250 News Media/Behind-the-Scenes Films and Shows

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1. Newsbreak (2000)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

A reporter risks his life to get to the bottom of a stack of lies, corruption and murder surrounding the opening of a local power plant.

Director: Serge Rodnunsky | Stars: Michael Rooker, Judge Reinhold, Robert Culp, Kelly Miracco

Votes: 118

2. Star 80 (1983)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

63 Metascore

A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker

Votes: 5,882 | Gross: $6.47M

3. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 104,949

4. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 74,086

5. NewsRadio (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 13,495

6. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 16,779 | Gross: $1.16M

7. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 20,567 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Soundman (1998)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A movie sound mixer working on a low budget film is unappreciated by almost everyone. As he starts to lose his grasp on reality and his life spirals downwards, he finally snaps and takes revenge.

Director: Steven Ho | Stars: Wayne Pére, Eliane Chappuis, William Forsythe, Wes Studi

Votes: 246

9. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 76,291 | Gross: $72.08M

10. Be Cool (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

37 Metascore

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 67,316 | Gross: $56.05M

11. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Votes: 137,427 | Gross: $50.02M

12. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

Directors: Joe Dante, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Heather Locklear

Votes: 33,411 | Gross: $20.99M

13. Murder Live! (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Marg Helgenberger, David Morse, Christine Estabrook, Lauren Tom

Votes: 285

14. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 796,685 | Gross: $83.01M

15. Mad City (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 19,232 | Gross: $10.56M

16. Breaking News (2004)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

After a disastrous failure to stop a robber gang, the police attempt to redeem themselves through a series of publicity stunts and shootouts.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung, Yong You

Votes: 5,100

17. Do It for Uncle Manny (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

Two best friends, a struggling actor and an unemployed screenwriter, set out to look for a prized $250,000 Rolex wristwatch which was stolen by an attractive con artist.

Director: Adam Baratta | Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Adam Baratta, Shane Edelman, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 132

18. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 55,115 | Gross: $21.71M

19. The Rose Technique (2002)

97 min | Crime, Drama

The Rose Technique revolves around the life of an off-beat psychiatrist who wants to join the crazy world of daytime TV.

Director: Jon C. Scheide | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Sally Kirkland, Jason Brooks, Kari Wuhrer

Votes: 180

20. LateLine (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy

This sitcom on NBC stars Al Franken as Al Freundlich, a vain reporter for the fictional news program "Lateline." Robert Foxworth stars as Pearce McKenzie, the anchor of "Lateline." Vic Karp... See full summary »

Stars: Al Franken, Megyn Price, Miguel Ferrer, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 103

21. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 65,177

22. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy television show.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 23,224

23. Sports Night (1998–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. On "Sports Night," their nightly cable program.

Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina

Votes: 7,404

24. Chump Change (2000)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

Rags to riches to rags comedy loosely based on the director Steve Burrows' actual experiences while writing screenplays in Los Angeles. Burrows (aka "Milwaukee Steve") finally makes it big ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Burrows | Stars: Stephen Burrows, Tim Matheson, Traci Lords, A.J. Benza

Votes: 362

25. This Girl's Life (2003)

R | 104 min | Drama

63 Metascore

"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.

Director: Ash Baron-Cohen | Stars: Juliette Marquis, James Woods, Kip Pardue, Tomas Arana

Votes: 2,763

26. Bare Witness (2002 Video)

R | 88 min | Thriller

Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest... See full summary »

Director: Kelley Cauthen | Stars: Catalina Larranaga, Angie Everhart, Mark Sivertsen, Robert McRay

Votes: 531

27. Auditions (1978)

X | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

A rare historic glimpse at the unique actors and bizarre personalities that showed up in Hollywood at a nude casting call for the erotic "Fairy Tales 2" in 1978!

Director: Harry Hurwitz | Stars: Bonnie Werchan, Rick Cassidy, Mitch Evans, Ernie Guderjahn

Votes: 104

28. Auditions from Beyond (1999 Video)

Unrated | 88 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Unique! Uncut! And Uncensored behind the scenes! All Stars Jacqueline Lovell, Nikki Fritz, Venesa Talor and Taimie Hannum get acquainted with Mia Zottoli and a bevy of new beauties willing ... See full summary »

Director: Reed Richmond | Stars: Brinke Stevens, Jacqueline Lovell, Venesa Talor, Nikki Fritz

Votes: 91

29. Stringer (1992)

R | 85 min | Thriller

Frank Simmonetti is working as a "stringer", a photo journalist taking all the pictures he wants to. His assistants can't work with him for a long time, except the ex-cop Jack who lives in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael DeLuise | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Anthony Finetti, Laura Reed, Sally Kirkland

Votes: 64

30. Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 78,056

31. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Votes: 3,918 | Gross: $1.48M

32. Hollywood Ending (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Bob Dorian, Ivan Martin

Votes: 25,910 | Gross: $4.84M

33. 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.

Director: David J. Burke | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J

Votes: 14,882

34. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a bank. A nice simple robbery: Walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 236,841 | Gross: $50.00M

35. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 23,147 | Gross: $0.97M

36. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 331,102 | Gross: $77.91M

37. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 72,346

38. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 286,974

39. Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy

A movie about making a movie about a man returning to California to be a pool cleaner after an eternity of fighting in Vietnam. But it's been taken over by Mexicans and one of them murdered his family. He settles it the only way he knows.

Director: Garrett Brawith | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Ross Patterson, Danny Trejo, Jason Mewes

Votes: 1,846

40. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 184,232 | Gross: $30.01M

41. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: