Media movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant media movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, interesting, thought provoking, serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with media, reporter, journalism, storytelling, suspense, runaway, greed, dialogue, corruption and manipulation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
media movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as media: Network (1976), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Black Mirror (2011), The Eichmann Show (2015), The Girl in the Fog (2017), The Ugly Truth (2009), Natural Born Killers (1994), All the President's Men (1976), 15 Minutes (2001), UnREAL (2015).

List of media movies

Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: talky, political, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: media, journalism, satire, television, corruption, adultery, media manipulation, dark humor, older man younger woman relationship, workplace, media satire, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
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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: political, inspirational, factual, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: media, politics, television, fighting the system, mccarthyism, cold war, journalism, reporter, propaganda, patriotism, society, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, washington d.c., california, usa, ussr ...
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Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: philosophical, serious, thought provoking, clever, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, twists and turns, alternate reality, distopia, human nature, satire, social decay, society, media satire, computers and web, media, dark humor ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: media, genocide, nazi war criminal, holocaust, world war two, war criminal, court, tv show, shoah, judge, jewish, television ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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The Girl in the Fog (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, murder, psychiatrist, media, clue, schoolgirl, community, vanity, girl, teacher, reporter ...
Place: alps, italy
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The Ugly Truth (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sexy, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love story, relationships, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, love and romance, womanizer, workplace, looking for love, sex aid, media, office romance, bet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, los angeles, sacramento california
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, dark humor, violence, insanity, violent, satire, mass murder, criminal heroes, murderous pair, lovers on the run, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, nevada, new mexico, paris france, london ...
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, investigation, newspaper, political conspiracy, conspiracy, political corruption, white house, american politics, journalist, president, media ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, brutal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, criminal, media, police investigation, journalism, twists and turns, prisoner, partners against crime, violence, reluctant partners, justice, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
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UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: biting, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, media, media satire, tv show, manipulation, dishonesty, ambition, artists and showbiz, workplace intrigue, satire, eligible bachelor, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century
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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: talky, realistic, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: journalism, media, workplace, workplace romance, friendship, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, workaholic, love triangle, tv news, tv show, slutty attitude ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: realistic, thought provoking, factual, serious, political ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, hacking, internet, whistleblower, moral dilemma, surveillance, hacker, spy, idealism, media ...
Time: year 2015, year 2009, year 2011, year 2004, year 2012 ...
Place: geneva switzerland, hong kong, japan, russia, hawaii ...
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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, clever, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, workaholic, newspaper editor, workplace, media, satire, paranoia, husband wife relationship, ambition, introspection, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Big Miracle (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: animals, animal rescue, rescue, journalism, media, ocean, whale, volunteer, environmentalism, ecology, snowstorm, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s
Place: alaska, los angeles, new york
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Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: thought provoking, intense, talky, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, hostage, media, politics, investigation, hostage situation, journalist, society, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, injustice, fighting the system, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 90s
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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Style: absurd, humorous, surreal, light, clever ...
Plot: military, war, media, journalism, farce, satire, reporter, desert, adaptation, sarcasm, new age, drugs ...
Time: year 1983, year 1973, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: psychological, serious, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, cia, reporter, lawyer, suspense, courtroom drama, media, investigation, corruption, journalist, courtroom, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: photographer, photojournalist, media, journalism, newspaper, life risking, society, political unrest, discrimination, state affairs, life is a bitch, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, south africa
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalism, gulf war, media, politics, military, escapades, anti war, against the odds, battles, fighting the system, soldier ...
Place: baghdad iraq, iraq, middle east
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Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, clever, political, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationship vs career, lawyer, workplace situations, politician, white house, politics, senator, president, teamwork, ambition, coworker, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, political, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, adult
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, manipulation, state affairs, intrigue, blind ambition, strategy, lobbyist, media, journalism, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: reporter, power plant, politics, journalism, investigation, radiation, disaster, suspense, media, nuclear power, nuclear, environmental ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, realistic, talky ...
Plot: radio, civil rights, african american, media, ex convict, protest, segregation, society, ambition, friendship, civil rights movement, hip hop ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, africa, new york, usa ...
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Morning Glory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: romantic, light, sweet, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: workaholic, journalism, media, work ethic, female protagonist, hotshot, life philosophy, reporter, showbiz, twists and turns, coworker, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: sitcom, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: media, workplace, manipulation, scandal, celebrity, politics, campaign, cover up, power of media, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england
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I Love Trouble (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson (Roberts) and Peter Brackett (Nolte) reluctantly join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy and bite off more than they can chew while pursuing the story and bickering along the way - and falling in ...
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: reporter, destiny, media, journalism, love story, whistleblower, suspense, fall in love, love and romance, uncover truth, unlikely couple, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, wisconsin, las vegas, usa
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The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: dark, talky, political, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, suspense, lobbyist, campaign, media, presidential campaign, political corruption, conspiracy, corruption, justice ...
Time: future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, corruption, conspiracy, investigation, reporter, murder, journalism, undercover, media, senator, twists and turns, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
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Zenne Dancer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A feature film about an unusual trio: DANIEL, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Middle Eastern values. CAN, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots of love and support from his family, and AHMET born ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gender, media, lgbt, murder, society, haunted by the past, love affair, religions or cults, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, afghanistan, turkey
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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: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, u.s. government, conspiracy, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, politics, investigation, media, secrets, brainwashing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, latin america ...
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