Skip to comments.What are the best conservative movies of the past 25 years ?
Posted on 01/15/2009 6:53:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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Harry Potter deals with good vs evil. HP also promotes the notion that the government & politicians don’t get it right & people need to take a stand.
Master and Commander?
I am sure "The Incredibles" has already been mentioned.
Great film. Not really a Conservative flick.
Ground Hog Day. The underlying story of service bringing joy and happiness is found when you start thinking of other people’s well being really had spiritual undertones.
LOTR is the most OVERRATED film saga ever made. A bunch of effeminate dwarves walking, and walking, and walking to find a stupid ring.
Interesting list. A few of NR’s picks seem a bit odd, though.
I was only 12 when I saw Deer Hunter, so I may have missed a lot, but it didn’t strike me as a conservative film. Carnal Knowledge I only know by reputation, but I wouldn’t have thought of it as a conservative standard bearer, either. Maybe I need to add a couple of rentals to my Netflix queue in the near future, eh?
One I’d add to the NR list, even though it was done by and starred a die-hard liberal actor: Jeremiah Johnson. Living free and on one’s own terms to me goes to the very essence of conservatism.
Yes, it’s the new Clint Eastwood movie. I went last weekend with my wife and 16 year old son, and we all loved it. Worth the ticket price (and I don’t say that too often).
I liked Quigley Down Under. Honor and personal integrity. Family relationships and redemption. Perseverance and commitment. Personal growth and healing.
I would submit “Are We There Yet?” Not a great, great film. Cliched in many ways, but it features a guy who has to man up to be a father and husband figure, and there are some genuinely funny moments in it.
Husband works to fall in love with his wife again, rather than divorce her (among other great values).
I only saw it dubbed in japanese on a JAL flt. Looked like it had conservative themes but I cannot verify it:)
“Many Clint Eastwood movies”
Nothing he has directed recently. After a one-two punch from Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby I have entirely given up watching movies directed by Eastwood. I consider him a nihilist.
I sat through the entire LOTR trilogy in one night. Would have rather gone through a reverse circumcision.
The Island. This was a sort of metaphor for anti-abortion. It centers around a multi-billion dollar cloning industry in which people are led to believe that the ‘donors’ are simply lumps of flesh, but the lie is exposed that these lumps of flesh are actually real, live human beings who are being killed for matters of convenience.
I was actually surprised by the positive themes I saw in Dark Knight for such a mainstream hollywood production.
I liked “Last of the Mohicans” with Daniel Day Lewis. I thought it showed how “America” was formed early on from the blending of cultures. And it showed Indians—oops Native Americans—could be “bad guys.” It was out the same year as “Dances with Wolves” and I thought it was a much better movie but did not get any recognition from Hollywood at Oscar time so it must have had a conservative message! Terrific soundtrack too...
Flags of our Fathers was a tremendous film. I rate it Conservative.
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