The Green Hornet

Directed by Michel Gondry, 2011.

A playboy who inherits the position of LA Times publisher from his recently deceased father starts a crime-fighting duo with his driver.

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, 1940.

A newspaper editor tries to frame his ex-wife’s new fiancée in order to prevent her from remarrying and convince her to return to his paper’s staff.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Simon Pegg and Megan Fox, 2008.

Based on Toby Young’s memoir about a British writer trying to fit in at a high-profile New York magazine.

The Hunting Party

Richard Gere and Terrence Howard, 2007.

A contingent of journalists endanger themselves when they search for Bosnia’s number one war criminal, but they are mistaken for CIA operatives.

I Love Trouble

Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, 1994.

Two rival Chicago reporters team up to investigate the real story behind a train derailment and fall for each other despite the ongoing competition.

The Insider

Russell Crowe and Al Pacino, 1999.

A research chemist risks his career and his personal life when he appears on 60 Minutes to talk about Big Tobacco.

Journeys with George

Directed by Alexandra Pelosi and Aaron Lubarsky, 2002.

Documentary that follows reporters covering George W. Bush on the campaign trail.

The Killing Fields

Sam Waterson and Haing S. Ngor, 1984.

A New York Times journalist covers the Civil War in Cambodia with help from a local photographer who risks his life to stay and cover the war.

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Angela Winkler and Mario Adorf, 1975.

German film about a young maid who is slandered by the press after being involved with a man whom she didn’t know was a terrorist.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

John Wayne and James Stewart, 1962.

A senator who had supposedly killed an outlaw reveals the truth to a local newspaper in this Western.

The Mean Season

Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway, 1985.

A murderer tips off a Miami reporter who covered his trial that he is going to kill again, putting a wedge in the reporter’s plans to leave Miami.

Meet John Doe

Directed by Frank Capra, 1941.

A disgruntled, fired reporter fabricates the story of a man threatening to commit suicide as a protest of social ills and unwittingly begins a political movement.

Never Been Kissed

Drew Barrymore and David Arquette, 1999.

A young journalist goes undercover at her old high school, but must make difficult decisions about her career and her cover when she falls for a teacher.


Directed by Sidney Lumet, 1976.

A lagging network fires a news anchor and goes on to exploit his descent into madness for its own ratings and profit.

Nothing But the Truth

Written/Directed by Rod Lurie, 2008.

A Washington, D.C. columnist publishes a story about the president ignoring CIA findings, but she faces arrest when she refuses to reveal her source.

Nothing Sacred

Directed by William A. Wellman, 1937.

After discovering her deadly case of radium poisoning was misdiagnosed, a factory worker travels to New York where a reporter decides that he can use her story to turn his career around.

The Paper

Michael Keaton and Glenn Close, 1994.

A New York tabloid editor considers leaving his tabloid for a quieter paper, but a juicy story complicates the decision.

The Parallax View

Warren Beatty and Paula Prentiss, 1977.

A reporter discovers a multinational company’s far-reaching conspiracy as he investigates the assassination of a senator and resulting deaths of reporters present during the assassination.

Park Row

Written/directed by Samuel Fuller, 1952.

Set in 1880s New York, a journalist successfully sets up his own newspaper, drawing the ire of a larger paper’s owner.

The Pelican Brief

Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington, 1993.

A law student finds out the truth about who killed two supreme court justices, which makes her a target for some who want to truth covered up, but an investigative journalist wants to publish her story.

A River Runs Through It

Directed by Robert Redford, 1992.

Brad Pitt plays a journalist as the movie follows the story of two brothers growing up in Montana with their minister father.


Directed by Oliver Stone, 1986.

A journalist covering the military dictatorship in El Salvador allies with both countryside guerillas and the right-wing military.

Shattered Glass

Hayden Christensen, 2003.

Based on the true story of a prodigious young journalist whose career is ended when his articles are found to be false.


J.K Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, 2002.

The comic book classic featuring nerd-turned-super hero, Peter Parker, against the evil Green Goblin involves a tenacious newspaper editor in Jameson.

Victoria Rau is a CJR intern.