Essay:Greatest Conservative Movies

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There have been many superb conservative films:

  1. Witness (1985) - Highlights the virtues of strong moral values, with more substance and excitement than High Noon.
  2. Atlas Shrugged (2011) - Big screen adaptation of the classic conservative text.
  3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - A science fiction condemnation of communism, produced for only $420,000 and remade successfully in three additional movies.
  4. The Exorcist (1973) (not for children) - A portrayal of pure evil against a positive characterization of Christianity. It broke the record for movie revenue.
  5. Dark Matter (2008) - A candid look at professor values along with problems associated with lack of assimilation; liberals first praised the movie, but after realizing its conservative message then panned it.
  6. Spider-Man (2002) - Praises moral virtue (hard-working teenager, devout aunt and well-meaning uncle) and pokes fun at liberals (entertainers and journalist). Hero chooses abstinence. This was one of the most profitable films ever made.
  7. Gone With the Wind (1939) - Celebrates a strongly feminine heroine who is the antithesis of a modern feminist, and held the record for top-grossing movie for decades.
  8. Ben-Hur (1959) - Celebrates honor and duty to family and country, with a pro-Christian ending, long held the record for the most Academy Awards.
  9. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) - Ben Stein exposes evolutionists' scientific and education system deceit.
  10. Hillary: The Movie (2008) - Citizens United film exposing Hillary Clinton. This movie led to the overturning of McCain-Feingold legislation by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  11. Indoctrinate U (2007) - Exposed political correctness, racial and ethnic politics in the academic setting. [1]
  12. Fireproof (2008) - Highly successful pro-Christian, pro-marriage film created by Sherwood Pictures.
  13. Beauty and the Beast (1991) - A powerful and immensely popular antidote to feminism, far better than the liberal movies churned out by Disney since.
  14. Titanic (1997) - Every life had value and the most powerful men gave up their seats on lifeboats to women and children first; the media and a young RINO are rightly criticized; broke the record in movie revenues
  15. The Lives of Others (2006) (not for children) - This German-language film is a stinging criticism of the communist East Germany from a liberal perspective.
  16. The Sound of Music (1965), solid family entertainment, perhaps Hollywood's last great movie before it turned sharply Left.
  17. The Ten Commandments (1956) - The definitive film portrayal of Exodus.
  18. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) - A tale of a good, simple man rising above the pressures of liberals to do the right thing. Features perhaps the best defense of the American political system ever committed to film.
  19. Star Wars series (1977-2005) - Simple truths about the triumph of good over evil.
  20. The Winning Team (1952) - Ronald Reagan stars as a baseball pitcher who overcomes his problems to help his team win. This was one of Reagan's own favorites.
  21. King of Kings (1961)
  22. Iron Eagle (1986)
  23. On The Waterfront (1954) - Marlon Brando plays Terry Malloy, who under the inspiration of a Catholic priest (Father Barry, played by Karl Malden), becomes a Christ-like figure. Betrayed by his brother and almost killed by the gang, he finds the strength to overcome and redeem his people from the slavery to the mobsters who run the waterfront. In stunning contrast to the liberals who kept silent about the Communist subversion in Hollywood, the film portrays the informer as the hero; liberal Hollywood never forgave director Elia Kazan for his stunning film. In real life, Kazan, Malden and screenwriter Budd Schulberg all testified before Congress, along with Ronald Reagan. Together they broke the power of the Reds in Hollywood.
  24. Sergeant York (1941) - A young American soldier during WWI overcomes an unfounded religious objection to killing and becomes a war hero.
  25. Knute Rockne: All-American (1940) - Stars Ronald Reagan as corageous football player George Gipp, who dies before an important game.
  26. Ninotchka (1939)
  27. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  28. Rudy (1993) - A young man overcomes many obstacles, including dyslexia, to play for the Notre Dame football team. Shows the value of hard work and never giving up.
  29. The Prince of Egypt (1998) - A telling of the life of Moses.
  30. Strategic Air Command (1955) - Actor (and Brigadier General) James Stewart's story of the real Strategic Air Command and its transition from prop planes to jet planes.
  31. A Gathering of Eagles (1963) - Illustrates duty, honor, and the burden of command.
  32. Red Dawn (1984)
  33. Harry's War (1981)
  34. The Patriot (2000) - A patriot fights for American freedom during the American Revolution.
  35. Ladder 49 (2004) - Shows the courageousness of firefighters.
  36. Rocky (1976) - A talented but down-on-his-luck fighter gets a chance to challenge himself to the ends of his ability. This film reinforces man's ability to overcome challenges.
  37. October Sky (1999) - Four high school boys from a rural coal mining town, inspired by Sputnik, set out to build their own rockets and become rocket scientists.
  38. Amazing Grace (2006) - Shows the horrors of slave trade.
  39. Bruce Almighty (2003) - Shows, in a comedic, accessible way, that no one mortal can successively do God's job.
  40. World Trade Center (2006) - Highlights the bravery of the firemen and police in 9/11)
  41. Flight 93 (2006) - Shows the bravery of the passengers on Flight 93, which was hijacked on September 11th, 2001, and crashed into a Pennsylvania field. The passengers fought back against the hijackers.
  42. A Man For All Seasons (1966)
  43. Chariots of Fire (1981)
  44. One Foot In Heaven (1941)
  45. Quo Vadis? (1951)
  46. The Lost Weekend (1945) - Illustrates the dangers of alcohol abuse.
  47. The Manchurian Candidate (1962, 2004 remake) - Anti-communist in general, but with a swipe at Joseph McCarthy.
  48. The Green Berets (1968) - Vivid defense of our troops' conduct in the Vietnam War.
