Jessica Booth
Updated Mar 03, 2018 @ 9:53 am
The Post
Credit: 20th Century Fox

With the Oscars rapidly approaching, you may have already caught up on all the nominated movies. Which means you’ll definitely have seen The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (Streep has also been nominated for Best Actress for her performance. NBD).

The film is based on the true story of The Washington Post’s decision to expose a massive cover-up of Vietnam War secrets back in 1971. The movie portrays the heated debate between editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and leading publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) on whether or not to publish the top-secret information.

The film — which, at its core, is about the government’s attempt to control freedom of the press — has been hailed as extremely timely, and it’s definitely a movie you don’t want to miss if you haven’t yet seen it.

And if you have seen it, and now want to watch more movies like it, we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 other films you can stream right now if you loved The Post.

1The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”

If you found The Post fascinating, you probably want to know more about the Pentagon Papers. The Most Dangerous Man In America is a documentary that will fill you in on all of the little details The Post didn’t touch on.

You can watch this on Kanopy, Amazon, and YouTube.

2Bridge of Spies”

Bridge of Spies isn’t a journalism movie, but it is a Tom Hanks movie, so if you loved his character in The Post, you’ll probably like this one, too. Bridge of Spies takes place during the Cold War and is about a U.S. pilot who gets captured by the Soviet Union and is sentenced to 10 years in prison. A New York lawyer (played by Hanks) tries to win his freedom through a prisoner exchange.

You can watch this on iTunes, Amazon, Showtime, and Google Play.

3The Paper”

The Paper is more comedic than The Post, but it’s also a definite newspaper movie. It’s about an anxious editor (played by Michael Keaton) who’s trying to manage his hectic career and his relationship with his boss (Glenn Close). If The Post was a little intense for you, but you were interested in the newspaper biz, you’ll probably love this.

You can watch this on Amazon and iTunes.


The Post centered on a lot of Richard Nixon-related issues, and if you want to watch more movies about the former president, you may want to start with Nixon, a 1995 biopic. Anthony Hopkins plays Nixon.

You can watch thyis on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube.

5All the President’s Men”

Made in 1976, All The President’s Men tells the story of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who’s real-life investigation into the Watergate burglary led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

You can watch this on HBO, Amazon, and iTunes.

6His Girl Friday”

His Girl Friday is a classic screwball comedy. Made in 1940, it stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Grant plays a ruthless newspaper editor, while Russell plays his best reporter and ex-wife.

You can watch this on Amazon Prime.

7Zodiac “

Zodiac is a thriller — and definitely not for the faint of heart. The movie documents the real-life search for the infamous Zodiac killer in 1970s San Francisco, and Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. round out the phenomenal cast.

You can watch this on Hulu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.

8Citizen Kane”

Citizen Kane is a classic newspaper movie (maybe the classic newspaper movie) and is perfect for anyone who wants to do a deep dive into the genre — or just watch one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time. It’s about American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, and explores the ethical dark side of the industry.

You can watch this on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.


Spotlight is a truly excellent film about the art of journalism and has a star-studded cast (Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo). It tells the true story of the Boston Globe reporters who exposed the sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church. It also took home the Academy Awards for both Best Picture and Best Screenplay in 2016. Well worth a watch!

You can watch this on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.


Frost/Nixon is a dramatic-retelling of an iconic interview Nixon did with British TV personality David Frost three years after the Watergate scandal. Nixon famously assumed Frost would be east to manipulate, but was sorely mistaken.

You can watch this on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and YouTube.

10State of Play”

State of Play is based on a BBC miniseries and tells the story of two journalists who are trying to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress. It has a great cast — Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, and Ben Affleck, and it explores the merging of print and online journalism.

You can watch this on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.

12Absence of Malice”

This is another newspaper thriller starring Paul Newman and Sally Field, and is about a reporter (Field) who helps a businessman convicted of murder (Newman) prove his innocence. You can watch this on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and YouTube.

Our plans are officially set for the next few days…