By Tiffany Unscripted
A whistleblower exposes information or activity that is detrimental to peoples' safety and national security and is deemed illegal, unethical, and harmful, whether caused by a private or public organization.
These people are called traitors and spies by the organizations, while the general public herald them as heroes. The whistleblower places his/her life and career in jeopardy by exposing corruption. They have a strong moral obligation to disclose undercover operations that can prove hazardous to anyone.
Here's my list of whistleblower films you may find intriguing to watch. Consider renting them today.
An American policewoman uncovers a horrific scandal during the aftermath of the Bosnia civil war that United Nations peacekeepers are covering up – sex trafficking. When she shares her report from her investigation, she discovers the cover-up is protected by very powerful people who are above the law.
A string of cover-ups plagues the Catholic Archdiocese. When a team of "Boston Globe" reporters exposes their crimes, a long history of child molestation reports and other priest-initiated abuse under wraps are exposed.
"Deep Throat" is a notorious whistleblower who revealed one of the greatest scandals in American history – Watergate. The true identity of the whistleblower remained a mystery for over 30 years. Then in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shocked millions when he revealed he is "Deep Throat." This film is based on the true story of Felt and chronicles of his life, sacrifices – family career, and freedom – in the pursuit of justice.
The cover-up of high levels of radiation emanating from a nuclear facility prompted Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), an employee along with her boyfriend, Drew Stephens (Kurt Russell), and their roommate, Dolly Pelliker (Cher) to expose the hazardous crime. The company ignored Karen's warning about safety violations that could place workers at risk. It was worse than she thought when she discovered she was exposed to radiation, and the company did nothing to protect her and the workers at the facility.
The film is based on a true story. On November 13, 1974, the real Karen Silkwood was found dead in what police ruled a single-car accident, even though the circumstances of her death were suspicious.
When distinguished army veteran Frank Jones's (Michael Caine) son, Robert (Nigel Havers), a talented linguist who translates wiretapped Russian phone conversations for the British government, was found dead. His mysterious death is called an accident. Unsatisfied with the police investigation, he conducts his own and discovers a sinister cover-up at the executive level.
The assassination of two Supreme Court justices prompts law student Darby Shaw to write a brief on her theory about the motive. When her life is threatened by mysterious people, she turns to investigative reporter Gray Grantham for help. They both fight to stay alive.
FBI agent Roy Clayton pursues ex-Special Ops soldier Samir Horn, who betrayed his country and joined the Al Nathir terrorist organization. During his pursuit, Clayton discovers Horn's true intentions.
Col. Katherine Powell is tasked to capture a terrorist and her collaborators in Kenya. She soon finds herself embroiled in a political and moral quagmire as the mission changes. She learns of a drone strike that has been ordered that could place a young girl at risk of becoming collateral damage.
A cover-up ensues as Army Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller reports to U.S. Defense Intelligence Agent Clark Poundstone that no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.
Tiffany Unscripted has been the Managing Editor of Your Film Review for over two years at Occhi Magazine. She manages a small team of writers that cover all genres of movies, including writing featured articles on trending topics. In addition to writing, they cover live events, such as film premieres and screenings in Cleveland, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Silver Springs.
She especially enjoys the opportunity to meet emerging talent who enjoy sharing their passion, journey, challenges, and success with our readers. You can learn more about Your Film Review at OcchiMagazine.com.