What To Watch To Celebrate The 4th Of July

Today marks the 246th celebration of the Independence of The United States of America.  The 4th of July has become a national holiday for Americans to grill out, drink excessively, and light up some massive fireworks.  For those of you who prefer to stay indoors on this holiday for whatever reason here are some movie suggestions for you to watch.

The Patriot

For those who want to watch a semi-historical film on the 4th of July then I recommend The Patriot. In 2000, Mel Gibson starred in the epic historical war film direct by Roland Emmerich.  A young Heath Ledger and Jason Isaacs also star along with a large cast of Hollywood stars.  The movie is a composite of four men who played pivotal roles in the American Revolutionary War.  The story takes place in South Carolina where a widowed colonist must take arms to stop the British troops that have murdered one of his sons.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

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If you prefer your 4th of July to be a blend of historical facts mixed with comic book characters then Captain America: The First Avenger might be your choice. While this movie doesn’t match up with the 4th of July holiday it is the most patriotic of the MCU films.  The film takes place during World War II, following a young Steve Rogers, as he transforms from a frail man into the super-soldier Captain America.  Steve Rogers and his commandos take down the Red Skull from using the Tesseract to create weapons of mass destruction.

Independence Day

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For those that are into the Armageddon/End-of-the-World type of scenarios then Independence Day is the movie for you.  Another film that was directed by Roland Emmerich goes in a very different direction from The Patriot.  The science fiction action film focuses on an ensemble cast in the aftermath of an alien invasion.  The film’s climactic scene sees the human race take arms against the extraterrestrial race one final time on the 4th of July.  This movie was Will Smith’s first big-budget Hollywood film that saw his fame rise.

What films will you be watching today for the 4th of July? Let us know in the comment section below.

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