The following is part two of a column we previously ran on movies that should be screened in U.S. embassies because their themes and morals best represent the American way of life. We felt Generation X and Generation Y were under-represented in part one. Here are the top ten movies that exhibit our generation’s perception of character, courage and the American dream.
A June 2 LA Times report says that Rep. Diane Watson (D-La La Land) wants to use your tax dollar to rescue America’s image abroad by stocking the libraries of our embassies abroad with movies about the United States and let the local population have access to them.
According to that report, Rep. Watson wants to ship only wholesome movies to our embassies, such as “Lassie Come Home,” “National Velvet” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
Never mind the fact that Watson isn’t explaining how those movies can improve America’s image in, say, China without being dubbed in Chinese. We at HUMAN EVENTS respectfully disagree with her selection of movies.
So, here’s the HUMAN EVENTS Top Ten list of movies we’d like to see US embassies screening. If foreign nations thought of us in terms of the characters portrayed in them, the world would be a better place. And we would like them to be dubbed in the language of the host country. If for no other reason than we’d like to find out who the State Department would hire to dub the voices of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.
1. The Pursuit of Happyness
2. Forrest Gump
3. Fried Green Tomatoes
4. Top Gun
5. Pay it Forward
7. Father of the Bride
9. Remember the Titans
10. Saving Private Ryan