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What are the best conservative movies of the past 25 years ?
HOTAIR.COM ^ | Jan 15,2009 | Ed Morrisey

Posted on 01/15/2009 6:53:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: VOA

Never mind when Will Smith’s stripper GF says she voted for the other guy which means the President that lead the fight to prevent Human extinction was a Republican.


151 posted on 01/15/2009 9:13:08 PM PST by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: ishmac

I agree, The Lives of Others was a very good film.


152 posted on 01/15/2009 9:13:23 PM PST by devere
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To: Straight Vermonter

Fiddle on the Roof

...a celebration of Faith, Family, Fatherhood and Tradition!

To Life (conservative that is)!


153 posted on 01/15/2009 9:17:29 PM PST by Magallanes (Interesting....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Absolutely!

...also, Fiddler on the Roof. It the finest celebration of faith, family and fatherhood, and Tradition!
It doesn’t get more conservative than this.


154 posted on 01/15/2009 9:17:29 PM PST by Magallanes (Interesting....)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Sylvester Stallone’s — Rocky a conservative movie ? Only to the extent that the big capable guy keeps getting beat and keeps trying to be a nice guy because he's got obvious brain trauma. That fairly well sums up the alleged 'conservatives' we have in Congress.

If you ever want to see Stalone in a movie in which he actually acted then watch, if you can find a copy, a very early movie of his called "The lords of Flatbush". A very sad story about some pathetic youths.

155 posted on 01/15/2009 9:18:49 PM PST by calex59
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To: SeekAndFind

Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger

Indiana Jones series


156 posted on 01/15/2009 9:20:19 PM PST by xander
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To: SeekAndFind

JOHN ADAMS
by David McCullough
Shown on HBO
“Liberty will reign in America!”


157 posted on 01/15/2009 9:21:29 PM PST by TheCause (Let the lord of the black land come forth...let justice be done upon him!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think if you watch Children of Men you will find conservative themes.

And The Island too.

Just watched Gran Torino the other night.
Add that to the list.


158 posted on 01/15/2009 9:25:03 PM PST by Scotswife (GO ISRAEL!!!)
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To: Cheesel; GreyMountainReagan; donna; seowulf; Pelagius of Asturias; wally_bert; stainlessbanner; ...
If you can, please rent "St. Ralph". If any of you rent it and find it not worth the coin, ping me and tell me why. It is just an inspirational and FUNNY movie. Especially for Catholics.

I also like "The Cowboys" however it is outside of the 25 year limit.

Others that come to mind are Kevin Costner's best movie, "Fandango".

"Rudy"

"Big Red One"

"Breaker Morant"

"Das Boot"

"Shenandoah"

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

"A big Hand For a Little Lady"

"In Harm's Way"

and one of my favorites of all time..."Spencer's Mountain".

Most of these are outside the 25 year limit, but St. Ralph and Spencer's Mountain are nice bookends.

159 posted on 01/15/2009 9:25:37 PM PST by erman
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s an interesting list of the best American movies in Bill Bennett’s new book — “American Patriot’s Almanac” I believe is the title.


160 posted on 01/15/2009 9:29:16 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh, and Miracle, the story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. They tried to give it liberal overtones, but the story was so good they couldn't ruin it. I believe it was during this Olympic tournament that the familiar "U-S-A, U-S-A" chant was first done regularly.

One favorite memory I have is watching the film with an acquaintance who is a Polish priest. He was my age, and told about rooting for the US team while attending a Catholic seminary in Poland.

161 posted on 01/15/2009 9:31:51 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: erman
Getting residuals, eh... I hear you.

/johnny

162 posted on 01/15/2009 9:32:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Red Dawn was on TV last week, and I had my teenage son watch it.

By the way, you forgot to add The Patriot to the list.


163 posted on 01/15/2009 9:32:09 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: SeekAndFind
One of my favorites has always been Rules of Engagement.

I haven't had a chance to see Gran Torino yet, but my dad and I are planning on going this weekend.

164 posted on 01/15/2009 9:32:32 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.-Robert E.Lee)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Incredibles (2004) - Can’t believe I missed this one. It focuses on the strength of a family that works together as well as rips the notion that talented people somehow pose a threat to everyone else. And it’s also flat-out fun for all ages.

I absolutely love Boundin', the short film that's on The Incredibles DVD!

Worth mentioning, too, are WALL-E and Meet the Robinsons.

Also, the scene at the divorce lawyer's office in Enchanted where the princess tells the black lady that her husband is a lucky man (in part because of the sparkle in her eyes) and then the result of those actions that makes the couple realize that no relationship is perfect but that splitting up is sometimes more stupid than trying to work things out. (The highlight of that film, however, is the typecasting of Susan Sarandon as the witch.) ;)
165 posted on 01/15/2009 9:38:53 PM PST by Fawnn (ObservationalTheraPist.com and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Ramius; Clemenza
Reportedly, when Tolkien got together with the Inklings to read freshly-written excerpts from LOTR, one of them (can't recall the name at the moment, but the excerpt I'm thinking of says he had a club foot) would invariably burst out with, "Oh, not another fag elf!"

