152 Movies about Journalism


(or with a bit of it)

 

2018

a Private War 

Shock & Awe (Woody Harrelson)

Under the Wire (docu) 

 

2017

I am Jane Doe (sex-trafficking & the web)

Joan Didion: the center will not hold

Nobody Speak (trials of the free press)

Obit (short)

the Post

 

2016

Christine

For Sardar: The Afghan Journalist (short docu)

 

2015

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling 

the End of the Tour 

Spotlight

 

2014

Kill the Messenger 

Killers

Judging Jewell (ESPN short)  

Nightcrawler

Right to Believe 

Rosewater

Shongram

The United States of Secrets (Snowden)

 

2013

Philomean

The Devil’s Path

Venom: Truth in Journalism (short docu)

 

2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

 

2011

Afghan Luke

My Back Pages

the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (English)

the Media: Journalism in Crisis (docu)

Page One: Inside the NY Times  (docu)

Polisse

the Rum Diary (Johnny Depp)

 

2010

Bang Bang Club

Going the Distance

Morning Glory? (Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford)

 

2009

Balibo

the Girl Who Played with Fire 

the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Swedish) 

Red Riding in the Year of Our Lord

the Soloist 

State of Play (print vs blogging)

 

2008

Changeling (Angelina Jolie)

Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard)

Gonzo: The Life & Work of Hunter S. Thompson

Nothing But the Truth (Matt Dillon)

Yami no kodomo-tachi 

 

2007

Buying the War (PBS docu on Iraq War)

Final Edition

a Mighty Heart (Angelina Jolie)

Resurrecting the Champs

Zodiac

 

2006

Anatema

Blood Diamond (Leonardo DiCaprio)

the Devil Wears Prada

a Sunday in Kigali 

 

2005

Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman)

Good Night and Good Luck (George Clooney)

Green Street Hooligans 

Syrianna (George Clooney, Matt Damon)

War and Truth (short)

 

2004

Anchorman

Control Room

In My Father's Den 

Outfoxed: Murdoch’s War on Journalism  (docu)

 

2003

How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days

Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty

Runaway Jury

Shattered Glass

Veronica Guerin (how far to get the story)

 

2002

Live from Baghdad  

the Wire

 

2001

War Photographer 

 

2000

Almost Famous

 

1999

the Insider (broadcast)

True Crime  

 

1998

Fear and Loathing Las Vegas (Johnny Depp)

Gunshy

 

1997

Silent Cradle

Wag the Dog 

Welcome to Sarajevo 

 

1996

Focus

the Innocent Sleep

the People Versus Larry Flynt 

Six O’Clock News (docu)

Up Close and Personal

 

1995

Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates)

 

1994

I Love Trouble

the Paper (Michael Keaton, Robert Duval)

 

1993

the Pelican Brief 

 

1992

Impolite

Infamous

the Newsies (musical)

 

1991

Guilty by Suspicion

 

1990

This Reporter (docu)

 

1988

Eight Men Out (sports)

Talk Radio

 

1987

Broadcast News  (Albert Brooks)

Cry Freedom 

 

1986

Salvador (Oliver Stone) 

 

1985

Defense of the Realm 

 

1984

the Killing Fields

 

1983

Under Fire (Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman)

 

1982

the Year of Living Dangerously (Mel Gibson)

 

1981

Absence of Malice (Paul Newman-what not to do!)

Circle of Deceit 

Continental Divide (John Belushi)

Reds (Warren Beatty)

 

1980

Where the Buffalo Roam

 

1979

China Syndrome (Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas)

 

1978

The Green Room 

 

1976

All the President’s Men (D. Hoffman, R. Redford)

Network (Faye Dunaway)

 

1975

the Passenger (Jack Nicholson)

 

1974

Alice in the City 

the Parallax View

the Front Page (remake; J. Lemmon, W. Matthau)

 

1973

Missing

 

1972

Slap the Monster on Page One

 

1971

the Cat o' Nine Tails  

the Fifth Cord

Short Night of Glass Dolls

 

1969

Medium Cool

 

1963

Shock Corridor

 

1959

-30- (Jack Webb, William Conrad)

 

1957

Sweet Smell of Success (Burt Lancaster)

 

1952

the Captive City 

Deadline USA (Humphrey Bogart)

Park Row

Scandal Sheet

 

1951

Ace in the Hole (Kirk Douglas)

 

1950

Scandal

 

1948

Call Northside 777 (James Stewart)

That Wonderful Urge 

 

1947

Gentleman's Agreement (Gregory Peck)

 

1942

Keeper of the Flame 

 

1941

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)

Meet John Doe

 

1940

Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock)

His Girl Friday (Cary Grant)

the Philadelphia Story (Cary Grant)

 

1938

King of News Boys

 

1931

Five Star Final (Edward G. Robinson)

the Front Page (Pat O'Brien)