Celebrating Independence Day through film

The Country’s  big day is coming up this week! The Fourth of July celebrations are historically known for block parties, fireworks at the park, and BBQ with friends while honoring American freedom, culture and tradition.

Independence day has become the pillar for American storytelling and has produced some of the most iconic films in history, giving us so much to celebrate.  We’ve got the perfect list to get you feeling patriotic and ready to party with America, even if it’s from your living room!

1.Top Gun 

Flyboys in the Navy’s Elite Fighter Weapons School compete for the top spot in the class (not to mention some shirtless volleyball). It’s also not a bad idea to brush up on this classic since the long-awaited sequel is set to debut this December.


2. Mr Smith Goes to Washington 

This one’s an excellent choice for those that love a bit of political drama. A young entrepreneur is suddenly appointed to the United States Senate and quickly learns how to stand up for himself and his strongly-held views. A classic about democracy in action and how it so crucially affects the lives of everyday Americans.

3. Forrest Gump

Take a hilarious and heart-wrenching tour through the late 20th century along with Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) as he traverses some of the most famous moments of a generation and meets some of modern history’s most famous figures; from teaching Elvis to dance and sitting in an interview with John Lennon, to fighting in the Vietnam War and accidentally inventing the smiley face symbol.

4. JAWS 

Considered by many to be the original summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s famous creature feature has just as much impact on a sunny July day now as it did when it debuted in 1975. We dare you to watch through this tale of the deadly shark prowling the waters of a New England island at the Fourth of July and not feel your heart race as the iconic soundtrack kicks in.


Packed full of history, this riveting account follows the Union army’s first African-American regiment. Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman star as ex-slaves hoping to prove themselves and ensure the freedom of enslaved Americans.

For more inspiring Independence day titles and where to watch them, visit the article  The patriotic movies you should watch on the Fourth of July. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy and Safe 4th.

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