Cheers!

166 posted on 01/15/2009 9:41:33 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

BTTT


167 posted on 01/15/2009 9:48:12 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: ishmac
I didn't see The Lives of Others on the list. Maybe that's because it's a German film, but Miller didn't say the movies had to be American. Lives brilliantly chronicles omnipresent eavesdropping that the STASI carried out in former Eastern Germany. If you want to have a taste of how weird life was behind the Iron Curtain on a day-to-day basis, see the film.

That was the one I was thinking of. Also "Goodbye, Lenin" is a brilliant film.

168 posted on 01/15/2009 9:56:17 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Pelagius of Asturias
And on topic of Sly. I gotta say Demolition Man for some reason to me is conservative. Only Liberals would establish that sort of society.

I wouldn't have thought Liberals were big fans of Taco Bell.

169 posted on 01/15/2009 9:58:50 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: eclecticEel

LOL. And Field of Dreams isn’t a good movie? It’s a lot better than some of the clunkers on this list.


170 posted on 01/15/2009 10:25:35 PM PST by joejm65
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To: JRandomFreeper

I wish.


171 posted on 01/15/2009 10:29:16 PM PST by erman
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To: Stonewall Jackson
I haven't had a chance to see Gran Torino yet, but my dad and I are planning on going this weekend.

Make damn sure you do that.

And after you see the movie, give your dad a hug and a kiss on the forehead.

I truly wish that Dad could go with me to see that movie. It looks like a winner. I think Dad would have enjoyed it.

/johnny

172 posted on 01/15/2009 10:36:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RANDOLPH SCOTT
(Don Reid / Harold Reid)
The Statler Brothers - 1973

Everybody knows when you go to the show
You can’t take the kids along
You’ve gotta read the paper
And know the code of GPG and R and X
And you gotta know what the movie’s about
Before you even go
Tex Ritter’s gone and Disney’s dead
And the screen is filled with sex

Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Ridin’ the train alone
Whatever happened to Gene and Tex
And Roy and Rex, The Durango Kid
Oh, whatever happened to Randolph Scott
His horse plain as could be
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Has happened to the best of me

Everybody’s tryin’ to make a comment
About our doubts and fears
True Grit’s the only movie
I’ve really understood in years
You gotta take your analyst along
To see if it’s fit to see
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Has happened to the industry

Whatever happened to Johnny Mack Brown
And Alan Rocky Lane
Whatever happened to Lash LaRue
I’d love to see them again
Whatever happened to Smiley Burnette
Tim Holt and Gene Autry
Whatever happened to all of these
Has happened to the best of me
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Has happened to the industry


173 posted on 01/15/2009 10:58:19 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: Cosmo
The Incredibles is one of the finest films in years,

Yes ~ The INCREDIBLES!!!!

You're absolutely right.

174 posted on 01/15/2009 11:08:00 PM PST by b9
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To: SeekAndFind

I submit Groundhog Day with Bill Murray and Andie McDowell for consideration. The message of the movie is about the genuine pursuit of excellence and genuine love.

A shallow weatherman is trapped living the same day over and over until he develops talents, helps others and develops genuine love. Only at that point does he become “free” from re-living the same day over and over again.


175 posted on 01/15/2009 11:17:30 PM PST by ComeUpHigher
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To: dfwgator
I've never seen "Goodbye Lenin," but have read good reviews about it. There is one more foreign film that just barely made it within the 25 year time limit: Repentance (1984) by Tengiz Abuladze. It is one of the most extraordinarily moving films I have ever seen. It chronicles the "terror" in Stalinist Russia from the viewpoint of a Georgian village. It actually came out during the late "Glaznost" period before the Wall came down. It's the closest thing we have to a film version of The Gulag Archipelago. Probably the closest we'll get in a long time, too. Repentence is one of the most moving films I have ever seen.
176 posted on 01/15/2009 11:21:12 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: ishmac
Ugh, bad link. Here's a correct one:
Repentance
I find the reviews at the Amazon site express my opinions to a 't.'
177 posted on 01/15/2009 11:31:13 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The Edge”


178 posted on 01/15/2009 11:36:08 PM PST by dennisw (On the thirty first floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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To: stainlessbanner

“Gods and Generals....however.....excellent”

Gods and Generals was a fantastic movie. I have seen it at least a dozen times.


179 posted on 01/15/2009 11:38:58 PM PST by MissouriConservative (I am a Minarchist and dang proud of it too.)
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To: joejm65; SeekAndFind
Call me crazy, but Field of Dreams should be on the list. It honors both baseball AND fathers. Can’t get more true-blue American (and conservative) than that. :-)

That's one of my favorties. So is Apollo 13, which I think would qualify for this list. It's a good movie of a true event about Americans who would not give up.

