Prescription for Cozy Nights: Best Medical Movies to Watch This Winter!


Chloe’ Sizer | December 22nd, 2023

Hey there, fellow healthcare heroes and cinephiles! As the winter winds blow and blankets become your best friend, it’s the perfect time to huddle up and dive into some captivating medical dramas. Let’s warm up those hearts and minds with the best medical movies to watch this winter!

1. “The Good Doctor” (2011):
This heartwarming gem follows the journey of a surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome. Freddie Highmore’s portrayal is nothing short of brilliant, and the story will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

2. “The Physician” (2013):
Set in medieval times, this epic tale traces the adventures of a young Englishman who disguises himself as a Jew to study medicine in Persia. It’s a captivating journey of self-discovery, cultural exchange, and the pursuit of knowledge.

3. “The Knick” (2014-2015):
Dive into the gritty world of early 20th-century medicine at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City. This series offers a raw and unflinching look at the challenges and breakthroughs of the time.

4. “Miracle in Cell No. 7” (2019):
Prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions with this heartrending Korean drama. The story revolves around a mentally challenged man wrongly accused of murder, and his relationship with his fellow inmates. Get ready for tears and warm fuzzy feelings.

5. “The Big Sick” (2017):
While it’s not entirely a medical drama, this heartfelt romantic comedy offers a unique peek into the life of a stand-up comedian who forms an unexpected bond with a medical student. It’s a delightful blend of humor, heart, and a dose of reality.

6. “Outbreak” (1995):
If you’re in the mood for a suspenseful thriller, “Outbreak” delivers. It follows the race to contain a deadly virus and stars Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, and Rene Russo. Gripping and eerily relevant.

7. “Dr. Strange” (2016):
Step into the mystical realm of the Marvel Universe with this mind-bending origin story of Dr. Stephen Strange. While it’s heavy on the supernatural, it’s a visually stunning adventure that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

8. “The Resident” (2018-present):
This series takes you behind the scenes of the medical world, providing a dramatic look at the lives of doctors, nurses, and patients at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions with a healthy dose of suspense.
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9. “My Left Foot” (1989):
This powerful biographical drama tells the story of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy who learns to express himself through painting and writing with his left foot. Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance is nothing short of astonishing.

10. “A Beautiful Mind” (2001):
Based on the life of Nobel laureate John Nash, this film delves into the world of mental health and the power of the human mind. It’s a thought-provoking journey through brilliance, struggle, and redemption.

So, let the winter chill be your excuse for some cinematic therapy. Whether you’re snuggled on the couch solo or hosting a movie night with fellow medical enthusiasts, these films promise to warm your heart and ignite your passion for medicine. Stay cozy and enjoy the show! 🍿🎬


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