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, interesting, dramatic and emotional films and TV shows about / with newsreel footage, death, husband wife relationship, dancing, drinking, drinking alcohol, friendship, dialogue, storytelling and singing plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as newsreel footage: John Ford Goes to War (2002), Nightcrawler (2014), Zelig (1983), Viceroy's House (2017), Without Limits (1998), Warm Springs (2005), War Requiem (1989), A Walk on the Moon (1999), A Walk in the Clouds (1995), All My Loved Ones (1999).

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, documentary filmmaking
Plot: military, military life, filmmaking, showbiz, battle zone, politics, society, state affairs, lifestyle, wartime life, war, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, maine
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 7.8
 491K
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: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, journalist, character study, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, neo-noir, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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 7.7
 41K
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, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, psychiatrist, fall in love, fictional biography, therapy, electroshock therapy, chameleon ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: paris france, vatican, bronx new york city, new york, germany ...
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: factual, sincere, disturbing, captivating, touching ...
Plot: independence, democracy, palace, ceremony, servant, economics, colonialism, celebration, governor, politics, promise, school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947, year 1933
Place: delhi, london, new delhi, india, pakistan
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Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, running ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, post world war one ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, introspection, hopes, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., southern usa ...
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 6.6
 769
War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: military, soldier, battles, world war one, anti war, life is a bitch, war, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, against humanity, archive footage, homecoming ...
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A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: sexy, touching, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, coming of age, love affair, hippie, family relations, summer vacation, bittersweet, adultery, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, new york state, california
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A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: uplifting, romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, happy ending, parents and children, family relations, romance, post war, interracial romance, love and romance, estate, family values, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
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All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, society, hopes, life is a bitch, escapades, life turned upside down, anti semitism, family relations, rescue, starvation, bittersweet, war ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, palestine, czechoslovakia ...
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 6.9
 1K
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: old man, attempted murder, world war two, family history, country house, child's drawing, contract, funeral, doctor patient relationship, falling down stairs, innocence, newsreel footage ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: saint tropez, provence, riviera, paris france
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: hollywood, gay, filmmaking, movie star, prison, human spirit, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, romance, ambition, rising to stardom, athlete's life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles, mexico
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The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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 8.1
 57K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, freedom, lie, ambition, society, resistance, hiding place, communism, revolution, basement, cellar, resistance fighter ...
Time: post world war two, year 1941, 60s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, yugoslavia, berlin germany, balkan ...
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, womanizer, artist, mistress, invasion, communism, soviet army ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, usa, europe ...
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 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, breast feeding, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxing, boxer, auschwitz, contests and competitions, against humanity, sport, family problems, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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 7.8
 1.1M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, ship, love, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, sea disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, year 1912 ...
Place: england, new york, atlantic ocean
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, romance, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, aerial combat, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1939, year 1950
Place: england, europe, poland, london, central europe ...
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 7.7
 118K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, vandalism, crimes, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, neo nazi, adolescence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, europe, britain, northern england, woodstock
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 7.5
 2K
Foreign Land (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: on the run, dealer, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, gang, gangsters, crimes, crime, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: spain, brazil, latin america, europe, madrid ...
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 7.1
 244
Testimony (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Netherlands, UK, Denmark, West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.
Plot: josef stalin, music history, orchestra, composer, deathbed, survival, opera, dream, irony, surrealism, humiliation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: post world war two
Place: new york, ussr, russia
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, romance, gays and lesbians, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
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 7.1
 3K
Taking Sides (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 30s, Furtwangler's ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: investigation, politics, holocaust, world war two, war crime, musician's life, introspection, racism, state affairs, fighting the system, war, rebellion ...
Place: germany, europe, brussels, switzerland, berlin germany ...
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Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, cons and scams, couple relations, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
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 5.9
 5K
Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
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Kings and Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, parents and children, couple relations, destiny, love and romance, musician's life, life is a bitch, single parent, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, cold war, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, ambition, danger ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, usa, ussr ...
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