Alternative medicine movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alternative medicine movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, psychological and talky films and TV shows about / with alternative medicine, hospital, doctor, cancer, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alternative medicine: Home Care (2015), Hungry Hearts (2014), Maniac (2018), Beatriz at Dinner (2017), A Kid (2016), The Good Ground (2018), Ill Behaviour (2017), A Speck in the Water (1976), The Magnetist's Fifth Winter (1999), Crisis (2017).

List of alternative medicine movies

 7.0
 429
Home Care (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in Czech wine country and lives for her husband Lada and her daughter, but one day things change and Vlasta is forced to reach outside of her comfort zone. Drama and gentle humor ...
Style: disturbing, touching, talky, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: alternative medicine, medicine, death, hospital, patient, healer, wheelchair bound, physician, wedding ceremony, wedding, funeral, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
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Hungry Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, baby, mental illness, vegetarian, husband wife relationship, tragic event, saving a life, hunger, alternative medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 7.8
 67K
Maniac (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Style: satirical, philosophical, twists and turns, psychological, futuristic
Plot: psychiatric patient, experimental drug, surrealism, distopia, borderline personality disorder, pills, pill, medical experiment, alternative medicine, twists & turns, social decay, future shock ...
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Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds ...
Style: thought provoking, light, humorous, psychological, captivating
Plot: billionaire, party, husband wife relationship, class differences, apology, nurse, name calling, money, alternative medicine, classroom, race, car breakdown ...
Place: california
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 7.2
 1K
A Kid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Matthieu, a 33 year old Parisian who finds out that the father he never knew has died and decides to go to his funeral in order to meet his two siblings in Quebec. But once in Montréal, he realizes that nobody is aware of his existence or even ...
Plot: unknown father, alternative medicine, twins, package, playing piano, portrait, photo album, cancer, twin, daughter, lake, fish ...
Time: 2010s
Place: montreal quebec, montreal, canada
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The Good Ground (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman with cancer travels to a remote wilderness zone in Northern Italy in search of an alternative cure. What she and her friend, Martino, find is a secluded paradise, but their arrival threatens its fragile existence.
Plot: library, alternative medicine, redemption, mountain, police chase, recluse, skinny dipping, wilderness, nature
Place: italy, switzerland
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 6.7
 472
Ill Behaviour (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy thriller about three friends who embark on a journey that takes them to the extremes of their friendship, crossing every boundary imaginable to save a life.
Plot: treatment, alternative medicine, cancer, prisoner, chemotherapy, kidnap, kidnapping
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A Speck in the Water (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nunal sa Tubig is a story of a community living on an island where fishing is the main source of livelihood and how they are affected by progress.
Plot: contamination, fish, clothesline, midwife, grief, remote village, alternative medicine, dead child, birth, umbilical cord, inspector, doctor ...
Place: the philippines
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The Magnetist's Fifth Winter (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger, Meisner, arrives in a northern Swedish town in 1820, calling himself a magnetist - an amalgam of hypnotist and healer - and claiming he can cure diseases un-treatable by doctors. Ignoring the objections of his colleagues, Dr. ...
Plot: alternative medicine, blind man, hypnosis, gang rape, hypnotism, female nudity, mirror, blind girl, flashback
Time: 1810s
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 6.4
 16
Crisis (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Chile
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A ghost writer, a piano player and a clerk, three characters united by frustration, who will have to fight to get out of their crises, facing their insecurities, repressions and bad memories in a world of fantasies and mysteries.
Style: anthology
Plot: suicide, cafe, chinese, piano teacher, celebrity, gay slur, surrealism, piano lesson, book, pianist, bed, mirror ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: offbeat, humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, introspection, obsessive quest, hopes, society, healing power, storytelling, alternative medicine, interview ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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 7.2
 3K
Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, touching, psychological, psychotronic
Plot: paralysis, family relations, healer, human nature, redemption, parents and children, forbidden love, healing power, disability, religions or cults, supernatural ability, love and romance ...
Place: kansas, usa, california, los angeles
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 6.9
 11K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, childbirth, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 125K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, fighting illness, celebrity culture, performer's life, rise and fall, dying ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lithuania, memphis ...
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 7.3
 21K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, research, cure, child illness, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, edinburgh scotland, london, boston ...
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 7.2
 3K
The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: river, family relations, friends, cure, family problems, lake or river, chaos, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, lesbian love, orphan, friendship, intern, lesbian, lesbian sex, romance, fall in love, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, contemplative, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, friendship, family relations, musician, coffee, smoking, interview, cigarette, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france, las vegas, memphis ...
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 6.6
 14K
Alice (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, melancholic, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, midlife crisis, identity crisis, hypnosis, estrangement, escape from reality, couples, dull life, cure, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, sincere, heartbreaking, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: aids, human spirit, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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 2.7
 48
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace, society, culture clash, workplace intrigue, power relations, female doctor, doctor, mortician, chief of staff, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, treatment, friendship, hospital, workplace, romance, surgery, best friends, doctors and patients, parenthood, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
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