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, dramatic, serious, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with journalism, media, mentor, journalist, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, corruption, brutality and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as journalism: Nightcrawler (2014), Nothing But the Truth (2008), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Spotlight (2015), The Fifth Estate (2013), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Veronica Guerin (2003), Capote (2005), The Hunting Party (2007).

List of journalism movies

 7.9
 397K
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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: sociopath, journalism, neo noir, obsession, ambition, cynicism, losing-it hero, deception, journalist, morality, ethics, news report ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, media, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, realistic, clever, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, boss and employee, workplace situations, city life, new job, media satire, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.1
 367K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: 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, psychological, talky, tense, emotional ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, pedophilia, catholicism, investigation, catholic church, child abuse, sex scandal, lawyer, twists & turns, victim, catholic ...
Time: year 1976, year 2001, year 2002
Place: boston, florida
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, fighting the system, life is a bitch, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, belgium, zurich switzerland, switzerland ...
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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: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hallucinations, hitchhiker, culture clash, cocaine, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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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, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, dwarf, embassy, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, chaos and mayhem, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia
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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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional, rough ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, uncover truth, crimes, tragic hero, price of justice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, england, new jersey
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 7.4
 116K
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, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, alabama, spain ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, talky, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, war crime, danger, vacation, reward, friendship, journalist, vengeance, war, track down, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, new york, bosnia herzegovina ...
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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: genocide, journalism, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, life is a bitch, wartime life, rebelliousness, human spirit, evacuation, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, iraq
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 7.9
 149K
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, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, reporter, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, public health, journalist, cover up, media, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., south carolina, iran, mississippi
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 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
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, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin 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, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, uncover truth, police corruption, government agency, life turned upside down, state affairs, conspiracy, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, usa, latin america ...
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 7.2
 24K
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, workplace romance, tv show, workplace, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: talky, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, writing, hitchhiker, courtroom, hotel room, paranoia, typewriter, lawyer, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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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, stylized, cynical, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, weatherman, journalist, gay slur, new job, nervous breakdown, depression, erection, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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, workplace romance, rise to the top, romance, fame, showbiz, ambition, celebrity culture, love and romance, workplace situations, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london, england
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 7.3
 120K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, against the rules, uncover truth, state affairs, moral dilemma, government agency, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, hawaii ...
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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, dishonesty, political unrest, rebellion, legal, false accusation, frame up, investigation, state affairs, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy
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 6.0
 727
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, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: journalism, murder, serial killer, investigation, frame up, police detective, media, police investigation, legal, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
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 8.6
 8K
Brass Eye (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Controversial spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.
Style: alternative comedy, clever, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, interview, celebrity, controversy, fake news report, british, celebrity culture, media satire, figment, tv show, media coverage, notoriety ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
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The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, futuristic, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, terrorism, translator, civil war, illegal immigration, disorder, dishonesty, fighting the system, racism, culture clash ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, pakistan, usa, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, journalist, dishonesty, friendship, false accusation, cover up, crime, journalism, uncover truth, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, state affairs, crimes, political thriller, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
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 7.9
 233K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, music, rock, journalism, musician's life, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio
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 8.0
 458K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, greed, journalist, rebel, journalism, obsessive quest, fisherman, rape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, belgium, morocco ...
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 7.4
 19K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, politics, journalism, love triangle, romance, idealism, political unrest, rebelliousness, infidelity, couple relations, writer's life, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, france ...
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 7.1
 1K
The Ghost (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A novelist struggling with writer's block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration -- fully unaware that he is being set up to take the blame for a murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating
Plot: frame up, journalism, intrigue, stalking, murder, crimes, assassination, hitman, dishonesty, danger, ghost, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, anti war, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, europe ...
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