Most Accurate Films About Professions

Perhaps hoping to supplement the IMDb “Goofs” section, the folks at The Washington Post assembled 24 experts and asked them to pick the most accurate portrayals of professionals on film. The results may surprise you, because more often than night, astronauts, farmers, firefighters and more seem to zero in not on the most popular films, but those which are sticklers for details. The list of most accurate movies about professions is below.

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great newsroom movies

In honor of Steven Spielberg‘s new newspaper drama The Post, we’ve combed through the archives, pounded the pavement, dusted off the typewriter and put together a list of some of the best newsroom movies fit to print. It’s a list comprised of both crusading, truth-seeking journalists and career opportunists willing to bend the truth as long as it makes for a great story. The connective tissue holding these films together is the ever-present newsroom, where typewriters sing and the truth lives or dies when a story goes to the presses.

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Olympus Has Fallen vs. White House Down

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we get political with two movies about terrorist attacks on the most famous house in America!)

These are trying times for the United States, and depending on your own political awareness you either see that the country is slowly bleeding to death beneath the ignorant and greedy whims of those in power, or you’re wrong. It’s not a pretty picture regardless of which way you look at it, and as is often the case, many of us turn to the movies for a more simplistic and distilled take on the real world’s woes – in this case, that of evil forces attacking America.

With that in mind, we’re revisiting a pair of movies that opened in theaters only three months apart back in 2013 with very similar plot lines. Terrorist forces attack and take over the White House itself in Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, and cinema would never be the same again.

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donald trump movie cameos

In a story that can only be published in the Year of Our Lord 2017, Donald Trump reportedly threatened to sue the producers of Sharknado 3 for casting Mark Cuban as their president instead of him. Yeah, you read that right.

It makes me wonder that if Trump had achieved his dream and been cast as president in SyFy’s schlocky disaster series, would that have put his presidential ambitions to rest? Is this his art school? Or would we just have gotten Mark Cuban running in 2016 instead? Who knows. But at least we were saved from one more Trump movie cameo in the process.

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Game of Thrones season 7 trailer

HBO has released a brand new trailer for their mega-hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, and the network has officially outdone themselves this time. The show no longer looks like a TV show: it’s clearly moved into the huge budget blockbuster territory. I’ve grown numb to people claiming that things are “epic” over the past few years, but there truly is no other word that does this trailer justice. Winter is definitely here.
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Season six of HBO’s mega-hit fantasy series Game of Thrones finally answered a question that fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels had been speculating about for years: the identity of Jon Snow’s true parents. But a popular publication may have just confirmed something else that’s been the subject of speculation for years: Jon Snow’s real name. Plus, Martin gives another update about his long-awaited sixth Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter.
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House of Cards Season 6

House of Cards recently dropped its fifth season on Netflix: not bad for a series that was originally only ordered for two seasons in an era before high-quality original programming on a streaming service became as common as breathing. The season 5 finale left viewers in a pretty tantalizing place, but will Netflix order House of Cards season 6? Read some comments from the show’s new bosses about how the story will continue if it gets renewed, including a fun tease about Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood being the one to break the fourth wall as the show progresses.
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Michael Moore in Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore is returning to movie theaters with a new documentary film which will take on Donald Trump, as well as a new television series. Let’s dive into everything we know about Fahrenheit 11/9 and the new TNT series Michael Moore Live From the Apocalypse.

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Brie Larson Victoria Woodhull

Brie Larson has fought all manner of villain, from her kidnapper in Room, to depression in Short Term 12, to the biggest beast of them all in Kong: Skull Island, and soon, supervillains in Captain Marvel.

Now, the Oscar-winning actress will be battling the political system in Amazon Studios’ Victoria Woodhull, a film about the first female presidential candidate.

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american horror story election

Last month, showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed that American Horror Story season 7 would “be about the election that we just went through.” That was an American horror story indeed, but it turns out that the American Horror Story election season will not feature characters inspired by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Learn the details, after the jump.

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