Movies for the Fourth

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays for a number of reasons.  Being a military spouse I am particularly patriotic this time of year and truly spend time appreciating what the fourth means.  It just screams FREEDOM.  I love the cook-outs, the fireworks, and I really really love the movies.  There are some AMAZING movies out there that make me proud to be an American.  And while many of them are fiction there are real people that lived that were just as amazing.  I thought I would share some of my favorite patriotic movies with you guys.

 

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1.  Independence Day

This is a blast to the past and my childhood but Independence Day just doesn’t get old.  I hear they are making a sequel which makes me more excited than I would like to admit.

 

2.  We Were Soldiers

This movie is based on a true story and the book of the same name.  It is one of the most amazing books I have read and the film did not disappoint.  My father is a Vietnam veteran and this movie is just incredible.

 

3.  The Patriot

Who doesn’t love Mel Gibson in his prime?  The Patriot is just another epic movie taking us back to the founding of our nation.

 

4.  Lone Survivor

Another book to movie adaptation.  Lone Survivor is another incredible book and I couldn’t put it down when I read it.  Even though it was difficult for both of us, Chris and I saw this movie in theaters.  I don’t know if I will ever watch it again because it was so powerful but it is definitely a movie worth seeing.  It truly represents the brotherhood of the military.

 

5.  Saving Private Ryan

While the movie itself was a work of fiction there is a reason why those that served in WWII are called The Greatest Generation and this movie is an example of why.

 

6.  Band of Brothers

While not a movie this mini-series is one of my absolute favorites.  My nephews also love it and they had the opportunity to tour some of the battle sites when they were in Normandy.  Dick Winters is a legend.

 

And a movie I have yet to see … American Sniper

I haven’t had the chance yet to watch American Sniper.  I know I need to be in a particular mood for it and I haven’t been there yet.  Chris promised to sit down with me an watch it because I know I am going to be a hot mess.

 

There you have it!  Some of my favorite movies for the holiday :)  Happy Tuesday.  I am off to my first 12-hour ER shift. EEK.

 

What is your favorite patriotic movie?

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