The Top 10 Conservative Movies of the Last Decade
I would add Kingdom of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons to the list. Not even an honorable mention for such a wonderful film that showed how respectful Muslim leader and warrior Saladin was to the Christian faith as well as his enemies and what Christianity is really about. And let's not forget about The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger and Billy B0b Thorton's 2005 version of The Alamo.
You may also notice that these award-winning and nominated conservative films (i.e. love thy country) also were huge at the box-office. Not the bombs at the box office that continually lose money (and are still made while doing so all in the name of not profit, but simply to get their anti-America/military messages out there) that the liberal elitists love to produce.
Lions for Lambs, In the Valley of Elah, Home of the Brave, The Kingdom, Rendition or Redacted ring a bell?
Just look at the total domestic box office receipts of the above ($78.9 million) compared to the same number of conservative movies of the last 10 years (more than a few of them Oscar winners by the way-not that that means much, other than they actually got noticed without the liberal media fawning of them) The following are rated in the top 445 of the all-time domestic grosses.
The Dark Knight ($533 million)
The Passion of the Christ ($370 million)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy ($1.32 billion) *if you count it as one movie
Saving Private Ryan ($216 million)
300 ($210 million)
That's $2.65 billion folks. If you want to take just the highest grossing Rings film, that's still $1.70 billion. Compare that to the 78.9 million mentioned above. Interesting, huh?
But to give credit where it's due Eugene Novikov at the Cinematical website (although he tries his hardest to excuse the poor figures these liberal anti-war movies generate) he does make a good point about trying to sell the often depressing plots to the average American movie-goer.
"...how do you market a movie about the rape of an Iraqi girl by American soldiers? A movie that basically sets out to lecture, shame and outrage the audience? Maybe it could have fared a little bit better, but I don't think it was ever going to be any sort of hit. The vast majority of moviegoers simply don't go to the movies to see what Redacted had to offer, regardless of whether its message was liberal, conservative, communist or neutral."
Then again Eugene, maybe they're just really crappy movies.
UPDATE: So it seems James Cameron's heavily liberal Avatar is doing very, very well. In a movie where the scenery has changed, but the message has not (imperialism bad, capitalism bad, Global warming bad, U.S. Marines, very bad) it may soon reach the box-office numbers comparable to his own Titanic. So yay for Hollywood. Their one disguised anti-American movie
is a hit. So add that to the tally and your still off by about a billion. Nice try though.
Then again, don't think the majority of ticket buyers went to go see a "down with America" movie, they went to see a special effects-laden, blow 'em up action movie. Don't let the success of one be confused with success with the other.