A new report provides a ranking for 110 journalism movies, declaring the best of the bunch to be the 2015 film “Spotlight.”
The classic “All the President’s Men” from 1976 comes in second on the list, followed by “His Girl Friday” (1940) at No. 3, “Citizen Kane” (1941) at No. 4 and “Shattered Glass” (2003) rounding out the top five.
The list was published this month by Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, in honor of the organization’s 110th anniversary. The piece was put together by Quill editor Lou Harry along with a team of critics from MidwestFilmJournal.com.
“To make this ambitious project (relatively) manageable, the list was limited to English-language films,” the authors note. “Trimmed out were flicks where the journalism milieu was minimal (i.e. ‘The Last Time I Saw Paris,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and a load of romantic comedies). Even then, we had to cut some from the pack, so out went ‘Snowden,’ ‘Scream,’ and ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic.’”
Coming in last on the list, at No. 110, is the 1989 film “Brenda Starr.”
Click on the link above to Quill to see the full list, along with blurbs about each of the movies.