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Our top ten favorite movies that get our conservative hearts to smile because a movie that came out of the liberal think tank that is Hollywood is rarely on our side of aisle.

10. Forrest Gump (1994) Rated PG-13: Forrest Gump is the story of a guy who, as a child, has problems with his legs but he grows up to prove that he is different in all the best ways. After graduating college, Forrest joins the army and is sent to Vietnam where he is eventually shot “in the buttocks.” The movie portrays the brotherhood that develops when you join the military and in this way, is a very pro-military movie. He then starts a business called Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (and they have a restaurant chain based off the movie in many places around the United States) with the money he got by endorsing a ping pong paddle company. Jenny becomes pregnant with Forrest’s child which she ends up keeping giving a subtle pro-life message. I will not say what happens to anyone for those who haven’t seen it (shame, shame on you), but it is a movie about a man who loves his family, his country, and capitalism.

9. Gran Torino (2008) Rated R: Obviously anything by Clint Eastwood tends to be conservative in nature but this one specifically caught my eye. Mr. Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a Korean War veteran who is upset that his neighborhood has become ridden with violence, gangs, and has lost the values that had once made the neighborhood great. Kowalski (Eastwood) takes a boy under his wing, helping him to have a future and making him into a man. He grows in his Catholic faith and if you know anything about this movie, you know Kowalski loves his gun. This isn’t exactly a hidden agenda type of movie because you can rely on Clint Eastwood to always share the conservative message.

8. The Incredibles (2004) Rated PG: This film is entirely about the family. It’s about staying close as a family and relying on one another, stressing the importance of the nuclear family. Mr. Incredible shows how important his marriage is by working with his wife and trying to make things work. Mr. Incredible shows that if you are great in some what, you should act on it whether or not people agree with that or not.  The theme that mediocrity should not be enforced sounds similar to the writings of Ayn Rand. There is also a message of not holding back to fight evil which could be a potential message about the way the government handles our enemies. This movie also touches on the fact that you should be recognized for your merit and talent, not on this idea of this expectation on equality.

7.  Juno (2007) Rated PG-13: “ has fingernails” is a line from the movie where Juno is going to her appointment to get an abortion and her friend from class tells her that her baby has fingernails and feels pain. This movie about a teenager who gets pregnant shows that a baby is human. They tracking the growth of the baby and all the things going on during that trimester that the scene is located in. This shows that the liberals whole “clump of cells” is a lie for clumps of cells do not have fingernails. They also give the baby up for adoption which is something many conservatives advocate for.

6. The Passion Of The Christ (2004) Rated R: This isn’t so much as conservative value type of movie but rather, in a time where it seemed religion was lost on many, The Passion Of The Christ took the world by storm with the story of Jesus Christ. This movie is an absolute tear-jerker with phenomenal acting. (However, Mel Gibson’s anti-semitic comments made after the movie was something we could all do without.)

5. Team America: World Police (2004) Rated R: Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park) is a hysterical movie about a Broadway actor who get recruited by Team America: World Police, a counter-terrorism organization. It shows the disgust the creators have with the hypocritical Hollywood leftists (although Trey Parker and Matt Stone are not conservative; they find it more fun to go after liberals because they find the liberals to be more hypocritical thus giving them more material.

4. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006) Rated PG-13: This movie about a a struggling man, Chris Gardner (Will Smith), who is also a single father to an adorably inquisitive son (Jaden Smith) looking to provide for them in a time where the economy isn’t so friendly. ) The pair remain homeless while Gardner is an unpaid intern trying to work his way up. He eventually lands the job through his hard working, proving that hard work does pay off. The real Chris Gardner now runs his own multimillion-dollar brokerage firm. This movie is the epitome of the American dream and proves that if you work hard, y ou can go from having nothing to having something.

3. God’s Not Dead (2014) Rated PG: This is the story of a college student who has his religious identity and beliefs challenged by a philosophy professor. The student, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), searches for his answers before realizing that he has had all the answers the entire time. The movie goes through the lives of a few different people but in the end, all of the storylines come together in the most beautiful way. Not only does this promote Christian ideals but it shows what many religious and right-leaning college students endure in their college classrooms. Often times the students are laughed at and ridiculed not only by their professors but by their peers.

2. America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014) Rated PG-13: A documentary based on what the world would possibly be like if America had never come into being. Dinesh D’Souza goes through the history of America and explains what would be different if a certain American or a certain event had never happened. D’Souza started with the American Revolution and continues to go over everything from American Dream and capitalism to the election of Barack Obama and race division. It’s a truly eye-opening documentary that is highly recommended for anyone who wanted to learn how to defend our nation’s history and teach others how we have learned from our darkest times.

1. American Sniper (2014) Rated R: Directed by Clint Eastwood, American Sniper tells the story of Chris Kyle based off the book Kyle wrote before his death. The story covers Kyle’s childhood where he wanted to be a rodeo cowboy and be a Navy SEAL sniper but once September 11, 2001 happened, Chris Kyle’s mindset changed entirely. Chris Kyle was ready to go into combat and destroy the very people who had killed over 3,000 on that Tuesday morning in New York City. Chris Kyle has 160 confirmed killed and his longest kill being recorded as him being 2,100 yards from the target. Chris Kyle was killed by a veteran he was trying to help. But what lives on about Chris Kyle is that he is an American hero. He defended our country with an unwavering love and loved his country, his brothers, and his family more than anyone can imagine. At the end of the movie, we see the funeral procession along a Texas highway where the highway is lined with people holding American flags and signs for Chris. This movie is conservative in nature because it seems that pro-American, pro-military values are at the forefront of this movie. As well as a deeper than deep appreciation for those who serve. God bless Chris Kyle and God bless America.

Caroline C.
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