (110 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
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And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)
The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it. (141 mins.)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
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The Painted Veil (2006)
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Life Story (1987)
Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind... (50 mins.)
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Article 99 (1992)
A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds... (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
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People Will Talk (1951)
Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend. (110 mins.)
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Malice (1993)
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. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
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John Q (2002)
John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant. (116 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
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The Men (1950)
Paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
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My Left Foot (1989)
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
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Red Beard (1965)
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern. (185 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
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My Own Country (1998 TV Movie)
"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese... (95 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
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