Medical Movie Mayham

If you are like me and deeply enjoy medical movies or television shows, then I have a few titles to recommend to you to help keep you inspired on your healthcare path.


The German Doctor (2013)

Josef Mengele is in exile in Argentina in 1960, living under a new identity and follows a family to their family-owned hotel overlooking a lake. Mengele takes an interest with the daughter of the family, Lilith, who was prematurely born and provided her growth treatments. Overtime, Mengele develops a fascination for the mother’s pregnancy of twins. Overtime, Mengele draws images and compiles copious notes on them. The father, Enzo, becomes furiously mad and asks for Mengele to leave their hotel. Throughout the story Mengele is being tracked by a photographer, Nora Eldoc, who is in contact with Nazi war criminal hunters. The Nazi hunters act too slowly on her information allowing Mengele to escape as they watch a sea plane with Mengele on board depart. The epilogue informs us that she was murdered the day after Mengele’s escape, her body found two days later buried in the snow, and that Mengele was never captured and drowned in 1979.

Concussion (2015)

Set during the 2000s, the film stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who fights against the National Football League trying to suppress his research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain degeneration suffered by professional football players.

Television Show

Grey’s Anatomy

This medical drama that follows the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. This television program features accurate case scenarios, uses medical terminology to help get your gears working, and see what the hospital looks like featuring many surgical specialties!

The Good Doctor

A television program that follows the life of Shaun Murphy, “a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.” There are many interesting cases featured on the program and beautiful illustrations when Dr. Murphy has an epiphany, but the storyline itself is incredibly unique and a spin-off of the Korean television program with the same name.

Virgin River

Is where we find Mel, a nurse practitioner from LA, who is searching for a fresh start in a remote northern California town and is surprised by all of the big things that happens in this small-town.


A compelling story surrounding the world of biobiohacking technology and the underground illegal genetic experimentations. Mia Akerland and her brother Ben were part of these experimentations but somehow, he did not make it so Mia becomes a medical student at the University of Freiburg to chase down Dr. Lorenz. There she meets Jasper, a talented biology student, who helps her gain access to Dr. Lorenz, and Niklas, his somewhat strange roommate. When she learns of breakthrough biohacking research results which have landed in the wrong hands, Mia has to decide whether to protect her friends or avenge her brother’s death.

New Amsterdam

The story is based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer MD. The television show follows Dr. Max Goodwin, who is Eric Manheimer, as he becomes the medical director of one of the United States’ oldest public hospitals with the aims to reform the neglected institution and facilities by tearing up its bureaucracy to provide exceptional care to patients.

For more medical television show recommendations, check out this article written by A Young Doctor’s Journey.