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1. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 82,520 | Gross: $70.60M

2. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 96,706 | Gross: $21.59M

3. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 328,882 | Gross: $1.59M

4. Scarface (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 21,307

5. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken

Votes: 23,635

6. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

M | 100 min | Western

6.4
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A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, David Opatoshu

Votes: 866

7. The Green Hornet (1966–1967)

TV-PG | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.

Stars: Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 2,007

8. Jagged Edge (1985)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

Votes: 11,234 | Gross: $40.50M

9. The Assassination Bureau (1969)

M | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A woman causes a group of assassins to face their greatest challenge.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 1,770

10. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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55 Metascore

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 19,088 | Gross: $3.17M

11. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,043

12. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,364

13. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,785

14. The Ugly American (1963)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An ambitious scholar becomes the ambassador of Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war is brewing.

Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,489

15. Another Time, Another Place (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, Sean Connery

Votes: 473

16. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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London based American nurse, Susan, Lady Ashwood, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood, who resembles ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,181

17. The Sound of Fury (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 727

18. Ruby Gentry (1952)

82 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,087

19. The Green Hornet (1940)

Approved | 258 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel

Votes: 385

20. Desire in the Dust (1960)

Passed | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Lonnie Wilson, the son of a toothless sharecropper, Zuba Wilson, returns to small southern hometown after spending six years on the chain-gang for killing Colonel Ben Marquand's son in an ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Raymond Burr, Martha Hyer, Joan Bennett, Ken Scott

Votes: 96

21. Background to Danger (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

Votes: 834

22. Slightly Scarlet (1956)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor

Votes: 655

23. Come Fill the Cup (1951)

113 min | Drama

7.0
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, James Gleason

Votes: 328

24. The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)

72 min | Horror

6.5
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An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Don Porter, Angie Dickinson, Claude Akins

Votes: 884

25. The Clairvoyant (1935)

TV-G | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

Votes: 794

26. The Underworld Story (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 497

27. Deadwood Dick (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Western

7.6
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Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Donald Douglas, Lorna Gray, Harry Harvey, Marin Sais

Votes: 32

28. The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Hiram, thought to be a meek-little nobody by everyone around him, is one day discovered to have a range of skills that would make James Bond green with envy. The publisher of the newspaper ... See full summary »

Stars: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor, Thurston Hall, Stanley Adams

Votes: 45

29. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

Votes: 715

30. The Innocent Sleep (1996)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Michell | Stars: Oliver Cotton, Tony Bluto, Paul Brightwell, Michael Gambon

Votes: 295

31. Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.6
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A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin

Votes: 405

32. Winchell (1998 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The true story of the influential and controversial columnist, Walter Winchell.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 483

33. Park Row (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 1,087

34. Fort Worth (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.3
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Civil War veteran and former newspaper man Ned Britt returns back to Fort Worth after the war is over and finds himself fighting an old friend who's grown ambitious.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter, Helena Carter

Votes: 479

35. A Yank at Oxford (1938)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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Lee Sheridan's ego has always been stoked by his newspaper publisher father, Dan Sheridan, who is willing to "hold the presses" solely to print Lee's many sporting accomplishments as they ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 874

36. A Twist of Faith (1999)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.4
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Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is consumed by a desire to solve a religiously-fueled crime, but soon the tables turn and he finds himself a target.

Director: Chris Angel | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Michael Ironside, Matthew Laurance, Suzy Joachim

Votes: 346

37. Tell No Tales (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.6
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Michael Cassidy is the editor of a failing newspaper. A scoop would be welcome to boost the sales and to avoid closure. To this end, he decides to personally track down a gang of kidnappers.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Louise Platt, Gene Lockhart, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 189

38. The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | 293 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Warren Hull, Wade Boteler, Anne Nagel, Keye Luke

Votes: 267

39. The Bushwhackers (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Western

5.7
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An evil arthritic rancher and his murderous daughter are having settlers killed to prevent them from selling their land to the railroad.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: John Ireland, Wayne Morris, Lawrence Tierney, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 181

40. The Missing Corpse (1945)

PG | 62 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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A feud between rival newspapermen Kruger (Bromberg) and McDonald (Guilfoyle) goes deadly when blackmailing McDonald ends up murdered and his corpse planted in the trunk of Kruger's car. ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: J. Edward Bromberg, Isabel Randolph, Frank Jenks, Eric Sinclair

Votes: 89

41. The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Story of the decades-long affair between married newspaper magnate and movie producer William Randolph Hearst and actress and former "Ziegfeld Follies" showgirl Marion Davies.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Virginia Madsen, Fritz Weaver, Doris Belack

Votes: 96

42. Big Town After Dark (1947)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.9
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A crusading newspaper reporter battles big-city gambling interests.

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Richard Travis, Ann Gillis

Votes: 96

43. Make Haste to Live (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.0
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After serving 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, a mobster is paroled and returns to a New Mexico town to exact his revenge on the woman responsible for his conviction.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 87

44. Here Comes Trouble (1948)

Approved | 55 min | Comedy

5.6
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A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Emory Parnell, Betty Compson

Votes: 151

45. Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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In their last semester at Harvard, Sam Thatcher and his roommate, who is nicknamed "The Lippencott", have grand ideas of seeing the remote corners of the world, they having booked passage ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 172

46. First Lady (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.2
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As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise, Walter Connolly

Votes: 267

47. Fly Away Baby (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Torchy Blane solves a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Gordon Oliver, Hugh O'Connell

Votes: 221

48. The Mystery Man (1935)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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When he runs short of money, a newspaper reporter pawns a police revolver he was given after he helped the police solve a case. Later on the gun is used in a murder, and the reporter is suspected of committing the crime.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Maxine Doyle, Henry Kolker, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 112

49. The House Across the Street (1949)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Dave Joslin, the managing editor of a big-city newspaper, is demoted and moved to the Miss Lonely Hearts column-writing department by the newspaper's publisher, J. B. Grennell, because ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Wayne Morris, Janis Paige, Bruce Bennett, Alan Hale

Votes: 162

50. Mary Jane's Pa (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

6.5
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Sam Preston is a small-town newspaper publisher who suffers from wanderlust. Leaving his family (wife Ellen, two daughters and a son,) he thinks well-provided for, he packs a suitcase and ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Tom Brown, Robert McWade

Votes: 67