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Favorite Conservative Movies?

Posted on 05/04/2005 2:51:42 PM PDT by rogermonroe

I'm a liberal but growing increasingly disenchanted with the left. I'm also a movie fan. I'm looking for a list of the movies most beloved by conservatives, movies that support conservative ideals, films that make a good argument for conservatism. I figured this was the place to go. If you were making such a list, what would be on it? Rambo? Red Dawn? What?


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1 posted on 05/04/2005 2:51:42 PM PDT by rogermonroe
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To: rogermonroe

Open Range


2 posted on 05/04/2005 2:52:43 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: rogermonroe
"Woverines!!!
3 posted on 05/04/2005 2:54:17 PM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("A man's character is his fate." -Heraclitus)
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To: rogermonroe

One that liberals abhor the most is The 10 Commandments.


4 posted on 05/04/2005 2:54:57 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: rogermonroe

Lord of the Rings.


5 posted on 05/04/2005 2:55:30 PM PDT by JillValentine (You messed with the bull, now here come the horns.)
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To: rogermonroe

Lord of the Rings


6 posted on 05/04/2005 2:55:57 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: JillValentine

Lord of the Rings? Really? Why?


7 posted on 05/04/2005 2:56:09 PM PDT by rogermonroe
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To: JillValentine

^5


8 posted on 05/04/2005 2:56:20 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: rogermonroe

The first 3 Star Wars (episodes 4, 5 & 6) & Matrix (only the first one)


9 posted on 05/04/2005 2:56:27 PM PDT by evad (No action to secure borders, No action on judges... NO MONEY!)
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To: rogermonroe

High Noon


10 posted on 05/04/2005 2:57:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: rogermonroe
>>Lord of the Rings? Really? Why?<<

Clear good vs clear evil!

11 posted on 05/04/2005 2:57:16 PM PDT by evad (No action to secure borders, No action on judges... NO MONEY!)
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To: rogermonroe

Forest Gump.


12 posted on 05/04/2005 2:58:03 PM PDT by vikzilla
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To: rogermonroe

Hoosiers?


13 posted on 05/04/2005 2:58:43 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: rogermonroe
There is a line stated by Sam Wise in on of the films,"There are some things are worth fighting for."

All three films are full of profound wisdom if you listen closely.

14 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:03 PM PDT by mware ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche........ "Nope, you are"-- GOD)
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To: A Jovial Cad
Ah, the spell-checker in my head had a glitch. Should be:

Wolverines!!!

15 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:09 PM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("A man's character is his fate." -Heraclitus)
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To: rogermonroe

Try "Hotel Rwanda"


16 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:21 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Hard to change your ID when it's "admin")
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To: rogermonroe

Lord of the Rings: Acknowledgment of the existence of evil, and a willingness to fight against it; that there is honor in self-sacrifice; that there is something bigger in life than oneself; heroic courage; heroic leadership; suggestion of a God behind all things.


17 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:34 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: rogermonroe

It promotes standing up to evil (the Bush/Rohan/Gondor way)instead of kissing up to it (the Wormtongue/Chirac/Kerry way).

Also, it promotes the concept of limited government by making the all-powerful One Ring an object of great evil. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.


18 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:47 PM PDT by JillValentine (You messed with the bull, now here come the horns.)
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To: A Jovial Cad

Are you possibly in need of an "ell"?


19 posted on 05/04/2005 3:00:37 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: rogermonroe

While not meant to be a conservative movie, I think all conservatives love "Dr. Strangelove." Maybe it's the cavalier attitude toward nuclear war. :-)


20 posted on 05/04/2005 3:00:59 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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The works of C.S. Lewis are not bad either. I sure hope they do not tamper with the story line in the upcoming movie.


21 posted on 05/04/2005 3:01:42 PM PDT by mware ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche........ "Nope, you are"-- GOD)
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To: Kenny Bunkport

The works of C.S. Lewis are not bad either. I sure hope they do not tamper with the story line in the upcoming movie.


22 posted on 05/04/2005 3:01:42 PM PDT by mware ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche........ "Nope, you are"-- GOD)
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To: Kenny Bunkport
An oldie along the same lines is Patton. Another is Mel Gibson's The Patriot and another, which I cannot even recall the name for is about Joe Clark, the principal who turned around a drug and crime infested high school in one of New Jersey's worst districts.
23 posted on 05/04/2005 3:02:08 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Kenny Bunkport

that, my friend, is the ultimate moon-bat movie


24 posted on 05/04/2005 3:02:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: rogermonroe

Braveheart
Patton
The Lord of the Rings
Ben-Hur
The Longest Day
Rambo II
Rocky IV
The Patriot


25 posted on 05/04/2005 3:02:25 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("The Republican Party is the France of politics" - Laz)
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To: Publius6961
LOL, yep--forgot to use that spell checker thingy before hitting "post" (the one in my head has been experiencing lifetime technical difficulties).
26 posted on 05/04/2005 3:02:35 PM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("A man's character is his fate." -Heraclitus)
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To: mware

Greatly looking forward to the Naria movies. We read the entire series to each of our children when they were young. I'm listening to the CDs of the stories now, and whenever Aslan shows up, I get a lump in my throat. Lewis' writing was that powerful, and that intimately insightful of the true God and Savior.


