5. True Lies (1994)
I always like to start a list off with an easy one: Harry Tasker is your typical American super spy trying to hold together a dysfunctional family while secretly jetting off to exotic locales, meeting exotic women, and shooting bad guys by the bushels in the name of America and apple pie. And terrorism? Forget about it, not while Harry Tasker is around. You’ll never mistaken James Cameron for a particularly patriotic filmmaker (“Avatar” pretty much proves that, right?), but way back in 1994 he was loving the country pretty hard core. In “True Lies”, America was rock solid, its people awesome and badass, while the bad guys were Islamic terrorists bent on nuking the country. Yup, none of that, “Why do they hate us” crap for Jimmy boy back then. “You’re fired”, indeed.