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


Film Year Director Certificate Comments
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.
Amistad 1997 Steven Spielberg 15
Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola X
The Battleship Potemkin 1925 Sergei Eisenstein X
Brokeback Mountain 2005 Ang Lee 15 Based on gay rights.
Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough PG
JFK 1991 Oliver Stone 15
Mulan 1998 Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook G Bit of feminism; a woman goes undercover as a male soldier to rescue her father
Strike 1925 Sergei Eisenstein N/A
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.
Avatar 2009 James Cameron 12A
The Lorax 2012 Chris Renaud PG
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise

U (UK)


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

U (UK)


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
Pocahontas 1995

Mike Gabriel

Eric Goldberg


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 Rescuers 1977 Wolfgang Reitherman & John Lousbery

U (UK)


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)


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

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
Babe 1995 Chris Noonan U

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
MASH 1970 Robert Altman 15
Independence Day 1996 Roland Emmerich 12

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