27 posted on 05/04/2005 3:03:18 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Remember the ads for Return of the King in 2003?

No triumph without loss. No victory without suffering. No freedom without sacrifice.

Conservative written all over it.


28 posted on 05/04/2005 3:03:21 PM PDT by JillValentine (You messed with the bull, now here come the horns.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Joe Clark, the principal who turned around a drug and crime infested high school in one of New Jersey's worst districts.

Lean on Me with Morgan Freeman, which included song of the same name in the soundtrack. Good pick!

29 posted on 05/04/2005 3:03:25 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("The Republican Party is the France of politics" - Laz)
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To: rogermonroe

Caddyshack, we love golf.


30 posted on 05/04/2005 3:03:55 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: rogermonroe

Are we talking PC conservative here? Or theoretical perfect world conservative?


31 posted on 05/04/2005 3:04:23 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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"There's no fighting in the War Room!" I watch that movie every time it's on cable.


32 posted on 05/04/2005 3:04:45 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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"Stand and Deliver"


33 posted on 05/04/2005 3:05:17 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: rogermonroe

Dirty Harry has to be the best PC free cop movie..do ya feel lucky?


34 posted on 05/04/2005 3:05:27 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: JillValentine

Seems like a lot of good "let's go fight the noble war" conservative movies but not so many "let's stay home and hunker down"/Pat Buchanan conservative movies. Am I in the wrong neighborhood for those?
These are great though. Keep 'em coming. And thanks!


35 posted on 05/04/2005 3:06:01 PM PDT by rogermonroe
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To: Vigilanteman

Lean on me...great performance by Freeman.


36 posted on 05/04/2005 3:06:03 PM PDT by evad (No action to secure borders, No action on judges... NO MONEY!)
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To: JillValentine
No triumph without loss. No victory without suffering. No freedom without sacrifice.

I have that trailer saved to my PC at home, it's so stirring.

37 posted on 05/04/2005 3:06:20 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: rogermonroe
I haven't seen it posted yet, so I'll say "Saving Private Ryan." Duty to country, Honor to fellow comrades-in-arms; good, solid conservative values personified.
38 posted on 05/04/2005 3:06:20 PM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("A man's character is his fate." -Heraclitus)
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To: Kenny Bunkport
Yes amazing that it was Tolken who converted Lewis to Christianity. I believe that Lewis dedicated one of his books to him.

Here is a little know fact about Lewis, he died on the same day JFK did.

39 posted on 05/04/2005 3:06:29 PM PDT by mware ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche........ "Nope, you are"-- GOD)
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To: rogermonroe

Many here would argue that Pat has left the reservation.


40 posted on 05/04/2005 3:07:09 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: rogermonroe

Lord of the Rings
and welcome to Free Republic


41 posted on 05/04/2005 3:07:18 PM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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Some of John Wayne's movies come to mind. We just watched "The Shootist" the other day. There were a few poor scenes. but overall it was a good movie with a strongly conservative message.


42 posted on 05/04/2005 3:07:49 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They need changing often, and for the same reason!)
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To: rogermonroe

"The Music Man." That's America as it should be!


43 posted on 05/04/2005 3:09:57 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: MarineBrat
..of John Wayne's movies come to mind.

Ahhh..the Duke.

My favorite is The Quiet Man.

44 posted on 05/04/2005 3:10:31 PM PDT by evad (No action to secure borders, No action on judges... NO MONEY!)
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45 posted on 05/04/2005 3:11:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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Team America: World Police
46 posted on 05/04/2005 3:11:35 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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"Let's stay home and hunker down" doesn't make a good movie.

It doesn't make good policy either, as the Allies discovered after trying to appease Hitler.

Pat Buchanan praised Ted Kennedy and has allied himself with radical leftist anti-Semites. He's no conservative.


47 posted on 05/04/2005 3:11:59 PM PDT by JillValentine (You messed with the bull, now here come the horns.)
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To: BenLurkin

Red Dawn - first ever PG-13 movie. I never did figure out why, with the whole country to choose from, the Soviets began their invasion in central Colorado.


48 posted on 05/04/2005 3:12:55 PM PDT by rogermonroe
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"The Great Santini"

"Saving Private Ryan"

49 posted on 05/04/2005 3:13:12 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: Dog Gone

F*** yeah!


50 posted on 05/04/2005 3:13:26 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("The Republican Party is the France of politics" - Laz)
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