Film General : Films about pacifists who have a change of heart?

Films about pacifists who have a change of heart?

Braveheart
The Patriot
Death Wish
Unforgiven

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Violence is the last resort to the character played by Gregory Peck in The Big Country (1958). Well, the next to last resort as he could have just run away.

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The Big Country (1958)

^^Thank you. I saw that film in school and remember Gregory Peck but could not for the life of me remember the title. Good suggestion


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One of those good movies with boring titles, like The Insider, that get overlooked.

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Dogville.

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Roadhouse

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Rambo

"Cobra Kai? Say it...say it...NEVER DIES!" Karate Kid III

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Shenandoah
The Outlaw Josey Wales

Surprised this hasn't been mentioned

High Noon

Also, Thunder In the East.

It's standard story-telling to have pacifists "come to their senses" and take up violence against evil-does. I'm always impressed when stories instead have pacifists stay true to their convictions literally to their last moments, like in The Mission.

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Mr Smith: Like the rose trampled on the ground, you took the fall

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Straw Dogs
Virgin Spring

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Can't believe it took so long for those two to get mentions.


Where do butterflies go when it rains? Who goes around & tucks in the trains?

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Death Sentence (starring Kevin Bacon)

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How about the Star Trek TOS episode City on the Edge of Forever, where Edith Keeler's pacifism would result in Germany winning WW2 and they have to make sure she dies or they won't even exist.

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I thought the famous example of Sergeant York would have been mentioned by now (it's what the whole film is about), so I'll jump in for that.

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Straw Dogs (1971)

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Taxi Driver

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