While we are at it, let’s list the best journalism movies of all time.
I would put films like Citizen Kane in the lineup. And of course Spotlight. How about “Broadcast News.”
I would also include a movie called “The Paper.” It included a great line from Robert Duvall’s publisher character:
“I hate columnists. Why do I have all these columnists? I got political columnists, guest columnists, celebrity columnists. The only thing I don’t have is a dead columnist. That’s the kind I could really use.”
ProPublica generated this list, in no particular order.
Absence of Malice (1981)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
All the President’s Men (1976)
A Lynching at the Curve, by Ida B. Wells (1892)
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
The Insider (1999)
The Parallax View (1974)
I would not include silly films like “His Girl Friday.” Or worse, “Anchorman.”