Movies About Journalism

There seem to be a lot of movies about journalism or movies whose characters happen to be journalists.

Here is an ever-expanding list, courtesy of San Diego SPJ President Claire Trageser. Suggestions are welcome.

A Mighty Heart
A Shriek in the Night
Absence of Malice
Ace in the Hole
Advice to the Lovelorn
All the King’s Men
All the President’s Men
Almost Famous
Anchorman
Balibo
The Bang Bang Club
The Big Clock
Blood Diamond
Bob Roberts
Broadcast News
Bulldog Edition
Call Northside 777
Capote
The China Syndrome
Christine
Christmas in Connecticut
Citizen Kane
City of God
Comrade X
Continental Divide
Cry Freedom
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Deadline USA
Dolores Claiborne
Don’t Torture a Duckling
Each Dawn I Die
Eddie and the Cruisers
The Eyewitness
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Five Star Final
Fletch
Foreign Correspondent
Front Page Woman
The Fountainhead
The Front Page
Frost/Nixon
Futureworld
Gentleman’s Agreement
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Ghost and Mrs. Chicken
The Ghost Breakers
The Girl from Petrovska
Godzilla
Good Night and Good Luck
He Said, She Said
The Help
His Girl Friday
The Hoodlum Saint
The Hunting Party
In Caliente
The Insider
Interview
It Happened One Night
Keeper of the Flame
Key Largo
Kill the Messenger
The Killing Fields
La Dolce Vita
Les Vampires
Libeled Lady
The Life of David Gale
Life or Something Like It
Lions for Lambs
Look Both Ways
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Mad City
Man Bites Dog
Man of Steel
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Mean Season
Meet John Doe
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Missing
Monsters
The Mothman Prophecies
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Natural Born Killers
Network
Newsies
Night Editor
Nightcrawler
Nothing but the Truth
Nothing Sacred
Out There
The Paper
The Parallax View
The Passenger
The Pelican Brief
Philadelphia Story
Philomena
Power of the Press
Prophet’s Prey
The Quiet American
Rear Window
[Rec]
Red Riding
Reds
Reportero
Resurrecting the Champ
Return of Doctor X
The Ring
Roman Holiday
Rum Diaries
Safety Not Guaranteed
Salvador
Scandal Sheet
Shattered Glass
Shock Corridor
Silver City
Sisters
Smash His Camera
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Soloist
Somewhere I’ll Find You
Spotlight
Stanley and Livingstone
State of Play
Stranger on the Third Floor
The Story of GI Joe
Sweet Smell of Success
The End of the Tour
The Tarnished Angels
That Wonderful Urge
They Got Me Covered
Torchy Blane series
True Crime
Truth
Under Fire
Up Close & Personal
Veronica Guerin
Wag the Dog
Welcome to Sarajevo
Where the Buffalo Roam
Witness in the War Zone
Woman of the Year
The Year of Living Dangerously
Zodiac

Romantic Comedies that Happen to Involve Journalists:
13 Going on 30
27 Dresses
50/50
50 Shades of Grey
The Bounty Hunter
Bridget Jones Diary
Devil Wears Prada
Friends With Benefits
Going the Distance
Groundhog Day
Hitch
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
I Love Trouble
Kissing Jessica Stein
Knocked Up
Letters to Juliet
Marley & Me
Morning Glory
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Never Been Kissed
One Fine Day
Rumor Has It
Runaway Bride
Scoop
Sleepless in Seattle
Trainwreck
The Switch
Van Wilder
Walk of Shame