20. The China Syndrome (1979)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10 (28,805 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 81% (8,922 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 86% (36 reviews)
> Directed by: James Bridges
After witnessing a near-disastrous equipment malfunction at a nuclear power plant, a TV reporter and her cameraman attempt to report on the safety coverup, but are impeded by the conspiracy to keep it under wraps.
19. Shattered Glass (2003)
> IMDb user rating: 7.1/10 (34,559 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79% (22,995 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 92% (168 reviews)
> Directed by: Billy Ray
A dramatization of the true story of Stephen Glass, this film details the unraveling of a popular young journalist’s career as it becomes evident that he has completely fabricated numerous stories for The New Republic magazine.
18. Zodiac (2007)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7/10 (496,334 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 77% (494,558 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (259 reviews)
> Directed by: David Fincher
In a slightly fictionalized retelling of the manhunt for San Francisco’s infamous Zodiac Killer, this mystery thriller follows an amateur sleuth as he helps reporters decipher the killer’s coded messages during years of unsolved murders.
17. Reds (1981)
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10 (21,959 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 82% (9,006 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (45 reviews)
> Directed by: Warren Beatty
An epic historical drama, “Reds” is a dramatization of the lives of radical American journalists Louise Bryant and John Reed, who juggled their passion for one another with their desire to change the world, eventually traveling to Russia to document the Revolution.
16. Broadcast News (1987)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (29,079 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79% (11,036 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (52 reviews)
> Directed by: James L. Brooks
When a passionate television news producer falls for a new pretty-boy reporter, her best friend, a well-seasoned but socially awkward news anchor, develops a professional and romantic rivalry with the newcomer.
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