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2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Votes: 664,012 | Gross: $330.36M
3. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 442,147 | Gross: $45.06M
4. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An alien child is evacuated from his dying world and sent to Earth to live among humans. His peace is threatened, when other survivors of his home planet invade Earth.
Votes: 729,611 | Gross: $291.05M
6. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
Votes: 332,476 | Gross: $129.13M
7. State of Play (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.
Votes: 147,501 | Gross: $37.02M
8. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)
PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography
Twelve years after the dramatic collapse of the Christian empire of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, this documentary tells for the first time what really happened when they lost control of the first and most successful TV ministry of its kind.
Votes: 1,620 | Gross: $1.03M
9. Unsane (2018)
R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear - but is it real or a product of her delusion?
Votes: 43,616 | Gross: $7.73M
11. Kill the Messenger (2014)
R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
Votes: 45,845 | Gross: $2.45M
13. The Woman Who Wasn't There (2012)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
The Woman Who Wasn't There is a psychological thriller that goes inside the mind of history's most infamous 9/11 survivor.
14. Woman in Gold (2015)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Votes: 56,194 | Gross: $33.31M
15. Shattered Glass (2003)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History
The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.
Votes: 34,521 | Gross: $2.22M
17. Perfect Stranger (2007)
R | 109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Votes: 46,556 | Gross: $23.98M
18. Capricorn One (1977)
PG | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When the first manned flight to Mars is deemed unsafe and scrubbed on the launch pad, anxious authorities must scramble to save face and retain their funding - and so an unthinkable plot to fake the mission is hatched.
19. The Parallax View (1974)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.
Votes: 17,366 | Gross: $2.15M
21. Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.
Votes: 9,450 | Gross: $4.22M
23. State of Play (2003)
TV-14 | 312 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.
24. Seeking Justice (2011)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.
Votes: 45,461 | Gross: $0.04M
25. Primeval (2007)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.
Votes: 13,586 | Gross: $10.60M
26. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.
27. Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Horror
A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.
Votes: 11,775 | Gross: $0.11M
30. The Odessa File (1974)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.
Votes: 10,576 | Gross: $1.11M
31. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
This groundbreaking series had 3 rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme; Howard Publications, the publishing empire of Glenn Howard.... See full summary »
32. The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.
Votes: 13,502 | Gross: $5.71M
33. Superman: Doomsday (2007 Video)
PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
34. Bob Roberts (1992)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.
Votes: 14,900 | Gross: $4.48M
35. Edison (2005)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
36. Outlast (2013 Video Game)
M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Freelance journalist, Miles Upshur, is requested by an anonymous individual to investigate the Mount Massive Asylum, only to find it overrun by the asylum's deranged patients.
37. Romance Retreat (2019 TV Movie)
84 min | Romance
After a breakup, ambitious journalist Dana escapes the coverage of a massive scandal, only to find the tech guru at the center of the scandal at her retreat. As she falls for him, she has to choose between her career or her heart.
38. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 26,206 | Gross: $6.71M
39. Superman vs. The Elite (2012 Video)
PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.
40. An Eye for an Eye (1981)
R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A SFPD undercover narcotics cop aims to avenge his partner's death and destroy a drug-smuggling ring operated by the Chinese Triads.
Votes: 3,802 | Gross: $7.68M
41. The Charm Bracelet (2020 TV Movie)
86 min | Romance
Holly, a jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.
42. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.
43. Hero at Large (1980)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A struggling actor buying milk stops a robbery while wearing a superhero uniform, promoting a movie. The unknown hero decides to try again. Can he impress his cute neighbor?
Votes: 1,547 | Gross: $15.93M
45. Night Stalker (2005–2006)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak, who's after his wife's killer, teams up with Perri Reed, Jain McManus, and their boss Tony Vincenzo to investigate strange crimes in Los Angeles that may contain dark supernatural elements.
46. Red Sky (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller
Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.
48. Arrival II (1998)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker (Patrick Muldoon) learns of the plot of the backwards-kneed aliens to take over the Earth using their shape-shifting talents.
49. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.
50. Paula Peril: Trapped in the Flames (2007)
PG | 8 min | Short, Action, Adventure
Investigative reporter Paula Peril receives a tip that ruthless mobster Tony Carleoni is holding a meeting at a downtown warehouse. When her snooping is discovered, she is tied her up in a ... See full summary »