Bioethics at the Box Office: Global Bioethics Edition

CBHD often receives requests from educators and other individuals for popular resources that engage bioethics through various media (fiction, film, and television). In this resource, we offer a recap of materials relevant to global bioethics that have premiered on the silver screen or television. Readers are cautioned that the films represent a wide variety of genres and may not be appropriate for all audiences. The reason for the rating classification is provided where available. Viewers are encouraged to read annotations/synopses available through such websites as or If there is a film you think we missed, email us at


Global Bioethics

  • The Constant Gardener (2005, R for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity)
  • Pregnant in America (2008, NR, documentary)


Updated December 2016