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1. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 546,396 | Gross: $403.71M

2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 331,256 | Gross: $102.52M

3. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 55,954 | Gross: $14.48M

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 175,116 | Gross: $10.10M

5. 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: 26,142 | Gross: $5.13M

6. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 72,425 | Gross: $20.19M

7. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

Votes: 94,831 | Gross: $0.33M

8. 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: 28,925 | Gross: $2.21M

9. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Votes: 20,481 | Gross: $17.80M

10. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon McBurney

Votes: 4,361 | Gross: $0.93M

11. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 19,292

12. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 16,270 | Gross: $1.57M

13. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 769

14. Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 5,349

15. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 621

16. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 4,976

17. QB VII (1974 TV Mini-Series)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 490

18. Libel (1959)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley

Votes: 699

19. Interlude (1968)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds he's given himself an unwanted sabbatical from conducting. He begins an affair with ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Oskar Werner, Barbara Ferris, Virginia Maskell, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 254

20. Protocols of Zion (2005)

R | 95 min | Documentary

6.5
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60 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Marc Levin, Kofi Annan, Joanne Baron, Shmuley Boteach

Votes: 800 | Gross: $0.18M

21. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,117

22. McLibel (2005)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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81 Metascore

McLibel is the story of two ordinary people who humiliated McDonald's in the biggest corporate PR disaster in history.

Directors: Franny Armstrong, Ken Loach | Stars: Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Bruce Alexander, Anita Anand

Votes: 1,934 | Gross: $0.00M

23. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer

Votes: 1,400

24. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 427

25. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)

74 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joan Blondell, Grant Mitchell, Vivienne Osborne, Adrienne Dore

Votes: 139

26. Wishbone's Dog Days of the West (1998 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.7
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In the dusty town of Chaparosa, Texas, one one knows how to tame the land better than Long Bill Longley and his best friend Tom Merwin. But, can our two heroes tame the resident bad guy, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Duffield, Caris Palm Turpen | Stars: Soccer the Dog, Larry Brantley, Brent Anderson, Sally Vahle

Votes: 73

27. Back in Circulation (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama

6.4
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Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel

Votes: 150

28. I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate as an investigative ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Ted Wass, Kenneth Kimmins, Karen Morrow

Votes: 44

29. Wo der Wildbach durch das Höschen rauscht - Witwen-Report (1974)

76 min | Comedy

4.1
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Director: Jürgen Enz | Stars: Mascha Sieger, Josef Moosholzer, Birgit Bergen, Kurt Bottin

Votes: 18

30. Here Comes Carter (1936)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Kent Carter is just a regular Joe who works at a movie studio and observes interesting behavior concerning actors. He uses the info to become a hard driven gossip reporter and bring down a star with a mean streak.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Ross Alexander, Glenda Farrell, Anne Nagel, Craig Reynolds

Votes: 127

31. Cagliostro - Liebe und Leben eines großen Abenteurers (1929)

54 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Hans Stüwe, Renée Héribel, Alfred Abel, Ivan Koval-Samborsky

Votes: 71

32. Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe after painting (and possibly being involved with) notables all over the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Edward Everett Horton, Edward Arnold

Votes: 165

33. News Hounds (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.9
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Slip and Sach are working for a local newspaper as a reporter and photographer, respectively. Slip wants to get the goods on a local gambling ring that is fixing sporting events, so he and ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 190

34. X Marks the Spot (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Mary Nolan

Votes: 17

35. Midnight Court (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Victor Shanley had once been New York City's most-acclaimed crime-fighting, crusading District Attorney and the scourge of the underworld. But the workaholic demands of the job led him to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Ann Dvorak, John Litel, Carlyle Moore Jr., Joseph Crehan

Votes: 93

36. Hot Water (1937)

Approved | 55 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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The Jones family is into politics with father running for mayor. His son prints a newspaper which causes controversy by quoting his dad regarding his crooked opponent.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Jed Prouty, Shirley Deane, Spring Byington, Russell Gleason

Votes: 6

37. Good Morning, Judge (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

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A songwriter is sued for libel, and when he gets to court he discovers that his girlfriend is the plaintiff's attorney.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Louise Allbritton, Mary Beth Hughes, J. Carrol Naish

38. The Wild Party (1923)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Herbert Blaché | Stars: Gladys Walton, Robert Ellis, Freeman Wood, Dorothy Revier

39. Anything for a Thrill (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

6.0
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Don Mallory is the younger brother of ace newsreel photographer Cliff Mallory, and is continually urging Cliff to let him become a cameraman rather than going to college. Cliff refuses. He ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, June Johnson, Ann Evers

Votes: 18

40. Committee on UnAmerican Activities (1962)

46 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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First film by a private citizen which criticizes a Government Committee: 1930s footage of Committee Chairman Martin Dies attacking "subversives" in labor unions; the Hollywood Witch Hunts; Cold War Blacklist; & 1960 San Francisco hearings.

Stars: Earl Browder, Phillip Burton, Matthew C. Carberry, Sebastián Cardero

Votes: 5

41. Is That Nice? (1926)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Ralph Tanner, a cub reporter on the Morning Standard, writes a highly libelous story about John Gorman, the political boss of the city. Wilbert, the publisher, and Dyke, the managing editor... See full summary »

Director: Del Andrews | Stars: George O'Hara, Doris Hill, Stanton Heck, Charles Thurston

42. A Girl with Ideas (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A rich banker's zany daughter gains control of a large newspaper.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Walter Pidgeon, Kent Taylor, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 8

43. Looking for Trouble (1926)

Passed | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Jack Pepper accidentally fires his gun while forcing a newspaper editor to retract his statement regarding Miss Tulip Hellier, and the sheriff goes after Jack. While hiding out, Jack finds ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marceline Day, J. Gordon Russell, Clark Comstock

44. Sued for Libel (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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The trial of Albert Pomeroy on the charge of murdering Edward Webster,arouses interest because Webster's widow, Muriel insists Pomeroy is innocent. Meanwhile, back to radio station NYEB, ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Kent Taylor, Linda Hayes, Lilian Bond, Morgan Conway

Votes: 66

45. The Way of the World (1916)

Drama

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Director: Lloyd B. Carleton | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Dorothy Davenport, Emory Johnson, Adele Farrington

46. The Suburban Vicar (1917)

70 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Georg af Klercker | Stars: Gabriel Alw, Georg Blickingberg, Lilly Gräber, Mary Johnson

Votes: 7

47. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Cry for Help (1971)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Richard's genuine concern for the new house parlormaid has eyebrows raised and tongues wagging.

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, David Langton, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 56

48. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)
Episode: A Formula for Hate (1992)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

3.7
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Todd Andrews, the high school basketball player finds out he has HIV-AIDS. Verminous Skumm starts rumors about the disease that turn Todd's schoolmates against him, hoping to spread the disease further.

Director: Stan Phillips | Stars: David Coburn, LeVar Burton, Joey Dedio, Janice Kawaye

Votes: 11

49. The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1957)
Episode: Attache Case (1956)

Comedy

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Hiram Holliday, a small, mild-mannered newspaper proofreader, saves his publisher from a disastrous libel suit when he finds a misplaced comma. The grateful publisher rewards Hiram with an ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Rapp | Stars: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor, Raymond Bailey, Robert Boon

50. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Blood Relations (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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While visiting a cousin whom she hasn't seen in years, Hetty investigates an elderly woman's complaints of a ghostly dog while Robert works to expose a home repair fraud.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 20