25. Wag The Dog (1997)
> IMDb user rating: 7.1/10 (81,359 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 76% (44,627 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 86% (76 reviews)
> Directed by: Barry Levinson
When a presidential sex scandal hits the airwaves just weeks before the election, a top aide calls on the help of a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer to fabricate a war in Albania that will distract the nation and improve the president’s chances of reelection.
24. The Post (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (143,224 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 73% (12,473 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 88% (404 reviews)
> Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Set in 1971, this historical drama recounts the Washington Post’s fight for freedom of the press as the publisher attempted to report leaked information from the Pentagon Papers, detailing U.S military involvement in Southeast Asia from the 1940s to the Vietnam War.
23. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
> IMDb user rating: 7.1/10 (20,596 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 77% (8,670 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 88% (32 reviews)
> Directed by: Peter Weir
Set in Indonesia during the reign of Sukarno, the country’s first president, this romantic drama is about an Australian reporter and a local photographer who navigate politics, friendship, and love on the eve of an attempted coup.
22. The Parallax View (1974)
> IMDb user rating: 7.1/10 (17,387 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 78% (5,228 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (38 reviews)
> Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
After a television reporter witnesses the assassination of a presidential candidate in Seattle, she notices that other witnesses are mysteriously dying and fears that she will be killed next. She turns to her old flame, a newspaper reporter who picks up the mantle to uncover who is behind the conspiracy.
21. The Constant Gardener (2005)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10 (136,612 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 82% (217,637 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 84% (194 reviews)
> Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Based on a novel by John le Carré, this drama-thriller involves a British diplomat in Kenya who is attempting to untangle a suspicious web of facts surrounding the death of his wife, an Amnesty International activist who was reporting on local fatalities caused by a trial pharmaceutical drug.
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