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    Top 10 Best Movies To Watch On The 4th Of July 

    American Independence Day is right around the corner. And what better way to celebrate the federal holiday and get into the spirit of nationalism than by watching some great patriotic movies? Today we will talk about some of the biggest patriotic movies you can watch on July 4th with your friends and family. 

    These movies talk about patriotism and nationalism. They uphold the American spirit like nothing else. There is something for everyone- historical epics, educational dramas, raucous comedies, kickass action movies. So let’s dive in without any more delays. 

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    10. Independence Day

    Independence day
    Independence day

    What better way to unite the country than an extraterrestrial attack on Independence Day itself? ‘Independence Day’ talks about unity-in-strength, nationalism, patriotism, and saving the world from destruction. 

    Also, it features some of the biggest American superstars like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. It is definitely a classic 90s film to start off on the 4th of July with your family. 

    9. Glory

    This 1989 film is a historical war drama that follows the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. This was America’s first all-African-American regiment. The film talks about the incidents following the Battle of Antietam. 

    The regiment was led by Col. Robert Gould Shaw who is portrayed by Matthew Broderick. ‘Glory’ is a tribute to those forgotten heroes who sacrificed so much for the independence of America but never received the same respect, being always discriminated against by color. 

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    8. Lincoln

    Lincoln
    Lincoln

    Yet another masterpiece from Steven Spielberg, ‘Lincoln’ is the perfect biographical historical drama film to watch on the 4th of July. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln is an absolute treat. 

    The film focuses on Lincoln’s push for the 13th Amendment during the worst Civil War America faced. It is emotional, and factual and is bound to get you into the 4th of July spirit. 

    7. The Sandlot

    The Sandlot
    The Sandlot

    Another 90s hit, this movie signifies a time when kids had the freedom to enjoy their lives. With baseball at its center which is inarguably one of the most American things ever, this movie does stand out. 

    Another great 4th of July watch with your family, ‘The Sandlot’ has kids, baseball, team spirit and a lot of fun all mixed in one. So definitely give this movie a watch with your family this Independence Day. 

    6. Harriet

    Harriet
    Harriet

    A biographical movie that is both inspiring and heart-touching has to be the 2019 film ‘Harriet’. The film stars Cynthia Erivo as abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Films like these talk about lesser-known parts of American history that played crucial points in American Independence. 

    Harriet Tubman established the Underground Railroad in her pursuit to free African American people from all across the country. It is thrilling, inspirational, emotional and nothing less than a superhero movie. 

    5. Top Gun

    Top Gun Maverick
    Top Gun Maverick

    Tom Cruise’s iconic action movie ‘Top Gun‘ is a must-watch on the 4th of July. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is the best pilot in the American Navy. He is also part of the Top Gun program.

    Cruise’s Maverick helped save the nation from Russian threats with his excellent flying skills. He is hailed as a national hero for this. A perfect film to watch on the 4th of July that upholds the American military and their sacrifices for the safety of the nation. 

    4. Born On The Fourth Of July

    Born on the Fourth of July
    Born on the Fourth of July

    Another Tom Cruise starrer, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ is an American biographical anti-war drama film. Cruise plays a different kind of role in this film which is the autobiography of Ron Kovic. The film captures the difficulties war heroes have to face while trying to blend into society. The movie talks about post-traumatic stress disorder, patriotism and how society turned its backs on the heroes they would once hail. 

    3. Rocky

    Silvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa remains one of the most iconic moments in the history of cinema. This one is definitely one of the most electrifying sports movies of all time. Rocky winning the World Heavyweight Championship is an inspiring tale.

    The movie sets an example of self-improvement and self-determination as seen through one of the greatest sportspersons of all time. 

    2. About My Father

    About My Father
    About My Father

    The recently released movie ‘About My Father‘ adds an element of laughter and enjoyment to this list of movies you can check out on the 4th of July. The comedy-drama stars the best of Hollywood like Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco. 

    The movie adds freshness and has an element of joy and laughter to it. With its jokes and hilarity, ‘About My Father’ brings the 4th of July spirit with it. Not only that, the movie aims at exploring the differences between the American society that makes them stand out and come together as well. 

    1. Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Captain America: The First Avenger

    What can be more American than Captain America himself? Chris Evans’ Captain America later becomes the leader of the Avengers as well. But his origin story promotes patriotism, leadership, and a sense of righteousness. And nothing can be better than watching a Marvel movie about Captain America on the 4th of July. 

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasuhttps://firstcuriosity.com/
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.
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