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AllHealthcare's 10 Favorite Medical Movies

AllHealthcare's 10 Favorite Medical Movies

It doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor, medical assistant or a student. Medical movies resonate with the public because they force us to think about the worst-case scenarios or put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.

These ten movies made the cut because they are intelligent, exciting, and heart-warming. These are movies we can watch over and over. You may have seen half of our list, or you have only seen none of it – whatever the case, we suggest you pick up one of these ten great medical movies the next time you are at your local video store.

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletchre, William Redfield
Released: 1976


This classic remake of the 1962 novel of the same name, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was the first film to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in a Lead Role, Actress in a Lead Role, Director, Screenplay). Convict Randle Patrick McMurphy convinces the courts he’s insane in order to avoid another stint in jail. His time in a mental institution make the viewer question whether McMurphy is actually crazy, or just a good actor. His ward is headed up by the tyrannical Nurse Ratched who intimidates the patients but soon learns that McMurphy is not afraid of her.

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