Conservative Movies From 2014

Conservative Movies are Growing in Number and Quality

Patricia Heaton at the "Mom's Night Out" premiere. Valerie Macon/Getty Images

For years, the left has dominated both the entertainment industry and the media. In a country where barely one in five Americans consider themselves liberals, this stranglehold on both industries has helped give their ideas cover by either making these ideas "cool" (entertainment) or by refusing to be critical of them (media). While many movies and television shows aren't necessarily liberal, liberalism tends to run wild anyway. Pro-abortion themes run wild in television shows brought to you by the Shonda Rhimes empire and as odd, out-of-place quotes in movies like "Argo." Christians are regularly laughed at as they have become the last social group that can be bullied or laughed at without being publicly destroyed. Not surprisingly, the Hollywood bad guys are always some right-wing caricature. Oil Tycoon! Big Corporation/Pollution Enthusiasts! Bigoted Christian!

Every year, more and more conservative movies seem to be hitting theaters and television with surprising amounts of success. Many of these movies are religiously-based, which is not surprising given the strong connection between conservatism and religion. Prior to 2014, only four Christian movies had ever made more than $50M at the box office. In the first four months of 2014, three movies surpassed that mark. Not all of the below movies are hits, but just the fact that these movies are being made and brought into movie theaters and shown on television is a big step forward. And perhaps if we keep watching, they will keep getting made. Below are some of the movies that have caught my attention in 2014. Let me know if I missed any, or if you know of any upcoming features we can add.

Here is a list of some of the more recent movies conservatives can enjoy.

"God's Not Dead"

One of the surprise hits of 2014, "God's Not Dead" is about a college student who must confront a college professor who tells "students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade." The movie has made more than $60M in movie theaters. A sequel is also in the works.

"Heaven is For Real"

Based on the best-selling book about a young boy who believes he experienced heaven following a near-death experience, the box office success of "Heaven is for Real" was not totally surprising. The movie has made more than $80M in box office receipts.

"Mom's Night Out"

Leave it up to a non-raunchy, PG-rated female-driven comedy to get liberals all in knots over the idea of - now brace yourselves - stay-at-home moms! Liberal movie critics naturally hated the movie, but it wasn't made for them, and the lifestyle they disagree with. Created by the makers of "October Baby," this comedy co-stars pro-life activist Patricia Heaton and follows a group of moms who go out for a night of fun while the husbands stay home and watch the kids.


Released back in July of 2014, "America" is the follow-up to Dinesh D’Souza’s hit documentary "2016: Obama's America," which is currently the second highest-grossing political documentary of all time. The new documentary asks what the world would be like if it America did not exist and blasts the liberal perception of the USA.

"Gimme Shelter"

Based on a true story, "Gimme Shelter" follows the story of a troubled young girl with a horrible upbringing and few options. When she finds out she is pregnant, she finds herself without friends or family to offer her support. She originally opts for an abortion, but has a change of heart and fortunately, things start to go her way. The movie had a limited engagement and scored over $1M. (Movie review.)

Kermit Gosnell Movie

The big screen doesn't have all of the fun. In a handful of firsts, conservative activists successfully crowdfunded over $2M  to create a TV Movie/Drama about abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The movie will portray the "charismatic killer, corrupt politicians, [and] indifferent bureaucrats who ignored brave whistleblowers and victims whose mutilations and deaths were ignored because in the words of the Grand Jury they were 'poor and of color.'" (Release date is unknown). 

October Baby

A touching pro-life movie about a young girl who discovers that she was the survivor of an abortion and she seeks answers in a coming-of-age tale.