Movies

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Movies that aren't meant to be libertarian, but still can be interpreted as illustrating presenting ideals and attitudes in a way that is sympathetic to libertarianism.

  • Rabit-proof fence: This true story from Australia in the 1930s depicts the plight of three "half-caste" girls kidnapped by the Australian government. "Half-caste" persons have both English and Aboriginal ancestory, and the Australian government decided that they needed to be separated from their Aboriginal heritage and integrated into the English society. The "vilians" in this movie are well-intentioned but misguided government officials who want to "help these people in spite of themselves". Some may think that the evil here is racism and lack of respect for other cultures, but a libertarian could argue that it is the paternalistic policies that ignore individual desires in favor of social engineering, regardless of what ideals are being pursued.
  • The Castle: Australian comedy about a family's struggle with eminent domain.
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • Antz
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Being There