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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.

6. Awakenings

Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard
Released: 1990


Robin Williams appears again on our list as Dr. Malcom Sayer, a pioneering MD who uses a new drug, L-Dopa, to revive catatonic patients. He finds, however, that his patients always return to their original state no matter what he does. Revolving around a patient named Leonard Love, Sayer attempts to prove that his patients can function properly in the real world with the aid of L-Dopa. Sayer battles both his nay-sayers and the failure of L-Dopa after an apparent success.

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