War Reporters & Foreign Correspondents

The most important movies about foreign reporters & correspondents. Sorted by year.

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1.
Korengal (2014 Documentary)
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Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. (84 mins.)
 
2.
The Hornet's Nest (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. (93 mins.)
 
3.
The Return to Homs (2013 Documentary)
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A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them. (94 mins.)
Director: Talal Derki
 
4.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
5.
5 Days of War (2011)
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A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire. (113 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
6.
The Bang Bang Club (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. (106 mins.)
Director: Steven Silver
 
7.
Green Zone (2010)
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Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
8.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
9.
Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
 
10.
Balibo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
 
11.
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Heslov
 
12.
Triage (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague. (99 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
13.
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937. (125 mins.)
 
14.
Generation Kill (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. (70 mins.)
 
15.
Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks. (84 mins.)
 
16.
A Mighty Heart (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan. (108 mins.)
 
17.
The Hunting Party (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Shepard
 
18.
The Good German (2006)
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While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver. (105 mins.)
 
19.
Blood Diamond (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
20.
In My Country (2004)
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Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa... (105 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
21.
In My Father's Den (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A disillusioned war journalist's return home is blighted when he becomes implicated in the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl he has befriended. (127 mins.)
Director: Brad McGann
 
22.
Live from Baghdad (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
CNN producer Robert Wiener, his colleague and their crew venture to the Iraqi capital to cover the Gulf War. (108 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
23.
The Quiet American (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
24.
No Man's Land (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
25.
War Photographer (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Christian Frei
 
26.
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him. (130 mins.)
Director: Élie Chouraqui
 
27.
Three Kings (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. (114 mins.)
 
28.
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo... (103 mins.)
 
29.
Witness in the War Zone (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war. (100 mins.)
 
30.
Cry Freedom (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko. (157 mins.)
 
31.
Salvador (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980. (122 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
32.
Eleni (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this... (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
33.
The Killing Fields (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
34.
Under Fire (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979. (128 mins.)
 
35.
Missing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him. (122 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
36.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
37.
Reds (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. (195 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
38.
Circle of Deceit (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and... (108 mins.)
 
39.
The Passenger (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (119 mins.)
 
40.
Alice in the Cities (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport. (110 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
41.
The Girl from Petrovka (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up. (103 mins.)
 
42.
The Quiet American (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl. (120 mins.)
 
43.
Another Time, Another Place (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start. (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
44.
Never Let Me Go (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer... (94 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
45.
Malaya (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help. (98 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
46.
Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of men at war and that of the esteemed Pulitzer prize winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle... (108 mins.)
 
47.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two brother, rival correspondents, find themselves fighting their conservative editor over stories and each other of over the affections of a pretty blonde journalist. (108 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
48.
Comrade X (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country. (104 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
49.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
 
50.
War Correspondent (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(76 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane