Essay:Greatest Conservative Movies

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There have been many superb conservative films:

Film Year Rating Comments Gross (Domestic)
Soul Surfer 2011 PG The true story of champion surfer 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton who loses her arm to a shark. Her Christian faith helps her overcome her handicap to surf once again. $ 43,853,424
Witness 1985 R Highlights the virtues of strong moral values, with more substance than High Noon. $ 65,500,000
Spider-Man 2002 PG-13 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. $ 403,706,375
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 UR A science fiction condemnation of communism, produced for only $420,000 and remade successfully in three additional movies. $ 2,500,000
The Exorcist 1973 R (not for children) - A portrayal of pure evil against a positive characterization of Christianity. It broke the record for movie revenue. $ 441,071,011
Dark Matter 2007 R 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. $ 30,041
Miracle 2004 PG Movie about the United States hockey team which won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Stresses the important of hard work, resiliency, selflessness and putting your best effort forward to reach an unseen goal. $ 64,445,708
Gone With the Wind 1939 UR Celebrates a strongly feminine heroine who is the antithesis of a modern feminist, and held the record for top-grossing movie for decades. $ 198,676,459
Ben-Hur 1959 UR Celebrates honor and duty to family and country, with a pro-Christian ending, long held the record for the most Academy Awards. $ 17,300,000
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 PG Ben Stein exposes evolutionists' scientific and education system deceit. $ 7,690,545
Atlas Shrugged - Part 1 2011 PG-13 Big screen adaptation of the classic objectivist text. $ 4,563,873
Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement 2008 UR The personal journeys of four people who claim to have changed their sexual orientation from gay to straight. [1] NA
Hillary: The Movie 2008 UR Citizens United film exposing Hillary Clinton. This movie was the impetus of the lawsuit which overturned the McCain-Feingold legislation by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC. NA - TV
Indoctrinate U 2007 UR Exposed political correctness, racial and ethnic politics in the academic setting. [2] Unknown
Fireproof 2008 PG Highly successful pro-Christian, pro-marriage film created by Sherwood Pictures. $ 33,451,479
Beauty and the Beast 1991 G A powerful and immensely popular antidote to feminism, far better than the liberal movies churned out by Disney since. $ 25,487,028
Titanic 1997 PG-13 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. $ 600,779,824
The Lives of Others 2006 R (Not for children) - This German-language film is a stinging criticism of the communist East Germany from a liberal perspective. $ 11,286,112
The Sound of Music 1965 UR Solid family entertainment. $ 158,671,368
Chinatown 1974 R A thriller about the deceit surrounding water rights in southern California and LA's water system, removing most of the water from the central valley. $ 30,000,000 (world wide estimate)
The Fountainhead 1949 UR Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal starring in Ayn Rand's classic story of the right of the individual to produce on their own terms. Unknown
The Undefeated 2011 PG-13 Documentary about Sarah Palin $ 100,085 (to date)
Moses 1974 PG Italian-British-American production which features Burt Lancaster playing Moses the lawgiver. Less flamboyant than Cecil B. Demille's movie The Ten Commandments and focuses more on the biblical figure of Moses. Originally a 6-part TV mini-series, but edited to make it a movie.
The Ten Commandments 1956 UR The definitive film portrayal of Exodus. $ 65,500,000
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 1939 UR 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. Unknown
Star Wars 1977-2005 PG Simple truths about the triumph of good over evil. $460,998,007
The Winning Team 1952 UR Ronald Reagan stars as a baseball pitcher who overcomes his problems to help his team win. This was one of Reagan's own favorites. Unknown
King of Kings 1961 PG-13 2 hour, 51 minute widescreen epic by the great director Nicholas Ray about Jesus and his promises of spiritual redemption, as contrasted with the story of the revolutionary leader Barabbas and his promises of worldly redemption. Unknown
Iron Eagle 1986 PG-13 $ 24,159,872
On The Waterfront 1954 UR 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. $ 9,600,000
The Name of the Rose 1986 R A mystery centered around the balance between faith and science, as well as debate over the role of poverty in religion and religious orders. $ 5,595,706
Sergeant York 1941 UR A young American soldier during WWI overcomes an unfounded religious objection to killing and becomes a war hero. Unknown
Knute Rockne: All-American 1940 UR Stars Ronald Reagan as corageous football player George Gipp, who dies before an important game. Unknown
Ninotchka 1939 UR Unknown
Forbidden Planet 1956 UR $ 3,000,000
Rudy 1993 PG 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. $ 22,750,363
The Prince of Egypt 1998 PG A telling of the life of Moses. $ 101,217,900
Strategic Air Command 1955 UR Actor (and Brigadier General) James Stewart's story of the real Strategic Air Command and its transition from prop planes to jet planes. Unknown
A Gathering of Eagles 1963 UR Illustrates duty, honor, and the burden of command. Unknown
Red Dawn 1984 PG-13 A film by conservative writer and director John Milius about American high school students resisting a Soviet invasion through guerrilla warfare. $ 35,866,000
Harry's War 1981 PG Anti-IRS comedy. Unknown
The Patriot 2000 R A patriot fights for American freedom during the American Revolution. $ 113,330,342
Ladder 49 2004 PG-13 Shows the courageousness of firefighters. $ 74,541,707
Rocky 1976 PG 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. $ 117,235,247
October Sky 1999 PG Four high school boys from a rural coal mining town, inspired by Sputnik, set out to build their own rockets and become rocket scientists. $ 32,481,825
Amazing Grace 2006 PG Shows the horrors of slave trade. $ 21,208,358
Bruce Almighty 2003 PG-13 Shows, in a comedic, accessible way, that no one mortal can successfully do God's job. $ 242,589,580
World Trade Center 2006 PG-13 Highlights the bravery of the firemen and police in 9/11 $ 70,236,496
