Excited for Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Reality’ but Can’t Wait? Here Are 5 Similar Movies Based on Whistleblowers

Published 04/20/2023, 7:30 PM EDT

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Over the past years, Sydney Sweeney took the world by storm with her appearances in the television series. Her varied choice of roles has made the American actress an inspirational face for the Gen-Z generation. It is apparent that this blonde beauty has impressed the audience by portraying extremely difficult roles. Going against what people expected of her, the Euphoria star is once again ready to bring something unique to the table.


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Sweeney is starring in the film adapted from the FBI interrogation transcript of American intelligence whistleblower Reality Winner. Well, if you are also waiting for the arrival of this highly anticipated movie, you can watch these five similar moved based on the same genre.

Top movies to watch before the release of Reality starring Sydney Sweeney


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The Insider 

Starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, The Insider takes on a fictionalized account of a true story. It is based on a former tobacco industry whistleblower named Jeffrey Wigand, who became a consultant in a controversial industry. The movie depicts a sobering analysis of corruption, courage, cowardice, and the catastrophic outcome of telling the truth. Although the film did not turn out a huge box office success, the powerful performances of the actors gained widespread acclaim.

Erin Brockovich

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this biographical film is the dramatized version of a consumer advocate, Erin Brockovich. This movie instantly captured the attention of viewers upon its release in 2000. The Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts received much praise for her titular role. It showcases the fight of a single mother against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company after she finds out that the company has contaminated a small town’s water supply.


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The Most Dangerous Man in America and The Post

The Most Dangerous Man in America is an Oscar-nominated film about Daniel Ellsberg and the top-secret Pentagon Papers. The 2009 documentary focuses on the events when the top-secret military history of America involved in the Vietnam War was exposed. This is a riveting story of one man’s change of heart who risks his life to stop a war he helped plan. At that time, the film garnered huge acclaim for conveying a wealth of information with complete clarity.

Steven Spielberg’s The Post takes the same story forward, headlined by another man. It follows the story of Washington Post journalists who published those scandalous papers. The movie cast Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, Meryl Streep as publisher Katharine Graham, and Matthew Rhys as Ellsberg.

The Report

The Report is an American political drama film written and directed by Scott Z. Burns and released in 2019. The movie depicts Adam Driver as Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, who directed an investigation on the CIA’s methods of torture following the September 11th attacks. Moreover, it also covers the decade-long secrets that remained hidden from the American public.

Official Secrets


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Official Secrets narrates the real-life tale of a lesser-known but vigorous whistleblower story starring Keira Knightley. Based on the life of a British government employee named Katharine Gun who is charged with exposing an illegal spying operation between America and Britain. Like other films, this is not a historic event but a reality that we still are living in starting from 2003. Actors who joined Knightley for this project include Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Adam Bakri, and Indira Varma.



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Reality will be available to watch worldwide on May 30, on Max after its release on HBO on May 29.

Have you watched any of the films mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below.



Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.