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1. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.1
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93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 259,643 | Gross: $44.99M

2. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 572,203 | Gross: $291.02M

3. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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57 Metascore

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

Votes: 265,132 | Gross: $128.58M

4. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 38,736 | Gross: $33.31M

5. Kill the Messenger (2014)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

Votes: 34,920 | Gross: $2.45M

6. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, K Callan

Votes: 16,291

7. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 116,735 | Gross: $36.97M

8. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

Votes: 27,144 | Gross: $5.13M

9. Perfect Stranger (2007)

R | 109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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31 Metascore

A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Portnow

Votes: 38,797 | Gross: $23.71M

10. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 62,063 | Gross: $100.77M

11. Seeking Justice (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 40,004 | Gross: $0.04M

12. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Votes: 11,697

13. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret...

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 16,603

14. Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.6
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22 Metascore

The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Votes: 7,973 | Gross: $4.22M

15. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 29,629 | Gross: $2.21M

16. State of Play (2003– )

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 7,535

17. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Votes: 21,460

18. Primeval (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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35 Metascore

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 11,403 | Gross: $10.60M

19. Bordertown (2006)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Maya Zapata, Irineo Alvarez

Votes: 8,711

20. Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, Carla Gugino, Robert Forster

Votes: 10,483 | Gross: $0.11M

21. Don't Tell (2017)

110 min | Drama | Post-production

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

Director: Tori Garrett | Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths

22. Edison (2005)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

Director: David J. Burke | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J

Votes: 13,574

23. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 11,336 | Gross: $5.71M

24. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,423 | Gross: $6.71M

25. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

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Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former SS captain, who allegedly commanded a concentration camp during WWII.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 7,773

26. Red Sky (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller

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Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Shane West, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 1,173

27. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,107 | Gross: $0.37M

28. Night Stalker (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Kolchak and his partner, Perri, investigate his wife's mysterious murder and end up uncovering something much more disturbing...

Stars: Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann, Cotter Smith

Votes: 1,143

29. Messenger of Death (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali

Votes: 1,715 | Gross: $3.07M

30. Quid Pro Quo (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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55 Metascore

A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga, Rachel Black, Jessica Hecht

Votes: 2,085 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,860

32. Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A reporter cruises around in his van and reports on all the trivial things no one cares about.

Stars: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin, Nathan Fielder, Gary Wilmes

Votes: 1,425

33. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 33

34. Silver City (2004)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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47 Metascore

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Thora Birch, Maria Bello, Billy Zane

Votes: 3,521 | Gross: $1.02M

35. L'enquête (2014)

106 min | Thriller

6.5
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Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling, Laurent Capelluto, Florence Loiret Caille

Votes: 624

36. Cronicas (2004)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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63 Metascore

A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

Director: Sebastián Cordero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Leonor Watling, Damián Alcázar

Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $0.30M

37. Chasing Madoff (2010)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

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52 Metascore

A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.

Director: Jeff Prosserman | Stars: Bernie Madoff, Frank Casey, Gaytri Kachroo, Neil Chelo

Votes: 900

38. The Woman Who Wasn't There (2012)

65 min | Documentary

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The Woman Who Wasn't There is a psychological thriller that goes inside the mind of history's most infamous 9/11 survivor.

Director: Angelo Guglielmo | Stars: Tania Head, Elia Zedeno, Gerry Bogacz, Brendan Chellis

Votes: 1,255

39. Cover-Up (1991)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

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A tough ex-US Marine journalist battles against time to save the lives of thousands of innocent people after uncovering a complex terrorist plot.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Lisa Berkley, John Finn

Votes: 991

40. The Fourth Angel (2001)

R | 96 min | Thriller, Drama, Action

5.4
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A man seeks justice when his wife and daughter are gunned down in a terrorist attack.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Jason Priestley, Briony Glassco

Votes: 2,715

41. The Good Shepherd (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Webb | Stars: Christian Slater, Molly Parker, Stephen Rea, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 1,226

42. Deadline (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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25 Metascore

The murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama has gone unpunished, unsolved and uninvestigated for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper... See full summary »

Director: Curt Hahn | Stars: Steve Talley, Eric Roberts, Anna Felix, Lauren Jenkins

Votes: 375

43. Cannibal Taboo (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 122 min | Horror

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Cannibal Janet, seems to be living a normal life but is eating her way through her family.

Director: Mike Tristano | Stars: Ashlie Rhey, Paul Logan, Jessica Simone, Scott Carson

Votes: 120

44. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, William Bakewell

Votes: 565

45. Savage (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

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A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer, Paul Richards

Votes: 146

46. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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69 Metascore

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: RuPaul, Tammy Faye Bakker, Virginia Fairchild, Johnny Grover

Votes: 1,358 | Gross: $1.03M

47. Paula Peril: Midnight Whistle (2011)

PG-13 | 35 min | Short, Adventure

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When reporter Paula "Peril" Perillo and photographer Jimmy Smith uncover evidence on a corrupt railroad official, the criminal underworld lashes back. Paula's life is turned upside down as ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Winn | Stars: Valerie Perez, Stephen Hanthorn, Hayley Tarkenton, Sam Gentry

Votes: 21

48. Ulterior Motives (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

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On the eve of a big US-Japan trade summit, a reporter gets a hot tip that the Japanese-American head of a big aerospace firm will be selling trade secrets to a Japanese contact. Intent on ... See full summary »

Director: James Becket | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Craig Shugart, David Efron, Mary Page Keller

Votes: 136

49. Der Fall Barschel (2015 TV Movie)

177 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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Film about the death of the German politician Uwe Barschel, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hotel room in 1987, and the surrounding political scandals.

Director: Kilian Riedhof | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Fabian Hinrichs, Matthias Matschke, Antje Traue

Votes: 186

50. Tridev (1989)

173 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A honest but disgraced Police Inspector's attempts to clear his name pits him against terrorists and the brother of his sweetheart.

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit

Votes: 1,290