USA Independence Day 2018: Check 11 Best Patriotic Movies to Watch on the Fourth of July With Your Family or Friends

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When all hot dogs and BBQ are eaten, holiday fireworks are gone, there’s still one thing every American should do on fourth of July – watch some good old movie for inspiration. 

Nexter.org gathered some of the choices for you and your family on the Independence Day.

Independence Day

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Source: 20TH CENTURY FOX

Of course we open the list with it cool blockbuster we all have seen for thousand times but still love. Aliens attack, blowing up the White House in the process, and the response is for the country to band together to kick some alien ass. Highlights include every scene Will Smith is in and perhaps the greatest motivational speech ever, delivered by President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman).

Air Force One

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Source: COLUMBIA PICTURES

While not the only take-charge president on the list, Harrison Ford’s President James Marshall may be the most badass. When hijackers take control of Air Force One Marshall, an ex-soldier, takes it upon himself to fight back.

Captain America: The First Avenger

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Source: Marvel

Moustacheless Chris Evans, Marvel movie and our beloved Cap are back to show what a true patriot looks like.

Top Gun

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Source: Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer’s Maverick and Iceman have gone down as some of the most iconic characters in film thanks to this movie about fighter pilots competing against one another to be the best.

Forrest Gump

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Source: Paramount Pictures

Tom Hanks won an Oscar for playing the Baby Boomer Everyman in this Zelig-style take on 20th Century American history, in which the lovable Forrest Gump mingles with pop culture and presidents, serves in the Vietnam War, and becomes a national hero multiple times over.

Good Morning Vietnam

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Source: Buena Vista Pictures

Loosely based on a true story, “Good Morning Vietnam” is a comedy-drama starring Robin Williams as a radio DJ in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Williams earned an Academy Award for best actor.

Full Metal Jacket

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Source: Warner Bros.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, “Full Metal Jacket” follows two new recruits as they enter bootcamp during the Vietnam War. From depicting the struggles of training to the savagery of war, “Full Metal Jacket” remains a timeless classic.

Fury

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Source: Columbia Pictures

“Fury” is a film about a tank crew during the Allied invasion of Nazi Germany in the last throes of World War II. After one of their assistant drivers is killed, the crew is forced to take on a greenhorn with no combat experience as they push further into Germany.

Saving Private Ryan

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Source: Paramount Pictures

Opening with a harrowing depiction of D-Day and keeping the gas to the floor for the remainder of the film, this Steven Spielberg-directed, Tom Hanks-starring movie about a group trying to save the last of four brothers is the pinnacle of what war films can be.

Jarhead

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Source: Universal Pictures

“Jarhead,” directed by Sam Mendes and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, depicts a realistic look at the mix of drudgery and tension that exists for soldiers in a war zone. The movie spans from the late 1980s through the US involvement in the Gulf War.

The Patriot

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Source: Columbia Pictures

“The Patriot” tells the fictional tale of a colonial father who gets swept up in the American Revolution. Haunted by his exploits during the French and Indian Wars, and initially unwilling to serve, he eventually goes on to form and lead a militia against the British.


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