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There have been many Films that support the left-wing side of Politics: To-Kill-a-Mockingbird

ExamplesEdit

Film Year Director Certificate Comments
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.
Astro Boy 2009 PG
The Adventures Of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz & William Keighley U
Amistad 1997 Steven Spielberg 15
Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola X
The Aristocats 1970 Wolfgang Reitherman G
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise U (UK)

PG (USA)

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.

Avatar 2009 James Cameron PG-13
Bambi 1942 David Hand, others
Babe 1995 Chris Noonan U Portrays the horror of animal flesh eating
Battle for Terra 2007 Aristomenis Tsirbas PG Great environmental movie for kids
Battlefield Earth 2000
The Battleship Potemkin 1925 Sergei Eisenstein X
Beauty and the Beast 1991 G
Bicycle Thieves 1948 Vittorio De Sica U
Billy Elliot 2000 Stephen Daldry Shows why traditional gender roles are useless
Bio-Dome 1996 Great environmental message and marijuana film
Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott AA
Blue State 2007 Marshall Lewy A film about a couple who move to Canada when George W. Bush is re-elected
Boys Don't Cry 1999 R Film about a girl who chooses to accept her homosexual and transgender decisions
Brokeback Mountain 2005 Ang Lee 15 Based on gay rights.
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.
Chicken Run 2000 Peter Lord & Nick Park U (UK)

G (USA)

A coup of chickens rebel against the farmers' policies, involving killing them each time they produce no more eggs.

Stands for animal rights.

The Color Purple 1985 Steven Spielberg 15
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.
The Danish Girl 2015 Tom Hooper Excellent gay rights film
Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen A great film from the Germans' side, depicting the true horrors of war.
Dead Poets Society 1989 Peter Weir PG "Carpe diem" is among the quotes used to express liberalism.
E.T. 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"
Fahrenheit 451 1966 Francois Truffalt A
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 Amy Heckerling R
FernGully: The Last Rainforest 1992 Bill Kroyer G
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.
Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough PG
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
Good Will Hunting 1997 Gus Van Sant
Grow Your Own 2007 Richard Laxton PG
Hairspray 1988/

2007

John Waters/

Adam Shankman

Hoot 2006 PG Ridicules big business in an attempt to save a burrowing owl habitat
Howl 2010 R
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 1939 William Dieterle A
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 1996 Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise U
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.
The Iron Giant 1999 Brad Bird Shows the evils of guns
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra UR
Jennifer's Body 2009 R
JFK 1991 Oliver Stone 15
Juno Pro-Choice as the movie supports the idea that it a women's choice to make, also promotes feminism
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.
The Last Emperor 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci 15
The Lone Ranger 2013 Gore Verbinski PG-13 Shows the evils of capitalism and military/war
The Lorax 2012 Chris Renaud PG
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.

The Matrix 1999 Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski R
Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang A A robot woman leads the workers in a revolution.
Milk 2008 Gus Van Sant R Based on a true story about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected into public office.
Modern Times 1936 Charlie Chaplin U
Mr Smith Goes To Washington 1939 Frank Capra U
Mulan 1998 Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook G Bit of feminism; a woman goes undercover as a male soldier to rescue her father
Nine To Five 1980 Colin Higgins AA Three women stand up to their sexist boss.
On The Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan A
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Foreman X
Open Season 2006 Roger Allers/

Jill Culton/

Anthony Stacchi

Over the Hedge 2006 Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick PG Animal Rights
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.
Paul 2011 Greg Mottola
Philadelphia 1993 Jonathan Demme 12 The film sympathises with a man fired from his job, just because he has AIDS
Pineapple Express
Planet 51 2009 Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martinez PG A alien planet's point of view on humans. As a human is seen as an invader on an alien planet.
Planet Of The Apes 1968 Franklin J Schaffner A
Pocahontas 1995 Mike Gabriel

Eric Goldberg

U Based on a true story about an English captain who befriends a Native American princess.

But standing in their way is his boss; a Racist bigot who just wants Gold.

The Prince Of Egypt 1998 Brenda Chapman & Steve Hickner PG
The Princess and the Frog 2009 Ron Clements & John Musker G The film is notable for featuring Disney's first African American princess. Also promotes feminism, and shows how capitalism and war do not work. Plus instead of a traditional Christian fairy-godparents this movie contains a blind voodoo priestess.
The Rescuers 1977 Wolfgang Reitherman & John Lousbery U (UK)

G (USA)

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 U (UK)

G (USA)

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.

Attacks poaching

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 2010 Ridley Scott 12A Based on an activist of the late 12th/early 13th century.
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves 1991 Kevin Reynolds PG-13
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.
The Secret World of Arrietty 2010 Hiromasa Yonebayashi/

Gary Rydstrom

G Teaches kids about equality
Shoot 'Em Up 2007 Michael Davis R Strong Anti-Gun film
SiCKO 2007 Michael Moore PG-13 Michael Moore explains the importance of Healthcare and socialized medicine
Sister Act 1992 Emile Ardolino PG
The Social Network 2010 PG-13
Soul Man 1986 PG-13 Shows that evils of racism
Southside with You 2016 Richard Tanne PG-13 Biographical film about Barack Obama
Spartacus 1960 Stanley Kubrick PG A former slave now soldier leads the other slaves into rebellion.
Spring Breakers 2012 Harmony Korine
Strike 1925 Sergei Eisenstein N/A
Supersize Me 2004 PG-13 Shows the evil of junk food
Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song 1971 Melvin Van Peebles 18
Tank Girl 1995 Rachel Talalay R
The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B Demille U
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.
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.
Wall-E 2008 G Pro-environmental and anti-capitalist
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.
White House Down 2013 Shows the tea party as the terrorists
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 R

Estimated to be liberalEdit

Film Year Director Certificate Comments
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
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 Resurrection 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
MASH 1970 Robert Altman 15
Independence Day 1996 Roland Emmerich 12

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