For a relatively safe industry, Hollywood has gone out of its way to celebrate good old American patriotism—and not in the most obvious ways either. In the following 4th of July movies, the idea of national pride is examined, torn down and reconstructed. Some of these films have won Academy Awards, some are blockbuster summer movies, one’s a sports movie and one could even be called sci-fi. Collectively, they are the most patriotic movies of all time.
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