15 journalism movies you must watch

  • Spotlight (2015) – Directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams. (Photo: Instagram, @spotlightmovie)

  • All the President’s Men (1976) – Directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam. (Photo: Instagram, @filmaffinity)

  • Citizen Kane (1941) – Directed by Orson Welles and starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead. (Photo: Instagram, @maxtcb)

  • Zodiac (2007) – Directed by David Fincher and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards. (Photo: Instagram, @cinematicrooms)

  • Shattered Glass (2003) – Directed by Billy Ray and starring Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard. (Photo: Instagram, @anakinawakens)

  • Network (1976) – Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall. (Photo: Instagram, @castingships)

  • Almost Famous (2000) – Directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand. (Photo: Instagram, @sn_griff74)

  • Capote (2005) – Directed by Bennett Miller and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson. (Photo: Instagram, @helenapoblet)

  • Frost/Nixon (2008) – Directed by Ron Howard and starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell. (Photo: Instagram, @worawee_p)

  • Ace in the Hole (1951) – Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall. (Photo: Instagram, @love_those_lines)

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – Directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin. (Photo: Instagram, @alessia__delia)

  • State of Play (2009) – Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren. (Photo: Instagram, @instalyaa)

  • Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) – Directed by Art Linson and starring Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby, Rene Auberjonois. (Photo: Instagram, @babeswithbeers)

  • True Crime (1999) – Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods. (Photo: Instagram, @pegboi)

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård. (Photo: Instagram, @bat_in_my_belfry)

Spotlight (2015) – Directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams. (Photo: Instagram, @spotlightmovie)

This year’s Best Picture Oscar nominee Spotlight is the latest in a long tradition of amazing films looking into the often treacherous, dangerous and misunderstood world behind the headlines. Here is a list 15 movies about journalism to get you going.



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