MarkHumphrys.com

Irish. Atheist. Liberal-right. Anti-jihad. Pro-West. Pro-Israel.

Home      Blog      Contents      Contact


This site is banned in Iran
Search:

    

170,000 page views per month


Politics - Cinema and the war - List of movie "bad guys"


 

Movies since 9/11 in which the bad guys are not Islamists

Movies since 9/11 in which the bad guys are Islamists

Still waiting for ..


The bad guys are never Islamists: List of movie "bad guys" since 9/11

Since 9/11, and the declaration by Islamic terrorists of a war on the world, Hollywood is desperate never to show us a single film in which the bad guys are Islamic terrorists.


Warning: This page contains spoilers.



Terrorists attack a western city with a nuclear weapon, in The Sum Of All Fears (2002).
Terrorists? What sort of terrorists?
Why, some kind of European "neo-Nazis" of course! But of course.
Search for clips.




Movies since 9/11 in which the bad guys are not Islamists

Warning: This contains spoilers.



  1. The Sum Of All Fears (2002) - The bad guys are ... European neo-Nazis! [1]
  2. Collateral Damage (2002) - The bad guys are ... Colombian drug lords!
  3. The Bourne Identity (2002) - The bad guys are ... the CIA! [2]

  4. S.W.A.T. (2003) - The bad guys are ... S.W.A.T. officers gone bad!
  5. Terminator 3 (2003) - The bad guys are ... robots from the future!

  6. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) - The bad guys are ... Bush and his government!
  7. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) - The bad guy is ... the weather! And Bush and Cheney. And western civilization.
  8. The Power of Nightmares (2004) - The bad guys are ... the neo-conservatives!
  9. The Manchurian Candidate (2004) - The bad guys are ... a big corporation!
  10. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - The bad guys are ... the CIA again!
  11. District 13 (2004) - The people who want to set off a nuke in Paris are not Islamists but rather the French security forces.

  12. The Interpreter (2005) - The bad guys are ... people from the "Republic of Matobo"! [3]
  13. War of the Worlds (2005) - The bad guys are ... aliens!
  14. Stealth (2005) - The bad guy is ... the plane!
  15. Flightplan (2005) - The bad guys are ... the air marshal and a flight attendant!
  16. Red Eye (2005) - The bad guys are ... some unnamed American terrorists!
  17. King Kong (2005) - The threat to New York City is from ... a giant gorilla!
  18. Syriana (2005) - The bad guys are ... the US government and big oil companies!
  19. Why We Fight (2005) - The bad guys are ... the "military-industrial complex"!
  20. Homecoming (2005) - The bad guys are ... the US government and US military leaders!
  21. The War Within (2005) - The bad guys are ... the CIA!
  22. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) - The bad guys are ... anti-communists!
  23. Paradise Now (2005) - The bad guys are ... the Israelis!
  24. Loose Change (2005) - The bad guys are ... the US government! 9/11 never happened! It was all a conspiracy, man! New York City never even existed, dude!
  25. Sorry, Haters (2005) - The bad guys are ... the American government!
  26. XXX: State of the Union (2005) - The bad guy is ... the US Secretary of Defense!

  27. Valley of the Wolves Iraq (2006) - The bad guys are ... the Americans and the Jews!
  28. V for Vendetta (2006) - The bad guys are ... a British fascist government!
  29. The Road to Guantanamo (2006) - The bad guys are ... the Americans!
  30. The Sentinel (2006) - The bad guys are ... some random post-Soviet terrorists that don't make a pick of sense.
  31. Children of Men (2006) - The bad guys are ... a British fascist government again! Couldn't Islamists take over the government for once? Wouldn't that be something different?
  32. Death of a President (2006) - The bad guy is .. President Bush of course! And he gets shot!
  33. Casino Royale (James Bond movie, 2006) - The bad guys are ... some kind of international "terrorists". Not Islamists. You know, um, the other kind.
  34. Déjà Vu (2006) - The terrorist bomber is ... American. Of course.
  35. The Good Shepherd (2006) - The CIA are morally dubious - yet again. Couldn't Hollywood have made just one pro-CIA film after 9/11, before getting back to business as usual? Just one? If Hollywood has made a single pro-CIA film since 9/11, tell me about it here.
  36. A Few Days in September (2006) - The bad guys are ... the CIA! They knew 9/11 was coming, man!
  37. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006) - The bad guys are ... Blackwater, Halliburton, etc, etc.

