Here are two films that put the viewer in the hot seat. The Intruder stars Star Trek’s William Shatner (before he took the captain’s seat) as a transplant coming to the South to rouse whites against school integration. His performance is slimy and manipulative as he pushes a town too far.
- The Intruder (USA) 1962, Roger Corman Productions
- Available on YouTube and DVD
In Mother Night we find Nick Nolte is passing code to the Allies as he pretends to be a famed Nazi radio propagandist. With his postwar life dismal, he learns to be careful what you pretend to be, for ultimately that’s what you are!
- Mother Night (USA) 1996, New Line
- Available on iTunes and Google Play
Both films present an individual influencing others to do unspeakable acts, and they offer a lot to the viewer in light of our current political situations.