films The Best Movies About Journalists  

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List Rules Movies about journalists, reporters, and the field of journalism.

The life of a journalist can be quite an adventure, sometimes dangerous and often stressful. This sort of high drama, high stakes lifestyle translates perfectly to the big screen. This list features the best movies about journalism and journalists. Many journalists burn the midnight oil to get the scoop and uncover the controversies that persist in the modern world. Many journalists risk their lives for the sake of the story, and many filmmakers have looked to the field for inspiration in their movies. 
 
The films on this list all center on the topic of journalism in one way or another – some take a historical approach to the lives of former journalists and the important roles they played in historic events, others are romantic movies or purely fictional stories about what the life of a journalist might look like.
 
This list has the best movies about journalists and reporters, including classics like: Citizen Kane, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Almost Famous, Capote, Finding Neverland, and Syriana.

Vote up your favorite film about the field of journalism and the writers who get us the news or add a movie you love that isn't already on the list.

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All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

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The China Syndrome Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon

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The Insider Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

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Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Journalists
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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Shattered Glass Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria

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The Killing Fields John Malkovich, Craig T. Nelson, Sam Waterston

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Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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The Year of Living Dangerously Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

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Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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Wag the Dog Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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Ace in the Hole Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Iron Eyes Cody

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Foreign Correspondent Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

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Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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Live from Baghdad Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Clark Gregg

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The Paper Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Journalists
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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Capote Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Keener

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State of Play Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe

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Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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Final Edition

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Professione: Reporter

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In Love and War Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Alan Bennett

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Shadowlands Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, James Frain

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The Story of G.I. Joe Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith, Wally Cassell

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The Words Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper

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État De Siège

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Infamous Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig

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Control Room Josh Rushing

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A Mighty Heart Angelina Jolie, Archie Panjabi, Denis O'Hare

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Becoming Jane Anne Hathaway, Maggie Smith, James McAvoy

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Miss Potter Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Emily Watson