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, bleak, atmospheric, rough, philosophical, bloody, political, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Plot: surgeon, life is a bitch, addiction, doctor, hospital, realism, medicine, workplace situations, doctors and patients, nun, society, power relations, surgery, medical, drugs, violent, nurse, escapades, world war one, supernatural, ancient, villain, historical event, pop culture, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1900s
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 serious, realistic, medical drama and captivating films and TV series with plots about doctor, hospital, workplace situations, workplace, medical, doctors and patients and power relations mostly in Drama, History and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Knick: Morphine (2008), Charité at War (2017), A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012), Call the Midwife (2012), House (2004). 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, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, morphine, doctor, urban decay, doctors, drug addiction, hopelessness, civil war, world war one, loneliness, hardship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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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, captivating, stylized, medical drama
Plot: hospital, medicine, nurse, medical, doctors, doctor, scientist, medical research, science, medical school, german history, discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s, 1940s, 1880s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: realistic, clever, dark, sitcom, semi serious ...
Plot: drug addict, doctors and patients, dark humor, hospital, doctor, self destructing, morphine, diary, medical, traditional versus modern, surgery, society ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, ussr
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midwife, childbirth, convent, doctor, nurse, pregnancy, nursing, friends, family life, nun, hospital, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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100%
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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: cynical, clever, emotional, psychological, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, hospital, medicine, talented, mastermind, prodigy, patient, loner, expert, surgery, human nature, unconventional method ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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70%
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: depressing, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, drugs, death of pet, heroin, heroin addict, drug use, loneliness, life philosophy, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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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, emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, cancer, medical, redemption, coldhearted, doctors and patients, nurse, surgery, existentialism, psychiatrist, fantasy world, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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100%
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Barkskins (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World. Based on the novel by ...
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, exciting ...
Plot: american indian, settler, indigenous people, murder investigation, land grab, preaching, rivalry, survival, power struggle, suspense, religion, forest ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: canada, france, quebec, north america
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100%
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Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 302 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, captivating, surreal, anime ...
Plot: mental illness, alcohol abuse, father son relationship, child abuse, drug addiction, depression, traumatic childhood, childhood trauma, suspense, loneliness, violence, millionaire ...
Time: 2000s, 60s, 80s, 90s
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100%
 7.7
 16K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, dark drama ...
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, department store, materialism, lifestyle, ambitious, success, career, boss, manager ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, emergency room, surgical operation, medical, workplace situations, workplace romance, suffering, nurse, surgery, intern, coworker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, medical drama
Plot: rescue, hospital, power relations, workplace, race against time, boss and employee, doctors and patients, workplace situations, rescue team, surgeon, surgery, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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31%
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 227K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, clever, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, queen elizabeth ii, monarchy, winston churchill, queen, politics, prime minister, british monarchy, monarch, suspense ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, buckingham palace, london, britain
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 7.8
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical, hospital, doctor, emergency room, doctors and patients, medical student, treatment, intern, nurse, surgery, doctors, patient ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
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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, captivating, exciting, sincere, tense ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: doctor, hospital, medical, doctors and patients, patient, medical profession, medicine, doctors, workplace situations, coworker, doctor patient relationship, physician ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
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30%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nurse, doctor, ex military, medical, doctors and patients, workplace, friendship, friends, love triangle, coworker relationship, women, medicine ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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30%
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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, serious, stylized, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, workplace situations, realism, parents and children, rich and poor, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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30%
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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: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, dancer's life, dancing, mentally unstable, ambition, incest, dancer, artists and showbiz, brother sister incest, ballerina, power relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pittsburgh
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60%
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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: serious, humorous, realistic, medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, fighting the system, medicine, power relations, buddies, boss and employee, nurse, medical ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
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30%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, medical, doctor, human nature, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, workplace situations, power relations, surgery, dealing with death, race against time, change of heart ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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Young Doctors (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
TV show
Story: The spin-off to the original series 'In aller Freundschaft' focuses on the young doctors in a fictional clinic in Erfurt.
Style: serious, clever, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, teamwork, friendship, talented, doctors and patients, workplace situations, doctor patient relationship, human nature, surgeon, medicine, nurse ...
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28%
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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, doctor, hospital, mental illness, doctors and patients, surgery, patient, workplace, cure, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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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: captivating, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, doctors and patients, clinic, workplace situations, couples, supportive coworker, terminal illness, couple relations, love affair, medical, social relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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28%
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A Gifted Man (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A talented but self-absorbed surgeon starts questioning his purpose in life when he is visited by the spirit of his deceased ex-wife.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, ghost, afterlife, supernatural romance, supernatural, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, surgery, life turned upside down, good deed, workaholic, materialism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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27%
 5.8
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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 school, hospital, uncover truth, workplace, woman in danger, doctors and patients, medical student, death, tv show, serial killer, supernatural, power relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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27%
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Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, treatment, mental disorder, workplace, therapy, couples, couple relations, family relations, workplace situations, surgery, patient, doctor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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27%
 7.4
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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, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hospital, supernatural, doctor, doctors and patients, surgeon, medicine, patient, surgery, staff, lesbian, coma, figment ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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27%
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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: medicine, doctor, hospital, surgeon, race against time, doctors and patients, workplace, rookie, workplace romance, workplace situations, lifesaver, intern ...
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida
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27%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, power relations, society, workplace intrigue, culture clash, doctor, female doctor, mortician, alternative medicine, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
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27%
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New Amsterdam (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Max Goodwin, the hospital's newest medical director, sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: hospital, medical, patient, doctor, surgery, physician, rivalry, nursing, medicine, coworker relationship, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%