  38. Shooter (2007) - The bad guys are .. corrupt American politicians, corrupt American law enforcement, corrupt American businessmen, etc.
  39. The Trial of Tony Blair (2007) - The bad guy is .. Tony Blair! And he goes on trial!
  40. The Mark of Cain (2007) - The bad guys are .. the British soldiers in Iraq! Like The Road to Guantanamo, this is the kind of film an enemy propaganda department would make. We had to wait 6 years after 2003 for the first film that was positive about the British troops in Iraq, and that was an American film.
  41. Die Hard 4.0 (2007) - The bad guys are .. "Internet terrorists"!
  42. Transformers (2007) - The bad guys are .. alien robots! (Though it is wonderfully pro-military.)
  43. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - The bad guys are ... the CIA again! [4]
  44. Lions for Lambs (2007) - The bad guys are .. sleazy US politicians and neo-cons!
  45. No End in Sight (2007) - The bad guys are .. the Bush administration!
  46. Rendition (2007) - The bad guys are .. the CIA and the Americans!
  47. In the Valley of Elah (2007) - The bad guys are .. the American soldiers in Iraq!
  48. Redacted (2007) - The bad guys are .. the American soldiers in Iraq!
  49. Meeting Resistance (2007) - The bad guys are .. the American soldiers in Iraq!
  50. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) - The bad guys are .. the American soldiers in Afghanistan!

  51. Cloverfield (2008) - The threat to New York is from .. a giant monster!
  52. Battle For Haditha (2008) - The bad guys are .. the American soldiers in Iraq!
  53. Standard Operating Procedure (2008) - The bad guys are .. the American soldiers in Iraq!
  54. Torture is US! (2008) - The bad guys are .. the Americans!
  55. War, Inc. (2008) - The bad guys are .. the stupid Americans in Iraq!
  56. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) - The bad guys are .. genocidal alien eco-nutcases!
  57. Max Payne (2008) - The bad guys are .. a sinister drug company! Linked to a secret US military project!
  58. Eagle Eye (2008) - The bad guy is .. a top secret super computer at the Pentagon!
  59. Quantum of Solace (James Bond movie, 2008) - The bad guys are .. some kind of international "terrorists" again! And the Americans are in league with the bad guys!

  60. The International (2009) - The bad guys are .. murderous bankers! Yes, bankers. Like in Monty Python's The Crimson Permanent Assurance.
  61. State of Play (2009) - The bad guys are .. corrupt American politicians and business interests.
  62. G.I. Joe (2009) - The bad guys are ... the "Cobra" organisation! Some scary group of international "terrorists" / arms dealers / corporate villains.
  63. 12 Rounds (2009) - The bad guy is ... a white, European, "international terrorist". Of course.
  64. Terminator Salvation (2009) - The bad guys are ... robots in the future!
  65. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - The bad guys are .. alien robots! (Though it is wonderfully pro-military.)
  66. True Stories: The Shock Doctrine (2009) - The bad guys are .. the Americans in Iraq! (And everywhere else.)
  67. District 13 Ultimatum (2009) - The bad guys are ... the French security forces again!
  68. Avatar (2009) - The bad guys are ... US corporations, the US military, science, civilization, etc. etc.
  69. Waiting For Armageddon (2009) - The really dangerous people in the Middle East are ... the Christians!

  70. Edge of Darkness (2010) - The bad guys are ... murderous nuclear industry types and their government allies!
  71. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) - The bad guys are ... the capitalists!
  72. Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010) - The bad guys are ... the CIA! They carry out terror attacks around the world! They did the Madrid bombings!
  73. Green Zone (2010) - The bad guys are .. the Bush administration for invading Iraq for WMD lies!
  74. The Crazies (see here) (2010) - The bad guys are .. the US military, who infect people with a biological weapon, and then lock down everyone, infected or not.
  75. The Ghost Writer (2010) - The bad guy is .. a British Prime Minister who cooperated with the Americans in abducting jihadis! The bastard!
  76. Fair Game (2010) - The bad guys are .. the Bush administration and its lies about Iraq!
  77. The A-Team (2010) - The bad guys are .. US military contractors!
  78. Route Irish (2010) - The bad guys are .. the allies in Iraq!
  79. The Losers (2010) - The bad guy threatening the world with a "sonic nuclear bomb" is ... a rogue U.S. military commander called "Max"!
  80. Never Let Me Go (2010) - The bad guys are .. the scientists! Because scientists want to kill living humans to get their organs. Right. Typical anti-science bullshit from liberal arts types who know nothing about science.
  81. Red (2010) - The bad guys are .. rogue elements of the CIA!
  82. Essential Killing (2010) - The bad guys are .. the Americans! A jihadi is the hero!

