Journalism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant journalism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, clever, suspense, dramatic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with journalism, mentor, media, runaway, journalist, dialogue, storytelling, corruption, greed and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as journalism: The Insider (1999), Nightcrawler (2014), Snowden (2016), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Spotlight (2015), The Fifth Estate (2013), The Killing Fields (1984), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).

List of journalism movies

 7.8
 155K
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, fear, lawsuit, media, legal, journalist, cover up, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., south carolina, mississippi, new york, iran
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 7.8
 440K
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, biting, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, twists & turns, morality, satire, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, graphic violence, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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 7.3
 129K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, political thriller, whistleblower, national security, surveillance, moral dilemma, media, idealism, uncover truth, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2012, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, russia, maryland, geneva switzerland, new york ...
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, legal, media, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 398K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: factual, twists and turns, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, catholicism, twists & turns, investigation, pedophilia, child abuse, catholic church, sex scandal, lawyer, newspaper, investigative journalism ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, computers and web, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, rebelliousness, against the rules, war crime, international relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2011, 2000s ...
Place: europe, netherlands, iran, pentagon, berlin germany ...
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, anti war, life is a bitch, wartime life, rebelliousness, human spirit, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, american dream, hallucination, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, addiction, cocaine, lawyer, culture clash, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, city life, women, strong female character, fish out of water, boss and employee, workplace situations, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, miami ...
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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, dwarf, embassy, photograph, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, love and romance, unfulfillment, war, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia
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 7.7
 100K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, australia, los angeles, london ...
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, friendship, rivalry, misogynist, tv show in film, nervous breakdown, new job, stupidity, workplace, career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, rough, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, amsterdam, california, new jersey ...
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 7.3
 122K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, lifestyle, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, new orleans, alabama ...
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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Style: humorous, talky, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, writing, hitchhiker, presidential election, drug use, drug abuse, buddies, disorder, on the road, media, gonzo, paranoia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political thriller, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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The Hunting Party (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, talky, tense ...
Plot: journalism, war crime, cia, danger, reward, friendship, vacation, journalist, vengeance, war, track down, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, new york, bosnia ...
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 6.6
 13K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, media, columnist, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, relationship vs career, workplace situations, introspection, ambition, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers ...
Style: humorous, absurd, ethnic humor, funny, satirical ...
Plot: parody, satire, journalism, terrorism, office, media, danger, racism, sketch, media satire, society, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.0
 765
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, false accusation, investigation, police detective, frame up, deadly, betrayal, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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 7.4
 19K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, civil rights movement, media, life is a bitch, state affairs, liberal, war correspondent, dictatorship, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
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 8.6
 678K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, street gang, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, conspiracy, investigation, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, government agency, police corruption, life turned upside down, state affairs, defamation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
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 7.2
 26K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, media, tv show, workplace romance, workplace, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, workaholic, career, suspicion, research, workplace, desire for fame, cheating, rise and fall, ethics, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 13K
Interview (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.
Style: psychological, disturbing, melancholic, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, interview, actress, loser, videotaping, deal, lie, betrayal, scar, strong female character, politics, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., europe, new york, usa, former yugoslavia ...
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 6.2
 97K
The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, lifestyle, drunkenness, cockfight, carnival, hallucination, profanity, adaptation, fire breathing, alcohol, journalist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
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 6.6
 10K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, interrogation, captivity, danger, life is a bitch, false accusation, solitary, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: iran, middle east
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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, light, intellectual ...
Plot: starlet, journalism, writers, workplace romance, rise to the top, romance, fame, fish out of water, love affair, love and romance, workplace situations, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london, england
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, tv show, media, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, state affairs, workplace, media coverage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., beverly hills ...
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