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What movies best embody some aspect of objectivism from 2010?

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asked Feb 27 '11 at 11:08

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edited Feb 27 '11 at 13:28

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It's unfortunate how few answers this question received, given how many views the question has received. Feel free to answer some more!!

(Oct 20 '12 at 13:30) John Hoffman ♦ John%20Hoffman's gravatar image

The Harry Potter series of movies arguably extol values Objectivism trumps.

(Oct 23 '12 at 14:52) JK Gregg ♦ JK%20Gregg's gravatar image

I can't think of any movies in 2010 that have an Objective theme, but I can certainly think of Romantic films in recent years that are thoroughly enjoyable. I actually researched these movies, in no particular order:

Heat (1995). Schindler's List (1993). Les Miserables (2012). The Incredibles (2004).

(Dec 18 '12 at 18:46) Collin1 Collin1's gravatar image

I don't know if any of you watch The Walking Dead, but it started in 2010 but has since become romanticized in season 3, in which our moral hero and leader of the group, Rick Grimes, shall soon battle his polar opposite, the Governor.

(Dec 19 '12 at 02:10) Collin1 Collin1's gravatar image

On a humorous note, I found this video that mentions Ayn Rand. It's another "Hitler Meme" but I thought this one was funnier than most... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciDfvdc08d8

(Dec 19 '12 at 02:20) Collin1 Collin1's gravatar image

Coraline is a 2009 film that is extremely Objectivist! As I watched the movie, I couldn't help but notice the anti-welfare state allegory coinciding with the dialogue that the villain uses. The antagonist wishes to grab the heroine's soul using compassion and kindness, and she even goes on to say that even the strongest spirit can be broken by love. Coraline must use her mind to not only escape but to also free the souls of the children already held captive by the...spider.

(Jan 02 '13 at 17:12) Collin1 Collin1's gravatar image
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True Grit

I dislike how we never see Mattie happy. That represents a puritan ethic that is counter to Objectivism.

But I loved watching Mattie show that intelligence and grit can get one through the most unlikely situations.

answered Feb 27 '11 at 23:21

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I think Tangled was a very impressive movie, philosophically, from 2010.

It's a fantastic presentation of an independent young woman's escape from a form of slavery. The whole movie is a celebration of purpose, and of awareness, with the brilliant use of light as a symbol of awareness and epiphany.

The entire film is gorgeously animated, and the voice characterizations are brilliant, particularly by Mandy Moore and Donna Murphy.

It's also terribly romantic, and the climactic moment hits like a ton of bricks. Great, great entertainment, and great art.

answered Jan 02 '13 at 20:32

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