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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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Gotta love...

...Hitchcock movies. :)

Favorites...

'North By Northwest'
'Vertigo'
'Rear Window'
'To Catch a Thief'

There's something just soothing to me watching those long sequences without dialogue in 'Rear Window' or 'Vertigo', where Jimmy Stewart is observing his neighbors/falling asleep, or following Madeleine from place to place on the streets of San Fransisco.

I must watch each of these four films something like three times a year on average...lol. :) Good old 'comfort' films.

Legends of the Fall

Fantastic movie. Luckily I only saw it recently, because I would have hated it back when I was a neo-con.

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Same here! I shun Hollywood "blockbusters" with "megastars"

especially with having to raise kids.

Anyone with Netflix should check out TWO awesome movies made by none other than Steven Spielberg. Not much advertising for them, low budget but excellent quality. You won't be disappointed!

"Iron Giant" - animated but just really a great movie for adults & kids to watch together.

"Super 8" - I literally could not move off the couch!

Both are that psy-fi genre that you'd see with E.T.

Excellent thread.

The Fall, Duma, Rocknrolla and Apocalypto....

just off the top of my head.To this end if you do not enjoy being sold to as I do not. You can download Utorrent for free(mind it is proper for you o/s).Utorrent is a bit torrent manager (a very tiny one at that). This will allow you to download torrent files from torrent indexing sites such thepiratebay.se or kat.ph. Once you have a bit torrent client(manager) installed you can download and share media such as film or television commercial free(this includes sporting events and cable programing). I also recommend downloading the VLC media player, also free, which plays all or most formats (mp4,avi,mkv and so forth). If you get stuck, my e-mail is in my profile. If anyone learns to torrent or is already hip to this I highly recommend the four films in the header!

Aaron Russo, Nikola Tesla, Ron Paul, I'm jus' sayin'

Major League and Major League

Major League and Major League 2...classics.

Jesse Ventura even makes an appearance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeoBXS53SJ8

P.S. Don't go see Zero Dark Thirty...you'll puke.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

also avoid Olympus Has Fallen

Was decent until the last 10 minutes killed it.

Sling

Blade

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Good

one.

To Live

Dr. Zhivago - said to be Ron Paul's favorite movie

To Live - Chinese and outlawed by the Communist party there.

Me too! I can't stand to

Me too! I can't stand to watch the evening news, Movies, and most everything else so I simply cancelled my Dish and no longer pay for the propaganda machine.

And I won't go see a movie

And I won't go see a movie because of who is in it because of their anti Liberty stance.

THIS.

yes, I am the same. More than movies, I am repelled/attracted to the people in the movies. I can no longer enjoy Sylvester Stalone or Jim Carey...Jon Stewart or Bill Maher ( I really dont know why I ever liked him, but I did. embarrasing. )...I know there are plenty more, but Im drawing a blank.

On the flipside, there are some people I liked my whole life and still like as much or more now that I am "awake". The most prominent example in my mind is George Carlin.

Funny how perspective changes and what effect(s) it has on about everything in a person's life.

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Persepolis - this is an

Persepolis - this is an Iranian movie it is very good.
Spirited Away - Miyazaki animation
Howl's moving castle - Miyazaki animation
Far away so close & wings of desire - German
The lives of others - German
Central Station - Brazilian
City of God - this is really great Brazilian

I've been holding out for a

I've been holding out for a blu-ray release of Spirited Away and Howl's moving castle.

Really like "The Lives of

Really like "The Lives of Others"

"City of God" very good too.

Haven't seen the other but will check them out. Thanks!

Film Noir

If you are looking for good movies without gratuitous sex, violence, shoot-em-up and language you may enjoy the film noir category. Netflix Instant has a good selection.
Nothing like a good murder mystery!

We got rid of the tee-vee in 2007 and haven't missed it at all. I'll spend and hour per day looking at the DP, Lew Rockwell, Tom Woods and a few others to get the daily news.

"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
Ron Paul

In Time

Haven't seen any references to it - If you can look past the obvious Hollywood emotional porn, a great movie about totalitarian regimes, fiat money and revolution appears. Go watch In Time.

Even Greenland knows what's going on!

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Well

Our war should be with the Keynesians and evil planners. Every thing else is a symptom of the virus. Once the walls are brought down and we step on the life of these socialist bial, the appearance of our livelihood will resolve. And ohhhh how the day will be beautiful. Glorious days are ahead, strive forward in honor of a life worth living with a just truthful reckoning on the blade of our swords. For all will be exposed in this life, what has been done in darkness will be brought to the light.

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

Likewise

yet as regards religion. There is a lot of witchcrft and occult and occasions of sin to be avoided in films. This is why previously the legion of Decency was formed to protect viewers.

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"The world has never known more oppressive governments or bigger governments than those which profess the cult of liberty." - Donald Sanborn

Really?