Flight 93 2006 PG-13 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. NA - TV
A Man For All Seasons 1966 UR In 16th Century England, statesman and philosopher Thomas More is forced to choose between his Catholic faith and his loyalty to the king. Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design in 1966. $ 20,000,000[3]
Chariots of Fire 1981 PG $ 58,972,904
One Foot In Heaven 1941 UR Unknown
Quo Vadis? 1951 UR Unknown
The Lost Weekend 1945 UR Illustrates the dangers of alcohol abuse. Unknown
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 PG-13 Anti-communist in general, but with a swipe at Joseph McCarthy. Unknown
The Green Berets 1968 G Vivid defense of our troops' conduct in the Vietnam War. $ 11,000,000
My Son John 1952 UR A small-town couple's world is turned upside-down by the discovery that their adult son is a Communist. Unknown
True Lies 1994 R 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. $ 146,261,000
The Island 2005 PG-13 Pro-life statement against cloning to harvest organs. $ 35,799,026
Evelyn 2002 PG True story of Irish father's legal struggle to recover his kids from an orphanage. $ 1,483,975
Shane 1953 UR Western about defending a homesteading family. $ 20,000,000
Lean on Me 1989 PG-13 A true story about combating drug use, violence, and contempt for authority while exalting positive values like academic achievement and family values.[4] $ 31,906,454
Hero 1992 PG-13 Even those with character flaws can do good. $ 19,487,173
The 6th Day 2000 PG-13 Pro-Life, Anti-Cloning movie Featuring Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger $ 34,543,701
Ghost Busters 1984 PG Fitting satire of an unfair (and likely liberal) professor, paganism, and an EPA regulator. $ 238,632,124
Facing the Giants 2006 PG Trust in God, let him take over, and good things will happen. $ 10,178,331
Flash of Genius 2008 PG-13 The intellectual property of a hard-working, solitary inventor is promoted, and his children stuck by his side through enormous difficulties. $ 3,744,790
Oh, God! 1977 PG Acceptance of God's calling is rewarded, the faithful are vindicated, and naysayers are proven wrong. $ 41,687,243
Courageous 2011 PG-13 Sherwood Pictures film focusing on the role of fathers. $ 34,522,221
Air Force One 1997 R Positively portrays a strong U.S. president who takes an uncompromising stance against terrorism. Includes positive material about family, authority, the military and sacrifice. $ 172,956,409
The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring 2001 PG-13 Clear distinction between good and evil with positive themes of friendship, bravery, honor, sacrifice and overcoming temptation. $ 314,776,114
The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers 2002 PG-13 Strong portrayals of redemption and good over evil. $ 340,478,898
The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King 2003 PG-13 Bravery, heroism, sacrifice and good ultimately triumphing over evil. $ 377,027,325
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 PG-13 Promotes many positive conservative values including faith in God, patriotism, duty, honor, respect for authority, discipline, bravery, sacrifice, and friendship. $ 93,926,386
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 PG Based upon the Christian allegory written by C.S. Lewis. $ 291,709,845
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 PG $ 141,621,490
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2010 PG $ 104,383,624
Coach Carter 2005 PG-13 Promotes the theme that graduating from high school and having proper moral values are more important than becoming famous athletes. $ 67,253,092
The Seventh Sign 1988 R 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. $ 18,875,011
Maafa21 2009 UR This film explores the inception of Planned Parenthood as an organization created to exterminate African-Americans. It exposes the words of its' racist founder Margaret Sanger and their impact on black genocide more than a century later. [5] NA - DVD
Twelve O'Clock High 1949 UR A thrilling movie about the heroics of fighter pilots during World War II; used as an educational film for management training seminars. $ 3,225,000
Escape from Hell 2000 UR Drama about a doctor and near-death experience. NA - DVD
Waiting for Superman 2010 PG Documentary on the failed public school system. $ 6,410,257
The Hurt Locker 2008 R 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. $ 12,647,089
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. $ 10,890
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 G The real meaning of Christmas is discussed, as Linus quotes Luke 2:8-14. Decries the materialism that can surround the Christmas holiday. NA - TV
The Great Global Warming Swindle 2007 UR Exposing the greatest fraud in the history of science. NA - TV
Fiddler on the Roof 1971 G A celebration of tradition, faith, and the importance of family, against a historical background of the persecution of Russian Jews. $ 50,000,000
Kids Aren't Cars 2011 UR How the teachers' unions are destroying our public schools. [6] Unknown
How Should We Then Live 1976 UR Christian film that traces Western history from Ancient Rome until 1976. A study of philosophic, scientific, and religious movements reflecting changing patterns. NA - TV
Gattaca 1997 PG-13 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). $ 12,339,633
The Lion King 1994 G 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. $ 312,825,899
Contact 1997 PG The overall message is about how science and faith do not have to be in opposition to one another. $ 100,853,835
The Sandlot 1993 PG 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. $ 32,416,586
I Confess 1953 UR 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. Unknown
Mr. Skeffinton 1944 UR Bette Davis portrays a socialite whose life is ruined when she turns ugly with age. Anti-Nazi and anti-materialistic. Unknown
The Forgotten 2004 PG-13 A mystery film with a great Pro-life message.[7] Unknown
The Tree of Life 2011 PG-13 An adaptation of the Book of Job set in 1950s Texas with a narrative structure based on the nature of human memory which many viewers will find confusing. Unknown
Cronos 1993 R In this Mexican film by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy), an elderly antiques dealer has a chance at immortality—but at the cost of being a leech to others. Mostly in Spanish with large parts in English. Unknown
An American Carol 2008 PG-13 Unknown
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 PG Unknown

