The 13 Most Intense Movie Newsrooms

The newsroom is a natural setting for a movie. Films are largely about momentum and conflict, and what environment presents more opportunities for both than a buzzing media center where everyone is chasing down stories, making phone calls, having loud opinionated conversations and quickly jotting things down before they forget them.

The classic movie newsrooms, perhaps like the real news organizations of old, have a pulsating energy that feels a million miles away from the quiet cubicles or home offices where most actual modern journalism takes place. Having said that, as we can see in some of the below selections like the contemporary documentary "Page One", the classic vision of bright offices where angry news professionals (some of them in suspenders) bark at one another about what's getting on the front page has yet to die out completely.