I've never needed a "legion of decency" to protect my mind. My wife and I decided to cancel the cable and move our TV to the basement as we realized most of the programming was garbage to being with.

Your "legion of decency" stinks of prohibition era censorship. If you don't like whats on TV stop supporting their product with your viewership.

Things I notice

These are the things I always notice in Hollywood movies:

- If at the end of the movie the bad guys hear police sirens in the background, they just loose all fight or flight motivation and suddenly know "it's over". Is some conditioning going on here?

- Real evil maniacs are usually white. Whenever a character is jewish, that person always be exceptionally good. Like a lawyer who helps a poor black guy because both were discriminated against in their youth, or so.

- This one holds true for all countries: good war movies are produced by countries that lost the war, as it forces the producers to focus less on heroism and more on reality. German WW2 movies are good. USA Vietnam movies are good.

2 more suggestions

Redbox right now has the epic 6 hour miniseries World Without End based on the Ken Follet novel about the tyranny of the Church and the Nobility in 13th Century England. (Hey and Megan Follows is in it!...Remember Anne of Green Gables?)

Bab Boy Bubby is also a film I highly recommend. An Indie Australian movie about a 30-something son who escapes from the tyranny of his mother and experiences the world for the first time. I must warn you though that this movie is sick and twisted in so many ways, but it is also extremely funny if you have a dry sense of humor.

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Two at random

Hollywood-style:

"Identity" (2003) was interesting and well done.

Non-Hollywood-style:

"Man Bites Dog" (1992) was also interesting... and utterly sick.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103905/

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The prognosis is permanent.

I hate to tell you the condition will only deteriorate further and The prognosis is permanent.

'Cloud Atlas' ...

... has a pro-Liberty/anti-authoritarian vibe to it. Wachoski siblings made it, so no surprise that it has that element in common with 'Matrix' and 'V for Vendetta'.

How about 'Children of Men'? Seems to take a dim view of authoritarian/fascistic establishment.

I'd say 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' celebrate peoples who have a live and let live lifestyle, but who will rise to struggle against gathering authoritarian forces when necessary. (This really comes through in the books, contrasting the Shire in its better days with the authoritarian nightmare it becomes when Saruman takes it over for a while.)

In it's own cheesy way, 'Star Wars' is pretty pro-Republic, pro-local Liberty and anti-Empire in its outlook.

'Minority Report' takes a dim view of an abusive police state using pre-emptive crime prevention.

I like 'Dark City' -- breaking free of an authoritarian control/enslavement, etc.

Newer movies...I agree...harder to find ones that lean towards Liberty.

This movie..

really motivated me. Im sure you can find it somewhere on the net or just pay the $1.99 at youtube for it.

Boogieman: The Lee Atwater Story

http://youtu.be/9UwJYfTC9Hw

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

I don't watch movies to find background agendas

I watch them to be entertained.

A Perfect Murder
American History X
Avatar
Basic Instinct
Blow
Braveheart
Constantine
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fight Club
Footloose
Fracture
Ghostbusters
Grandma's Boy
Grumpy Old Men
Hannibal
Hannibal Rising
Heat
I Am Legend
I, Robot
Jumper
Kick-Ass
King Arthur
Legends of the Fall
Life of Pi
Life
Limitless
Lucky Number Slevin
Meet Joe Black
Mr. Brooks
Nineteen Eighty-Four
No Country for Old Men
Office Space
Panic Room
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Primal Fear
Prometheus
Scent of a Woman
Se7en
Silver Linings Playbook
Sixteen Candles
Stardust
Step Brothers
Stephen King's It
Stephen King's Misery
Stephen King's The Shining
Superbad
Temple Grandin
The Amazing Spiderman
The Breakfast Club
The Brothers Bloom
The Cable Guy
The Campaign
The Da Vinci Code
The Devil's Advocate
The Exorcist
The Fifth Element
The Game
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hobbit
The Illusionist
The Jackal
The Next Three Days
The Ninth Gate
The Others
The Pianist
The Prestige
The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs
The Sixth Sense
There's Something About Mary
This is 40
Uncle Buck
Under the Tuscan Sun
V for Vendetta
White Chicks
Wild Things

Some of my favorite movies - mysteries, comedies, action, drama, and romantics.

Avatar?

Sorry to zero in on one, but based on all I've read about it, it seems to be less about "liberty" and more about "humans and industry bad, sexy blue space people and goofy Gaia hypothesis pantheistic deity good"

I do need to watch it, maybe I'm oversimplifying. However, a friend's description: "The best terrible movie I've ever seen."

Watch it before you pan it.

You're embarrassing yourself. It's a great, entertaining movie, and the main theme is very pro-individual rights. The world of Pandora in Avatar turns out to be a sort of giant, interconnected organism. Our world is not. The radical environmentalists would like us to think of ours that way, but they're idiots. The environmental theme fails; the individual rights theme succeeds wonderfully. This film is a thing of beauty.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Should have mentioned

Cloud Atlas - one of my favorites.