Movies about journalists

List of the best movies about journalists selected by visitors to our site: Back to 1942, Profile, Long Shot, Living Among Us, The Last Witness, The Case for Christ, Romance is a Bonus Book, Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story, The Children of Huang Shi, [REC].

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Back to 1942 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryChina
Duration02:26
CharactersJournalists
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Fascinating

In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated by locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, epidemic disease and the corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government.

Profile (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRussia, USA, United Kingdom, Cyprus
CharactersJournalists, Terrorists

Looking to investigate recruitment techniques of ISIS to lure women into Syria, Amy Whitaker, a journalist, creates a Facebook profile of a Muslim convert. When an ISIS recruiter contacts her online character, she experiences the process first hand.

Long Shot (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Presidential
PlotRivalry, Dancing, Love, Political
PlaceHotels, Party, Sea, Beach, Aircraft
StyleLight, Fascinating, Inspirational

Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter -- much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

Living Among Us (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersVampire, Journalists

Vampires have just made themselves public! Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to spend some time with them and learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realize they are in for far more than they bargained for.

The Last Witness (2018)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
Duration01:56
CharactersJournalists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Love
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Disturbing, For men

An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.

The Case for Christ (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:03
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Religious, On real events
PlaceCourt

Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:30
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove

Cha Eun Ho is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at his publishing company. He is smart and handsome. He is also even tempered at work, but he has a warm heart and a reasonable personality. Kang Da Ni used to be a popular copywriter, but she is not anymore. She is now broke and unemployed. Even though she tries to find a job, due to her impressive career and excellent educational background, she is unable to find a new job. Finally, Kang Da Ni gets a job at a publishing company by lying about her background. Cha Eun Ho is the chief editor at that publishing company. They begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists
PlotInvestigation, Lost memory
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric

An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie is an account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after she has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity.

The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, military
CountryAustralia, China, Germany, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersJournalists, Nurses, Lifeguards
PlaceChina

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

[REC] (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:15
CharactersJournalists, Zombie, Cannibals, Reporters
PlotViruses, Fear
StyleDepressive, Action, Tense, Disturbing

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

A Private War (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Photographers, Terrorists, Writers
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Death, Political, Revolution
PlaceJungle, Deserts
StyleWomens in main roles, Action, Disturbing, Heavy, Tense

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

An Interview with God (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersJournalists, Gods
PlotRelationship, Religious, Depression
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Soulful, Makes me think, Heavy

An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Journalists, Partners, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Disturbing, Depressive, Smart

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

The Darwin Awards (2006)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Police, Musicians, Writers, Journalists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Death, Investigation
PlaceUSA

After botching the capture of a notorious serial killer, idiosyncratic detective Michael Burrows loses his job with the San Francisco Police. He becomes an investigator for an insurance company and joins forces with a cynical field agent to probe suspicious and unusual deaths.

The Professional (1981)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:48
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Police, Journalists, Presidential, Heroes, Hired assassins
PlotFight, Revenge, Chase, The escape, Skirmishes, Betrayal, Conspiracies
PlacePrison, France, Paris, Castle
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Action, Tense, For men

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

Dead Genesis (2010)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie, Journalists, Hunters
PlotWar, Power

Seven months have passed since the dead took over. Many cities and states have been abandoned and left to die. Several self sufficient hunting groups have been established to take on the threat in a war aptly referred to as the 'War on Dead'. Jillian Hurst, a former news writer and amateur documentarian, has set out to make a pro-war propaganda film to support the W.O.D. She joins up with a pack of renegade hunters known infamously to North America as 'the deadheads'. The moral dynamics and hardships of fighting in a war against the undead are told from several different perspectives.

Crimea (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersJournalists, Friends
PlotLove, Hostage, Relationship, Political
PlaceUkraine

The film follows a romantic liaison between a young woman from Kiev, who is a supporter of the pro-European Maidan uprising, and a man from Sevastopol who joins the pro-Russian resistance in the aftermath of Maidan’s success in Kiev.

Shy People (1987)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersBrothers, Sisters, Journalists
PlotTravel, Relationship
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy

New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

Banshee Chapter (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:27
CharactersMonsters, Doctors, Scientists, Journalists, Military
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLaboratory

On the trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist - aided by a rogue counter-culture writer, The Silence of The Lambs -- finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin. A fast-paced thriller blending fact and fiction, Banshee Chapter is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:55
CharactersJournalists
PlaceJapan, China

When the women of her time had their feet bound to please men, Qiu Jin was already questioning the sexual inequality of feudal traditions. Free-spirited and well-educated, she grew up practicing martial arts and was as well versed in poetry as she was in sword-fighting. When this rebellious girl moved to Beijing with her husband, she witnessed how her country was raided and ravaged by foreign powers. With the encouragement of her neighbor Wu Zhiying, the wife of righteous magistrate Li Zhongyue, Qiu Jin left her family behind to pursue study in Japan. There, she met some like-minded schoolmates who shared her ideals, including revolutionary leader Xu Xilin, and secretly joined his anti-Qing cause. After returning to China, Qiu Jin participated in the uprisings staged by Xu Xilin, leading a small group of hot-blooded students against the armed forces of the corrupt Qing government...




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