Friday, February 20, 2009

NRO Top Conservative Movies

National Review Online has compiled a list of the top conservative movies - "great movies that offer compelling messages about freedom, families, patriotism, traditions, and more".

1. The Lives of Others (2007)
2. The Incredibles (2004)
3. Metropolitan (1990)
4. Forrest Gump (1994)
5. 300 (2007)
6. Groundhog Day (1993)
7. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
8. Juno (2007)
9. Blast from the Past (1999)
10. Ghostbusters (1984)
11. The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)
12. The Dark Knight (2008)
13. Braveheart (1995)
14. A Simple Plan (1998)
15. Red Dawn (1984)
16. Master and Commander (2003)
17. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)
18. The Edge (1997)
19. We Were Soldiers (2002)
20. Gattaca (1997)
21. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
22. Brazil (1985)
23. United 93 (2006)
24. Team America: World Police (2004)
25. Gran Torino (2008)

Ok, so anyone want to guess how many I've seen? Here's a hint, I haven't seen Gran Torino yet - Lynn didn't think it would be a good Valentine's Day date movie - still not sure why? Check out the whole list (25 more honorable mentions) with comment on why they made the list.

4 comments:

seg said...

This movie list is awful.

Though, I guess I don't qualify as conservative anyway...

Dan Waugh said...

What, how can you say that. Ok, Ghostbusters and Blast from the Past are awful, but Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight, 300, Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Red Dawn...those are some of my favorites!

seg said...

Haha, yeah I should have explained. What bothers me is the "Top Conservative Movies" --- the concept, all the stuff that went behind selecting movies through that lens, etc ...

Who knew I'd over-think this one too!?

Dan Waugh said...

One thing that 'disturbs' me about the list is how many violent/war movies there are on the list. Does being conservative meaning being hawkish?

The idea of a list is odd. FYI, there's also a list of the top reformed movies out there, see http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/the-latest-post/2009/2/20/top-reformed-movies.html.