Movies and TV shows like The Knick

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The Knick (2014)
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The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, atmospheric, bleak, tense, touching, clever, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, drugs/alcohol, gory, medicine, society, nun, nurse, power relations, doctor, drug, drugs, escapades, workplace, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug addiction, drug abuse, surgery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to The Knick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, medical drama and captivating films and TV series with plots about hospital, doctor, power relations, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace and nurse mostly in Drama, History and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Knick: Morphine (2008), House (2004), Charité at War (2017), Call the Midwife (2012), The Doctor (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, doctors, hopelessness, doctor, civil war, loneliness, hardship, urban decay, rivalry, morphine ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, psychological, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, dark humor, patient, talented, hospital, human nature, loneliness, riddles and clues, intelligence, loner, mastermind ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Charité at War (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, stylized, based on true events, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, nurse, doctors, surgery, discovery, saving a life, scientist, coworker relationship, historical event, love story, colleague colleague relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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100%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, friends, family relations, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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100%
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Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, incest, mentally unstable, dancer's life, dance, ambition, ballerina, artists and showbiz, dancing, uninhibited rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pittsburgh
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ER (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: hospital, doctor, emergency room, female doctor, surgical operation, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace romance, surgery, intern, suffering, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: nurse, hospital, ex military, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace, friends, love triangle, doctor, coworker relationship, rookie, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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32%
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MDs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
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32%
Trauma Center (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, workplace situations, doctors and patients, power relations, workplace, race against time, boss and employee, surgery, paramedic, nurse, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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The Resident (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, doctors and patients, emergency room, medical student, nurse, intern, treatment, surgery, workplace intrigue, coworker relationship ...
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
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Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, culture clash, society, power relations, female doctor, doctor, mortician, chief of staff, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
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31%
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Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, medical drama, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, hospital, patient, medical profession, medical student, emergency room, nurse, doctors, doctor patient relationship, workplace situations, coworker ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, touching, emotional, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, clinic, doctors and patients, workplace, public health, power relations, love affair, love and romance, relationship vs career, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Coma (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. Remake of Coma 1978.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: medical student, hospital, uncover truth, workplace, mystery, woman in danger, doctors and patients, medical school, death, dishonesty, conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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27%
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Three Rivers (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: hospital, transplant, doctor, doctors and patients, human nature, workplace situations, moral dilemma, power relations, dealing with death, race against time, change of heart, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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27%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, society, factory worker, factory, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, military, military hospital, doctor, life is a bitch, power relations, superior officer, military life, wartime life, doctors and patients, military base, nurse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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27%
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Miami Medical (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Miami Medical is a medical drama television series created by Jeffrey Lieber. It follows the professional and private lives of a team of trauma surgeons. The series was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, surgeon, doctor, doctors and patients, race against time, lifesaver, rookie, intern, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
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Love Child (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Love Child follows the lives of staff at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and the wild streets of Darlinghurst in the 1960s. Joan Miller is a smart and sophisticated midwife who returns home from London to take a job at the Kings Cross Hospital. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, gender, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, power relations, supportive coworker, doctors and patients, workplace romance, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia
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27%
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Doctors (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined as being close to the city of Birmingham, this soap opera follows the staff and families of a doctor's surgery.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, clinic, doctors and patients, workplace situations, supportive coworker, couples, terminal illness, couple relations, love affair, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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27%
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Do No Harm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Do No Harm is an American drama that aired from January 31 through September 7, 2013, on NBC. The network placed a series order in May 2012. On November 12, 2012, NBC reduced its episode order for the series from 13 to 12 episodes, due to scheduling ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, hospital, neurosurgeon, doctor, patient, surgery, doctors and patients, mental illness, workplace, power relations, cure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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26%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug addict, drug addiction, addiction, drugs/alcohol, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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26%
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The Night Shift (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: medical drama, realistic, tense, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hospital, emergency room, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, lifesaver, medical, coldhearted, workplace, power relations, patient, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, san antonio texas
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: addiction, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, belief, family life, human nature, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Nurses (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Follow five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy hospital in downtown Toronto, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves.
Style: medical drama, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, doctor, workplace situations, workplace, health situation, cure, coworker, intelligence, staff, intern ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
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25%
St. Elsewhere (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, witty, talky, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, dark humor, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, power relations, intern, doctor, surgery, emergency room, realism, aids ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Saving Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When Charlie Harris ends up in a coma, he leaves the Hope-Zion Hospital in chaos - and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid, in a state of shock. As the staff of Hope-Zion races to save lives, comatose Dr. Harris wanders the halls of Hope-Zee ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, medical drama, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, hospital, doctors and patients, coma, supernatural, surgeon, ghost, patient, staff, figment, workplace, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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25%
Canterbury's Law (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Canterbury is a force of nature. An attorney on the rise, she puts her career on the line to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Elizabeth and her law professor husband, Matt Furey, haunted ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, price of justice, law firm, workplace, legal, injustice, rivalry, lawyers and clients, society, investigation, trespassing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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25%