Ideology. What do we mean by ideology? It’s a system of ideas, which functions within a given society to make its institutions, customs, practices, and beliefs appear “normal” or “natural.”
What do we mean by ideology?
What does ideology have to do with Hollywood movies?
When you exclude ideological positions as a source of conflict in movie plots, you reduce them (as we generally have) to self-interest: “the bad guys act out of greed or ambition and the good guys act to stop the bad guys.” The political/economic system is seen as essentially good, with an occasional few “bad apples” whose removal restores the system to health and smooth operation.