From biography to drama; the list of films that will drag you and want to thank healthcare professionals. Happy National Doctors’ Day! Have a good time.
The Doctor (1991) IMDb 7,0
When a self-centered doctor is diagnosed with cancer, he becomes better able to empathize with his patients and appreciate a life outside his career.
You Don’t Know Jack (2010) IMDb 7,6
Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 – 2011 ) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The child of survivors of the Armenian genocide interviews applicants: his sister video tapes them. He assembles a device allowing a person to initiate a three-chemical intravenous drip. The local D.A., the governor, and the Legislature respond. In court scenes, Kevorkian is sometimes antic. He’s single-minded about giving dying individuals the right to determine how their lives will end. He wants the Supreme Court to rule. He picks a fight he can’t win: is it hubris or heroism?
Something the Lord Made (2004) IMDb 8,2
Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), a cardiologist (therefore, self-confident to the point of arrogance), leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). Thomas, an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, Blalock and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. After trials on dogs, their first patient is baby Eileen, sure to die without the surgery. In defiance of custom and Jim Crow, Blalock brings Thomas into the surgery to advise him, but when Life Magazine and kudos come, Thomas is excluded. Will he receive his due?
Patch Adams (1998) IMDb 6,8
Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.
Article 99 (1992) IMDb 6,1
A group of doctors in a veteran’s hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic belt-tightening by the hospital administrators. The doctors are determined to give the best service they can, even if that means defying the orders of management and performing unauthorized operations.
Girl, Interrupted (1999) IMDb 7,3
In 1967, Susanna Kaysen had a headache and chased a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. This landed her in the mental institution, Claymoore. Here she is diagnosed, by Dr. Melvin Potts, with borderline personality disorder. When she arrives at Claymoore, she is greeted by Nurse Valerie Owens and shown round the woman’s ward. Here she meets Lisa Rowe, a sociopath who controls the other patients, and makes lives hard for the nurses at Claymoore. Through the movie, Lisa gains and loses control over Susanna and we see how bad she really can be.
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) IMDb 7,7
Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
Wit (2001) IMDb 8,0
Based on the Margaret Edson play, Vivian Bearing (Dame Emma Thompson) is a literal, hardnosed English professor who has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the story, she reflects on her reactions to the cycle the cancer takes, the treatments, and significant events in her life. The people that watch over her are Dr. Jason Posner (Jonathan M. Woodward), who only finds faith in being a doctor; Susie Monahan (Audrey McDonald), a nurse with a human side that is the only one in the hospital that cares for Vivian’s condition; and Dr. Harvey Kelekian
Awakenings (1990) IMDb 7,8
1969. Dr. Malcolm Sayer is hired as a clinical physician at a local hospital in the Bronx, despite he only having a research background. The job is not ideal on his side as he has difficulties relating to people which is the reason he has focused on research projects not involving human subjects, while the hospital hires him somewhat out of desperation in not finding anyone else with the qualifications who wants the job. Most of his patients are in a semi-catatonic state and are housed in what some of the orderlies coin the “garden” ward, where all they can do for the patients is water and feed them.
The Elephant Man (1980) IMDb 8,1
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication
Top 10 Great Films of Bruce Willis
We have selected the 10 best performances of Bruce Willis for his 66th birthday.
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We have selected the 10 best performances of Bruce Willis for his 66th birthday. Have a good time.
The Sixth Sense (1999) IMDb 8,1
Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy “sees dead people”. Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife. Cole’s mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope.
Glass (2019) IMDb 6,7
After pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities that reside within, David Dunn finds himself locked in a mental hospital alongside his archenemy, Elijah Price. The trio must now contend with a psychiatrist, who is out to prove they do not actually possess superhuman abilities.
Pulp Fiction (1994) IMDb 8,9
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre, and uncalled-for incidents.
Twelve Monkeys (1995) IMDb 8,0
An intense film about time travel, this Sci-Fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python. James Cole, a prisoner of the state in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth’s population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous. Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly and Jeffrey Goines, the mad son of an eminent virologist. Cole is returned by the authorities to the year 2035 and finally ends up at his intended destination in 1996. He kidnaps Dr. Railly in order to enlist her help in his quest. Cole discovers graffiti by an apparent animal rights group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, but as he delves into the mystery, he hears voices, loses his bearings, and doubts his own sanity. He must figure out if Goines, who seems to be a raving lunatic, holds the key to the puzzle.
12 Monkeys is one of the most important time travel films.
Die Hard (1988) IMDb 8,2
NYPD cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands.
Sin City(2005) IMDb 8,0
Pivoting around four stories from Frank Miller’s Sin City universe, three tainted anti-heroes of Basin City, the cradle of crime and corruption, cross paths in their search for redemption.
On the brink of retirement, Detective John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), the vile city’s last honest cop, breaks every rule in the book in his crusade to save the innocent eleven-year-old girl, Nancy Callahan, from the clutches of the well-connected child molester, Roark Junior. Meanwhile, in another part of the town, bearing the deep scars of endless fights, Marv, the hulking ex-convict and grotesque brute with the killer fists, finds himself framed for a crime he didn’t commit, hell-bent on revenge and murder. Finally, as a bloody act of justice in the Old Town, the city’s red-light district threatens the already delicate truce between the local prostitute community and the police, the taciturn private eye, Dwight McCarthy, becomes a protector after helping their cause. Can there be justice without sin?
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) IMDb 7,7
In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family’s deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he’s visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn’t know where his pal, who lives there, is.
The neighbor is chatty; she’s a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching.
Unbreakable (2000) IMDb 7,3
David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn’t go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince, who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are “unbreakable”, they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David “unbreakable”? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?
