Medical research movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant medical research movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological, tense and realistic films and TV shows about / with medical research, doctor, suspense, hospital, danger, death, scientist, medical, murder and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as medical research: Renaissance (2006), Epidemic (2020), Re-Animator (1985), Autopsy (2008), Extreme Measures (1996), Charité at War (2017), I Am Legend (2007), Angels (2014), Project: Metalbeast (1995), Decoding Annie Parker (2013).

List of medical research movies

Renaissance (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research - where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but ...
Style: neo noir, dark, twist ending, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medical research, police investigation, distopia, cyberpunk, monopoly, adaptation, brutality, secrets, disappearance, corporation, police detective, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infection, laboratory, infected, virus, medical research, hospital, pandemic, public health, scientist, society ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: montreal, canada
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Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: splatter, scary, slasher, bloody, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, hospital, experiment, insanity, overdose, reanimated corpse, female nudity, scientist, laboratory, mad doctor, morgue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: zurich switzerland, massachusetts, austria, europe
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: biology, medical research, women, research, genetics, fight, death, scientific experiment, medical experiment, experimental technology, genetic experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 2000s, 1940s
Place: north carolina, baltimore
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Autopsy (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hospital, evil doctor, psychopath, torture, suspense, supernatural, loss of friend, serial killer, group of friends, murder, youth, fight ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, scary ...
Plot: hospital, suspense, investigation, doctor, medical, medical research, plot twist, twists and turns, uncover truth, cure, doctors and patients, human experiment ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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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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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: intense, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, post apocalypse, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, end of the world, dog ...
Time: future, jurassic, 2000s, year 2012, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Angels (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hameem Haider (Indrajith) is a police officer who meets with an accident while investigating a series of murders and is forced to take a break from his duties. Years later the unsolved murders are picked up by a reality TV show.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: kids
Plot: police, serial killer, medical research, priest, investigation, murder, murder investigation, rivalry, evidence, clue, law enforcement, death ...
Place: india
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Project: Metalbeast (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With the medical breakthrough of a metal-based synthetic skin called "bio-ferron" the prospect for pioneering surgeries for burn victims and cancer patients seems set to occur but for the warped head scientist in's a ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, transformation, scientist, monster, medical research, trapped, secret, murder, cover up, experiment gone awry, creature feature ...
Time: jurassic, year 1974, year 1994
Place: hungary
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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: genetics, human spirit, coping, optimism, terminal illness, inventions and discoveries, breast cancer, infidelity, couples, hopes, genetic engineering, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Chicago Hope (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set to return ...
Style: emotional, talky, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, medical, doctor, doctors and patients, medicine, human nature, boss and employee, workplace, chief of staff, workplace situations, administration, medical research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, prejudice, african american, medical, human spirit, surgery, interracial relations, friendship between men, patient, surgeon, talented, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
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Wilderness (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: In the light of the moon, seduction and pleasure are never what they seem. And neither is Alice White (Amanda Ooms), a beautiful and obsessed woman with a painfully sinister secret: once a month when the moon is full, she locks herself away and ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, scary, erotic ...
Plot: werewolf, female werewolf, human becoming an animal, deadly creature, psychiatrist, librarian, medical research, transformation, couple relations, double life, exploitation, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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The Cured (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: zombie, infection, cure, survival, infected, murder, disease, disaster, relatives, medical research, saving a life, society ...
Place: ireland
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Time Slip Dr. Jin (2012)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: A talented doctor travels over 150 years back in time to when the powerful Joseon dynasty ruled over Korea, and uses his skills to save lives in this intriguing fantasy drama. Dr. Jin Hyuk, the 21st century’s best neurosurgeon meets an ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, medical drama
Plot: medical, time travel, doctor, medicine, changing the past or future, time warp, time jump, time loop, doctors, back in time, doctors and patients, medical research ...
Time: 19th century
Place: korea
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The One (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, intellectual, psychological thriller
Plot: dna, love, opposites attract, genetics, scientific research, matchmaking, research, dating service, love and romance, secret, medical research, relationships ...
Time: near future
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Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, philosophical, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: jungle, amazon rainforest, environmental, cancer, beautiful scenery, survival, treasure hunt, amazon jungle, opposites attract, natural disaster, rain forest, medical ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, brazil
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Old (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Style: mysterious, psychological, tense, psychedelic, scary ...
Plot: time, vacation, suspense, medical experiment, island, race against time, island prison, aging, human experiment, rapid aging, ocean, macabre ...
Time: 2020s
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Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: splatter, slasher, bloody, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, laboratory, reanimation, hospital, reanimated corpse, monster, exploitation, police detective, macabre, civil war, serum ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, peru, usa, south america
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Anna to the Infinite Power (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A strange, mysterious neighbor, by the name of MacKayla moves ...
Style: serious, scary, tech noir
Audience: family outing
Plot: cloning, mentor, gene manipulation, child prodigy, hospital, girl, genetic engineering, medical research, holocaust, science, human duplication, teacher ...
Time: 80s
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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Trouble Every Day (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scientist Shane Brown neglects his new bride, instead spending their honeymoon searching for an old colleague who disappeared after a research paper he had written was discredited by the medical community. It turns out that Dr. Semeneau is living in ...
Style: disturbing, scary, psychological, rough, bloody ...
Audience: adult
Plot: vampire, suspense, male nudity, violence, murder, cannibalism, rape, serial killer, dangerous attraction, wanting to die, bloodbath, locked in a room ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, ghana
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Island of Terror (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back.
Style: psychotronic, slasher, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: monster, island, isolation, tentacle, creature, laboratory, exploitation, desert island, macabre, professor, doctor, scientist ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, japan
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Arctic Heart (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A timid young grad student madly in love with her scientist boss offers her body to his research.
Style: light, humorous, enigmatic, captivating, medical drama
Plot: experiment, scientist, love, human experiment, penguins, laboratory, mutation, scientific research, dna, mouse, sex scene, medical research ...
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Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, captivating, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, sexuality, strong sexual content, sexual exploration, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, sex scene, sexual dysfunction, watching sex, workplace, determination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, year 1956
Place: usa, missouri
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
Style: tense, exciting, bleak, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monkey, post apocalypse, colony, leader, deadly virus, animal attack, gorilla, suspense, humanity, rescue, revolution, power struggle ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2030s, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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Wander (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.
Style: surprise ending, stylized, atmospheric, cynical, intellectual ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: paranoia, conspiracy, murder, suspense, car accident, small town, u.s. mexico border, grief, private detective, death, investigation, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new mexico
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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: apocalyptic, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, pandemic, quarantine, deadly virus, infected, survival, infection, natural disaster, suspense, death, disease ...
Time: future, 2010s, 70s, 21st century
Place: hong kong, california, san francisco, minnesota, asia ...
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Century (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: morality, doctor, medical school, power relations, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, obsessive quest, workplace situations, love affair, doctors and patients, heroic mission ...
Time: turn of the century, victorian era, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
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