There are many ways to celebrate July 4th—grilling hot dogs, watching fireworks, reflecting on our nation’s past and watching movies that showcase America’s rich and distinguished history. We have curated a collection of patriotic films that will fill you with pride as you enjoy epic performances and exceptional direction from some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed filmmakers. Inspiration starts here.

Movies So Good, They’re Revolutionary

These are the movies that had you cheering in theaters, and now they’re here to enjoy at home. All you need is some popcorn and your TiVo remote. Binge all day or watch ‘em on your schedule; you can’t get more American than these flag-waving features.

TOP GUN:  Tom Cruise is a gung-ho fighter pilot in the Navy’s elite training program for the best of the best… unless his reckless attitude brings him down. The movie that launched Cruise to the top of the A-list! Streaming on Prime Video.

DEVOTION:  The soul-stirring true story of the first black aviator in U.S. Navy history, set in the dangerous skies during the Korean War. Streaming on Paramount+.

JOHN ADAMS: HBO’s ambitious mini-series exploring the life and times of America’s second president, starring Paul Giamatti as Adams and Laura Linney as his strong-willed wife, Abigail. Streaming on Max.

GETTYSBURG: An all-star cast graces this epic film about a crucial battle in America’s Civil War; Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, and Jeff Daniels star. Streaming on Vudu.

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN: A daredevil WWII mission to rescue a family’s last surviving son behind enemy lines. Tom Hanks stars. Streaming on Paramount+.

INDEPENDENCE DAY:  Deadly aliens are attacking Planet Earth. It’s time for mankind to come together and fight back! Streaming on Hulu.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER:  Experimental treatments turn a sickly young man into a superhero in this outstanding Marvel WWII-era adventure starring Chris Evans. Streaming on Disney+.

NATIONAL TREASURE:  Nicolas Cage is an intrepid historian hunting for a hidden treasure that dates back to the founding of America itself! Streaming on Disney+.

Congratulations on making it through our Patriotic Movie Marathon! Treat yourself to a hot dog with all the trimmings—you’ve earned it. Fire up the barbecue, enjoy the festivities, and join us next month for more TiVo highlights and insights. However you celebrate this Independence Day, we hope it’s a memorable one!


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