180 posted on 01/15/2009 11:39:12 PM PST by Allegra
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To: GreyMountainReagan
I wouldn’t consider it conservative either, with the AIDS glorification.

That movie didn't 'glorify' AIDS. It clearly showed the loss, to AIDS, of Forrest's only love, because of the promiscuous lifestyle she pursued after getting away from her abusive father.

181 posted on 01/15/2009 11:47:27 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Valpal1
Ha! I love those Firefly posters! I didn't learn about the series until well after Fox had cancelled it. Our oldest son mentioned it, and we got the DVDs from Netflix. Well THAT did it; our two younger kids (high-schoolers, then) and I just loved it! Not only did we buy the set all of the DVDs in the series, but waited with anticipation for Serenity. We loved it, too, bought THAT DVD, as well.

Come to think of it, I haven't watched them in a while. I'll have to do that!

Mal: "I mean to mis-behave."

182 posted on 01/15/2009 11:53:22 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Valpal1; beaversmom; matt1234; odin2008; SuziQ

183 posted on 01/16/2009 12:02:43 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.-Robert E.Lee)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Yeah. Some liberals crowed that it was anti-weaponry, but that’s clearly not the case. Tony never said he would stop manufacturing and selling weapons permanently. He said he would halt operations until he could make sure the weapons weren’t falling into the hands of terrorists and being used against Americans.


184 posted on 01/16/2009 12:26:32 AM PST by Rastus
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To: ishmac

I’m not sure they were giving it liberal overtones. I rolled my eyes when the Jimmy Carter speech began, but it was so pathetic and defeatist that I have to think the filmmakers were intentionally casting him in a bad light.

Herb Brooks was a Republican.


185 posted on 01/16/2009 12:32:12 AM PST by Rastus
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To: MHGinTN
A Town Called Alice ... mini-series, but a beautiful, haunting film.

It was an excellent series, and the first I ever saw that addressed the fact that women and children were held prisoners in Japanese concentration camps. I had never know that, before.

In the mid-80's, there was a series on A&E called "Tenko", which dealt mostly with Japanese concentration camps for women and children. The movie Paradise Road dealt with the same subject, but focused on a group of women who used music to get themselves through the misery. We have the soundtrack, and the chorus that was formed out of that experience was wonderful.

186 posted on 01/16/2009 12:47:43 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: do the dhue
And was Outlaw Josey Wales a Conservative movie? I hope so. I have seen in over twenty times.

I liked Pale Rider, myself. ;o)

187 posted on 01/16/2009 12:48:57 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: pooh fan
HP also promotes the notion that the government & politicians don’t get it right & people need to take a stand.

I liked the idea that when they went to the Ministry of Magic, they didn't have to turn in their wands, they only had to let someone know they had one on their person. ;o)

188 posted on 01/16/2009 12:51:57 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Clemenza
A bunch of effeminate dwarves walking, and walking, and walking to find a stupid ring.

Something tells me you've never read the Trilogy, NOR seen the movies, or at least weren't paying attention, if you did either.

189 posted on 01/16/2009 12:53:36 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Straight Vermonter
Some of Daniel Day Lewis’ dialogue (”I will find you no matter what the cost!”) was pretty bad. I thought it detracted from an otherwise well made film.

Actually he said, "I will find you, no matter what occurs." It sounds stilted to our modern ears, but it was the way some folks talked back then, even, I daresay, backwoodsmen, who were raised on the formal language of the Bible.

It is a lovely soundtrack, and one that I don't have. I'll have to rectify that! ;o)

190 posted on 01/16/2009 12:58:28 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Zman516

Martin Sheen was trying to do Shelby Foote’s accent, and failed miserably!


191 posted on 01/16/2009 1:00:24 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: devere
Babette’s Feast

Truly a WONDERFUL film!

192 posted on 01/16/2009 1:01:16 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

If the dialogue of the whole film had been that way I would agree. There were just a few lines like that which sounded very out of place.

I agree about the soundtrack. It is excellent.


193 posted on 01/16/2009 1:04:19 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

GREAT poster!!


194 posted on 01/16/2009 1:06:56 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SeekAndFind

Nick Cage movies like Family Man & National Treasure have numerous conservative themes.

Respectively: family values are more important than material success, appreciation for history, the brilliance in the founding fathers’ documents, and the sacrifice of our forefathers...

Agree?


195 posted on 01/16/2009 2:53:08 AM PST by AZGunSlinger
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To: SeekAndFind

The Right Stuff


196 posted on 01/16/2009 3:42:37 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

Apollo 13


197 posted on 01/16/2009 3:44:42 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: dennisw
“The Edge”

How could this gem be missed?

Hopkins: "You can make fire from ice."
Baldwin: "Huh?"

198 posted on 01/16/2009 3:45:18 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


199 posted on 01/16/2009 3:52:12 AM PST by mtbrandon49
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

Screenplay by David Mamet by the way -— “The Edge”


200 posted on 01/16/2009 4:24:58 AM PST by dennisw (On the thirty first floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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