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, emotional, sincere, disturbing and captivating films and TV shows about / with public health, society, life is a bitch, power relations, death, doctor, hopes, hospital, workplace and cancer plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as public health: The Strain (2014), 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).

List of public health movies

 7.3
 82K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, infected, supernatural, chaos, epidemic, deadly virus, fate of humanity, survival, save the world, plague, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: disease, investigation, epidemic, medical, public health, mystery, teamwork, lifesaver, doctors and patients, workplace situations, infection, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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: talky, stylized, disturbing, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: fast food restaurant, junk food, food, cooking and food, butcher, public health, illegal immigration, satire, boss and employee, americana, workplace, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, california, usa, colorado, mexico
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 6.3
 286
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: public health, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, uncover truth, against the odds, idealism, workplace, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal action ...
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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Plot: moral dilemma, public health, corporate crime, ambition, fighting the system, introspection, love affair, couples, society, romance, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.0
 232
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: doctor, hopes, public health, small town, dehumanization, doctors and patients, redemption, workplace situations, workplace, elderly, social relations, new life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: epidemic, public health, doctors and patients, society, politics, life is a bitch, hopes, plague, terminal illness, medical profession, disease, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, china, canada
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 6.5
 112
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, workplace, clinic, public health, doctors and patients, disagreement, love affair, power relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 6.4
 1K
3 Needles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 127 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: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: porn industry, aids, circumcision, plague, public health, social worker, black market, life is a bitch, society, pregnancy, terminal illness, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, china, canada, south africa, asia ...
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 6.8
 24K
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: suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, lawyer, lawsuit, aids, courtroom drama, law firm, life & death, drugs, twists and turns, money, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
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, sincere, realistic, meditative, sad ...
Plot: hospital, paramedic, doctors and patients, character study, ambulance, nurse, self discovery, medical, surgery, paralysis, terminal illness, fighting illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, canada, eastern europe, europe, bucharest ...
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 6.2
 3K
Little Woods (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: unplanned pregnancy, female protagonist, two sisters, public health, sister sister relationship, escapades, sisters, crimes, social problems, political unrest, breaking the law, woman ...
Place: north dakota, canada
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Intern Academy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 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: semi serious, humorous, medical drama
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hospital, intern, sexy nurse, doctors and patients, couple relations, power relations, fish out of water, obsession, love and romance, nothing goes right, female nudity, stripper ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.8
 305K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, pandemic, survival, quarantine, infected, infection, deadly virus, natural disaster, disease, doctors, disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: hong kong, california, san francisco, minnesota, asia ...
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 7.5
 347
Epidemic (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: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infection, laboratory, infected, virus, medical research, hospital, pandemic, public health, scientist, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: montreal, canada
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 4.9
 3K
Containment (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Neighbors in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments. Can they work together to find out why? Or will they destroy each other in their fight to escape?
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller
Plot: epidemic, infection, quarantine, trapped, pandemic, apocalypse, virus, human nature, society, life turned upside down, secret, death ...
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 8.0
 38K
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, captivating, disturbing, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: hospital, medical, patient, doctor, surgery, physician, rivalry, nursing, medicine, coworker relationship, workplace situations, workplace ...
Place: usa
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, working class, carpenter, bureaucracy, single mother, homeless, friendship, immigrants, self discovery, heart attack, social services, prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: britain, england, united kingdom, northern england
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 5.1
 344
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.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: quadriplegic, nursing, life is a bitch, tragic past, confronting the past, female protagonist, public health, abuse, rehabilitation, escape, escapism, parisian ...
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 6.6
 638
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 ...
Style: touching, inspirational
Plot: disabled person, coma, true love, cripple, compassion, rehabilitation, disfigured face, family, public health, infection, husband wife relationship, food poisoning ...
Time: 90s
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 5.5
 820
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: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, hopes, youth, drug dealing, lifestyle, society, teenage life, human spirit, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: political, sincere, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: human experiment, racism, african american, women, racial issues, medical, black man, world war two, public health, interracial relations, medical experiment, medical malpractice ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1932, year 1973
Place: usa, alabama
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 7.4
 199K
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: inspirational, factual, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: environmental, lawyer, court, contamination, justice, small town, investigation, corporate crime, single mother, against the odds, contaminated water, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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 7.8
 172K
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: cerebral, political, suspense, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, corruption, business, reporter, conspiracy, politics, legal, courtroom, lawyer, media, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., mississippi, iran, south carolina, new york
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Cells at Work! (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body. From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria fighting White Blood Cells, Get to know the unsung heroes ...
Style: educational, humorous, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: biology, mutilation, fantasy world, adventure, friendship, transformation, science, oxygen, public health, fight, influenza, food poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 471
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: sincere, humorous, talky, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: alternative medicine, painter, medicine, death, hospital, husband wife relationship, wedding, doctor, nurse, healer, vegetarian, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, central europe
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 6.4
 445
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
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 7.2
 197
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: elderly, introspection, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, idealism, anti capitalism, social decay, golden years, husband wife relationship, public health, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.6
 30K
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: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, legal, courtroom, small town, lawsuit, law firm, environmental, legal investigation, uncover truth, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., 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: sad, touching, emotional, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, epidemic, terminal illness, homosexual, lgbt, life is a bitch, friendship, male homosexuality, gay slur, sexuality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1983, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
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