  49. My Son John (1952) - A small-town couple's world is turned upside-down by the discovery that their adult son is a Communist.
  50. True Lies (1994) - Stars the future Republican governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Teaches conservative values like marital loyalty, and political incorrect facts such as the fact that most terrorists are Middle Eastern Arabic speakers who don't value human life.
  51. The Island (2005) - Pro-life statement against cloning to harvest organs.
  52. Evelyn (2002) - True story of Irish father's legal struggle to recover his kids from an orphanage.
  53. Shane (1953) - Western about defending a homesteading family.
  54. Lean on Me (1989) - A true story about combating drug use, violence, and contempt for authority while exalting positive values like academic achievement and family values.[2]
  55. Hero (1992-) Even those with character flaws can do good.
  56. The Day of the Jackal (1973) - Celebrates conservative values like honor and duty.
  57. The 6th Day (2000) - Pro-Life, Anti-Cloning movie Featuring Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  58. Ghostbusters (1984) - Fitting satire of an environmental regulator.
  59. Facing the Giants 2006. Trust in God, let him take over, and good things will happen.
  60. Flash of Genius (2008) - The intellectual property of a hard-working, solitary inventor is promoted, and his children stuck by his side through enormous difficulties.
  61. Oh, God! (1977) - Acceptance of God's calling is rewarded, the faithful are vindicated, and naysayers are proven wrong.
  62. Courageous (2011) - Upcoming Sherwood Pictures film focusing on the role of fathers.
  63. Air Force One (1997) - Positively portrays a strong U.S. president who takes an uncompromising stance against terrorism. Includes positive material about family, authority, the military and sacrifice.
  64. The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Clear distinction between good and evil with positive themes of friendship, bravery, honor, sacrifice and overcoming temptation.
  65. The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers (2002) - Strong portrayals of redemption and good over evil.
  66. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - Promotes many positive conservative values including faith in God, patriotism, duty, honor, respect for authority, discipline, bravery, sacrifice, and friendship.
  67. The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King (2003) - Bravery, heroism, sacrifice and good ultimately triumphing over evil.
  68. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) - Based upon the Christian allegory written by C.S. Lewis.
  69. Coach Carter (2005) - Promotes the theme that graduating from high school and having proper moral values are more important than becoming famous athletes.
  70. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
  71. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
  72. The Seventh Sign (1988) - starring Demi Moore, a fictional account of the return of Jesus to usher in the apocalypse and judge mankind. Catholic themed movie has Demi offering her life for the souls of others.
  73. Maafa21 (2009) - This film explores the inception of Planned Parenthood as an organization created to destroy the Negro population. It exposes the words of its' racist founder Margaret Sanger and their impact on black genocide more than a century later. [3]
  74. Twelve O'Clock High (1949) - A thrilling movie about the heroics of fighter pilots during World War II; used as an educational film for management training seminars
  75. Escape from Hell (2001) - Drama about a doctor and near-death experience.
  76. Waiting for Superman (2010) - Documentary on the failed public school system.
  77. The Hurt Locker (2008) - A look into the life of an American bomb disposal regiment in Iraq risking their lives for their country and for the innocent by confronting evil. Rated R for violence and language.
  78. The Tunnel (Der Tunnel) (2001)- Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping harsh Communist rule and hatch a plan to help others escape that same oppressive regime.
  79. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - The real meaning of Christmas is discussed, as Linus quotes Luke 2:8-14. Decries the materialism that can surround the Christmas holiday.
  80. The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007) - Exposing the greatest fraud in the history of science.
  81. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - A celebration of tradition, faith, and the importance of family, against a historical background of the persecution of Russian Jews.
  82. Kids Aren't Cars (2011) - How the teachers' unions are destroying our public schools. [4]
  83. How We Should Live (1976) - Christian film that traces Western history from Ancient Rome until 1976. A study of philosophic, scientific, and religious movements reflecting changing patterns.
  84. Gattaca (1997) - A condemnation of human genetic engineering, and a wonderful triumph of individualism in an extremely totalitarian regime. Unfortunately the movie ends with a materialistic message: "They say every atom in our bodies was once a part of a star. So, maybe I'm not leaving, maybe I'm going home" (A phrase said when the protagonist finally managed to go to space).
  85. The Lion King (1994) - A main message of the movie is honoring thy father, and the power-hungry main antagonist, once he becomes ruler, favors big government, pushes liberal values and destroys their territory.
  86. Space Jam (1996) - Michael Jackson uses the help of beloved children's characters from the '50s (a simpler time in America's history) to beat back foreign invaders who wish to take away our freedoms.
  87. Contact (1997) - The overall message is about how science and faith do not have to be in opposition to one another.
  88. The Sandlot (1993) – Honestly depicts 1950s America when boys acted like boys and girls acted like girls, wimps were taught to toughen up, and every boy had a chance to be great. No historical revisionism.
  89. I Confess (1953) - In this classic by Alfred Hitchcock, a clergyman honors his sacred vow of confidentiality with respect to a confession despite intense pressure to disclose it.

