Hayden Christensen

In honor of 'The Post,' the top 10 newspaper movies

As an entry into the pantheon of great newspaper movies, Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama "The Post" is inked with deep affection for the analog apparatus of the newspaper business, circa 1971: the hum of broadsheets rolling through the presses, the metal clanking of handset type, the thump of a newsstand's morning delivery.

The lede on "The Post," which opened nationwide last weekend and is considered a contender for Tuesday's Oscars nominations, is that it has resurrected a fabled chapter in journalism history to shed light on today's battles between the press and a White House that critics claim is disdainful of the Fourth Estate.

And if...