What are the best movies to watch on the 4th of July?

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    #1Act of Valor

    Act of Valor

    Act of Valor is an adventure-drama film directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh. The film is written by Kurt Johnstad starring Nestor Serrano, Alex, Veadov, and Roselyn Sanchez. Act of Valor runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes. 


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    Eugene Ortega
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "And another terrorist attack on US soil is thwarted yet again by none other than America's very own special forces team, the SEALs. As a huge fan of the military, I've always enjoyed movies that center around modern soldiers and their everyday struggles in war-torn lands. Despite the movie's rather bland acting, I thoroughly enjoyed it"
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    #2Air Force One

    Air Force One

    Air Force One is a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Released in 1997, Air Force One stars Harrison Ford, Glenn Close, and Gary Oldman. The movie follows the President of the United Stars when his plane was hijacked by terrorists.


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    Eric Morgan
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "An old film from when my dad was still young, so don't really expect some underlying meanings and symbolisms. This is a hardcore action movie through and through. But still, it's not everyday you see an American president in a movie actually doing something rather than slowing down the film's main protagonist and really reminded me of old action flicks."
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    #3Independence Day

    Independence Day

    Independence Day is a movie where communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos. At first, people think that meteors are causing the interference, but it's later revealed that it's caused by a gigantic spacecraft with alien species.


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    Jack Sims
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Today we celebrate - our Independence Day!!!!! That speech by President Whitmore has been carved into my mind since the first time I saw the movie, its so powerful and inspiring that I just want to go out and beat alien ass every time I hear it :) The whole movie is great, amazing special effects that have aged well, charismatic characters (especially Will Smith's and Jeff Goldblum's, they have amazing chemistry together), and a good story line. Its a shame the sequel was so mind numbingly bad!"
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    #4The Patriot

    The Patriot

    The Patriot is an epic historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich. Originally released in 2000, the movie focuses on the events of the American Revolutionary War. It starred Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, and Jason Isaacs.


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    Leonardo Zamudio
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Despite some inaccuracies, the movie itself is pretty damn good, Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger's acting is superb in this one, I have to say. It's set in during the American Revolution, so maybe it can show some moviegoers how our forefathers fought for our independence. It's pretty refreshing to see a historically-based work of fiction with excellent performances and cinematography tbh"
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    #5Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superhero movie directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan in 2014. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. 


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    Tomás Olivares
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Let's be honest, what can be more patriotic than a superhero who wears the color of the flag, bears a star on his chest, and is named Captain America? After seeing The First Avenger, I really couldn't wait to see this, and I wasn't disappointed. My vet grandpa really enjoyed the first film, and I'm p sure that he'll enjoy this one as well"
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    #6Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor is a historical drama film that tells a story of war and romance and a pair of best friends and a nurse who are affected by the infamous events of the Pearl Harbor bombing. It was directed by Michael Bay and it was shown in 2001.


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    Lauren Wright
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I know this is fiction based on a true event, but watching this movie made me study the tragedy in Pearl Harbor more seriously in school. It also showed the viewpoint of the Japanese in the movie when the event transpired, so it so it put them to light as human beings just following orders rather than faceless grunts."
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    #7Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence is an American science fiction film released in 2016. It is a sequel to the 1996 film: Independence Day, it stars an ensemble cast featuring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and more.


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    Jessica Hayes
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "My parents and I have really enjoyed the first movie so we admittedly watched this one with high expectations. Though we were a tad disappointed, we still found it fun. The action was pretty lacking, but the story is really well-written, so props for that one. Bottom line is, the movie's good, but not as great as its predecessor"
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    #8We Were Soldiers

    We Were Soldiers

    We Were Soldiers is a war film directed by Randall Wallace. Released in 2002, the movie dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965. It starred Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, and Barry Pepper.


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    Rakesh Malik
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "This film really did a great job showing the horrors that befell our veterans when they were sent out to fight during the tragic Vietnam war. Really opened my eyes to their predicaments and made me appreciate what they did."
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    #9Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    This is a 1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on Winston Groom's book of the same title. It's starred by Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise as they unfold the life and adventure of a slow-witted man named Forrest Gump.


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    Patricia Amador
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "When my dad was still alive, he used to quote "life is like a box of chocolates" plenty of times. 8 years later, after watching Forrest Gump, I finally realized where it came from and it made me tear up a little bit. Since then, this has been one of my ultimate favorites and has taught me that not everything you want is what you need. Love it!"
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    #10Top Gun

    Top Gun

    Top Gun is an action movie directed by Tony Scott. Released in 1986, The U.S. Congress selected the for preservation in the National Film Registry. It starred Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt.


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    Adam Fisher
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Watched this movie with my pops when I was a kid and we had a blast doing it. Most of the war movies I've seen usually just show the Air Force as planes that arrive just in time for the ground soldiers not get slaughtered, so it's pretty rare to see movies about our pilots and the constant difficulties that they face. I'd totally watch this again if given the chance."
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    #11Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a comedy-drama film released in October 1939. It is directed by Frank Capra and starred by James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains.


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    Jose Fuller
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Watching this movie a few years back really gave me insight into the inner workings and corruption prevalent within politics and the best part is, they highlighted it in a way that's really damn funny. Most of the movies these days that tackle politics is either too serious to be paid attention to, or too funny to be taken seriously. This film really highlighted it in a balanced way that keeps you informed and entertained at the same time."
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    Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.


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    Wu Han
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Color me confused, but I have no idea how Jaws got into this list. But hey, if you genuinely enjoy spending the 4th of July watching American teenagers get eaten by great whites, then who am I to judge? Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie, a perfect 10, I'm just a little addled as to how this got here lmao"
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    #13National Treasure

    National Treasure

    National Treasure is an American adventure movie directed by Jon Turteltaub in 2004 starring Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, and Jon Voight. It was nominated for Saturn Award, Taurus Award, and Young Artist Awards. 


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    Rebecca Ross
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Watching Nic Cage go apeshit in his movies, along with his hilarious facial expressions, has always been a guilty pleasure of mine lol This provided an insightful history lesson that can also be pleasing to conspiracy theorists"


Best What are the best movies to watch on the 4th of July
1Act of ValorMovies 26 Paid
2Air Force OneMovies 23 Paid
3Independence DayMovies 22 Paid
4The PatriotMovies 18 Paid
5Captain America: The Winter SoldierMovies 17 Paid
6Pearl HarborMovies 17 Paid
7Independence Day: ResurgenceMovies 16 Paid
8We Were SoldiersMovies 11 Paid
9Forrest Gump Movies 11 Paid
10Top GunMovies 9 Paid

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