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, atmospheric, rough, psychological, bleak, tense, touching, clever, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, hospital, realism, surgeon, medicine, workplace situations, gory, power relations, society, drugs/alcohol, nun, nurse, doctor, drug, drugs, escapades, workplace, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug addiction, drug abuse, surgery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to The Knick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and medical drama films and TV series with plots about hospital, power relations, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace, workplace situations and nurse mostly in Drama, History and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Knick: Morphine (2008), House (2004), Flesh and Bone (2015), Charité at War (2017), 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, hopelessness, civil war, doctor, hardship, loneliness, morphine, urban decay, repression, rivalry ...
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, cynical, witty, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, patient, human nature, mastermind, hospital, treatment, antisocial behavior, loner, doctors and patients, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, stylized, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, incest, mentally unstable, dance, ambition, dancer's life, ballerina, artists and showbiz, dancing, power relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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, captivating, based on true events, stylized ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, nurse, discovery, surgery, historical event, love story, saving a life, training, colleague colleague relationship, german, doctor ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, 1880s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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100%
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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, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, couple relations, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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100%
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, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: realistic, captivating, medical drama, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, nursing, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, society, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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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 mask ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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32%
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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: 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
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32%
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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, power relations, society, culture clash, doctor, female doctor, mortician, chief of staff, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
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31%
The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, serious, psychological, emotional, talky ...
Plot: autism, hospital, doctor, surgeon, talented, prodigy, childhood flashback, medicine, flashback sequence, flashbacks, flashback
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco
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50%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, medical drama
Plot: hospital, rescue, workplace, race against time, power relations, boss and employee, doctors and patients, workplace situations, paramedic, surgery, doctor, nurse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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29%
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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, life is a bitch, society, factory worker, factory, realism, parents and children, family relations, rich and poor, mechanic, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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28%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, mental institution, life is a bitch, family relations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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28%
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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, sincere, exciting, 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
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28%
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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, emotional, touching, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, clinic, workplace, public health, relationship vs career, love affair, power relations, love and romance, workplace romance, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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28%
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China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, military hospital, military, doctor, life is a bitch, power relations, superior officer, military life, wartime life, doctors and patients, military base, u.s. army ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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28%
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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, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hospital, medical student, uncover truth, workplace, mystery, woman in danger, doctors and patients, medical school, death, conspiracy, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
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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, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, doctors and patients, clinic, workplace situations, couples, supportive coworker, couple relations, terminal illness, love affair, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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27%
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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, medical student, doctors and patients, emergency room, treatment, nurse, surgery, intern, workplace intrigue, patient ...
Place: georgia, atlanta georgia
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27%
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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: serious, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, gender, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, doctors and patients, unwanted pregnancy, workplace romance, pregnancy, supportive coworker, power relations, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia
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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: transplant, doctor, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace situations, doctors and patients, change of heart, power relations, surgery, hospital, race against time, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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27%
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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: 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: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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40%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: addiction, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, belief, human nature, family life, family relations, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, psychological, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, neurosurgeon, hospital, doctor, mental illness, doctors and patients, surgery, patient, workplace, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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26%
Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, epic
Plot: titanic, iceberg, danger, workplace situations, social differences, sea disaster, passenger, ship, society, catastrophe, workplace, irish ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: ireland, new york, europe, belfast
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26%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgeon, race against time, doctors and patients, workplace romance, workplace situations, rookie, lifesaver, intern, workplace, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
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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 addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, young lovers, life is a bitch, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Vegetarian Cannibal (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danko Babic is an ambitious and amoral gynaecologist at Croatia's leading fertility clinic. When his colleague Bantic is appointed as head of the clinic, Babic starts a secret war to overthrow his rival. Distracted by his ruthless campaign he ...
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: doctor, life is a bitch, workplace, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, clinic, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations, abortion, prostitute, dishonesty, gynecologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe
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26%
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Mental (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Colombia, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: hospital, intern, prodigy, treatment, delusion, mentally unstable, workplace situations, patient, mystery, fighting illness, mental institution, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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25%
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