Movies about surgeons

Movies about surgeons
List of the best movies about surgeons selected by visitors to our site: Something the Lord Made, The Danish Girl, Doctor Liza, Extinction, The Skin I Live In, The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, Knock, Arrhythmia, The Physician.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDoctors, Surgeons
PlotOn real events

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration02:35
CharactersGay, Artists, Transgender people, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

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Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
PlaceHospitals
StyleFascinating

The film is about a day in the life of Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka, also known as Doctor Liza. Moscow, 2012. The Glinka family prepares for a celebration: thirty years together. The closest friends are invited for dinner, the sons have arrived. Of course, Liza has freed up this day for her family. There’s just a trifle: to stop by the Fund and see the weekly patients at the Paveletsky Station. But the days of Doctor Liza are always full of surprises… In a hospital in a Moscow suburb a five-year-old girl is dying. The duty doctor has to discharge Eva. Due to medical formalities the child, who suffers from cancer, is left without painkillers. In utter despair, the girl’s father turns to Liza for help. When Liza cannot find a way to help the child within the system, she decides on a desperate act…

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Soldier, Sisters, Surgeons
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Fight, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace, Trains, Spaceships, Party, Metro
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Tense

A chief mechanic at a factory, haunted by apocalyptic nightmares, becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by a mysterious army bent on destruction.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDoctors, Scientists, Surgeons
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Obsession, Experiments
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Creepy

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryPoland
CharactersDoctors, Writers
PlotOn real events
PlaceForest, Lake, Poland
TimeWorld War II, Cold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersDoctors, Surgeons
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Serious

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:45
CharactersTeachers, Doctors, Scammers, Widows
PlotLove, Robbery, Dancing, Death, Cheating
PlaceVillage, School, Ships, Trains, Party
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Doctor Knock is a former thug who has become a doctor and arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune according to a particular method. It will make the villagers believe that they are not as healthy as they might think. It is thus that he will find in each one an imaginary symptom, or not, and thus will be able to exercise his profession lucratively. Under his seductive looks and after gaining the confidence of the village, Knock is on the verge of achieving his ends. But his past catches up with him and an old acquaintance disrupts the doctor's plans.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:35
CharactersDoctors, Family, Alcoholics, Nurses
PlotDeath, Birthday, Snow, Divorce
PlaceRussia, Hospitals, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Sad ones

Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works as a nurse at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce. The new head of Oleg’s EMA department is a cold-hearted manager who’s got new strict rules to implement. Oleg couldn’t care less about the rules – he’s got lives to save; his attitude gets him in trouble with the new boss. The crisis at work coincides with the personal life crisis. Caught up between their patients, alcohol-fueled off-shifts, and an evolving health care system, Oleg and Katya have to find the binding force that will keep them together.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:30
CharactersKnights, Doctors, Surgeons, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Adventure
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Intellectual, Serious

The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina. Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Losers, Surgeons
PlotLove triangle
PlaceHospitals, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlotTravel, Superpowers, Obsession, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceLaboratory
TimeHalloween
StyleTense, Disturbing

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly
Duration03:20
CharactersDoctors
PlaceHospitals
StyleInspirational, Touching

Giuseppe Moscati, Doctor saint of Naples, was a doctor of the early twentieth century, from an aristocratic family devoted his career to serving the poor. The film focuses on the human side, partially leaving aside the spiritual part.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration02:06
CharactersDoctors, Disabled people, Surgeons
PlotOn real events, Sports, Survival, Dancing, American Football
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Doctors, Friends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryPoland
Duration02:00
CharactersDoctors, Surgeons, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Death, Political
PlaceHospitals, Poland
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersDoctors, Nurses
PlotObsession, Death, Blackmail
PlaceBeach, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing her, so he begins tampering with her treatment, keeping Diane sick and in the hospital right next to him.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
CharactersDoctors
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. To soothe the impressions of human suffering he turns to morphine.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersDoctors, Artists, Ballerinas, Sisters, Artists
PlotAnorexia, Depression, Art
PlaceHospitals, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Markimdb: 2.7
Genrehorror
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:10
CharactersSerial killers, Cannibals, Surgeons
PlotRevenge, Death, Weapon
PlacePrison
StyleDisgusting

Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration01:40
CharactersInventors
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, England, Hospitals, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic

Two doctors in Victorian England use manual stimulation of female genitalia to cure their patients' ills, leading to the invention of the vibrator.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersMonkeys, Heroes
PlotViruses
PlaceThe White House, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryJapan
CharactersSamurai, Gangsters, Angels, Yakuza, Alcoholics
PlotFriendship
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

The chaotic worlds of the Yakuza and an alcoholic doctor collide in this film noir classic from Akira Kurosawa. Gangster Toshiro Mifune visits doctor Takashi Shimura, after an unfortunate incident with a bullet. The doctor, who despises the Yakuza, discovers the young man is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease symbolic of what is happening to the doctor and the community he serves. Facing his own anger and fear, the doctor aligns himself with the gangster's world.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Artists, Family, Twins, Surgeons
PlotWedding, Death, Divorce
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, USA, New York
StyleLight, To cry

Aspiring New York City artist, John Hollar returns to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller
CountryPortugal
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Rich, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Money, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, Disturbing

Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness: the diagnosis of fake terminal cancers and the temporary elimination of some of the 5 senses. But will the therapies result or will they have unforeseeable side effects?

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersZombie, Witch, Demons, Cats
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Witchcraft, Mythology, Mystery
TimeDark ones
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSurgeons, Widows
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Numbers in the title

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

Ilya works as a trauma surgeon in a hospital. In the transition, he saves the life of a man who is trying to get compensation from a surgeon for broken ribs. This is the lesser of the doctor’s troubles. Saving the life of one of the patients, Ilya has to marry the girl while she is sleeping. With good intentions, the protagonist hides the official’s son in the hospital to knock out the latest equipment, but when the fraud is revealed, Ilya is kicked out and deprived of his license. In the maelstrom of events, Ilya does not lose his humor and self-confidence and challenges all troubles in spite of his enemies.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersNurses
PlotLove, War, Obsession, Expeditions, Fate
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.





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