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Can You Identify the Woke Movie?

Given that Ron DeSantis is flailing, and that even he seems to realize that "anti-woke" is a road to Loserville, we might not get to talk about wokeness much more. So, we're going to give a little pop quiz of sorts that we've had on the back burner for a few weeks.

Yesterday, we pointed out the incongruity of right-wingers celebrating the defeat of the U.S. Women's National Team in the World Cup, and claiming it was because the team is too "woke." Today, working with a prominent right-wing website that maintains a list of "woke" movies that are deemed liberal propaganda, as well as a list of "great" movies that celebrate conservative values, we've selected 15 pairs of movies with an obvious commonality. Here they are:

1. Inspired by Toys:
        Transformers: Dark of the Moon

2. Disney:
        Beauty and the Beast (2017 release)
        The Lion King (1992 release)

3. World War II:
        Das Boot

4. Post-WWII American Conflicts:
        Born on the Fourth of July

5. Starring Tom Hanks:
        The Da Vinci Code
        Forrest Gump

6. Black Protagonists:
        Django Unchained
        Black Panther

7. Westerns:
        High Noon
        Blazing Saddles

8. Directed by Mel Gibson:
        The Passion of the Christ

9. Urban Corruption:

10. Presidents:

11. Amoral Tycoons:
        The Wolf of Wall Street
        Citizen Kane

12. Sci-Fi:
        Star Trek Into Darkness
        Close Encounters of the Third Kind

13. Supernatural:
        Ghostbusters (1984 release)

14. Indiana Jones:
        Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
        Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

15. James Cameron Ocean Movies:
        The Abyss

For each pairing, one film appears on the "woke liberal films" list, and the other appears on the "great conservative films" list. All you have to do is guess which one is the "woke" one. We'll have the results on Friday, including the highest-scoring readers, along with explanations for why the movies are classified as they are. If you want to participate, click here. (Z)

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