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|Braveheart||1995||Mel Gibson||R||"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom" "FREEDOM!" These are among the quotes portraying the Scottish protest against the harsh treaty from the English.|
|Dead Poets Society||1989||Peter Weir||PG||"Carpe diem" is among the quotes used to express liberalism.|
|Blue State (film)||2007||A film about a couple who move to Canada when George W. Bush is re-elected|
|ET The Extra Terrestrial||1982||Steven Spielberg||U||Made during the Reagan years and by a liberal supporter, ET is treated like an immigrant, while Keys and co are represented as the conservatives, and are attempting to do away with him. ET persuades Elliot to "come", Elliot asks him to "stay"|
|The Flintstones||1994||Brian Levant||U||When Fred Flintstone is promoted as vice president, he is ordered by his boss to fire his friend Barny Rubble and cut more jobs. He later regrets becoming a fat cat.|
|Good Morning Vietnam||1987||Barry Levinson||15||Based on a true story, Robin Williams plays a very funny disk jockey who got very popular in Vietnam and then got booted out|
|The Hunchback Of Notre Dame||1939||William Dieterle||A|
|The Hunchback Of Notre Dame||1996||Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise||U|
|The Last Emperor||1987||Bernardo Bertolucci||15|
|Mary Poppins||1964||Robert Stevenson||U||
Included in the soundtrack is the song Sister Suffragette, sung by Winifred Banks and her fellow housekeepers, who fight for their rights to vote.
The chimney sweeps later and briefly join their protest.
|Modern Times||1936||Charlie Chaplin||U|
|Mr Smith Goes To Washington||1939||Frank Capra||U|
|On The Waterfront||1954||Elia Kazan||A|
|Philadelphia||1993||Jonathan Demme||12||The film sympathises with a man fired from his job, just because he has AIDS|
|The Prince Of Egypt||1998||Brenda Chapman & Steve Hickner||PG|
|Das Boot||1981||Wolfgang Petersen||A great film from the Germans' side, depicting the true horrors of war.|
|Schindler's List||1993||Steven Spielberg||15||Based on a true story about a Nazi officer who saved the lives of over 1100 Jews from the gas chambers.|
|Spartacus||1960||Stanley Kubrick||PG||A former slave now soldier leads the other slaves into rebellion.|
|Thelma And Louise||1991||Ridley Scott||15||Feminism; the two title women are sick of being pushed around by their husband and boyfriend and attempt to escape.|
|To Kill A Mockingbird||1962||Robert Mulligan||A||Atticus Finch, a white lawyer, defends a black man wrongly accused of raping a white girl.|
|West Side Story||1961||Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise||A||In the middle of a family feud (an American group vs an 'foreign' group); two people, one from each side befriend.|
|Bicycle Thieves||1948||Vittorio De Sica||U|
|Blade Runner||1982||Ridley Scott||AA|
|The Color Purple||1985||Steven Spielberg||15|
|Fahrenheit 451||1966||Francois Truffalt||A|
|Grow Your Own||2007||Richard Laxton||PG|
|One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest||1975||Milos Foreman||X|
|Robin Hood||2010||Ridley Scott||12A||Based on an activist of the late 12th/early 13th century.|
|The Adventures Of Robin Hood||1938||Michael Curtiz & William Keighley||U|
|Robin Hood||1973||Wolfgang Reitherman||U||
The story is based on an activist who robbed the rich to help the poor. This film simplifies the story.
|Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves||1991||Kevin Reynolds||PG-13|
|A Taste Of Honey||1961||Tony Richardson||X||"We're communists" Jo, a pregnant teenage girl, and Jeff, a homosexual, make a stand against Jo's hypocritical mother, who is also secretly liberal.|
|Apocalypse Now||1979||Francis Ford Coppola||X|
|The Battleship Potemkin||1925||Sergei Eisenstein||X|
|Brokeback Mountain||2005||Ang Lee||15||Based on gay rights.|
|Mulan||1998||Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook||G||Bit of feminism; a woman goes undercover as a male soldier to rescue her father|
|Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song||1971||Melvin Van Peebles||18|
|The Ten Commandments||1956||Cecil B Demille||U|
|Sister Act||1992||Emile Ardolino||PG|
|The Killing Fields||1984||Roland Joffe||15||Based on a true story of friendship between an American and Cambodian covering the fall of Cambodia at the end of the Vietnam War. The Cambodian was captured by the Khmer Rouge and then escapes to freedom.|
|Paths Of Glory||1957||Stanley Kubrick||PG||When soldiers are sent on a suicide mission and fail, their ambitious General chooses from the survivors at random to face court-martial. Kirk Douglas is the soldier-lawyer defending his comrades.|
|Nine To Five||1980||Colin Higgins||AA||Three women stand up to their sexist boss.|
|Total Recall||1990||Paul Verhoeven||18||Arnold Schwarzenegger is a brainwashed Martian cop on the run, or maybe just a tripping Earth-bound worker on holiday. In any case, a corporate fascist government is exploiting workers on Mars and somethings got to be done about it.|
|Dances With Wolves||1990||Kevin Costner||15||Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways.|
|In The Name Of The Father||1993||Jim Sheridan||15||Sheridan presents his main characters as unwilling pawns, then uses them to flush out the bigger players.|
|Metropolis||1927||Fritz Lang||A||A robot woman leads the workers in a revolution.|
|The Lorax||2012||Chris Renaud||PG|
|Atlantis: The Lost Empire||2001||Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise||
A scientist explores the lost city of Atlantis and protests against Commander Rourke's scheme to take the only crystal that will save the Atlantarian's lives, just to be rich.
A rare animated feature to be nominated for 3 Political Awards.
|Chicken Run||2000||Peter Lord & Nick Park||
A coup of chickens rebel against the farmers' policies, involving killing them each time they produce no more eggs.
Stands for animal rights.
|Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory||1971||Mel Stuart||U||Wonka disses big business and the rich and gives his factory to a poor boy.|
|Planet Of The Apes||1968||Franklin J Schaffner||A|
Based on a true story about an English captain who befriends a Native American princess.
|The Rescuers||1977||Wolfgang Reitherman & John Lousbery||
|Two mice help an orphaned girl who is in the hands of a nasty capitalist pawn shop owner who wants a rare diamond to make her fortune|
|The Rescuers Down Under||1990||Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel||
Two mice help and team up with an Australian boy to help a rare species of eagle who is being hunted by a greedy poacher.
Estimated to be liberalEdit
|Lawrence Of Arabia||1962||David Lean||PG|
|Riff-Raff||1991||Ken Loach||15||Told from the perspective of the working class|
|Shakespeare In Love||1998||John Madden||15||The fact that Shakespeare cast a woman in a role could suggest the rights of women|
Portrays the horror of animal flesh eating
|Dr Strangelove (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb)||1964||Stanley Kubrick||PG||The Kennedy-era classic that spoofs the Cold War in a story about a mad American general who blows up the world.|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show||1975||Jim Sharman||AA||Tolerates sexuality|
|Alien||1979||Ridley Scott||X||An underlying message in this series, especially in Aliens, seems to be that unrestrained capitalism is monopolistic, deceptive, and inhuman, often with horrifying consequences. The film's Company men, along for want to bring back live specimens of Alien for use as biological weapons. There's a strong implication that the Company is ready to sacrifice individuals, whole communities, and ultimately human civilization, to the proft motive. At one point one of the humans says of the aliens that "at least they don't fuck each other over for a percentage."|
|Aliens||1986||James Cameron||18||(See Alien)|
|Alien3||1992||David Fincher||15||(See Alien)|
|Alien Ressurection||1997||Jean-Pierre Jeunet||18||(See Alien)|
|Brazil||1985||Terry Gilliam||15||In a dystopian vision, Gilliam takes what Kafka started to operatic heights in a film that is fantastic but not, finally, unrealistic.|
|A Clockwork Orange||1971||Stanley Kubrick||X||An argument against involuntary behavior modification that portrays the beauty of stylish rapes and beatings along the way.|
|Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers||1956||Don Siegal||PG||Can be taken as red scare propaganda or as a warning against the authoritarianism and mind-numbing conformity of the McCarthy era.|
|Lord Of The Flies||1963||Peter Brook||AA||Classic, chilling tale of British schoolboys stranded on a remote island without adults, and their homemade society's slide into savagery.|
|The Terminator||1984||James Cameron||15|
|Terminator 2: Judgement Day||1991||James Camron||R|
|Yellow Submarine||1968||George Dunning||U||The struggle against the Blue Meanies by the boys from Liverpool is a brilliant allegory for world uprising against the Bad guys.|
|American Beauty||1999||Sam Mendes||18|
|Independence Day||1996||Roland Emmerich||12|