Favorite Fictional Whistleblower Movie?by urbanemovies | created - 4 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
A movie tribute poll saluting those who courageously who act to stop illegal acts, corruption, fraud or other types of injustice. According to Wikipedia, a whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. The information of alleged wrongdoing can be classified in many ways: violation of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threat to public interest/national security, as well as, fraud and corruption.
Which of these movies that tells the story of a fictional whistle blower is your favorite film? *fictionalized real-life whistleblowers have been classified as fictional for poll
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1. The Constant Gardener (2005)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Votes: 127,843 | Gross: $33.58M
Fictional whistleblowers: Tessa Quayle and Justin Quayle
Case: Karel Vita Hudson Pharmaceutical's unethical Dypraxa drug trial on impoverished African test subjects
2. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 151,156 | Gross: $15.54M
Fictional whistleblower: Mike McAra and The Ghost, an unnamed ghostwriter
Case: CIA's manipulation of British Prime , Adam Lang by his wife, Ruth Lang (a foreign intelligence agent)
3. Michael Clayton (2007)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.
Votes: 151,097 | Gross: $49.03M
Fictional whistleblower: Michael Clayton
Case: U-North's toxic agrochemicals, murder and attempted murder
4. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Votes: 44,448 | Gross: $41.51M
Fictional whistleblower: Joe Turner , code name "Condor"
Case: CIA's rogue operation to seize Middle Eastern oil fields
5. The China Syndrome (1979)
PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.
Votes: 25,265 | Gross: $51.72M
Fictional whistleblower: Jack Godell
Case: California Gas & Electric's Ventana nuclear power plant (nuclear power safety/contruction)
6. Dick (1999)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.
Votes: 17,913 | Gross: $6.24M
Fictional whistleblowers: Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo, aka "Deep Throat"
Case: U.S. President Richard "Dick" Nixon's Watergate scandal
7. The Harder They Fall (1956)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.
Fictional whistleblower: Eddie Willis
Case: Boxing Promoter Nick Benko's fixing of professional boxing matches
8. The Nasty Girl (1990)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History
When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.
Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $2.28M
Whistleblower: Sonja (based on real-life Anna Rosmus)
Case: Bavarian Village's Third Reich connections
9. The Whistle Blower (1986)
PG | 100 min | Thriller
A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems to be impenetrable.
Votes: 1,856 | Gross: $1.50M
Fictional whistleblower: Frank Jones
Case: U.K. Government Communications Headquarters' cover-up of Russian infiltration of British intelligence operations and related murders
10. On the Waterfront (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Votes: 133,087 | Gross: $9.60M
Fictional whistleblower: Terry Malloy
Case: New York Harbor Longshoreman's Union Malloy gave testimony to the New York Harbor Waterfront Commission against union boss Johnny Friendly for murder and other illegal racketeering activities
11. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 101,082 | Gross: $9.60M
Fictional whistleblower: Jefferson Smith
Case: U.S. Congress and Jackson City's Jim Taylor Willet Creek Dam Project (graft and political corruption)
12. The Firm (1993)
R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.
Votes: 110,211 | Gross: $158.35M
Fictional whistleblower: Mitch McDeere
Case: Bendini, Lambert & Locke's tax fraud, money-laundering and mob connections
13. Prince of the City (1981)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption, and soon realises he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.
Votes: 6,681 | Gross: $8.12M
Whistleblower: Daniel Ciello (based on real-life Robert Leuci)
Case: N.Y.C. Police Department police corruption
14. Whistle Blower (2014)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
"This film is based on the true story of disgraced Korean researcher whose unethical practices were exposed after he received critical alarm for good work." -- Screen Red
Whistleblower: Shim Min-Ho (based on real-life Ryu Young-joon)
Case: Korean researcher's fabricated and unethical medical research are exposed and undermine what were thought to be groundbreaking experiments cloning human embryonic stem cells.
15. North Country (2005)
R | 126 min | Drama
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Votes: 38,041 | Gross: $18.32M
Whistleblower: Josey Aimes (based on real-life Lois Jenson)
Case: Pearson Taconite and Steel female verbal/sexual harassment and physical abuse
16. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 39,074 | Gross: $18.67M
Whistleblower: PFC Max Eriksson (based on real-life PFC Robert M. Storeby)
Case: U.S. Army's kidnap, gang rape and murder (Incident on Hill 192)
17. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Votes: 587,894 | Gross: $227.47M
Fictional whistleblower: Jason Bourne
Case: CIA's "Operation Blackbriar", a targeted assassination program
18. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 617,354 | Gross: $115.65M
Fictional whistleblower: Wikus Van De Merwe
Case: MNU's barbarous alien experimentation
19. Charlie's Angels (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.
Fictional whistleblower: Elena Houghlin
Case: Brock Industries' head of development, Peter Fleming covers up a dangerous flaw in Calypso, an energy conservation product that can be weaponized and used to trigger fatal seizures in humans.
20. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
R | 98 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Votes: 192,257 | Gross: $67.35M
Fictional whistleblower: Yuri Komarov
Case: Russia's government corruption via Viktor Chagarin
21. Not Safe for Work (2014)
Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An office worker is trapped inside the building where a killer is on the loose.
Fictional whistleblower: Thomas Miller , as well as, John Ferguson
Case: a major pharmaceutical company's illegal business practices and its pending legal case
22. The Caller (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An energy business exec is assisted by a private investigator in his effort to expose his corporation's corrupt practices.
Fictional whistleblower: Jimmy Stevens
Case: an international energy consulting firm's criminal practices