American History X (1998, Edward Norton, Edward Furlong) - After serving time in prison, a reformed neo-Nazi attempts to convince his brother out of the white supremacist mindset. A 19 year old movie that's still relevant and one of the best that handles the topic.






Comments:

13 Aug 2017 20:25 - +232
I don't think I 'll ever be able to forget the bite the curb scene
13 Aug 2017 20:48 - +149
Edward Norton deserved the Oscar for this.
13 Aug 2017 20:43 - +144
"Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it."
13 Aug 2017 20:38 - +109
I have always thought this film made people too uncomfortable to allow it the accolades it deserved. Perfect.
13 Aug 2017 20:44 - +37
FYI, in the original ending, the final scene is Ed Norton shaving his head.
13 Aug 2017 21:04 - +30
One of the most interesting alternate endings ever. Has him shaving his head and about to take the path towards seeking vengeance for his brother, and rejoining the white supremacist gang he used to be a part of. Up there with Rocky originally dying in a street fight at the end of Rocky V.
13 Aug 2017 21:10 - +28
I think my favorite part of the movie was one of the last flashbacks to Ed Norton and his father, where he realizes the seeds of hatred were planted there, and if he's to break the cycle that's where it needs to start.
13 Aug 2017 20:26 - +21
First watched this as a teenager. The curb scene still haunts me to this day.
13 Aug 2017 20:57 - +8
Somehow, back in my college days, this movie came and went at the theater and I had never heard. Me and a buddy were at the rental place, saw American History X just as it was released to rentals, and thought, "Sure, why not." Invited some buddies over and we were all blown away. Not just the movie it self, but how had we not heard of this when it was released in theaters? We were probably the main demographic for this movie. Was this movie similar to Shawshank in it that did poorly in theaters and then blew up in rentals? Fight Club was kind of like that - poor marketing and/or up against other blockbusters in the theater only to reach an audience in VHS/DVD.
13 Aug 2017 21:21 - +6
The most important scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgIMuTELzXI >Has anything you've done made your life better?
13 Aug 2017 21:18 - +6
the curb scene is still too much for me
13 Aug 2017 20:59 - +5
I always thought [Higher Learning](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4KVCVX1MrQ) (warning: trailer spoils movie) was a better take on how hate infests groups, but it isn't as well made. Perhaps the more rounded perspective gives it a less pointed message than AHX.
13 Aug 2017 21:19 - +4
I really dug this movie but I still can't see how Beverly D'Angelo's character thought bringing Elliot Gould home for dinner was a good idea. Her son was an unabashed Nazi with a swastika tattooed on his chest. Did she think they would agree to disagree and eat some roasted chicken together?
13 Aug 2017 21:14 - +3
I heard the person this movie was based on went back to be a racist, altho non affiliated.
13 Aug 2017 21:16 - +3
This is one of my favorite movies. It's shocking and it really makes you think.
13 Aug 2017 21:21 - +2
Awful trailer for a 10/10 movie.
13 Aug 2017 21:28 - +1
This movie made me realize that being racist is justified, but petty acts of revenge will only serve to land you in prison.
13 Aug 2017 21:26 - +1
I like how reddit is super anti-nazi right now. But if you look at the pictures of the rally, there's like 20 fucking losers carrying tiki torches.
13 Aug 2017 21:29 - +1
This movie is SO powerful. The Neo-nazi finding friendship in prison really is amazing.
13 Aug 2017 21:27 - +1
"Alright, listen up. We need to open our eyes. There are over 2 million illegal immigrants bedding down in this state tonight! This state spent $3 billion last year, on services for those people who have no right to be here in the first place!$3 billion! $400 million just to lock up a bunch of illegal immigrant criminals, who only got into this country because the fuckin' INS decided, "It's not worth the effort to screen for convicted felons!" Who gives a shit? Our government doesn't give a shit! Our border policy's a joke! So, is anybody surprised that south of the border, they're laughing at us? Laughing at our laws? Every night, thousands of these parasites stream across the border like some fucking piñata exploded. Don't laugh! There's nothin' funny goin' on here! This is about your life and mine; it's about decent, hard working Americans falling through the cracks and getting the shaft because their government cares more about the constitutional rights of a bunch of people who aren't even citizens of this country! On the Statue of Liberty it says "give me your tired your hungry, your poor..." well it's Americans who are tired and hungry and poor, and I say until you take care of that, close the fucking book! 'Cause we're losing, we're losing our right to pursue our destiny, we're losing our freedom, so that a bunch of fucking foreigners can come in here and exploit our country! And this isn't something that's going on far away, this isn't something that's happening places we cant do anything about it, it's happening right here, right in our neighborhood, right in that building behind you. Archie Miller ran that grocery store since we were kids here. Dave worked there, Mike worked there... He went under and now some fuckin' Korean owns it who fired these guys and is making a killing cause he hired 40 fuckin' border jumpers..I see this shit going on and I don't see anyone doing anything about it...and it fuckin' pisses me off!! So look around you,this isn't our fuckin' neighborhood this is a battlefield we are on a battlefield tonight..make a decision: are we gonna stand by the sidelines quietly standing while our country gets raped? "
13 Aug 2017 21:28 - +1
I'm not entirely sure what it is but 90s movies trailers, especially for dramas, make me fucking CRINGE.
13 Aug 2017 21:21 - +1
I've had this movie on my desk for two years but have never watched it, maybe I'll do that today.
13 Aug 2017 21:26 - +1
Make sure you have tissues for the end! I cry every time.
13 Aug 2017 21:21 - +0
Huh, no comments saying "I actually agree with what Norton's character is saying here" like there usually is when this is posted on reddit
13 Aug 2017 21:01 - +-1
Yeah, I've been thinking about this movie recently for some reason.
13 Aug 2017 21:16 - +-4
If you had to choose, Curb stomp or raped by a prison gang?
13 Aug 2017 21:21 - +-5
Im very proud to be white but im not a big fan of neo nazi meth heads. They really are out of touch. Hitler wouldnt even support these guys. Their tactics suck
13 Aug 2017 20:38 - +-5
fuck, this movie is getting old
13 Aug 2017 20:57 - +-16
Isn't it sort of pro or against neo-nazis depending on what your opinion is already?
13 Aug 2017 21:15 - +-18
Meanwhile in r/the_dipshit they're celebrating the attack and hailing the guy who did it as a hero and saying he should have "taken more n*ggers out". The people who have to actually listen to this message are too ignorant to watch it. There's only one way to teach them their lesson, and it's not through showing them a movie.
13 Aug 2017 21:12 - +-23
I'm Thinking we need movies like this about Black supremacy and their hate groups....

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