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.

COMMENTS: The comments section changes introduced several years ago have basically ruined what used to be a fun interaction between list-maker and reader, hence I will be disabling comments on nearly all of my lists. So if you want to let me know what you think, PM me.

Oh no, wait. They've disabled PMs. So I guess there is no way you can share your views of my lists and reviews with me.

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1. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,746 | Gross: $4.48M

2. Spartan (2004)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada

Votes: 28,516 | Gross: $4.43M

3. Lady in a Cage (1964)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley, Rafael Campos

Votes: 2,531 | Gross: $1.85M

4. State and Main (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Michael Higgins

Votes: 19,754 | Gross: $6.92M

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 »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Art Carney, Sissy Spacek, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner

Votes: 286

6. Sari's Mother (2006)

21 min | Documentary, Short

An Iraqi mother seeks health care for her 10-year-old son, who is dying of AIDS, against a background of war and occupation.

Director: James Longley

Votes: 101

7. Gaza Strip (2002)

74 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Focuses on 13-year-old Mohammed Hejazi, a second-grade dropout the filmmaker encountered at the Karni crossing in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian children often gather to throw stones.

Director: James Longley | Star: Mohammed Hejazi

Votes: 287

8. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 56,329 | Gross: $20.77M

9. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Western

A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn, Janis Paige

Votes: 1,299

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 »

Director: Lezli-An Barrett | Stars: Buki Armstrong, Simon Barratt, Eamon Boland, Eithne Browne

Votes: 65

11. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

Votes: 37,837 | Gross: $18.32M

12. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 11,485

13. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

Votes: 1,815

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.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti

Votes: 49,883

15. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 102,869 | Gross: $24.34M

16. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

72 Metascore

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 »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 4,211

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 »

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Mel Stewart, Donald Sutherland, Howard Hesseman, Morgan Upton

Votes: 748

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.

Directors: Danny Goldberg, Anthony Potenza, Julian Schlossberg | Stars: Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Jane Fonda, John Hall

Votes: 131

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.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 12,929 | Gross: $11.48M

20. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 122,333 | Gross: $108.77M

21. The Gingerbread Man (1998)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

A lawyer uses his power to help his lover put her father behind bars, but when he escapes, they are all in danger.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Daryl Hannah

Votes: 10,167 | Gross: $1.53M

22. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 150,504 | Gross: $49.03M

23. Stupidity (2003)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, History

An exploration into the nature of stupidity in Western society and its history of our perception of it.

Director: Albert Nerenberg | Stars: George W. Bush, Noam Chomsky, John Cleese, Coolio

Votes: 730

24. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

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.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 5,175 | Gross: $1.10M

25. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

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.

Directors: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller | Stars: Matt Damon, Daniel Berrigan, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker

Votes: 760 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas | Stars: Vincent Bugliosi, Jeff Cohen, Dennis Kucinich, Charles Lewis

Votes: 1,090 | Gross: $0.02M

27. This Divided State (2005)

88 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Kay Anderson, Jim Bassi, Sean Vreeland, Michael Nigro

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.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith, Marc Singer

Votes: 2,302

30. Tigerland (2000)

R | 101 min | Drama, War

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

Votes: 36,687 | Gross: $0.14M

31. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

"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 »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,189 | Gross: $0.45M

32. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett

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 »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers

Votes: 689 | Gross: $0.27M

34. The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)

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 »

Director: Gregory Greene | Stars: Barrie Zwicker, James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe, Michael Klare

Votes: 978

35. Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream (2007 Video)

Documentary

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.

Director: Gregory Greene | Stars: Ed Schreyer, Matthew Simmons, Richard Heinberg, Michael Ruppert

Votes: 75

36. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

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 »

Director: Christine Rose | Stars: Michael Parenti, Christine Rose, Michael Ruppert, Howard Zinn

Votes: 131

38. They Marched Into Sunlight

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

90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

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 »

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Kevin Drake, Zac Goldsmith, Natalie Graham

Votes: 12

41. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

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.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 54,233 | Gross: $21.71M

42. The Lucifer Complex (1978)

Not Rated | 91 min | Sci-Fi

An intelligence agent discovers a Nazi plot to revive the Third Reich by using clones.

Directors: Kenneth Hartford, David L. Hewitt | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Merrie Lynn Ross, Keenan Wynn, Aldo Ray

Votes: 282

43. Eden Is West (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A drama centered around the illegal immigrants living in the EU.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Léa Wiazemsky, Tess Spentzos

Votes: 2,275

44. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 6,748 | Gross: $9.24M

45. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir