Newsreel footage movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant newsreel footage movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, thought provoking, stylized and complex films and TV shows about / with newsreel footage, death, murder, mentor, drinking, gun, friendship, dialogue, storytelling and blood plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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newsreel footage movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as newsreel footage: John Ford Goes to War (2002), Nightcrawler (2014), Zelig (1983), The Annuity (1972), Valentino (1977), Colour It Yellow (2006), The Quiet American (2002), Push (2009), The Prowler (1981), The Soul Keeper (2002).

List of newsreel footage movies

John Ford Goes to War (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Biography, War
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. During the war, Field Photo made at least 87 documentaries, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: filmmaking, military, military life, state affairs, lifestyle, showbiz, battle zone, wartime life, politics, society, war, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, japan, maine
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 7.9
 450K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, morality, satire, graphic violence, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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 7.7
 39K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, chameleon, character study, parody ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, new jersey
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 6.9
 992
The Annuity (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doctor Galipeau has a brother, Emile, whose wife has just given birth to a baby boy and who dreams of owning a house. He has just examined Louis Martinet, an old man who, according to him, is in the last stages. That is why he advises Emile to ...
Style: cult film
Plot: french resistance, provence, naivete, nightlife, doctors, family relations, falling down stairs, newsreel footage, doctor patient relationship, innocence, funeral, archive footage ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s
Place: paris france, riviera, saint tropez
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 6.1
 2K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: offbeat, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, gay, prison, showbiz, celebrity culture, gays and lesbians, romance, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, mexico
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Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: serious, feel good, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, politics, patriotism, bollywood, state affairs, society, filmmaker, artist, courage, singing, watching a movie, pilot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, new delhi, london, delhi
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, love triangle, journalism, cia, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, war crime, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, indochina, southeast asia ...
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 6.1
 105K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, chase, clairvoyance, supernatural, escapades, psychic, danger, experiment, precognition, on the run, telekinesis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
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 6.1
 9K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, world war two, vengeance, homecoming, youth, love affair, college, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1945 ...
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The Soul Keeper (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the present days, Maria Spielrein and Fraser are in Russia making a research about the life of Sabina Spielrein. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, this Russian girl was a patient treated by Dr. Jung and later they fall in love for each ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, serious, neurotic ...
Plot: nazi occupation, mental illness, mental institution, tragic hero, love affair, doctors and patients, power relations, dysfunctional character, mentally unstable, society, romance, experimenting ...
Time: 1900s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland, moscow russia ...
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The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: song, world war two, concentration camp, orchestra, gestapo, red cross, mime, oven, ashes, french resistance, nazi propaganda, balcony ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, paris france, czechoslovakia, europe
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 5.8
 4K
Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: serious, psychological, meditative, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: incest, penetration, romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, human nature, introspection, chaos, secret, lie, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, germany, europe, normandy
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Peter's Friends (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It is New Year's weekend and the friends of Peter (Fry) gather at his newly inherited country house. Ten years ago, they all acted together in a Cambridge University student comedy troupe, but it's less clear how much they have in common ...
Style: sentimental, witty, realistic, touching, talky ...
Plot: weekend, friends, secret, reunion, new year's eve, thirtysomething life, adulthood, love and romance, family problems, unfulfilled love, singleness, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.2
 307K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war two, war, love and romance, airplane, love, aerial combats, navy, tragic event, friends, u.s. navy, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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 7.9
 92K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: world war two, military, military hospital, heroes, general, tank, dead soldier, steel helmet, destiny, military life, war, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, italy, berlin germany, france ...
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Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, self defense, street kid, murder, society, legal, crime, artists and showbiz, emotionless, filmmaking, under the surface, cause and meaning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
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My One and Only (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, road trip, parents and children, obsessive quest, siblings relations, starting over, teenage life, on the road, father son relationship, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: usa, los angeles, boston, new york, pittsburgh ...
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, introspection, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, kansas city, paris france ...
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 7.9
 330K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country:
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, dedicated educator, gender, fighting the system, society, college life, lifestyle, life philosophy, friendship, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: sincere, bleak, rough, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, village, suicide, rape, orphan, blind character, refugee, suicide attempt, camp, survival, war, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iraq, middle east, iran, turkey ...
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Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crime, crimes, introspection, prison life, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
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Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, whimsical ...
Plot: self discovery, stewardess, gangsters, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, cons and scams, siblings relations, vengeance, farce, parents and children, gambling, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, performer, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, human spirit, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, society ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france, missouri, europe, usa ...
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City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, survival, wartime life, lifesaver, negotiation, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, freak, patient, isolation, soldier, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, france, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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 6.5
 121K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, ambition, communism, notoriety, politician, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, homosexual ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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Alexandria... Why? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, youth, black market, friendship, political unrest, forbidden love, teenage life, orchestral, bittersweet, society, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, palestine, mediterranean sea
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 6.9
 13K
Intact (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, murder, game, luck, destiny, survivor, investigation, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, deathtrap, change of luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, caribbean, argentina
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 7.8
 157K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, reporter, corruption, paranoia, lawsuit, fear, layoff, cover up, public health, ethics, journalist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iran, south carolina, washington d.c., mississippi, new york
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