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    The Top 5 Pharmacist Movies of All Time

    Our list of the best pharmacists ever to appear on the silver screen.


    We’re in the full swing of movie awards season, and it’s time for Drug Topics to have a say in what does or doesn’t make a good movie. Since we’ve been around for over 160 years, we like to think we know a thing or two about pharmacy—which naturally means we know a thing or two about pharmacists in movies.

    Holding oscarsPharmacists are not the most popular role for movie characters. Dentists and physicians seem to get all the grisly and great roles, where pharmacists are often left in the background—just like in real life. But a few filmmakers have known what you’ve known all along, that pharmacists have the best stories to tell, and are some of the most interesting characters besides.

    When pharmacists do get their time in the spotlight, it’s not always pretty. From the creepy to the downright dull, pharmacists aren’t necessarily always the heroes. The best portrayals show just the kind of power pharmacists possess—for better or worse.

    So here are the movies that are, unquestionably, the greatest portrayals of pharmacists in cinema history. And if we got it wrong, feel free to tell us what we messed up in the comments below!

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    • Anonymous
      I would add "In Old California" with John Wayne.
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