Independence Day. The Fourth of July. July 4th. Whatever you want to call it, it is a day to celebrate American Pride and American Exceptionalism. Hopefully, you have the day off to spend time with your family, cook, watch fireworks, and maybe catch a movie. Here is an updated list of 10 Movies To Watch On Independence Day:
The Reliant– During a time of economic unrest, an All-American family is forced to go on the run, dodging dangerous raiders, terrifying foes, and unlikely friends as they struggle.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi– Michael Bay brings to life the story of terrorists assaulting the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. It is a sobering look at how politics can get in the way of doing the right thing.
I Am That Man– A military veteran swears revenge in the white supremacist group that murders his Jewish neighbor and begins exacting revenge on each member of the gang.
The Alamo– John Wayne directs and stars as Davy Crockett, a hero of the 13-day battle in San Antonio, Texas which became a rallying cry for the Texas War for Independence.
The Best of Enemies– The true story of Ann Atwater and how she won over the admiration of a South Carolina KKK leader C.P. Ellis is an inspirational tale of Americans coming together.
Apollo 13– Ron Howard’s retelling of the Apollo 13 shuttle incident features an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton, Kathleen Quinlan, Ed Harris, and so many others. It is an amazing tale of how American ingenuity can accomplish extraordinary things.
Delta Force– Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin headline this tale of a plane hijacked by terrorists. The two actors play members of the Delta Force sent in to rescue the hostages and stop the terrorists.
Firefox– Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this movie about a Vietnam veteran sent into Russia to steal a powerful stealth fighter, but will his PTSD prevent him from accomplishing his mission?
How The West Was Won– The “old fashioned” epic follows four generations of families exploring the West, starting with Manifest Destiny, exploring the impact of the Civil War, and ending with Reconstruction. It is a compelling story that the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress recognized as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Independence Day– This science fiction epic stars Bill Pullman as the President who faces an alien invasion that could cause the end of the world.
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