As movie enthusiasts, we all know that Hollywood is notorious liberal. We conservatives rarely have our viewpoints represented. But amidst the sea of left-leaning films, there are hidden conservative gems that celebrate our cherished values. I’ve compiled a list of the 30 best conservative films of all time, showcasing themes like personal responsibility, perseverance, and patriotism. So grab your popcorn and let’s dive into these remarkable right-wing treasures that prove Hollywood can get it right . . . sometimes.
The Dark Knight (2008)
In this thrilling tale, Batman faces a formidable enemy, the Joker, while teaching us about sacrifice and the significance of personal responsibility. The film highlights the importance of making tough choices and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not easy.
Gran Torino (2008)
Clint Eastwood stars as a grumpy old Korean War veteran who rediscovers his purpose through protecting his neighborhood from a local gang. The film showcases themes of redemption, personal growth, and the value of standing up for your community.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Based on a true story, this inspiring film follows Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, as he struggles with homelessness while trying to provide for his young son. The film centers on themes of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of family.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks portrays the titular character, a man with a low IQ but a heart of gold. Through various historical events, Forrest, with his simple wisdom, reminds us that integrity matters more than intellect and that kindness can change the world.
Mel Gibson directs and stars in this historical drama about William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who leads his countrymen in a revolt against English oppression. The film is a powerful story of courage, love, and the fight for freedom, inspiring us to stand up for what we believe in.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
This British drama follows two athletes, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, who compete in the 1924 Olympics. The beautiful classic highlights the importance of keeping faith, dedication, and staying true to your beliefs, even when faced with adversity.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
This timeless classic, directed by Frank Capra, stars James Stewart as an idealistic young senator who takes on political corruption in Washington, D.C. The film emphasizes the power of standing up against corruption and the importance of integrity in politics.
Red Dawn (1984)
Set during an alternate history where America is invaded by foreign forces, this film follows a group of young Americans who band together to form a resistance. The movie champions patriotism, self-reliance, and the importance of defending one’s homeland.
Based on the Battle of Thermopylae, this visually stunning film tells the story of King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors who stand strong against a massive Persian army. The film demonstrates the importance of standing strong in the face of overwhelming odds and fighting for what you believe in.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
This gripping war epic, directed by Steven Spielberg, follows a group of soldiers tasked with finding and saving the last surviving brother of a family during World War II. The film is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made for freedom and the values we fight for.
The Patriot (2000)
Set during the American Revolution, this film stars the legendary Mel Gibson as a farmer who reluctantly joins the fight for liberty after his family is affected by British tyranny. The movie showcases the importance of fighting for freedom and standing up against oppression.
Dirty Harry (1971)
Clint Eastwood’s portrayal of a tough, no-nonsense cop named Harry Callahan demonstrates the importance of law and order in society. The film explores the challenges of fighting crime and the ethical dilemmas faced by those who enforce the law.
This timeless classic, based on Lew Wallace’s novel, follows the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason. Set during the time of Christ, the film centers on themes of faith, redemption, and forgiveness as Judah seeks to regain his honor and reunite with his family.
Russell Crowe stars as Maximus, a Roman general who becomes a gladiator after being betrayed by the corrupt emperor. This epic movie highlights the struggle for freedom, the importance of honor, and the power of an individual to challenge a tyrannical system.
Sylvester Stallone writes and stars in this underdog story about a small-time boxer who gets a shot at the world heavyweight title. The film showcases the value of hard work, determination, and never giving up, even when the odds are stacked against you.
The Great Escape (1963)
This war film, based on a true story, follows a group of Allied prisoners of war as they attempt a daring escape from a German POW camp. The movie champions perseverance, resourcefulness, and the fight for freedom in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Based on Stephen King’s novella, this powerful story follows Andy Dufresne, a man wrongly imprisoned for murder, as he befriends a fellow inmate and seeks justice. The film explores themes of hope, friendship, and redemption set within the confines of a prison.
The Godfather (1972)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this classic mob tale, based on Mario Puzo’s novel, follows the Corleone crime family as they navigate power struggles and betrayal. The film highlights the importance of loyalty, family bonds, and the consequences of choosing a life of crime.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Adapted from Harper Lee’s novel, this film tells the story of a small-town lawyer, Atticus Finch, who defends a black man accused of rape during the Great Depression. The movie explores themes of racial injustice, moral integrity, and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not easy or popular.
The Iron Lady (2011)
Starring Meryl Streep, this biographical drama chronicles the life of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister. The film demonstrates the power of perseverance, strong convictions, and the ability to break through societal barriers.
United 93 (2006)
A harrowing account of the heroism displayed on September 11, 2001, when passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 fought back against their hijackers. The film serves as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
Cinderella Man (2005)
Set during the Great Depression, this film tells the story of James J. Braddock, a washed-up boxer who makes an unlikely comeback to provide for his family. The movie emphasizes themes of resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit.
American Sniper (2014)
Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film is a tribute to the life of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. The movie explores the sacrifices made by our military heroes and emphasizes the importance of duty, honor, and loyalty.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Set during the Crusades, this film follows Balian of Ibelin, a blacksmith who becomes a knight and must defend Jerusalem from invading forces. The movie explores themes of faith, honor, and the struggle for what’s right in a time of war and conflict.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
This historical drama tells the story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up against King Henry VIII when the monarch sought to divorce his wife and establish himself as the head of the Church of England. The film emphasizes the importance of sticking to one’s principles, even in the face of powerful opposition.
The Giver (2014)
Based on Lois Lowry’s novel, this dystopian film takes us to a seemingly perfect society without war or suffering. However, as the protagonist learns about the true cost of this utopia, the film raises questions about the value of individualism, freedom, and the importance of memories.
Set in a future where people’s lives are determined by their genetics, this sci-fi film emphasizes the importance of individuality and the power of human determination over genetic predestination. The story follows an underdog protagonist who refuses to be defined by his genes, as he seeks to achieve his dreams.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
This war film, starring Mel Gibson, portrays the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers during the Vietnam War’s Battle of Ia Drang. The movie showcases the importance of honor, duty, and camaraderie among those who face the horrors of war together.
The Fountainhead (1949)
Based on Ayn Rand’s novel, this film follows the journey of architect Howard Roark as he champions individualism and the pursuit of personal excellence in the face of conformity and mediocrity. The movie raises questions about the role of creativity and the importance of staying true to one’s convictions.
October Sky (1999)
A true story about a young boy named Homer Hickam, who, inspired by the launch of Sputnik, dreams of building and launching his own rocket. Set in a coal-mining town, the film emphasizes the power of determination, the importance of education, and the transformative impact of pursuing one’s dreams.
Enjoy These Right Wing Classics!
So there you have it, friends. My list of the top 30 conservative films, showcasing the values we hold dear. From tales of courage and honor, to stories of redemption and perseverance, these movies are sure to inspire and entertain. Grab some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy these cinematic masterpieces!