It takes many years of studying, being a houseman, and getting vomited on before you can actually be a full-fledged doctor. It’s a long and arduous path to take, which is why not every Tom, Dick, or Harry can become one.

You need a passion for healthcare or some serious motivation before you take the Hippocratic oath. Sometimes that motivation can come from personal experiences, a love for humanity, or… hot doctors. Like the ones on film. Like these ones we’re about to take a look at. These doctors have been the inspiration for many a current houseman, I’m sure. And hopefully, after reading this, they’ll inspire you to be a doctor too.

1. Dr Watson in the Sherlock Holmes film series (Jude Law)

Jude Law as Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Credit: X Desktop Wallpapers

Jude Law as Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Credit: X Desktop Wallpapers

Sherlock Holmes is one of the few films where Dr Watson (played by Jude Law here) is arguably more attractive than the detective himself. While Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr) has that rascally, cheeky vibe to him, Dr Watson is the more straight-laced of the duo. And Dr Watson is even more dapper than Sherlock, dressing up in hipster clothes and bearing a cane and top hat. It’s this combination of clothes, moustache, and fine British manners that make Dr Watson a role model for all aspiring doctors who want to be the sidekicks of detectives.

2. Dr Pamela Isley in Batman & Robin (Uma Thurman)

Uma Thurman as Dr Pamela Isley in Batman & Robin. Credit: Pinterest

Uma Thurman as Dr Pamela Isley in Batman & Robin. Credit: Pinterest

Say what you want about Batman & Robin, but it got its casting right with Uma Thurman as Dr Pamela Isley – or Poison Ivy, as she becomes in the film. Her doctorate is probably in botany, seeing that she’s exceptionally skilled in using plants to get what she wants. Given that she frequently dresses like Eve in the Garden of Eden, she’d make any man swoon even without using her plant toxins.

3. Dr Malcolm Crowe in The Sixth Sense (Bruce Willis)

Bruce Willis as Dr Crowe in The Sixth Sense. Credit: Cinemablography

Bruce Willis as Dr Crowe in The Sixth Sense. Credit: Cinemablography

Seeing dead people might not qualify as being sexy, but being motivated by love is. That’s one of the reasons which drive Crowe in The Sixth Sense – he wants to help Cole (Haley Joel Osment) resolve his issues in a bid to reconcile with his wife, who’s been giving him the cold shoulder. Later he discovers that she hasn’t been talking to him because, well, [SPOILERS] he’s dead [SPOILERS]. But to base your raison d’être on your love for a person? Now that’s sexy.

4. Dr. Lucy Hall in The Day After Tomorrow (Sela Ward)

Sela Ward as Dr Lucy Hall in The Day After Tomorrow. Credit: Monday Monkey's Weekend Party

Sela Ward as Dr Lucy Hall in The Day After Tomorrow. Credit: Monday Monkey’s Weekend Party

Sela Ward might have hit 60 (she was in her late 40s in The Day After Tomorrow), but she’s still very well-maintained for someone born in 1956! The hot mama was turned down for a Bond Girl role in 1995 because of age issues, and she went on to produce a documentary about America’s obsession with youth and beauty. She’s the very definition of a MILF – a Mother I’d Like to Film – which explains why she’s still getting roles in hit movies (like in Independence Day: Resurgence). As Dr Lucy Hall in The Day After Tomorrow, she was also most definitely a MILF.

5. Dr Victor Frankenstein in Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy)

Dr Frankenstein (James McAvoy) in Victor Frankenstein. Credit: Fangoria

Dr Frankenstein (James McAvoy) in Victor Frankenstein. Credit: Fangoria

Dr Frankenstein (quick Literature lesson here, Frankenstein is the name of the doctor and not the monster) has a quirky bromance with Igor in Victor Frankenstein, being both his saviour and buddy. A girl comes between them later, but you can’t help admiring a man who’s confident enough to establish deep relationships with another bro. If he’s willing to do that, imagine how much more he could do as your beau.

6. Dr Martha Livingston in Agnes of God (Jane Fonda)

Dr Livingston (Jane Fonda) in Agnes of God. Credit: YouTube

Dr Livingston (Jane Fonda) in Agnes of God. Credit: YouTube

Besides her workout videos, Jane Fonda took on a number of critically acclaimed roles as well, one of which was Dr Martha Livingston in the religious drama Agnes of God. As Dr Livingston, she goes to great lengths to investigate her patient’s case, a young nun who has seemingly murdered her newborn, even clashing with her opponents in court. She might not share the same intensity of faith as the patient she’s helping, but her dedication to truth and justice makes her as good as any nun (if not better) in the film.

Doctor Strange. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Doctor Strange. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Are there any other doctors in the house? In fact, there is – Doctor Stephen Strange, a talented surgeon played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange! Being a Marvel film, it’s not a medical drama, but a film about how the arrogant surgeon learns magic and saves the world from extra-dimensional threats. How hard did he study? Why is he such a talented doctor? And most importantly, do we get to see an Infinity Stone in the film?

You’ll either need the All-Seeing Eye of Agamotto or a ticket to Doctor Strange to find out!

Credits: X Desktop Wallpapers, Pinterest, Cinemablography, Monday Monkey’s Weekend Party, Fangoria, YouTube, Golden Village Cinemas