The Post | 2017

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Main Plot

A cover-up spanning four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.


  • Meryl Streep's character, Kay Graham, plays a key role as the publisher of The Washington Post, making critical decisions.
  • Tom Hanks plays Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, who fights for press freedom and publishes classified documents.
  • Sarah Paulson's character plays a supporting role as the wife of the main character who provides emotional support.


In "The Post," directed by Steven Spielberg, the film concludes with The Washington Post winning a legal battle in the Supreme Court, affirming the freedom of the press. The decision sets a precedent for future journalistic integrity and accountability. The film ends with The Washington Post's success in publishing the Pentagon Papers, exposing government secrets and affirming the power of the press to hold those in power accountable.

Steven Spielberg