When you think of Independence Day, usually activities like hosting a barbecue, setting off fireworks, and watching a parade come to mind. But why not watch some of the most patriotic movies to ever grace the silver screen and get fired up this 4th of July? Here’s a list of must-see movies that salute our country and our people’s undying spirit of determination.
* Air Force One
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he (an ex-soldier) works from hiding to defeat them.
* Apollo 13
The true story of a moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble, and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication.
When an asteroid the size of Texas is headed for Earth the world's best deep core drilling team is sent to nuke the rock from the inside.
* Black Hawk Down
Elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
* Born On The 4th Of July
This is a biographic film about Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam War, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
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