10 Pro-Freedom Movies to Remind You That We Can’t Let Communism Take Control
FOR GREATER GLORY
FOR GREATER GLORY is a memorable movie about the resistance against the socialist president of Mexico in the 1920s who tried to shut down all the Christian churches forcibly, including shooting innocent people. Despite too many subplots, FOR GREATER GLORY is a very important, captivating movie extolling religious liberty, but caution is advised for some violence.
BITTER HARVEST is a must-see, dramatic, powerful story about the horrible devastation of Ukraine by the Soviet communist atheists in 1932-33, known as Holodomor and officially condemned by the United Nations and confessed by the Russian government. The movie tells this story through the eyes of a young man from a farming village and his fiancée, with a strong Christian worldview, from an Eastern Orthodox perspective.
*THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
John Frankenheimer’s Cold War thriller about a Korean War prisoner of war who is brainwashed into becoming a coldly efficient assassin by his Communist captors. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is one of the best insights into the nefarious nature of evil and an incisive commentary on Communist conspiracies. For years, the movie was banned following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
MAO’S LAST DANCER
MAO’S LAST DANCER is a marvelous new movie about a Chinese ballet dancer who finds freedom, success and love in the United States after coming to Houston Texas as part of a cultural exchange program. Based on the dancer’s autobiography, MAO’S LAST DANCER is a powerful, dramatic, inspiring, beautiful story for older viewers.
THE GIVER is a science fiction movie about a young man who defies a tyrannical society that forces people to get rid of their painful and happy memories. THE GIVER is an absorbing, inspiring fable with no crude content and a pro-life message, with a strong Christian, moral worldview attacking authoritarian humanist governments, mixed slightly with some light Romantic, pagan elements.
ELENI is the greatest movie about a mother’s love in the face of adversity. It is the true story of a mother who was murdered by the communists during the Greek Civil War. Eleni proclaims, “Christ is risen” on Easter, prays to God and concludes before her execution with the touching statement that “It is such a joy to be a mother that I thank God for letting me know it.”
THE LOST CITY
THE LOST CITY follows the heartbreaking tale of one family, three brothers and a beautiful woman against the backdrop of the overthrow of Cuban dictator Batista in 1958 and 1959, and the establishment of Fidel Castro's brutal, oppressive Communist dictatorship. THE LOST CITY is a magnificent historical drama that tells the truth about Castro's ruthless, Communist regime and that powerfully celebrates family, liberty, democracy, Christian faith, national heritage, and other positive virtues.
CHERNOBYL is a powerful, edge of your seat, dramatic exposé of the worst man-made disaster when the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union exploded in 1986, spewing radioactive material across the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Western Europe. The series is a search for truth in the midst of a communist bureaucracy’s lies and cover-ups.
REPENTANCE (2014) is a supernatural thriller about a successful author and therapist who must deal with a dark secret when he meets a disturbed man who’s still grieving the untimely death of his mother. REPENTANCE is fairly entertaining, with an excellent performance by Forest Whitaker, but the ending is disappointing. Also, the movie has a very strong, abhorrent and pagan, occult worldview with excessive foul language and disturbing, graphic violence.