Left-Wing Propaganda In TV & Cinema (Part II)by fedor8 | created - 23 Jan 2011 | updated - 06 Jun 2017 | Public
Since WW2, the success of capitalism has had Western Marxists fuming and foaming at the mouth, desperate to discredit it. Yet how does one fight against something that works - especially when one's own (alternative) ideology has been proven time and time again to be an utter failure? Marxists tried taking concrete physical action by taking their misguided cause to the streets in the late 60s, but it didn't work; aside from a few Soviet-influenced leftist college professors and a bunch of bored/gullible students, the masses pretty much did NOT want a Red Revolution - in the slightest.
There has been an ongoing, persistent and dirty propaganda campaign by all left-wing elements to discredit capitalism (hence democracy and freedom) in every way imaginable. Nit-picking through its flaws (because capitalism isn't perfect) - plus making up blatant lies about it: these are the basic methods used.
Marxists realized that the only way to fight something that works in practice is to smear it in theory - or fantasy, in this case: on the big and small screen. Film and television offer the best platforms for disseminating nonsense and fallacies: you simply make a claim, without having to prove it. A perfect vehicle for anyone whose sole aim is to mislead. Western Marxists will NEVER be appeased until they help bring about the fall of Capitalism and democracy. They are on a mission. It's up to us viewers whether or not this decadent propagandist machine, fueled by sociopaths, quasi-intellectuals and other misanthropes, will eventually bring about this long-awaited negative change and instability - two things Marxists long for with all their hearts. Economic downfall comes right after moral disintegration and all-encompassing dumbing-down, two more elements Marxists work at ceaselessly. The goal? Destroy the Capitalist/democratic West from within, and then take over once there is economic chaos i.e. when there is a fertile ground for political extremism.
And then? Establish a hardcore dictatorship in which a selected elite of psychopaths will walk all over millions in order to expand their own wealth - under the guise of "creating a new man". Btw, this laughable notion of creating "a new man", i.e. this hopeless undertaking of making gigantic artificial evolutionary leaps, is pretty much what the Nazis had envisioned as well. Just one of many parallels between National-Socialism and Marxism, i.e. one of many similarities between the two extremes which Western left-wing propaganda prefers to keep quiet about - with good reason.
Just to avoid any misunderstandings, the list includes blatant propaganda films disguised as "objective" documentaries i.e. fiction pieces, but it also includes "harmless" entertainment flicks that hadn't been made with the sole and expressed purpose of promoting Leftist ideology, but into which the filmmakers threw in more hidden i.e. less obvious messages and occasional jabs at the Right (and I don't mean the extreme Right).
What the vast majority of Western left-wing propaganda film-makers fail to realize is that even when they have some valid points to make (which is admittedly rare), they make it very difficult for any intelligent or sane viewer to take them seriously because they overload their films with excessive bias and utter nonsense. They use anti-logic, fact-twisting, misquoting, half-truths, manipulative editing, music as over-dramatization, and other simple propaganda tools that make their films the useless sources of information they are.
It's called overkill, and when you exaggerate too much you end up achieving very little. Too greedy. Most of the "documentaries" listed here are so heavily biased that they fail on almost every level (except in exposing the film-maker's ignorance and dishonest intentions), even when their criticism is valid (which, again, is rarely the case).
I welcome all suggestions and criticism. If you are a liberal and feel you must label me a "Fascist" just because I don't share your views, it's your choice. But keep in mind that I have omitted all movies whose primary focus is sending a clear anti-Nazi message, such as "Blood In The Face", even when they were made by Marxist directors. If you can convince me that a movie or TV series is here by mistake, I will remove it.
Any movies you find missing here you will quite likely find on my other propaganda list.
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1. Bob Roberts (1992)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.
Votes: 12,746 | Gross: $4.48M
5. Katherine (1975 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 97 min | Drama
A harrowing look at the 1960s and early 1970s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a ... See full summary »
10. Business as Usual (1988)
PG | 89 min | Drama
After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »
11. North Country (2005)
R | 126 min | Drama
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Votes: 37,837 | Gross: $18.32M
14. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
15. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
Votes: 102,869 | Gross: $24.34M
16. Burn! (1969)
GP | 112 min | Action, Drama
The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »
17. Steelyard Blues (1973)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. Their mode of transportation is a PBY flying boat. The only problem is that the PBY needs a lot of work and they ... See full summary »
18. No Nukes (1980)
PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music
A live concert film documenting the September 1979 "No Nukes" concert at Madison Square Garden. Includes performances by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers and Bruce Springsteen.
19. Dreamscape (1984)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
Votes: 12,929 | Gross: $11.48M
20. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 122,333 | Gross: $108.77M
21. The Gingerbread Man (1998)
R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A lawyer uses his power to help his lover put her father behind bars, but when he escapes, they are all in danger.
Votes: 10,167 | Gross: $1.53M
22. Michael Clayton (2007)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.
Votes: 150,504 | Gross: $49.03M
24. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.
Votes: 5,175 | Gross: $1.10M
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
The life and times of Howard Zinn: the historian, activist, and author of several classics including "A Peoples History of the United States". Archival footage, and commentary by friend, colleagues and Zinn himself.
Votes: 760 | Gross: $0.12M
27. This Divided State (2005)
88 min | Documentary
The film follows Micheal Moore's controversial decision to speak at the Utah Valley State College, where a heated debate between protestors and supporters argue Moore's First Amendment freedom of speech rights.
Votes: 746 | Gross: $0.00M
29. Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
R | 114 min | Drama, War
During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.
30. Tigerland (2000)
R | 101 min | Drama, War
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Votes: 36,687 | Gross: $0.14M
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,189 | Gross: $0.45M
32. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
Votes: 34,762 | Gross: $0.00M
33. American Dream (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary
Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »
Votes: 689 | Gross: $0.27M
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War
The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »
35. Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream (2007 Video)
Gregory Greene address the coming energy crisis caused by peak oil. He outlines potential solutions with interviews with individuals from across the continent who were brave enough to challenge their communities toward change.
36. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.
Votes: 6,739 | Gross: $0.05M
37. Liberty Bound (2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Liberty Bound takes an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek look at America's on-going struggle to keep a comfortable balance between democracy, capitalism and fascism. This is a film about ... See full summary »
Drama, War | Announced
On one day in October 1967, two events, the loss of 61 American soldiers in a Viet Cong ambush and a student protest against Dow Chemical, galvanize opposition to the Vietnam war on college campuses.
39. Bloody Sunday (2002)
R | 107 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
Votes: 22,380 | Gross: $0.77M
40. A Time Comes (2009 Video)
19 min | Documentary, Short, News
Six Greenpeace volunteers in 2008 were tried and acquitted for shutting down Kingsnorth power station in the UK. This was in protest at the government's plans to build a new generation of ... See full summary »
41. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Votes: 54,233 | Gross: $21.71M
45. Touch of Evil (1958)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir