Movies To Celebrate The Fourth Of July

File photo of Saving Private Ryan movie. (Credit: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Steven Spielberg takes us to World War II where moviegoers experienced some of the more graphic and realistic war scenes in cinematic history. The movie follows several United States Army soldiers as they search for Private James Francis Ryan. This movie shows us love for another soldier, sacrifice, war and patriotism. File photo of Saving Private Ryan movie. (Credit: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
File photo of Tom Hanks. (Credit: Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump -- played by Tom Hanks – is of a mystery man sitting at the bus stop with a suitcase and his story of life. Growing up Forrest was teased, pushed and was always told because of his intellectual skills he wouldn’t get far in life. He proved everyone wrong by not only becoming a dynamic college football player, but serving in the Army, rescuing several members of his platoon, and later on becoming a multi-millionaire. Forrest gives us a sense of hope that no matter what our background is everyone has their own chance at success. File photo of Tom Hanks. (Credit: Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
File photo of Ben Stiller in front of Tropic thunder sign. (Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Three actors are supposed to be making a fictional movie about the Vietnam War, but the director has other ideas after they aren’t able to finish the film. They are dropped off in a secret location where they must use their skills to survive. However, this comedy and action film might be patriotic, but it shows us the survival of the fittest amongst three comedians. File photo of Ben Stiller in front of Tropic thunder sign. (Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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A fictional superhero that began as a sick human but then was transformed into super-soldier named Captain America. The film is set during World War II in which Captain America helps the U.S. during the war. Many try to stop him, but with his patriotic costume of the American Flag, he is more dominant. File photo of Captain America. (Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
File photo of Harrison Ford. (Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Harrison Ford plays President James Marshall in this patriotic thriller. A Russian terrorist group hijacks Air Force One, taking everyone onboard hostage and demanding to release their leader from a Russian prison. Marshall -- a Medal of Honor winner -- knows about combat and revenge. While America waits to see if the president chooses the lives of his daughter and wife over releasing the prisoner, we are in suspense the entire time. There is nothing more patriotic than watching the president fight off terrorists, especially onboard Air Force One. File photo of Harrison Ford. (Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Smalls is a newcomer with some of the coolest guys in the neighborhood that dedicate their summers to checking out girls, causing a little bit of trouble and playing baseball. The “Sandlot” crew decided to play baseball at night on the Fourth of July because of how the fireworks lit up the sky. Benny, the leader and mentor of the group, had his homerun ball get lost in the sky of fireworks, and he ran the bases as Ray Charles’ “America the Beautiful” played in the background. File photo of baseball field. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
File photo of Top Gun. (Credit: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for AFI)
Fighter pilots finally get their chance to show who the better man is. Top Gun training is where egos, status and experience make your number one. Fancy flying and footwork will only get you so far when your life is on the line. Sacrificing your life to save another or dying to show that your number one is just one of the many tests these men take. Maverick and Goose are the type of people every American can root for. File photo of Top Gun. (Credit: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for AFI)
File photo of Morgan Freeman. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
"Glory" is a film all about the American Civil War made up of predominantly African-American soldiers. The African-American soldiers were fighting more than a war for their country, but proving that they could learn, if not just as fast, but faster than any white man that were training with them. The soldiers were always doubted but they never quit. One of the most significant lines came from Major Rawlins – played by Morgan Freeman. “If tomorrow we have to meet judgment day, we want them to know that we went down still standing up, we want them to know we died for freedom.” File photo of Morgan Freeman. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
File photo of "Born on the Fourth of July" movie display. (Credit: Stephen Shugerman/Gety Images)
While playing war in the backyard of his home and after attending a parade, Ron Kovic -- played by Tom Cruise -- decides to enlist into the Marines. While in Vietnam, Ron is critically wounded, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Wheelchair-bound Kovic is faced with smiling through pain and lies. He begins to fight against future wars and is labeled a traitor of some sort even after not only fighting for his country, but losing part of his life. File photo of "Born on the Fourth of July" movie display. (Credit: Stephen Shugerman/Gety Images)
File photo of Independence Day cast. (Credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
An alien mother ship comes to Earth with dozens of giant saucers ready to attack. On July 3, Capt. Steven Hiller – played by Will Smith -- leads his squad on an attack that left several of his men killed. President Thomas Whitmore – played by Bill Pullman -- wants to retaliate and the only one to help him is scientist David Levinson – played by Jeff Goldblum. Levinson, although suffering from being drunk, still figures out that he will send the aliens a virus to their spaceships that will weaken their defense systems.. On the Fourth of July, Whitmore delivers one of the most patriotic speeches heard around the world before the attack to take out the aliens. File photo of Independence Day cast. (Credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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