Most Popular "Investigative Reporter" Titles
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1. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 259,643 | Gross: $44.99M
2. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 572,203 | Gross: $291.02M
4. Woman in Gold (2015)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Votes: 38,736 | Gross: $33.31M
5. Kill the Messenger (2014)
R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 34,920 | Gross: $2.45M
7. State of Play (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.
Votes: 116,735 | Gross: $36.97M
9. Perfect Stranger (2007)
R | 109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 38,797 | Gross: $23.71M
11. Seeking Justice (2011)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 40,004 | Gross: $0.04M
12. The Parallax View (1974)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
13. Capricorn One (1977)
PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller
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...
14. Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 7,973 | Gross: $4.22M
15. Shattered Glass (2003)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History
The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.
Votes: 29,629 | Gross: $2.21M
16. State of Play (2003– )
TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
18. Primeval (2007)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 11,403 | Gross: $10.60M
20. Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 10,483 | Gross: $0.11M
22. Edison (2005)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
23. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.
Votes: 11,336 | Gross: $5.71M
24. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.
Votes: 23,423 | Gross: $6.71M
25. The Odessa File (1974)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
26. Red Sky (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller
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.
27. Dirty Wars (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Votes: 8,107 | Gross: $0.37M
29. Messenger of Death (1988)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 1,715 | Gross: $3.07M
30. Quid Pro Quo (I) (2008)
R | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,085 | Gross: $0.01M
31. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.
35. L'enquête (2014)
106 min | Thriller
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 »
36. Cronicas (2004)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $0.30M
37. Chasing Madoff (2010)
Unrated | 91 min | Documentary
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.
41. The Good Shepherd (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »
42. Deadline (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
44. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
46. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)
PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
Votes: 1,358 | Gross: $1.03M
47. Paula Peril: Midnight Whistle (2011)
PG-13 | 35 min | Short, Adventure
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 »
48. Ulterior Motives (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama
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 »
49. Der Fall Barschel (2015 TV Movie)
177 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.