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Academy Award time: What's the most liberal movie of all time?

Posted on 03/23/2002 8:22:39 PM PST by cincinnati65

Which movie (past or present) embodies the most liberal message?


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Having just endured this piece of tripe recently, I would have to say "The Cider House Rules"
1 posted on 03/23/2002 8:22:39 PM PST by cincinnati65
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Bambi.
2 posted on 03/23/2002 8:26:00 PM PST by Britton J Wingfield
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"Hair"
3 posted on 03/23/2002 8:26:30 PM PST by stands2reason
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In recent periods, The Contender.
4 posted on 03/23/2002 8:26:45 PM PST by RLK
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I would have to go with "American Pie."
5 posted on 03/23/2002 8:27:04 PM PST by stylin_geek
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9 Angry Men.
6 posted on 03/23/2002 8:27:27 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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I nominate American Beauty. Whether it's the most liberal movie of all time may be debatable, but it belongs on the list.
7 posted on 03/23/2002 8:27:31 PM PST by beckett
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"The Contender" was on tonight...
8 posted on 03/23/2002 8:27:40 PM PST by stands2reason
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Reds, All the Presidents Men, the list like the top 5 Hollywood liberals thread is quite long.
9 posted on 03/23/2002 8:28:22 PM PST by xp38
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I managed to make it through the Contender, realizing that the film was just another in a long line of "high-minded" Clinton-excuser film, explaining to us simple minded folk how we just aren't thinking right. Cider House Rules really ticked me off. I sensed what was coming early on in the movie, and stuck it out only to see if I was right.
10 posted on 03/23/2002 8:30:14 PM PST by cincinnati65
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The American President, wasn't it? With michael douglas?
11 posted on 03/23/2002 8:30:24 PM PST by Anotherpundit
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Dr. Strangelove, or any propaganda which the libertarians and communists both laud.
12 posted on 03/23/2002 8:30:44 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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I love these threads, although some FR die-hards think they are a waste of bandwidth. The Ciderhouse Rules would certainly qualify in the recent films category. Going back to the classics, how about The Grapes of Wrath?
13 posted on 03/23/2002 8:31:51 PM PST by Gordian Blade
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Letter to Brezhnev was a doozy....about two English gals/morons who decide to move to the USSR during the cold war.
14 posted on 03/23/2002 8:33:27 PM PST by xp38
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9 Angry Men.

That would be 12 Angry Men...and I concur. Every time I see this film I get more outraged.

15 posted on 03/23/2002 8:34:21 PM PST by Shethink13
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Most Liberal movie of the past six months: John Q. What a load of propaganda, despite a fine performance by Denzel Washington, who, BTW SHOULD win for Training Day

Most Liberal film of all time: Our Daily Bread

16 posted on 03/23/2002 8:34:21 PM PST by Clemenza
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I'd have to agree with "The Grapes of Wrath." One of the few movies directed by John Ford that I don't like.
17 posted on 03/23/2002 8:34:49 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic
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Triumph of the Will
18 posted on 03/23/2002 8:35:02 PM PST by LarryLied
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American Pie? I think you must have meant American Beauty, in Pie I dont sense any message to be gained.
19 posted on 03/23/2002 8:35:24 PM PST by Texas Cornhusker
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To: Cultural Jihad
No, not Dr. Strangelove, that's one of my favorites! But if you want a liberal one about nuclear war, try Failsafe or even The Bedford Incident. For the liberal fear of a military coup, try Seven Days in May.
20 posted on 03/23/2002 8:35:26 PM PST by Gordian Blade
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I just saw the Grapes of Wrath on AMC or parts of it the other night. When we got to the part about the clean, well run,efficient safe government camp, well that was just too much for me.....

I think Grapes of Wrath may be the most liberal movie of all time or maybe the most influential liberal movie. Certainly for its time it was way out of the mainstream and I believe it won best picture?

21 posted on 03/23/2002 8:36:13 PM PST by JLS
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Even though it is a VERY liberal movie, I liked the American President, because it gave me a chance to look at Bill Clinton through the rose-colored glasses that liberals see him through. The fact is they only saw what they wanted to see, and let the "end justify the means".
22 posted on 03/23/2002 8:36:57 PM PST by cincinnati65
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My vote would be for The Last Supper with Cameron Diaz
23 posted on 03/23/2002 8:37:07 PM PST by Lazy8
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I nominate "The China Syndrome"
24 posted on 03/23/2002 8:37:34 PM PST by SAMWolf
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Dr. Strangelove

Kubrick was a liberal, but he took shots at the naive idealism of the Adlai Stevensonesque President (one of the three roles Peter Sellers plays in the movie

MEIN FUEHER!!! I CAN WALK!!!

25 posted on 03/23/2002 8:37:37 PM PST by Clemenza
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I have come to the conclusion that you, CJ, are married to a libertarian and you only come here to vent because you can't do it at home.

