Barry Amundsen (20 Dec 2010)
"Suzy re: Tron and other movies too"

Thanks for the post about Tron. You are right about the obvious similarities between this kind of movie and the real world and situation. I have been amazed over the years at the number of movies that this occurs with.
Here are some examples:
The above video expose is great at showing how they have hidden a story within a story in several different movies that all have similarities but in different settings.
Then there are some movies that I have discovered on my own that have significant themes or even similarities. Such as Apocalypse Now and Dances With Wolves. They are very similar in their basic themes yet set in entirely different settings so they don't seem connected but even their titles suggest a connection such as: When the "Apocalypse" is "Now" the servants (soldiers) who are supposed to be loyal to their commanding home office (Jesus in heaven) will instead have fallen prey to the temptation to fraternize with the natives of their far away outpost (this world) where they have been assigned to occupy and they will have turned renegade to the point that they must be treated as enemies by their own side. The "Sheep" that have been sent out among the "Wolves" will be found to be "Dancing With the Wolves" instead of subduing them and remaining loyal to the commander because the commander delayed his coming.
Another totally different example is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The significant lines and situations in this are rich with meaning. God is like Wonka who wants to turn His kingdom (factory) over to childlike faithful ones but He is very careful to test the candidates because He got burned in the past when a bunch of rebels tried to take the factory by cunning and force. The search goes out through the entire world to find candidates to visit the factory and 5 children are called but only one is chosen as each one proves unworthy by some foolish choice to disobey a direct command or whatever. Even our hero Charlie and his grandfather are guilty of wrongdoing but are forgiven when Charlie returns his "Everlasting Gobstopper" to Wonka rather than sell it to the evil Slugworth for personal gain. His act is described by Wonka thusly: "So shines a good deed in a dark world" or something like that. And he begins to tell Charlie the real reason for putting him through all this. He says, "You won, Charlie! You did it!. You passed the test!" He wanted someone that would be faithful with something small and for that he knew that he could trust Charlie with the whole chocolate factory. The movie ends with a sort of "rapture" like thing when the "Wonkavader" (an elevator that goes everywhere in the factory and up to now has gone everywhere except up. And when they push that button they go up through the roof and bust out and fly above the whole world.) At which point Wonka gives the factory to Charlie and says, "Charlie, you know what happened to the boy who got everything he always wanted? He lived happily ever after."
I just love that!
Barry Amundsen