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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Charles Morse: Never feel sorry for a man who owns a plane.
Charles Morse: What one man can do, another can do.
Reporter #1: Mr. Morse, what happened to your friends?
Reporter #2: How did they die?
Charles Morse: They died... saving my life.
Last of the Mohicans...
“Terrific soundtrack too...”
Yes...I especially like the track that is titled,I believe, “The Gael”. It will get your blood moving!
I’ve heard of Goodbye, Lenin but haven’t had a chance to view it yet. I may put it in my Netflix queue as it looks good.
Two movies which come to mind (they are both older than 25 years ago) are “12 Angry Men” (1957) with Henry Fonda and “Angels with Dirty Faces” (1938), starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien.
England at better times. Cycled up in the 1940's and then died the 1970's
We Were Soldiers
Black Hawk Down
The Passion of the Christ
The conservative message in Forrest Gump was when he was in Viet Nam. His platoon gets wiped out and his first instinct is to run away. But then he realizes his buddies need him. He runs back and gets Lt. Dan and the others. Unfortunately he brings back Bubba too late. Also, there are - I think - two times in the movie when he sees Jenny being abused and without thinking about it, he starts wailling on the abuser. Those are conservative, Christian values. To help and protect the weak and sick.
I am forever guilty of reading what I want to into movies but I thought that Eyes Wide Shut, which I thought was one of Kubrick’s best, had a conservative message.
“After a one-two punch from Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby I have entirely given up”
Me too. I looked up a detailed review of Gran Torino and it looks like another exploration of his theme of suicide for the greater good.
A story about a man, a capitalist no less, who defies the government and opposes the massive overwhelming tyrannical authority of a murderous totalitarian socialist state to stand up for the freedom and liberties of a small group of decent but powerless individuals, who supports their freedom to worship their religion and by using the bureaucracy of the state apparatus against itself, and by standing up to their dictatorial powers, helps them to maintain their dignity and family life against the all powerful government and by his courageous actions allows thousands of them to make a new life in a new land called Israel.
Hmmmm, if that ain’t a conservative message I’m not sure what your definition of conservatism is.
I haven’t seen Tsotsi but I would wholeheartedly agree with Hotel Rwanda, a magnificent movie.
OK - Thanks. I don’t remember much about the movie. I saw it many years ago and it just made me uncomfortable - I think because it made Forest a hero because he wasn’t a thinker. What you said makes sense.
Tsotsi is definitely for adults or very mature teens as the language and some of the violence is rough.
But the message of a changed heart is uplifting.
There have been many interesting choices here. Some chosen I didn’t think were conservative at all but conservatism is in the eye of the beholder.
“I Am David” - about a kid who escapes from a communist prison.
“Frequency”- murder mystery/sci-fi take on the importance of fathers.
“Incredibles”, “Toy Story” 1&2, ‘Muppet Christmas Carol’
“Lord of the Rings” - which would have been more conservative if they made Frodo the hero of the book.
“Serenity”, “I Am Legend”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “We Are Marshall”
One of my all time favorites.
Netflix reference bump! ;-)
Portrayal of the future? Did you know "iFart" was the top selling application on iPhone last week?
If you like Apolllo 13 as a choice, check out The Right Stuff, which I believe was about the Mercury program. After watching that flick, you’ll want to fly the biggest American flag you can get your hands on. I’ve never felt so proud to be an American from watching any other film. It’s long, around 3 hours l, but well worth it.
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