Movies and TV shows like St. Elsewhere

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St. Elsewhere (1982)
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St. Elsewhere (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at a lightly-regarded Boston hospital who gave interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time; both series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines. St. Elsewhere was filmed at CBS/MTM Studios, which was known as CBS/Fox Studios when the show began; coincidentally, 20th Century Fox wound up acquiring the rights to the series when it bought MTM Enterprises in the 1990s. Known for its combination of gritty, realistic drama and moments of black comedy, St. Elsewhere gained a small yet loyal following over its 6-season, 137-episode run; the series also found a strong audience in Nielsen's 18-49 age demographic, a young demo later known for a young, affluent audience that TV advertisers are eager to reach. The series also earned critical acclaim during its run, earning 13 Emmy Awards for its writing, acting, and directing. St. Elsewhere was ranked #20 on TV Guide's 2002 list of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.", with the magazine also selecting it as the best drama series of the 1980s in a 1993 issue.
Style: dark humor, realistic, serious, witty, talky, clever, captivating, medical drama, surprise ending
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace, intern, workplace situations, power relations, surgery, doctor, emergency room, confined, aids, life is a bitch, realism, society, administration, split personality, medical, cancer, rapist, suicide, hiv, autism, surrealism, operating room, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, medical drama, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about doctors and patients, hospital, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, power relations and nurse mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like St. Elsewhere: Trauma Center (1983), Monroe (2011), The Resident (2018), Monday Mornings (2013), MDs (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Trauma Center (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a person is seriously injured in an accident, they often have only one hour to live. Dr. Michael "Cutter" Royce (James Naughton) leads a hospital's specialized emergency department that is designed to make maximum use of that one ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, medical drama
Plot: rescue, hospital, boss and employee, power relations, race against time, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, surgery, doctor, nurse, paramedic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Monroe (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Monroe is a British medical drama television series created and written by Peter Bowker and produced by Mammoth Screen for the ITV network. The series follows a neurosurgeon named Gabriel Monroe, played by James Nesbitt. The six-part series was ...
Style: medical drama, serious, realistic, emotional, witty ...
Plot: hospital, intern, workplace, treatment, family problems, parents and children, boss and employee, surgery, fighting illness, family relations, patient, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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88%
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The Resident (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, medical drama ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, medical student, medical, doctors and patients, emergency room, nurse, treatment, surgery, intern, workplace intrigue, patient ...
Place: georgia, atlanta georgia
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86%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Monday Mornings was an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, responsibility, patient, treatment, staff, intern, workplace, workplace situations, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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MDs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Medicine could be a lucrative business if it weren't for all those sick people. So goes the motto of the mega-sized, mega-frugal HMO that runs Mission General Hospital in San Francisco, where two renegade doctors bend the rules and find the ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, fighting the system, medicine, working the system, power relations, boss and employee, buddies, medical mask ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Emily Owens M.D. (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Emily Owens, M.D. is an American medical drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, It premiered on The CW on October 16, 2012, and aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. On ...
Style: feel good, realistic, light, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: hospital, doctor, lifestyle, intern, workplace situations, workplace, treatment, love and romance, doctors and patients, workplace romance, power relations, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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84%
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3 lbs. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: 3 lbs is a drama that aired on CBS from November 14 to 28, 2006, replacing the cancelled series Smith. The show itself was then canceled three weeks later due to poor ratings. The title refers to the fact that the average human brain weighs ...
Style: medical drama, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, partners, doctors and patients, reluctant partners, workplace, power relations, doctor, neurosurgeon, friendship, rivalry, workplace situations, surgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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82%
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Chicago Hope (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set to return ...
Style: serious, touching, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace, administration, chief of staff, workplace situations, human nature, boss and employee, medicine, aids, medical research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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80%
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Doctor X (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Daimon Michiko is a 37-year-old freelance surgeon who is part of a questionable “doctor placement service” that has her wander from hospital to hospital. The harsh environment at the hospitals led many doctors to retire from their positions, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, medical drama
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, workplace, hospital, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, surgeon, working woman, strong female presence, thin attractive woman, slender attractive woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten Bremmer outright hostile. Oz is the ever cheerful orderly.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace intrigue, power relations, society, culture clash, doctor, female doctor, mortician, chief of staff, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Trapper John, M.D. (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Trapper John, M.D. is an American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH, concerning a lovable doctor who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS from September 23, 1979, to September 4, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, power relations, lifesaver, doctors and patients, workplace situations, doctors, medical profession, latex gloves, nurse hat, suit and tie ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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79%
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Breathless (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Hospital drama set in London during the early 1960s, following the staff of a busy gynecology ward at a time when abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just becoming available to married women.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, society, workplace romance, patient, workplace, treatment, nurse, gynecologist, strong female presence, surgery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
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79%
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Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, intern, cure, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Night Shift (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The stories of the men and women who work the overnight shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. They are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan.
Style: realistic, tense, humorous, semi serious, medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, emergency room, surgery, doctors and patients, workplace, power relations, patient, friendship, boss and employee, medicine, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: captivating, realistic, medical drama, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, workplace, nursing, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, society, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: doctors and patients, self destructing, nurse, doctor, hospital, drug addict, diary, morphine, addiction, responsibility, society, health situation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Three Rivers (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Three Rivers is an American television medical drama that debuted on CBS on October 4, 2009, starring Alex O'Loughlin in the role of an infamous transplant surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On November 30, 2009, after just eight episodes of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace situations, doctors and patients, surgery, dealing with death, race against time, hospital, power relations, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Casualty (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace situations, doctors and patients, love and romance, intern, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, medicine, catastrophe, nurse, death ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, clinic, workplace, doctors and patients, public health, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, workplace situations, love and romance, love affair, disagreement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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69%
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Scrubs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, sincere, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentor, friendship, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace situations, hospital, workplace romance, love and romance, nurse, roommate, interracial relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california
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69%
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After MASH (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, clever, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, couples, americana, couple relations, workplace situations, doctors and patients, friendship, friends, power relations, workplace, society, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, boss and employee, family relations, lifesaver, lifestyle, feminism, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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67%
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Wings (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: airport, family relations, friendship, siblings relations, workplace, staff, workplace situations, sibling relationship, aviation, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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67%
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Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, patient, medical student, nurse, doctors and patients, medical profession, emergency room, surgery, coworker relationship, treatment, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mercy is a medical drama which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009 to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c, as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back to 9/8c in April. On October 23, 2009, Mercy was ...
Style: medical drama, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace, ex military, friends, love triangle, coworker relationship, doctor, rookie, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, male female relationship, coworker relationship, african american woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Mental (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Colombia, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mental is a television series produced by Fox's subsidiary Fox Telecolombia, which aired in the summer and fall of 2009 on FOX international channels for Latin America, Europe and Asia, starring Chris Vance and Annabella Sciorra. Mental was ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: hospital, intern, prodigy, treatment, delusion, mentally unstable, workplace situations, patient, mystery, fighting illness, mental institution, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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ER (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, doctors and patients, emergency room, workplace situations, workplace romance, intern, surgery, nurse, coworker, interracial relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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65%
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Getting On (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, sitcom, feel good, light ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, patient, workplace situations, aging, elderly, doctors and patients, workplace, retirement home life, nurse, power relations, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Offspring (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An exuberant drama set in Melbourne's Fitzroy, centering on Nina Proudman and her struggle to deal with her fabulously messy family, her hunt for a decent love life and her tendency to overthink and fly off into fantasy.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, workplace situations, medical, workplace, coworker relationship, midwife, doctors and patients, operating room, doctor, family problems, career, love affair ...
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