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Thursday, August 10, 2006

10 Movies with Terrorist Heroes

It's easy to find movies with terrorist villains. But what about terrorist heroes?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines terrorism as:

"a policy intended to strike with terror those against whom it is adopted; the employment of methods of intimidation; the fact of terrorising or condition of being terrorised."

That certainly covers a lot of ground.

Fortunately, the official U.S Code of Federal Regulations is more specific. It tells us that terrorism is:

"the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives"

Here are:

10 Movies With Terrorist Heroes
  1. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  2. Braveheart (1995)
  3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  4. Paradise Now (2005)
  5. The Patriot (2000)
  6. Red Dawn (1984)
  7. Spartacus (1960)
  8. Star Wars IV - VI (1977 - 1983)
  9. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  10. V For Vendetta (2005)


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I have "V" for Vendetta on my netflix... Is it good?

- By Blogger djn, at Fri Aug 11, 04:28:00 AM GMT+1  

I haven't seen it yet. But everyone I know says it's right up my alley.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Fri Aug 11, 06:22:00 AM GMT+1  

If you decide to expand your list, you might add Fistful of Dynamite by Sergio Leone on the Mexican Revolution (it was released under the title-- Duck, You Sucker-- as well). It stars Rod Steiger and James Coburn--not a bad cast at all. Coburn plays an IRA explosives expert and Steiger is sort of a Pancho Villa character. Leone is most famous for his Eastwood "spaghetti westerns" but he was very politically astute.

- By Blogger dingo, at Tue Aug 15, 05:29:00 AM GMT+1  

I passed out a chance to see "Duck, You Sucker" last year. Stupid, stupid me.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Thu Aug 17, 01:11:00 AM GMT+1  

Passed UP a chance.

I didn't pass OUT. I passed UP. Want to make that perfectly clear.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Thu Aug 17, 03:50:00 AM GMT+1  

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