December 31, 2009

The Top Ten Conservative Movies of the Last Decade

According to the Telegraph (UK):

1. Master and Commander
2. Black Hawk Down
3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
4. Gladiator
5. The Pursuit of Happyness
6. The Dark Knight
7. The Hurt Locker
8. Hotel Rwanda
9. The Lives of Others
10. 300

Honorable mentions: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; Cinderella Man; Gran Torino; Juno; The Passion of the Christ; Rocky Balboa; Tears of the Sun; United 93; We Were Soldiers.

Of the top ten, I only haven't seen The Lord of the Rings flicks (I'm not a big "fantasy" genre fan) and The Hurt Locker, the description of which is as follows:

Kathryn Bigelow’s critically acclaimed tribute to the heroism of US Army bomb disposal experts in Iraq has already been nominated for three Golden Globes. It is a searing and tense war film that has been the surprise hit of the year in the United States. What is refreshing about the film is its willingness to portray the US military presence in Iraq in an overwhelmingly sympathetic light, and the al-Qaeda-backed enemy as barbaric and fundamentally evil. There are no shades of gray in The Hurt Locker, and this is a strikingly patriotic motion picture that has been embraced by an American public weary of the anti-Americanism churned out by Hollywood in its portrayal of the War on Terror – from Rendition and Lions for Lambs to Redacted and In the Valley of Elah. The Hurt Locker is by far the best conservative film of 2009, and one of the greatest of the decade.

I think all of the ten are very good choices; I HIGHLY recommend "The Lives of Others" if you haven't seen it. (Be aware: it's all in German but with English subtitles.) As the description offers, it's one of the "surprisingly few films made about the massive human cost inflicted by Soviet Communism, and its ruthless dominance of eastern and central Europe over the course of nearly four decades." Its drab colors and cinematography remind me of "1984," and if you're not praying to the Maker thanking Him for letting you be born in the free West after watching this, you've no heart.

The two films any UN bureaucrat should be MADE to watch (as well as any UN-loving "progressive") are "Black Hawk Down" and especially "Hotel Rwanda." Those who believe Barack Obama's economic strategy is the bee's knees should watch "The Pursuit of Happyness;" Neville Chamberlain-style appeasers should view "300" and "The Dark Knight," while those who guffaw at the notion of personal determination should scope out "Master and Commander" and "Gladiator."

Posted by Hube at December 31, 2009 08:55 AM | TrackBack

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"The Lives of Others" is a great movie; "The Black Book" is another great period piece, although not cold war, but WWII. "Master & Commander" is one of my favourites, too.

You should watch LoTR; you don't need to be a fantasy nut to appreciate the themes. The books are better, but the movies are still pretty good. Battling against evil, sacrifice, growing as a person, loyalty, struggling against inner demons. All good stuff.

Posted by: Linlithgow at December 31, 2009 02:05 PM

"Bella" was a wonderful movie. Wow.

Posted by: K at January 4, 2010 09:19 PM

It will be great to watch Army Black Knights,i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

Posted by: Maroussia at April 27, 2010 05:28 AM

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