Most Popular "Libel" Titles
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1. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 542,496 | Gross: $403.71M
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 329,103 | Gross: $102.52M
3. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 55,095 | Gross: $14.48M
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.
Votes: 174,370 | Gross: $10.10M
5. The Company You Keep (2012)
R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller
A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.
Votes: 26,015 | Gross: $5.13M
6. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.
Votes: 72,079 | Gross: $20.19M
7. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Writers: Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Bartolini, Oreste Biancoli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda
Votes: 94,027 | Gross: $0.33M
8. 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: 28,817 | Gross: $2.21M
9. The Contender (2000)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 20,417 | Gross: $17.80M
10. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
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.
12. Bright Young Things (2003)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 4,335 | Gross: $0.93M
14. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
15. Libel (1959)
100 min | Drama, Mystery
A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.
17. Interlude (1968)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
18. Libeled Lady (1936)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
19. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama
True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.
20. When the Sky Falls (2000)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
21. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.
23. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
Approved | 88 min | Drama
A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?
25. I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982 TV Movie)
92 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
26. Wishbone's Dog Days of the West (1998 TV Movie)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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 »
Writers: Susan B. Chick, Rick Duffield, O. Henry, Steven Kavner, Michael Anthony Steele | Directors: Rick Duffield, Caris Palm Turpen | Stars: Soccer the Dog, Larry Brantley, Brent Anderson, Sally Vahle
28. X Marks the Spot (1931)
Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
29. Here Comes Carter (1936)
Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
30. News Hounds (1947)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy
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 »
31. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
74 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
32. Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
34. Sued for Libel (1939)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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 »
35. Back in Circulation (1937)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama
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 »
36. Good Morning, Judge (1943)
Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music
A songwriter is sued for libel, and when he gets to court he discovers that his girlfriend is the plaintiff's attorney.
37. Midnight Court (1937)
Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
38. Anything for a Thrill (1937)
Approved | 62 min | Drama
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 »
40. Hot Water (1937)
Approved | 55 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
41. Committee on UnAmerican Activities (1962)
46 min | Documentary, History
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.
43. Is That Nice? (1926)
Passed | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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 »
45. Looking for Trouble (1926)
Passed | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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 »
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
A Cry for Help
50 min | Drama
Richard's genuine concern for the new house parlormaid has eyebrows raised and tongues wagging.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)
A Formula for Hate
TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Creators: Thom Beers, Nicholas Boxer, Bob Forward, Phil Harnage, Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Y.E. Pyle, Cassandra Schafhausen | Director: Stan Phillips | Stars: David Coburn, LeVar Burton, Joey Dedio, Janice Kawaye
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1957)
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 »
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.