Movies With Hidden Meanings Over the years, artists of all kinds have used allegories in their work to make wider points about things. Perhaps the most famous example of this is George Orwell's Animal Farm, which far from being about how awful pigs are when put in positions of power (although they undoubtedly are), is actually a criticism of communism and Stalinist Russia. Since the dawn of cinema, film makers have used symbolism in their work to varying degrees of subtlety. The most recent example of this is the excellent 'X-Men: First Class' (out now), which follows the previous films and its comic-book roots and deals with issues of race and discrimination. Kind of obvious when you think about it, eh?