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"I became a Libertarian: now I can't enjoy movies due to all the government propaganda."

I saw this on Facebook and it's so true. What are some excellent films that are devoid of government, collectivist, leftist, propaganda and mind control? I'll suggest a few animated films I've really enjoyed.

Secret of Kells
a french animated film, "The Illusionist"
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

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Individuals fighting the collective: Very popular movie theme

I think that it's very common for movies to feature individuals fighting a powerful collective. And there are some very cool movies with overtly libertarian themes.

My personal favorite is "Legends of the Fall".

Maybe deep down we all hunger for freedom, but we just haven't figured out the price that we would have to pay.

‘Each individual is separated from others by a "taboo of personal isolation"...this "narcissism of minor differences"'
--Sigmund Freud

Bambi Meets Godzilla


If you really see "government propaganda" in most movies, you may be libertarian, but you are certainly paranoid. Get a grip, get a life, and get some help.

Everytime I see this thread

I can't help it, so I'm getting it off my chest.. watch movies/films made in Palestine. I kid you not, I haven't seen a bad film.. Hiam Abbass is my favorite actress, because she's really talented, brilliant actress.. but it's very important message to America in every film.. Americans who want to see the relationship between Palestine and Israel should watch Palestinian movies.. they will make you laugh and cry and touch the human within and how crazy people and politics are. You may even find TRUTH.


Fiction that pushes back

1) the matrix

2) tron uprising (a tv show)

3) fire fly (a tv show)

4) equilibrium


5) Hunger games

I suggest replacing tv/movie interest with a love for reading. I've gotten more interested in history and science books from a Biblical/Austrian perspective. The history I was taught in public schools was essentially reduced to a series of wars telling 1.) how great the "winners" were because of their technology and 2.) the body count on each side. There is a wealth of truth out there for anyone willing to search. Just don't expect your local library to carry these books.

Search for the movie, EVIL on

Search for the movie, EVIL on netflix. Absolutely great story about overcomming bullies and tyrants.

One thing you can try to do

Is to watch pop culture stuff explicitly to see the propaganda. Try to identify it and think about not only the obvious stuff but also the subtleties. That said, I have really enjoyed blockbuster movies in years but, if you have to see them, that's what I would do.

There are probably plenty of interesting independent movies though. And, if you're like me, there's always documentaries.

Or even better, spend the free time you're not watching movies doing something more productive (e.g. reading, exercising, take up an instrument, start a business, learn about growing your own food, etc).

Are you an American before you are a Libertarian?


There is still good stuff out there,

just don't expect them to be blockbusters

Have you seen the second Hunger Games?

I know what you mean though by your post. I feel way more productive and clear headed from not hardly watching television, so much psychological toxicity. Free your mind, free yourself, peace, love, & liberty, yeah that's my crowd.

kind people rock

Another offender is Mr. Peabody

Its nearly every movie I take my kids to these days. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is the most recent one. There were some things said in there that just pissed me off. I liked the movie and I don't let it get to me but I'm always sure to let my wife know what part I thought was liberal BS.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

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Agree, but oddly...

There was one line in particular, I think around the Marie Antoinette stuff in the early part, that was absolutely cringeworthy when Peabody - the wisest presumably - talked about what government should do.

Plus the deification of Presidents.

This said, the movie also:
- Showed some terrible governments including the above monarchy, the cruelty of the Egyptian government, the warring of the Trogans
- Showed the unreasonableness of public school bureaucracy with the treatment of the bullying girl.
- THE primary villain was a government employee looking to destroy a family.

Currently consuming: Gatto: "Underground history of education..", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Your predicament rests on

Your predicament rests on your definition of "enjoy". Once you're informed, enjoyment becomes a more critical exercise. Can one still enjoy a sport once one realizes the greed and lack of sportsmanship involved?


The enjoyment of anything (a movie, veal, Coca-Cola, shopping at Wal-Mart) for a critical thinker is not like the enjoyment non-critical thinkers get from these mundane things/activities, as there is always the nagging "anti-enjoyment" thoughts that creep in...lol Once one knows the consequence of supporting certain "enjoying activities," indeed, the definition of enjoyment changes, even if one still participates in the activity.

Cognitive Dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values

bothersome man

Its a Norwegian film with english subtitles available on netflix. Its about a man who is new in a strange city where everyone has everything they need. This movie has strong libertarian/anarchist messages.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin

The Yearling from 1946 is a

The Yearling from 1946 is a good one. It has some good lessons on being self sufficient and surviving hardships.It is a really good movie with top notch actors based on a Pulitzer prize winning book.

It wont stop at movies

but you have to realize you can't take the whole world on by yourself. You have to step back to keep your sanity. When you become a libertarian you want to break the walls down and save the world, everything you once knew becomes a lie and it is the first time you see darkness on such a broad scale. I still fight with this, don't let it eat you up. When you become a libertarian your let go switch actually has to be switched from on to off, it sucks but that is what happens. When you are going to do something to entertain yourself you have to let go for a bit, I am a hypocrite by saying this because I still have a hard time doing it, but those who expect freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it, oh geez there I go again.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

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Not sure why you got

Not sure why you got downvoted for your honest comment. I agree, waking up is difficult at first and its difficult to find your bearings when the lenses suddenly shifts and you see the world for what it really is.

Here is a cool song that describes the process pretty well:

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Even prison can't break the spirt of . . .

Steve McQueen in Papillon
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

every prison movie is worth watching

those two are my favorites, along with The Shawshank Redemption

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Another prison-themed movie...

...that might meet the bill is Escape from Alcatraz w/ Clint Eastwood. Depends, I suppose, on your opinion of Clint. (and his empty chair) At least he's not a liberal...lol

Cognitive Dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values

On The Other Hand

You can embrace your new foresight and enjoy shows like the Netflix original "House of Cards".


Someone here posted this up a few days ago and I have lost most of my free time sense then watching amazing films. Check it out you could spend the next 2 years on this site


Wow I thought I was the only

Wow I thought I was the only one with the same mindset.

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Ends 4/1..... As far as I know, the only worthwhile thing to watch on TV is Spongebob Squarepants.

Films made by our friends in the r3volution!

Like this one - http://thesparkfilm.com/

Christina Heller, who made http://libertopiafilm.com/ is now working on The Spark...

David Crowley had been making movies since high school, and after a stint in the service, David became involved with the liberty movement through film, and is now doing so professionally. His next project “Gray State” is proving to be a vehicle of awakening across party and ideological lines, as this film chronicles what he believes will happen to our country if we don’t start listening to libertarians. David intends to use MSM entertainment to spread the message of liberty.


And David Kirk West of "Buck The System" ... his "aim is to become the premiere film making wing of the burgeoning liberty movement by both thrilling and educating audiences."


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The Prisoner

The British TV series The Prisoner is great.
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