A Tribute to Hollywood and over 80 Years of Support for the Tea Party Movement in America

(I wish I could claim this is “RedState’s Tribute…” but I don’t have that license.)

Each of these films have some connection, however tenuous you may think, to the rise of public awareness about the freedom and dignity of the common man, teamwork in overcoming obstacles and the evils of the men who would deny them. To some extent Hollywood made us all, so I want especially to thank Tim Robbins, Al Gore and many of the old Hollywood Left from the 30s and 40s who never knew who among their progeny would value their work in an entirely different way than they intended. (VB)

Consider this an open thread, as I’m sure I’ve omitted dozens of fine films, and I will add them, if you don’t get too crazy. (St George) These are ones I know personally (VB).

The Mark of Zorro, 1920, 1940, 1974, 1998

Les Miserables, 1925, 1935, 1998

The Scarlet Pimpernel, It happened One Night (per Dwarfmama) 1934

Tale of Two Cities, Captain Blood, 1935

Mr Deeds Goes to Town, 1936

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Life of Emil Zola, 1937

You Can’t Take It With You, Boys Town, The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938

Mr Smith Goes to Washington, The Four Feathers, Goodbye Mr Chips, Drums Along the Mohawk, The Women 1939

The Grapes of Wrath*, 1940

How Green Was My Valley, Meet John Doe, Sergeant York, Sullivan’s Travels 1941

Mrs Miniver, Pride of the Yankee, Talk of the Town 1942

The Human Comedy, This Land is Mine, Edge of Darkness 1943

Going My Way, Since You Went Away 1944

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1945

It’s a Wonderful Life, Henry V, 1946 (also 1989)

I Remember Mama, 1948

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949

Harvey, Born Yesterday, 1950

Quo Vadis?, (per rightwingmom52) (1951

The Quiet Man, High Noon, (per Doc Holliday and Moses Sands, op. posth.), Singing in the Rain, (per Dwarfmama) 1952

Seven Samurai, (Japan), On the Waterfront,1954

Marty, 1955

The Big Country, The Defiant Ones, 1958

The Dairy of Anne Frank, Rio Bravo, (per Doc Holliday), Imitation of Life (per rightwingmom52)1959

Spartacus, The Alamo, The Magnificent Seven, Never on a Sunday (Greece) 1960

Judgment at Nuremberg, 1961

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962

The Great Escape, How the West Was Won, 1963

Zorba the Greek, Zulu, 1964

The Sound of Music, A Thousand Clowns, 1965

Born Free, A Man for All Seasons, 1966

Paint Your Wagon (per tngal) 1969

Patton, 1970

Dirty Harry, 1971

1776 (per dwarfmama) 1972

Death Wish, 1974

The Wind and the Lion, (1975)

Outlaw Josey Wales, Rocky, 1976

Star Wars, 1977

The Deer Hunter, Superman, the Movie 1978

Star Trek (from tngal) (1979-2009, all of them)

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981

Gandhi, 1982

The Right Stuff, 1983

The Killing Fields, The Jewel in the Crown, (TV),1984

Crocodile Dundee, The Mission, Platoon*, (per rightwingmom52) 1986

The Untouchables, Empire of the Sun, 1987

Cinema Paradiso (Italy), Mississippi Burning*, Dangerous Liaisons, 1988

Lonesome Dove (by acclamation and Doc Holliday), Glory (per Doc Holliday) 1989

One Against the Wind (per Dwarfmama), 1991

Last of the Mohicans, Unforgiven, 1992

Schindler’s List, Tombstone, 1993

Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption*, The Professional, 1994

Apollo 13, Braveheart, Dead Man Walking, Rob Roy, (per Redneck Hippie and acclamation) 1995

Independence Day, Sling Blade, A Bugs Life (per CincoSolasdelBronx) 1996

The Full Monty, 1997

Ther Patriot, (per Black River Wolf), Gladiator, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000

Black Hawk Down, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, 2001

City of God (Brazil), Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, We Were Soldiers, (per rightwingmom52) 2002

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Seabiscuit, Open Range (per Janis and Doc Holliday) 2003

The Incredibles, The Passion of the Christ, 2004

Cinderella Man, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 2005

300, (per Black River Wolf) An Inconvenient Truth*, Broken Trail, (per Janis and Doc Holliday), United 93 (per rightwingmom52 and acclamation) 2006

No Country For Old Men, 3:10 to Yuma (per Doc Holliday) 2007

The Dark Knight, Grand Torino, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hurt Locker (per rightwingmom52) 2008

* Denotes a vote against.

Television: The Beverly Hillbillies, The Simpsons, Hank Hill, Father Knows Best, Seinfeld, Carol Burnett Show, Red Skelton Show, The Andy Griffith Show, Leave it to Beaver, (from Lady Penguin) Fury, My Friend Flicka, Sky King, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, High Chaparral, Wagon Train, Bonanza, (from Richard Mullins) Maverick,Have Gun Will Travel, Gene Autry and Roy Rodgers…films and TV, Hopalong Cassidy,  (from Black River Wolf) John Adams -HBO, (from tngal) Star Trek, (from techsan) 24 (at least the first few episodes),  Broken Arrow (from RedNeck Hippie) Wagon Train (from Achance and Redneck Hippie)….(make this grow)