22 Great Movies or TV Shows to Watch this 4th of July
This holiday, explore movies that showcase the fight for freedom, inspire patriotism, or revolve around Independence Day. Here’s our picks.
1. TOP GUN: MAVERICK (2022)
This film continues to push the boundaries even 30 years after its release. It follows Maverick, a skilled naval aviator, who confronts his past while leading a group of elite graduates on a challenging mission.
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)
Who can forget the day the world fought visitors from outer space for their Independence?
3. THE SOUND OF FREEDOM (2023)
The Sound of Freedom: A powerful film released on Independence Day that chronicles the enduring fight for Children’s Freedom.
4. GLORY (1989)
The movie “Glory” tells the story of Robert Gould Shaw, an American officer, and the first all-black volunteer company during the Civil War.
5. NATIONAL TREASURE (2004)
Action. Adventure. Lost Treasure and the Declaration of Independence? What more could you ask for in a fun-loving July 4th movie?
6. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
In the midst of World War II, an unexpected soldier is turned into Captain America, a powerful super-soldier, and embarks on a perilous journey to save his comrades and safeguard his country.
7. THE SANDLOT (1993)
During the summer of 1962, a gifted baseball player and his spirited team befriend a newcomer in town, which results in a string of thrilling adventures.
8. HAMILTON (2020)
This musical production recounts the incredible story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, and his pivotal role in the American Revolution and political history of the early United States.
9. AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
Hijackers takes over Air Force One with the President, his family and other officials on board. But while Washington tries to negotiate, t heir release, the president takes matters into his own hands to protect his loved ones and fellow passengers.
10. THE PATRIOT (2000)
Following the brutal killing of his son by a British officer, a peaceful farmer is compelled to take charge of the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution.
12. LINCOLN (2012)
14. JAWS (1975)
20. SELMA (2015)
What other movies do you think should be added to the list?