The Fourth of July is a time of celebration filled with fireworks, family, concert, barbecues, picnic, parades, and baseball games. However you celebrate, it is a time for the nation to come together and commemorate the adoption of Declaration of Independence back on July 4, 1776. Since many of the festivities take place later in the afternoon and evening, why not fill the time and enjoy a patriotic film with your loved ones?
If you need some movie inspiration, look no further.
Are you in the mood for some action and adventure? Check out Independence Day (1996) starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and McDonnell. It depicts an Independence Day where humanity must fight for its freedom from aliens.
Want a more historical flick? 1776 (1972) is a musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.
Just want a family favorite? Indulge in National Treasure (2004) starring Nicholas Cage as Ben Gates. Gates comes from a family who believes their duty is to guard a treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers. Clues are scattered across the country on currency and even the Declaration of Independence. Follow as Ben and his team steal the Declaration Independence and race others all seeking the treasure.
Enjoy your Independence Day and whatever festivities you choose to partake in to celebrate. Don’t forget to give thanks to the Founding Fathers for giving you the opportunity to live in the land of the free.