BLI High 5 – Five Totally American Movies to Watch This Fourth of July

BLI High 5 – Five Totally American Movies to Watch This Fourth of July 

Posted: 8:00 am Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

By Pat On BLI

Everybody wants to celebrate the Fourth of July in the right way.  On the other hand… it’s hot and sweaty and stuff.  So if your family finds themselves inside with the A/C this year, put on one of these movies and you’re guaranteed to keep the patriotic feelings going:

 

1776 

It’s unbelievably campy, but there’s something unbelievably entertaining about a musical taking place at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you really owe it to yourself just to watch Mr. Feeny sing.  He’s kind of the perfect John Adams.

 

THE PATRIOT

Mel Gibson running through a battlefield carrying an American Flag is pretty much the only reason you should need to watch this on America’s birthday.  It may not be the most historically accurate movie, but it’ll certainly start a “USA” chant in your living room.

 

FOREST GUMP

Following Forest’s trip through pretty much every historical event in American history from 1950 to 1990 is never going to get old.  Great acting, heartwarming performances, and amazing special effects (even by today’s standards).  Also that soundtrack, man.  That soundtrack.

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE FIRST AVENGER

When Marvel started building towards an Avengers universe, it was only a matter of time before the Captain showed up.  Watching him blow stuff up and fight the bad guys overseas is always fun to watch, but watching him punch Hitler as part of his stage show?  Incredibly satisfying.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Was there really any question of whether or not this should be included on the list?  Just watch the speech and try not to get caught up in the moment.

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