Journalist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant journalist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, clever, twists and turns and interesting films and TV shows about / with journalist, storytelling, dialogue, writers, journalism, mentor, brutality, reporter, police investigation and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
journalist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as journalist: The Newsroom (2012), Zodiac (2007), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Long Shot (2019), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Philomena (2013), Sharp Objects (2018), Chasing Life (2014), Crazy Heart (2009), Nothing But the Truth (2008).

List of journalist movies

The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: clever, realistic, sincere, serious, cynical ...
Plot: journalist, tv news, politics, journalism, news, intelligence, ethics, against the rules, power of media, ambitious, rebellion, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, mind game, journalist, code, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man ...
Style: romantic, light, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, bet, unlikely couple, love, battle of the sexes, couple relations, love and romance, love story, couples, wooing, initially antagonists, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
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Long Shot (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Colombia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: journalist, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, politics, couples, diplomat, love and romance, presidential candidate, erection, rivalry, nanny ...
Place: new york
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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, romantic, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, strong female character, city life, women, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, employer employee relationship, journalism, ambitious woman, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, miami, manhattan new york city ...
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: journalist, nun, adoption, golden years, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, religious intolerance, convent, self discovery, church, hidden truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, mystery, mother daughter relationship, self harm, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, rape, strong female character, sexual abuse, missing person, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, serial killer, partners, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2010s, year 1966 ...
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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Chasing Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: April is a smart aspiring journalist in her 20s who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, rebellious little sister, and her grandmother. We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, family relations, terminal illness, dying, cancer, coping, life turned upside down, fighting illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, workplace, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, loneliness, singer, journalist, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, music business, financial problem, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, legal, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, perversion, hacker, journalist, unlikely relationship, uncover truth, peril, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1954, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, australia, eastern europe ...
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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, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: sociopath, journalism, character study, journalist, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, satire, life is a bitch, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death row, investigation, suicide, murder, activist, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, spain, italy, houston texas ...
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, surreal, intellectual, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, high society, artist, aging, writer's life, nun, introspection, stripper, old love, art, surrealism, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican
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Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, catastrophe, forces of nature, dealing with death, accident, love and romance, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, usa, europe, england ...
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Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, buddy comedy, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, magic, serial killer, student, mystery, murder investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, suspicion of murder, multiple storylines, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
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The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, life is a bitch, curse, race against time, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
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Walk of Shame (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Style: funny, humorous, realistic, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: blonde, nothing goes right, journalist, disorder, comedy of errors, one night stand, drunken woman, once in a lifetime opportunity, media, race against time, stereotypes, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, society, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, mexico, latin america, usa
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True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, montana, oregon, mexico
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Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, super powers, heroes, superhuman powers, save the day, supernatural power, undercover, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalist, friendship, friendship between men, celebrity, magazine editor, life philosophy, teaching the ways of the world, tv star, cynicism, adaptation, tv host, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: pittsburgh, new york
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Sex & Mrs. X (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman regains her sense of self through a sexual reawakening after her husband leaves her for another woman.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self esteem, seduction, breakup, starting over, self confidence, journalist, infidelity, self discovery, divorce, battle of the sexes, love and romance, feminism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, family, pets, friendship, couple relations, family relations, marriage, parenthood, journalist, couples, family life, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, 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: twists and turns, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hacker, investigation, secret service, murder, dishonesty, conspiracy, police investigation, friendship, cover up, false accusation, journalism, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, murderer, politician, gunfight, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Millennium (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: The paths of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander cross and they team up to reveal a dark and terrifying truth involving murder and sexual abuse, a story that has long been concealed in Swedish society.
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, hacker, journalist, life is a bitch, uncover truth, lesbian, mystery, amateur detective, partners, corruption, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Secret City (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, journalist, politics, betrayal, spy, death, self sacrifice, murder, infidelity, traitor
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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