10 Best Movies About TV
The 10 best movies about TV prove that what comes through your screen isn’t nearly as interesting as what’s going on behind the scenes.
- “He Said She Said” Two television hosts go head to head armed only with witty insults. What happens between the couple when the “on-air” light turns off is the stuff good romantic comedies are made of.
- “Broadcast News” This '80's satire focusing on the thin line between entertainment and news was way before its time.
- “Anchorman” You can almost forgive Will Ferrell for “Step Brothers” when you look back at his hilarious portrayal of sex-crazed newscaster Ron Burgundy. Almost.
- “Up Close and Personal” The world of television news works as a catalyst for love. This romantic comedy is a little slow and far from realistic but your girlfriend might like it.
- “The Truman Show” Jim Carrey takes a dramatic turn as a man that discovers, to his dismay, his whole life is actually a reality show. Funny, today people audition for the privilege.
- “Good Night and Good Luck” Newscaster Edward R. Murrow takes on United States Senator Joseph McCarthy during the red scare of the 1950's. Filmed in black and white, “Good Night and Good Luck” was nominated for six Academy Awards.
- “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray plays a weatherman forced to relive the same day over and over again until he finally gets it right. The filmmakers didn’t need a do-over. “Groundhog Day” became an instant classic when it came out in 1993.
- “Weatherman” Nick Cage stars as a weatherman that rocks at his job but kind of sucks at life… that is until he starts arming himself with a bow and arrow.
- “Network” This dark look at the ratings game won four Oscars in 1976.
- “Wayne’s World” Two slackers host a public access television show from a suburban basement. Hilarity ensures when real TV producers get wind of the show. Hands down the best movie based on a Saturday Night Life skit ever.
Posted on: Mar. 24, 2010