Public health movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant public health movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, thought provoking and disturbing films and TV shows about / with public health, society, life is a bitch, power relations, death, doctor, hospital, idealism, hopes and cancer plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as public health: Medical Investigation (2004), Fast Food Nation (2006), Damaged Care (2002), Side Effects (2005), The Legacy (2009), Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005), Presidio Med (2002), 3 Needles (2005), Puncture (2011), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005).

List of public health movies

Medical Investigation (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Medical Investigation was an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was co-produced by Paramount Network Television and NBC Universal ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, medical drama, captivating ...
Plot: disease, investigation, public health, mystery, medical, epidemic, teamwork, lifesaver, doctors and patients, workplace situations, unconventional method, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, talky, stylized, clever ...
Plot: fast food restaurant, public health, hamburger, butcher, illegal immigration, junk food, americana, boss and employee, cooking and food, social problems, factory worker, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, colorado, california
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 6.2
 257
Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, injustice, negligence, family problems, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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 4.9
 1K
Side Effects (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: America! Built on a better pill. Karly Hert has spent the last ten years selling drugs. Legally, that is. Karly is a pharmaceutical sales representative. She sells pills to doctors. She makes lots of money. She has a company car. She has a nice fat ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, clever
Plot: moral dilemma, public health, introspection, corporate crimes, love affair, ambition, fighting the system, society, workplace, couples, boss and employee, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 209
The Legacy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When considering taking a few weeks off, Dr. Rainville places an ad to find a replacement who would agree to take his place in Normétal, in Abitibi. Jeanne Dion from Montreal accepts the offer and goes to the site, where it comes into contact with ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: doctor, hopes, public health, dehumanization, small town, workplace situations, doctors and patients, redemption, workplace, elderly, social relations, new life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: doctors and patients, public health, politics, life is a bitch, society, hopes, deadly, plague, terminal illness, epidemic, medical profession, disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 6.4
 55
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, emotional, touching, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, public health, workplace, doctors and patients, clinic, workplace romance, love and romance, relationship vs career, love affair, disagreement, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.4
 1K
3 Needles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aids, plague, society, culture clash, pregnancy, terminal illness, social worker, public health, black market, life is a bitch, dishonesty, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, china, south africa, asia, canada ...
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 6.8
 23K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, righting the wronged, public health, fighting the system, legal action, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1998, year 1999
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, paralysis, surgery, paramedic, terminal illness, fighting illness, health situation, public health, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo
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 5.5
 2K
Whitecoats (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Follows the misadventures of a group of young interns at a hospital/medical school - dealing with the pressures of school and love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, medical drama, dark humor
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hospital, intern, doctors and patients, power relations, couple relations, fish out of water, obsession, love and romance, nothing goes right, public health, awkward situation, doctor ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.1
 56K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, rage, couples, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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 5.6
 717
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, lifestyle, youth, drug dealing, injustice, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, public health, world war two, dedicated lawyer, legal, life is a bitch, war, hopes, society, mentally challenged, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s, year 1973, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.3
 174K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, uplifting, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, against the odds, contamination, justice, relationship vs career, single mother, court, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.8
 159K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, reporter, journalist, corruption, paranoia, lawsuit, public health, layoff, cover up, fear, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, iran, mississippi, new york, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 75K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: scary, captivating, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, survival, deadly virus, fate of humanity, good versus evil, save the world, chaos and mayhem, plague, supernatural, chaos, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 227
Épidémie (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: -A dangerous virus is spreading in Montreal (in Canada) among a group of ostracized and vulnerable homeless people. How long will Anne-Marie Leclerc, infectious disease specialist and director of the Laboratory for Emergency Health, take before ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infected, virus, infection, deadly, hospital, public health, doctors, scientist, society, medical research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: montreal, canada
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: carpenter, single mother, poverty, heart attack, social services, working class, welfare, friendship, compassion, public health, self discovery, immigrants ...
Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, britain
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 5.1
 275
Broken (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young female escapes her past and absconds to England in search of a new life. She takes a job caring for a tetraplegic, but burden of the job stirs up her past. It seems the limits of caring are not always as clear as they should be.
Plot: public health, quadriplegic, abuse, rehabilitation, parisian, escape, torment, depression, suicide, wheelchair, disability
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 6.6
 398
Starfish (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Tom and Nicola Ray from Rutland. Their perfect life is totally ruined in a single moment after Tom had developed sepsis. While her husband was in coma, Nicola gave birth to their second child on the other side of the same ...
Plot: disabled person, handicapped, cripple, true love, rehabilitation, compassion, coma, infection, disfigured face, amputee, public health, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 8.1
 16K
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: medical drama, disturbing, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, patient, medical, cancer, colleague colleague relationship, rivalry, understanding, nursing, male protagonist, public health ...
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Panic at Rock Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: plague, chaos, deadly, danger, family in danger, quarantine, island, antidote, society, murder, death, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.0
 6K
The War Game (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, radiation, cold war, catastrophe, world war three, nuclear war, anti war, worldwide chaos, danger, war, nuclear threat, international crisis ...
Time: 60s, future, 1960s
Place: europe, england, britain
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, business, social satire, marketing, advertising, reporter, tobacco, lie, capitalism, lung cancer, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, north carolina, vermont ...
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 7.0
 169
Epilogue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hayuta and Berl, an elderly couple, find it hard to adjust to today's Israel and to the social changes surrounding them. After years of struggle, the two refuse to let go of their communal dreams, and of their revolutionary plans to build a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, elderly, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, anti capitalism, idealism, social decay, golden years, husband wife relationship, elderly lovers, public health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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 7.2
 18K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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 6.6
 27K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, corporate crimes, price of justice, reach out, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, washington d.c., new york, massachusetts, new jersey
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, homosexual, terminal illness, life is a bitch, friendship, male homosexuality, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, yale university
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: dark humor, realistic, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: drug addict, doctors and patients, hospital, self destructing, nurse, doctor, diary, morphine, addiction, health situation, society, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, europe
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