21 Movies With Hidden Subtexts

Most of the time, it's pretty easy to tell what a movie is about. "Lincoln" is about Lincoln. "The Hangover" is about some dudes who get a hangover. "The Tree Of Life" is about ... you know, things. However, sometimes a movie you've seen a million times will convince you it's about something very simple, when in fact there was a hidden meaning all along that the director intentionally put there, but for some reason didn't want you to immediately find.

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Star Wars .. - CRACKEDc COM Luke's journey to manhood starts with him in the sunken, womb-like moisture farm. R2-D2 blows Luke's mind with an image of a beautiful woman. Obi-Wan Kenobi teaches him all about lightsabers- -electric glowing phalluses that extend on demand. It is his dad's lightsaber, which means

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Terminator 2 CRACKED.CO COM With the Berlin Wall down, T2 traded its predecessor's Cold War anxiety for a story about police brutality. If the image of an LA police officer repeatedly trying to kill a teenager doesn't seem politically motivated to you, James Cameron himself said he had the T-1000

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Tarzan Edgar Rice Burroughs was a believer in eugenics and the forced sterilization of people deemed genetically inferior or undesirable. With this understanding, it's hard to look at Tarzan, a white guy growing up in Africa who somehow becomes way awesomer than every African, and not see it as

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Robocop CRACKED.c COM Robocop is very much a Christ figure. He's put to death despite doing no wrong, and then is resurrected. When he dies, his arms are spread in a Christ-like pose, his hand is blown off with a shotgun (the modern equivalent of having your it nailed), and

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The Big Lebowski CRACKED COM Scissors show up a lot because all the male characters have been (metaphorically) castrated. Walter is beholden to his ex-wife. The Big Lebowski is powerless from the waist down. The leads helplessly squabble, trying to outdo each other's masculinity by urinating on each other's property,

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Labyrinth OINEAGE KI THE CRACKED COM David Bowie's bulge is hard to ignore, and it ties into larger themes related to the Electra complex. Newspaper clippings mention Sarah's mother and her on-off romance with a fellow actor, whom we get a closer look at on Sarah's mirror. He looks like

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La La Land CRACKEDCO The colors of the wardrobe forecast the emotional core of the scene. For instance, blue is creativity-m -more specifically, creative success. Yellow represents change. Red represents the crushing blow of reality; it's the color of a jacket during a poor audition, and it's a red stool

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Jurassic Park CRACKED COM Jurassic Park is all about overcoming the fear of parenthood. The fossil dig has what's esentially an ultrasound, which Sattler and Grant react to like expectant parents. They witness an actual birth, then maternally visit a sick dino. They even wade through poop, as all new

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Jaws CRACKED c COM The shark in Jaws is a symbolic penis. The story is all about recontextualizing masculinity in the wake of the Vietnam War. The movie's three male leads represent the splintered factions of men at that time. More to the point, it's all about male impotence-V -we know

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It Follows CRACKED cO When the monster appears the final time, it's in the form of a bearded guy. We see the same face in a photo- was the main character's dad. The film is about the fear of becoming an adult. The first shot is a girl running from her

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Iron Man CRACKEDc COM Iron Man represents the Objectivist hero, fighting for property rights. In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Francisco d'Anconia is a brilliant businessman who maintains an image as a worthless playboy. Another character, Hank, invented a valuable metal, and the government tries to forcibly take it. Tony is

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Inception Inception is a metaphor for making movies. Eames is an actor, Ariadne the screenwriter, Saito a studio executive, Arthur a producer, Yusuf a special effects guy, and Cobb the director (he even looks like Christopher Nolan). They scout locations, and their strategies are based on film tricks. Their

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Halloween CRACKED COM Michael Myers might be a metaphor for a walking killer erection. His first kill comes when his sister fools around with her boyfriend. Years later, he pops up again when two teens have sex on Halloween. At the end of the movie, he tracks Laurie (Jamie Lee

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom CRACKEDcO The entire movie is a personal gauntlet of embarrassment and failure, and it seemingly all started with George Lucas' divorce. That's why Indy's love interest goes from a capable partner to a shrill liability. Most tellingly, what did the guy who felt

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Ghostbusters CRACKEDo COM Ghostbusters is all about using '80s materialism to get laid. Their first step is to get a car. They get the longest possible vehicle and add some type of cannon on the roof. Oh, and they also get big dick-shaped wands, which they hold at crotch

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DiE Hard CRACKED.CO COM Die Hard is about Reaganomics. Holly represents America, who's abandoned the country's working class by separating from John-who symbolizes the working class, spending most of the movie in a filthy undershirt complaining about how fancy everything has become. Holly is now controlled by big business, symbolized

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No Country For Old Men CRACKEDCO This story's all about retirement. Everyone is retired or on their way there- -retired Army colonel Wells, about-to-retire Sheriff Bell, and retired welder Llewelyn Moss, who tells his wife after he finds the money that she's now retired. Antagonist Anton Chigurh retires people. The

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Children of Men UT 8 CRACKED.CO From his introduction, Theo carries a flask. It first represents drunken indifference- -he doesn't want to be a part of anything, and he even only wants coffee So he can add booze to it. Later, that same object transforms to a symbol of compassion.

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There Will Be Blood CRACKEDO COM There Will Be Blood, ironically, is about the fact that there won't be blood for oil tycoon Daniel Plainview because his bloodline ends with him. Plainview can't have kids. That's why he has to adopt a son, H.W., when he wants to present himself

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Aliens CRACKEDG COM James Cameron says Aliens is a metaphor for the Vietnam War. Perhaps more surprisingly, unlike many stories that draw from Vietnam, Aliens falls squarely on the side of the invaders. A common complaint during the war was that the U.S. was fighting with one hand tied behind

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2001: A Space Odyssey CRACKED COM 2001 is full of space genitals. The movie's last act features a phallic spaceship. It fires out a capsule that travels through a tunnel and eventually transforms into a baby. One ship's crew are totally dressed like sperm. The space stations seem vaginal, and watching

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