Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in Steven Spielberg's THE POST, which tells the story of the battle The Washington Post fought against the Nixon Administration to publish secret documents known as The Pentagon Papers. Crusading journalists have been the subject of movies since the Silent Era, and Hollywood's view hasn't always been flattering. Here are ten films--some, like THE POST, based on real events--with stories that went from fit to print to fit to film.
A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its volatile, driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they come together with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers—and their very freedom—to bring long-buried truths to light.