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, suspenseful, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with journalist, storytelling, brutality, mentor, reporter, dialogue, journalism, death, corruption and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
journalist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as journalist: Zodiac (2007), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Newsroom (2012), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Philomena (2013), Sharp Objects (2018), Chasing Life (2014), Crazy Heart (2009), Nothing But the Truth (2008), The Life of David Gale (2003).

List of journalist movies

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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, maniac, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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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, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, career woman, fish out of water, women, city life, boss and employee, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, designer, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, ambitious, power of media, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, humorous, light, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, unlikely couple, bet, love and romance, battle of the sexes, love, wooing, love story, journalist, fall in love, couples, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
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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, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content, hacker, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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: nun, adoption, journalist, search, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, coping, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1955 ...
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.
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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, family relations, serial killer, self harm, filicide, reporter, hometown, secret ...
Place: missouri, usa
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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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, terminal illness, treatment, cancer, coping, fighting illness, life turned upside down, love and romance, life is a bitch, boss and employee, dying, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, price of justice, state affairs ...
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, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, mystery, journalist, hacker, crime, uncover truth, unlikely relationship, peril, suspicion, blow job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1964, year 1954 ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia
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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: surprise ending, thought provoking, suspense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fighting the system, death row, suicide, murder, activist, false accusation, death sentence, who done it, reporter, journalist, professor, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, italy, spain, austin 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: intellectual, philosophical, surreal, absurd, talky ...
Plot: journalist, nun, high society, artist, aging, party, writer's life, introspection, old love, art, surrealism, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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, serious, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural, supernatural ability, dealing with death, loss of loved one, survivor, family problems, loss of family member, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, europe, usa, england ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, serial killer, student, mystery, uncover truth, deadly, danger, dangerous attraction, suspicion of murder, magic, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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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, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, journalist, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, family relations, running for your life, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, factory, investigation, factory worker, corruption, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
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True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, psychological, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: disturbing, psychological, cynical, biting, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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Long Shot (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
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: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: journalist, friendship, fall in love, politics, couples, couple relations, diplomat, presidential candidate, tattoo, love and romance, erection, rivalry ...
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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 thriller, political corruption, state affairs, crimes, manipulations ...
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, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, family, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, lifestyle, troublemaker, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, friendship, cover up, false accusation, crime, journalism, journalist, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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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, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
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Riverdale (2017)
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, tense, biting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, youth, small town, friendship, teenage life, murder, love triangle, investigation, danger, parents and children, crimes ...
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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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Millennium (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 540 min.
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, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: hacker, journalist, crimes, life is a bitch, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, lesbian, partners, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
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A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, based on true events, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: journalist, war correspondent, eye patch, danger, life is a bitch, war, uncover truth, hospital, photograph, running, desert, interrogation ...
Time: year 2012, year 1986, year 1991, year 2001, year 2003 ...
Place: syria, iraq, afghanistan, sri lanka, libya
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Secret City (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 49 min.
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, twists and turns, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: journalist, conspiracy, politics, betrayal, murder, death, self immolation, spy, infidelity, political thriller, traitor
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, atmospheric, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: internet, dishonesty, couples, cyberspace, lifestyle, teenage life, loneliness, family problems, journalist, search, youth, social media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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