Debatable Whether Conservative

  1. The Passion of the Christ (2004) - Downplays the Resurrection,[5] and strength of Christianity and omits powerful angels; instead exaggerates triumph of evil; film had little lasting effect on public or its producer; portrayed nails as through the hands rather than through the wrists as depicted by the Shroud of Turin and confirmed by modern science.
  2. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Falsely teaches that humanism is what makes life worthwhile; marginalizes faith with a cartoonish depiction and demonizes capitalism as sadistic and greedy.
  3. High Noon (1952) - Bill Clinton saw this movie 20 times, and John Wayne said it was the most un-American movie ever;[6] though susceptible of various interpretations, most of all it seems to scare people into wanting more government.
  4. P.C.U. (1994) - College students fight back against a campus where the administration promotes official diversity awareness weekends and radical feminism, veganism, and political correctness run amok, but a conservative group on campus is also portrayed just as negatively as the P.C. groups.
  5. Pillow Talk (1959) - A classic starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day in which conservative values triumph over liberal ones. There are no distortions by feminist ideology. Indeed, in one scene a leading man slaps the leading lady, but then is beaten up by dimwitted bystanders for it!
  6. Blues Brothers (1980) - Comedy musical. A story of redemption, "A mission from God", raising money to save a Catholic orphanage. R-rated movie for vulgar language, slap stick comedy. Vatican approved. [7]
  7. The Way We Were (1973) - Unique in the way that it appears liberal to liberals while unintentionally sending a conservative message to young women.
  8. Grease (1978) - Some conservative messages and no feminism or other political correctness; mocks public school and even television.
  9. Fargo (1996) - Pregnant sheriff with traditional American family values solves an elaborate criminal embezzlement, kidnapping and murder scheme.
  10. Juno (film) (2007) - A pregnant teenage woman rejects abortion and decides for an adoptive birth instead. This movie pushes feminism and marginalizes the essential role of fatherhood.
  11. The Dark Knight (2008) - Christian allegory with message of not giving in to terrorists, but the movie also arguably has some liberal themes as pointed on Talk:Essay:Greatest Conservative Movies.
  12. Camelot - The famous jousting scene is a powerful display of Christian values and chivalry, but the movie seems lost afterward.

References

  1. Indoctrinate U -Part 1/3, Yahoo
  2. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097722/
  3. www.maafa21.com
  4. KAC Summary
  5. The original version of the film had no references at all to the Resurrection.
  6. http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/47/highnoon.php
  7. Vatican Calls The Blues Brothers “Catholic”, FOXNews, June 19, 2010