The Fifth Element (1997) IMDb 7,7
23. In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, which comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists uses the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.
Armageddon (1998) IMDb 6,7
“ United States government just asked us to save the world. Anybody wanna say no?”
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.
Moonlighting (Series 1985 – 1989) IMDb 7,6
The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.
Steven Spielberg to Adapt Stephen King’s The Talisman to Netflix
It will be on Netflix.
The new series by Steven Spielberg, The Talisman based on Stephen King’s novel.
Preparations of the shootings have begun for Stephen King’s novel The Talisman. The Talisman, which will be adapted to the television series produced by Steven Spielberg and the directors of Stranger Things, Duffer Brothers, will be on Netflix.
King’s earlier novels such as It, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption have been adapted as films. The film release date and the cast of the movie are not yet known, focus on the adventure of young Jack Sawyer wanting to save his mother from certain death. Then he enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman.
10 Films By Turkish Female Directors
Happy International Women’s Day!.
Pandora’nın Kutusu (2008) IMDb 7,2
Director: Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Three brothers, each of whom has fallen into distant lands, will now put a forced end to their longing. All three have been thrown into different lives. Their bond with each other is dulling and the time for reunion is approaching for these three middle-aged siblings who have lost their communication. The news of the disappearance of their elderly mothers living in their homeland in the Black Sea will bring them together years later. The siblings, each of whom has fallen into the same city and lost contact despite living in Istanbul, embark on a journey where they unearth many things about themselves and their memories in order to find their mother Nusret. This journey will turn into an internal showdown, the process after finding their mother and bringing them to Istanbul will turn into a painful test of life.
Mustang (2015) IMDb 7,6
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Telling a story set in İnebolu, Mustang focuses on the struggle of the five sisters for their freedom. Lale and her siblings are sentenced to house arrest when a game they play is turned into an unexpected scandal by their environment.
İşe Yarar Bir Şey (2017) IMDb 7,7
Director: Pelin Esmer
Why would someone like Leyla go to a high school reunion dinner? And take an overnight train to get there. After all, she hasn’t been to a single one for the last 25 years – What is Canan, a student nurse, doing on the train? Reluctantly going to an interview for a nursing job when she would like to be an actress instead. And Yavuz? He spends all day lying by the window watching the passing hawkers, horse carriages and people. He is waiting for Canan, or maybe Leyla, or maybe a executioner and a poet who meet on a train one night.
Kovan (2020) IMDb 6,6
Director: Eylem Kaftan
Ayse returns to her hometown in northeastern Turkey to nurse her gravely ill mother. Before she dies, Ayse’s mother leaves Ayse her much loved beehives to manage. There are soon problems as she starts to work with the local beekeeper. Furthermore, a bear becomes a real threat to her hives and her life. Can Ayse overcome her fear of bees and even greater fear of the marauding bear? And will she save the remaining hives?
Büyük Adam Küçük Aşk (2001) IMDb 7,6
Director: Handan İpekçi
Hejar is a little Kurdish girl who lost her entire family in conflict. She is left with a young female lawyer by a poor relative she. Two members of the separatist organization are also staying in the lawyer’s house. As a result of the extrajudicial execution of the police, the lawyer and his companions die, but the little girl miraculously manages to leave the apartment and take shelter in the neighbor without being noticed by the police. A neighbor, a retired judge Turkey is firmly committed to the ideals of the founding of the republic and recently lost his wife. The judge’s cleaner is also a Kurd and thanks to her translator, the situation of the girl is partially understood. When their hearts did not allow to hand him over to the police, one of them did not speak Turkish and the other did not speak Kurdish; These two people, who have a big age difference between them, start to stay in the same house.
Başka Dilde Aşk (2009) IMDb 7,3
Director: İlksen Başarır
Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks of the people around him. At his friend Vedat’s engagement party, he meets Zeynep, who later finds out about Onur’s hearing disability, but is not bothered by it. She is forced by her overbearing father to leave home and gets a job at a call-center. Having to speak on the phone all day to people she doesn’t know, Zeynep finds peace with Onur, who she communicates with perfectly without speaking…
Köprüdekiler (2009) IMDb 6,7
Director: Aslı Özge
The stories of three men working at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul are told by the original characters, in this mosaic depicting real persons exposing their lives and aspirations.
Kedi (2016) IMDb 7,7 (cat)
Director: Ceyda Torun
In the documentary, which features cats, the warm inhabitants of Istanbul’s streets, these little friends shed light on the troubles they went through. One of the most striking aspects of the film is that it is formed in natural images taken from the busiest places of Istanbul. The documentary is signed by Ceyda Torun
Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku (2014) IMDb 6,6
Director: Çiğdem Vitrinel
The ‘writer’ Arif, who is trying to write his first book, spends a considerable part of his time by thinking about the book. According to him, life contains many unresolved questions, especially about women and relationships. Everything that he knows or tries to learn till that day start to change when Müzeyyen comes into his life unexpectedly.
Sibel (2018) IMDb 6,9
Director: Çağla Zencirci
25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be prowling in the neighbouring forest, sparking off fears and fantasies among the village women. There she crosses path with a fugitive. Injured, threatening and vulnerable, he is the first one to take a fresh look at her.
Ana Yurdu (2015) IMDb 6,5
Director: Senem Tüzen
After a painful divorce, Nesrin, who has just started to recover, leaves her office job and leaves her home in Istanbul. Nesrin makes her way to the empty village house in Anatolia, left over from her grandmother who dead. she dreamed of being a writer since childhood and decides to complete her first novel in this house. However, her plans are cut short when her mother, who has not met for a long time and cannot agree, appears at the house. Now is the time for both to face each other’s dark side.