Debatable Whether Conservative

Film Year Rating Comments Gross (Domestic)
The Passion of the Christ 2004 R Downplays the Resurrection,[8] 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. $ 370,782,930
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 UR Falsely teaches that humanism is what makes life worthwhile; marginalizes faith with a cartoonish depiction and demonizes capitalism as sadistic and greedy. $ 3,300,000
High Noon 1952 UR Bill Clinton saw this movie 20 times, and John Wayne said it was the most un-American movie ever;[9] though susceptible of various interpretations, most of all it seems to scare people into wanting more government. $ 3,750,000
P.C.U. 1994 PG-13 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. $ 4,350,774
Pillow Talk 1959 UR 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! $ 18,750,000
Blues Brothers 1980 R 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. [10] $ 57,229,890
The Way We Were 1973 PG Unique in the way that it appears liberal to liberals while unintentionally sending a conservative message to young women. $ 49,919,870
Grease 1978 PG-13 Some conservative messages and no feminism or other political correctness; mocks public school and even television. $ 153,113,000
Fargo 1996 R Pregnant sheriff with traditional American family values solves an elaborate criminal embezzlement, kidnapping and murder scheme. $ 24,611,975
Juno 2007 PG-13 A pregnant teenage woman rejects abortion and decides for an adoptive birth instead. This movie pushes feminism and marginalizes the essential role of fatherhood. $ 143,492,840
The Dark Knight 2008 PG-13 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. $ 533,316,061
Camelot 1967 G The famous jousting scene is a powerful display of Christian values and chivalry, but the movie seems lost afterward. $ 31,102,578
The Iron Lady 2011 PG-13 The British biopic of Conservative Party leader and 1979-90 British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, showing the effects of conservative economic policy on Britain, helping to lift the country out of recession. $ 80,554,188 (international including UK), $27,081,674 (US - domestic)

Debatable Whether Great

Film Year Rating Comments Gross (Domestic)
The Room 2003 R A tragedy showing the corrosive effects of liberal values like alcoholism and adultery, while reflecting the conservative traits of charity, innovation (in banking) and support for small business. Unknown
Space Jam 1996 PG Michael Jordan 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. $ 90,443,603

References

  1. Chasing the Devil:Inside the Ex-Gay Movement documentary online
  2. Indoctrinate U -Part 1/3, Yahoo
  3. This figure is a worldwide gross.
  4. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097722/
  5. www.maafa21.com
  6. KAC Summary
  7. The Forgotten at Decent Film Guide
  8. The original version of the film had no references at all to the Resurrection.
  9. http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/47/highnoon.php
  10. Vatican Calls The Blues Brothers “Catholic”, FOXNews, June 19, 2010