8 Best Newspaper Movies

All the President’s Men (1976)

Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal, bringing down President Nixon.

Citizen Kane (1941)

Orson Welles' masterpiece follows a reporter's quest to decipher "Rosebud," the dying word of a newspaper tycoon.

Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's thriller delves into the hunt for San Francisco's Zodiac killer in the '60s and '70s. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr., the film showcases the obsessive pursuit of truth in journalism.

State of Play (2009)

Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams star as journalists unraveling a murder linked to a congressman.

It Happened One Night (1934)

The only "newspaper movie" to win a Best Picture Oscar, this screwball comedy follows a reporter who blackmails a runaway socialite. It was the first film to win all five major Academy Awards.

His Girl Friday (1940)

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell star in this screwball comedy about a newspaper editor and a reporter entangled in a murder investigation. This classic film remains a hallmark of the genre.

The Paper (1994)

Michael Keaton stars as a metro editor in Ron Howard's dramedy, fighting to stop the presses on an inaccurate story. The film explores the high-stakes world of tabloid journalism.

Absence of Malice (1981)

Paul Newman and Sally Field star in this thriller about a reporter helping a businessman prove his innocence. The film raises important questions about media responsibility and ethics.

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