Movies about journalists

Movies about journalists
List of the best movies about journalists selected by visitors to our site: Spotlight, Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, Venom, Late Night, Minamata, The Glorias, The Hunting Party, A Private War, The Devil Wears Prada, Morning Glory.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersGay, Police, Journalists, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Oscars, Fascinating

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Doctors, Journalists, Lawyers, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Investigation
PlaceCourt, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Fascinating, Serious

The story of the investigation and trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, China
Duration03:05
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Killers, Rich, Tough guys
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Experiments, Genetic experiments
PlaceHelicopters, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating

Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotRivalry, Female friendship
PlaceParty, USA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, United Arab Emirates, Japan
CharactersPhotographers, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Journalists, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Depression, Art, Environmental disasters
PlaceJapan
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Depressive, Worth watching

A movie about reporter W. Eugene Smith and his research on mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan, resulting in severe neurological symptoms.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events
StyleInspirational, By books

An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark on modern history. A nontraditional chronicle of a trailblazing life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA, Croatia, Mexico
Duration01:40
CharactersCIA, Spy, Journalists
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceHotels, Serbia
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Writers, Journalists, Photographers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Revolution
PlaceAfghanistan, Jungle, Iraq, Deserts, Syria
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:49
CharactersStrong women, Models, Journalists, Businessmen
PlotSuccess, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceParis, New York

The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine when all she really wants to be a good journalist.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersJournalists
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, Cute, Inspirational

A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who disapproves of co-hosting a show that does not deal with real news stories.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:07
CharactersKillers, Journalists, Lovers, Reporters
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Political, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, spiderman
PlotExperiments, Double life
PlaceNew York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Serious

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersJournalists, Losers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression, Cheating
PlaceLondon, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Writers, Journalists
PlotLove, War, On real events, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Money, Conspiracies, Weapon, Cheating
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
CharactersWitch, Journalists
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious, Evil spirits
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Creepy, Depressive, Disturbing

Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Smart

Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark—Henry's nemesis—impose unpopular cutbacks.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersCIA, Journalists, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think, Disturbing

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

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Genrethriller, crime
CountryRussia
PlaceVillage

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Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Celebrities, Actors
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Serious

In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Lawyers, Presidential
PlotWar, On real events, Money, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Jungle, Vietnam, Party
StyleExciting, Action, Makes me think, Disturbing

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Duration02:18
CharactersHeroes, Journalists, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political
PlaceThe White House
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersSuperhero, Superman, Journalists, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Expeditions, Saving the World, Double life
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleExciting, DC, By comics, Serious, Best soundtracks

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersLesbians, Blonde girls
PlotOn real events, Political, Social Media, Elections, Fear
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Sad ones

Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, Ukraine
CharactersHorses, Wolves, Cannibals, Stalin, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Fight, Money, Investigation
PlacePrison, Forest, USSR, Party, Ukraine
TimeWinter

In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travel to Ukraine, where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

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.

Duration01:58
CharactersPrincesses, Tourists
PlaceItaly
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Black and White

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersReporters
PlotLove, Investigation, Obsession
PlacePrison, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes, FBI, Lawyers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Computers, Seduction, False accusations
PlaceCourt
StyleAction

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, "Richard Jewell" is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. "There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes." The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing-his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI's number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, China
CharactersWriters, Journalists, Babies, Celebrities, Actors
PlotOn real events, Wedding, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, New York
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.





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