Am I close?

26 posted on 03/23/2002 8:38:26 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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"Dude, Where's My Car?"
27 posted on 03/23/2002 8:38:28 PM PST by RangeRatt
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Absolutely without a doubt the most liberal movie of all time is.....Bullworth.
29 posted on 03/23/2002 8:38:49 PM PST by glorygirl
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30 posted on 03/23/2002 8:40:09 PM PST by nunya bidness
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Norma Rae would beat out most on the list so far.

Others include:

Grapes of Wrath

Our Daily Bread

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

John Q.

American President

Pay it Forward

31 posted on 03/23/2002 8:41:04 PM PST by Hagrid
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Any of the films that tried to tell us that the Hollywood Communists were just misunderstood loyal Americans and the anticommunists were evil witch-hunters: Guilty by Suspicion, The Front, The Majestic, etc. The Iron Giant, though a lovely animated film, falls into this category also.

The most evil American film ever made, the Stalinist hagiography Mission to Moscow.

33 posted on 03/23/2002 8:43:31 PM PST by denydenydeny
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China Syndrome definitely deserves to be on the list.

What about Silkwood?

I hated the movie with Julia Roberts about the law firm winning their suit against the chemical company, too.

34 posted on 03/23/2002 8:44:57 PM PST by Hagrid
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My vote would be for The Last Supper with Cameron Diaz

You actually saw that stinking pile? I watched it for five minutes and wanted to throw up.

Let's not forget The Shield with Lorrie Petty and Ice Cube. A Jewish female officer and a black convict team up against the white male police department to prove that the latter was "framed."

35 posted on 03/23/2002 8:45:16 PM PST by Clemenza
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The Grapes of Wrath

The best choice. It also shows the old-style, not completely unsympathetic liberal mindset: naive, class-oriented, square dealish, somewhat dishonest ("truck drivers"), but not today's purely self-centered, cheaply emotional, tribal liberal.

36 posted on 03/23/2002 8:45:59 PM PST by monkey
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37 posted on 03/23/2002 8:46:36 PM PST by nunya bidness
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That Katherine Ross was a hottie though, wasn't she?

Middle Age has not been kind to her.

38 posted on 03/23/2002 8:46:53 PM PST by Clemenza
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Why do you consider Pay It Forward a liberal film?
39 posted on 03/23/2002 8:47:12 PM PST by dougherty
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How about Song of Russia (I think that's the name),or any John Garfield movie
40 posted on 03/23/2002 8:47:17 PM PST by diefree
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I neither know nor care whether Dr. Strangelove is a liberal movie, because it's definitely one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

"Gee, I wish we had one of those Doomsday machines!"

41 posted on 03/23/2002 8:47:45 PM PST by wimpycat
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Absolutely, THE CONTENDER. I saw it with a friend who thought we were going to get kicked out because I was yelling at the screen. It was the biggest piece of pro-Clinton, anti-GOP propaganda ever seen. It was even worse than AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT.
42 posted on 03/23/2002 8:47:48 PM PST by doug from upland
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Ah, The Manchurian Candidate, one of my favorite films, despite its potshot at McCarthy. But hey, at least the villain (Angela Landsbury) was a Country Club Communist.

"You couldn't of stopped them, the Army couldn't have stopped them..."

43 posted on 03/23/2002 8:49:29 PM PST by Clemenza
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Don't forget Erin Brokovich, for the eco-weenies.
44 posted on 03/23/2002 8:49:32 PM PST by Diojneez
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Lethal weapon 4. Man did it suck ass, and I liked the first 2.

Nothing but NRA bashing.

45 posted on 03/23/2002 8:49:44 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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I think Grapes of Wrath may be the most liberal movie of all time or maybe the most influential liberal movie.

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I have to concur about it being one of the most influential over the lang haul.

46 posted on 03/23/2002 8:51:23 PM PST by RLK
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I would have to say "The Cider House Rules"

There is one great line in the movie: When Michael Caine's character is grumbling to two of the orphan kids how nobody wants them and how miserable their lives are, the kid played by Toby McGuire says - "Well, it beats the incinerator."

That's about the best anti-abortion argument I've ever heard!
47 posted on 03/23/2002 8:52:16 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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Bedtime for Bonzo

The Terminator

Star Trek 3

The Blue Lagoon

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

Spartacus

Titanic

Home Alone 2

48 posted on 03/23/2002 8:52:16 PM PST by dougherty
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Right before The Contender came out, Torie Gary Oldman came out and denounced the film as "left-wing propaganda" despite the fact he himself had a supporting role.
49 posted on 03/23/2002 8:52:17 PM PST by Clemenza
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John Wayne hated High Noon.
50 posted on 03/23/2002 8:53:27 PM PST by diefree
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