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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with journalist, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, adaptation, runaway, catastrophe, reporter, culture clash and journalism plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
journalist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as journalist: Zodiac (2007), Riverdale (2016), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), The Promise (2016), Never Been Kissed (1999), Loving Pablo (2017), Special Forces (2011), The Crush (1993), Blood Diamond (2006).

List of journalist movies

Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
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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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, crime, danger, journalist, missing person, uncover truth, serial killer, abuse, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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: humorous, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, battle of the sexes, bet, journalist, love story, fall in love, initially antagonists, couples, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
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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: twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, journalist, hacker, murder, arson, friendship, rape, secret service, on the run, dishonesty, crime, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, journalist, armenian genocide, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, love affair, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, teenager, hidden identity, undercover, romance, fall in love, journalism, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
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Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, rough, exciting, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, journalist, cocaine, latinx lead, husband wife relationship, minister, lover, pregnant woman, flashback, airplane, congress ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1993, year 1982, year 1992 ...
Place: florida, colombia, panama
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Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, soldier, taliban, kidnapping, daring rescue, danger, tough heroes, survival, adventure, military, heroic mission, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
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The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, journalist, psychopath, journalism, false accusation, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, investigation, mystery, hacker, journalist, crime, age difference, uncover truth, unlikely relationship, peril, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1949, year 1958, year 2002 ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, journalism, journalist, rebel, rescue, gem, rape, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, morocco, cape town south africa, zimbabwe ...
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Chasing Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, terminal illness, cancer, treatment, life turned upside down, death of father, hospitalization, unfulfillment, disorder, boss and employee, workplace romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: nun, adoption, forgiveness, journalist, search, journalism, coping, irish, faith, church, son, convent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death row, murder, death, intern, professor, reporter, journalist, investigation, false accusation, death sentence, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, italy ...
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Ghost Stories (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His skepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases -- disturbing visions in an ...
Style: suspenseful, dark, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: ghost, journalist, anthology, car accident, violence, satan, teenage boy, prejudice, storytelling, twists & turns, flashback, character study ...
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, factual, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, point of view, danger, journey, adventure, news report, culture clash, weapons, escapades, village ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
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The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
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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, emotional, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, relationship vs career, city life, journalism, media satire, journalist, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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: witty, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, journalist, journalism, magic, drowning, murder, aristocracy, swimming pool, mystery, afterlife, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, couple relations, family life, death of dog, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, cia agent, assassination attempt, lawyer, reporter, newspaper, judge, arrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, musician, journalist, redemption, elderly, aging, country music, loneliness, guilt, bar, drink, texan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
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Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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: emotional, touching, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, tsunami, journalist, supernatural ability, supernatural, reporter, dealing with death, french, greed, twins, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, england, london, europe, usa ...
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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: surreal, talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nun, aging, high society, artist, party, journalist, writer's life, art, giraffe, flamingo, church, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: humorous, realistic, funny, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, blonde, comedy of errors, race against time, journalist, one-night stand, media, once in a lifetime opportunity, urban, stereotypes, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, journalist, hometown, serial killer, self harm, small town, mystery, death in the family, family relations, reporter, murder ...
Place: missouri
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Runaway Bride (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, small town, unlikely couple, love and romance, battle of the sexes, runaway bride, fiance fiancee relationship, journalist, newspaper article, ex husband ex wife relationship, canceled wedding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, new york, usa, new jersey
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There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized
Plot: priest, saint, soldier, redemption, spanish civil war, self discovery, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, dying father, love, jealousy, journalist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: spain, europe
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, forensics, police detective, female detective, police investigation, psychological thriller, law enforcement, crimes, evidence, coworker, therapy, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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