  83. Mooz-lum (2011) - The bad guys are .. those racist Americans!
  84. Source Code (2011) - The terrorist bombing commuter trains is .. an "anti-government" white guy! Like those Tea Party / Sarah Palin people!
  85. Unknown (2011) - The bad guys are .. a secret team of US government assassins! They carry out a terrorist bombing in Europe.
  86. Battle: Los Angeles (2011) - The bad guys are .. space aliens! In fairness, it is wonderfully pro-military.
  87. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - The bad guys should be the Soviet communists and western traitors, which would be brilliant, but it's John le Carré, so there are no bad guys, only shades of grey.
  88. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) - The bad guy is .. a rogue Russian nuclear expert who wants to start a nuclear war to "clease the earth"!
  89. The Darkest Hour (2011) - The bad guys are .. space aliens!

  90. Battleship (2012) - The bad guys are .. space aliens!
  91. The Cold Light of Day (2012) - The bad guys are .. corrupt CIA agents!
  92. The Bourne Legacy (2012) - The bad guys are ... the CIA again! [5]
  93. Skyfall (2012) - The terrorist bombing London is ... a rogue former MI6 agent!

  94. Iron Man 3 (2013) - The Islamic terrorist is ... imaginary, merely invented as cover for the real, American terrorist!
  95. White House Down (2013) - The terrorists attacking the White House are ... right-wing Americans who want to nuke Iran!

  96. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) - The terrorist bombing New York is ... an evil Russian mastermind! [6]

  97. The 28th Amendment (coming) - The bad guys are .. a secret cabal that runs the U.S. government!


Notes:



From here.




Movies since 9/11 in which the bad guys are Islamists



  1. Munich (2005) - The first movie since 9/11 in which the bad guys are Islamists at all (from the past).

  2. Flight 93 (TV movie, 2006) - The first movie since 9/11 in which the bad guys are the modern Islamists. It only took 5 years.
  3. United 93 (2006) - The first cinema-released movie since 9/11 in which the bad guys are the modern Islamists.

  4. The Kingdom (2007) - The first movie since 9/11 with a fictional story in which the bad guys are the modern Islamists.

    One of the few benefits of Obama's election in 2008 was that finally, after years of censorship and silence during the Bush era, finally Hollywood made some pro-war movies:

  5. The Hurt Locker (2009) - The first real movie about the Iraq War. The first film supporting the American troops in Iraq. The first film supporting the British troops in Iraq.
  6. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009) - The first movie since 9/11 to really show the reality of Islamism.

  7. Four Lions (2010). Humour and satire. But also the first movie since 9/11 showing a fictional modern Islamist attack on a western city.
  8. Unthinkable (2010). The first movie since 9/11 showing a fictional Islamist attack on the US. It only took 9 years. The first movie since 9/11 showing an Islamist nuclear attack. The first movie since 9/11 supporting the homeland fight against Islamism.

  9. Cleanskin (2012). The first serious movie since 9/11 to have Islamic terrorists attack the UK. It only took 11 years.
  10. Act of Valor (2012).
  11. Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden (TV movie, 2012).
  12. Zero Dark Thirty (2012).


Notes:



Still waiting for ..




Terrorists bomb civilians on a public bus in a western city, in The Interpreter (2005).
Terrorists? What sort of terrorists?
Why, ones from the fictional central African country of "Matobo" of course! But of course.
Search for clips.



Terrorists bomb bus in Russia in real life, Oct 2013, killing 6 and injuring many.
Oddly, they weren't Africans from Matobo.
They were Islamic terrorists.




"The book is awesome. Maybe someday someone will make it into a film."
Cracking comment on the useless movie of The Sum Of All Fears.



Return to Cinema and the war.



Feedback form

 
Enter a URL for me to look at:
Enter this password:

See explanation. You cannot enter comments or send email. All you can do is enter a web address (a URL) for me to look at. You can put your comments at that address.

Politics      Religion      Politics feeds      Religion feeds      Maps

Bookmark and Share           Since 1995.