Nice movies about journalism

by guisreis | created - 21 Sep 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

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1. Red Ink (2000)

121 min | Crime, Drama

Alfonso wants to be a writer, but he decides to practice as a journalist. When he is assigned to the crime section of a newspaper, he will witness the dirty world of Peruvian tabloids.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Gianfranco Brero, Giovanni Ciccia, Fele Martínez, Lucía Jiménez

Votes: 433

2. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 471,748 | Gross: $57.37M

3. O Mercado de Notícias (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Drama

Discussion about journalism today in Brazil, inspired by the play "The Staple of News" (by Ben Jonson, published in 1631)

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Eduardo Cardoso, José Roberto de Toledo, Geneton Moraes Neto

Votes: 125

4. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 331,556 | Gross: $27.11M

5. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 91,417 | Gross: $31.50M

6. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 6,486

7. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 372,859 | Gross: $1.59M

8. Chatô - The King of Brazil (2015)

102 min | Biography, Drama

The film tells the facts of life of the mogul of communications, Assis Chateaubriand (Marco Ricca), one of those responsible for bringing TV to Brazil. The screenplay based on the ... See full summary »

Director: Guilherme Fontes | Stars: Marco Ricca, Andrea Beltrão, Paulo Betti, Letícia Sabatella

Votes: 580

9. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man 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.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 420,406 | Gross: $32.38M

10. Resistance (2019)

122 min | Drama, History

In 1961, Gov. Leonel Brizola leads the unparalleled Legality movement, a first in the history of Brazil. Fighting for the Constitution, he mobilizes the resistance to ensure President João ... See full summary »

Director: Zeca Brito | Stars: Cleo, Letícia Sabatella, Fernando Alves Pinto, Leonardo Machado

Votes: 36

11. Beloved (2010)

107 min | Comedy

Elected major of the small city of Sucupira, after unfortunate situation, Odorico (Marco Nanini) must open the city cemitery and face acusations of being corrupt, to end his term on good terms with the people

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Edmilson Barros, Andrea Beltrão, Caio Blat, Maria Flor

Votes: 521

"A Trombeta", the left-wing paper from Sucupira, which opposes corrupt mayor Odorico Paraguaçu.

12. The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 4,104

Journalism as a TV show with political and commercial interests and implications. In spite of all the obvious exaggeration, that is an unfortunate truth not only in Mexico.

13. The Given Word (1962)

98 min | Drama

A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?

Director: Anselmo Duarte | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Glória Menezes, Dionísio Azevedo, Geraldo Del Rey

Votes: 2,406

14. Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words (2014)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

From 1971 to 1973, Richard Nixon secretly recorded his private conversations in the White House. This revealing film chronicles the content of those tapes, which include Nixon's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Ramona Banuelos, David Brinkley, Pat Buchanan, Stephen Bull

Votes: 410

15. Baile Perfumado (1997)

93 min | Drama

A Lebanese photographer living in Brazil in the '30s manages to take pictures of Lampião, a legendary Brazilian outlaw, kind of a tropical Robin Hood.

Directors: Paulo Caldas, Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Duda Mamberti, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Aramis Trindade, Chico Díaz

Votes: 381

16. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

79 Metascore

The story of a controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 83,952 | Gross: $20.19M

17. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 19,762 | Gross: $3.17M

18. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 90,138 | Gross: $37.71M

19. Beyond Citizen Kane (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary

Details the dominant position of the Rede Globo media group, the largest in Brazil, and discusses its influence, power and political connections.

Director: Simon Hartog | Stars: Leonel Brizola, Chico Buarque, Walter Clark, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Votes: 509

20. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 129,380 | Gross: $37.02M

21. Disconnect (I) (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jonah Bobo, Haley Ramm, Hope Davis

Votes: 70,835 | Gross: $7.44M

22. Mirageman (2007)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A club bouncer with a dark past and great fighting skills decides to become a superhero.

Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Stars: Marko Zaror, María Elena Swett, Ariel Mateluna, Mauricio Pesutic

Votes: 2,096

23. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 151,055 | Gross: $134.22M

24. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 654,360 | Gross: $403.71M

25. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 472,783 | Gross: $336.53M

26. The Hunting Party (2007)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Gordana Vukres

Votes: 24,041 | Gross: $0.97M

27. Simonal: Ninguém Sabe o Duro que Dei (2009)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A documentary about the life, the controversial career, and the decline of one of the greatest brazilian singers and showmen, Wilson Simonal.

Directors: Micael Langer, Calvito Leal, Cláudio Manoel | Stars: Ricardo Cravo Albin, Chico Anysio, Boninho, Sérgio Cabral

Votes: 286

28. Miss Minoes (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 4,475 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 536,284 | Gross: $42.34M

Particularly about the cultural section of the newspaper.

30. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 74,316 | Gross: $2.85M

Some of the best parts of the film are the ones in which Geb works as an interviewer.

31. Bananas (1971)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

Votes: 32,301

32. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western

94 Metascore

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Votes: 64,133

33. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 100,427 | Gross: $9.60M

34. Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Christopher Lawford

Votes: 8,787 | Gross: $7.89M

35. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 208,831 | Gross: $58.61M

Conservative exploitation journalism tries to move public opinion.

36. A Viagem de Yoani (2015)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Portrait of the polemic visit of the blogger Yoani Sanchez throughout Brazil, showing the activist's background in Cuba, in order to discuss freedom of speech in the world today.

Directors: Raphael Bottino, Peppe Siffredi | Stars: Yoani Sanchez, Eduardo Suplicy, Gorki Águila, Ciro Díaz

Votes: 31

37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 503,171 | Gross: $290.01M

It is not a main issue, off course, but a nice criticism against exploitation press is present.

40. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

24 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 40,439 | Gross: $15.68M

41. Boleiros: Era Uma Vez o Futebol... (1998)

93 min | Comedy, Sport

Tribute to the world of soccer in Brazil. Group of ex-soccer players gather in a bar in São Paulo to remember old stories of their prime.

Director: Ugo Giorgetti | Stars: Otávio Augusto, Adriano Stuart, André Abujamra, Cazé

Votes: 434

Brazilian sport journalism is exactly as they show.

42. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

New York City tabloid editor Henry's faced with tough decisions while he faces several serious life challenges, and a tempting job offer.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 12,270 | Gross: $38.82M

43. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Jong-Un Kim, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 291,536 | Gross: $6.11M

44. Making a Living (1914)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Comedy

An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Emma Clifton, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport

Votes: 1,674

https://archive.org/details/CC_1914_02_02_MakingALiving

46. Sweet Power (1997)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6