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Best Family-Friendly Movies To Watch on the 4th of July

Look no further if you are searching for family-friendly movies to watch on the 4th of July that celebrate resilience, courage, and independence. Here are some of the best patriotic films you can binge-watch with your loved ones. From fantastic storylines to incredible fight sequences, these movies have it all.

1. Saving Private Ryan

Start your 4th of July family-friendly celebration with this classic patriotic movie. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this war film shows the accounts of the Normandy invasion of World War II. The movie shows Captain John Miller being assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war.

2. Independence Day

If your kids love to watch alien movies, this patriotic film is for them, especially for the 4th of July. In “Independence Day,” citizens unite to fight an alien invasion. Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum, the story is about an alien race destroying major cities with advanced weaponry. However, a geek, a pilot, the President of the United States, and a group of ragtag survivors unite to save humankind from annihilation.

3. Lincoln

This biographical historical drama film is another classic movie directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, which is also a must-watch on the 4th of July. Daniel Day-Lewis’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln will leave you highly impressed.

The film shows Abraham Lincoln’s initiative that changed the course of history. The story tells how Abraham Lincoln used his powers as President of the United States of America to abolish slavery and reunite his country during the Civil War. To learn more about Abraham Lincoln’s early life, watch John Ford’s directed film, “Young Mr. Lincoln,” this Independence Day.

4. Revolution

The movie narrates the American War for Independence through the eyes of an illiterate New York trapper, Tom Dobb. He joins the revolution to protect his young son Ned, who is conscripted into the British Army as a drummer. Al Pacino fans will especially love this patriotic film.

5. The Sandlot

Make sure to watch this family-friendly movie with your kids on the 4th of July. Although it is not your typical patriotic film, your children will be able to relate to the story. Moreover, the movie features a super fun Independence Day scene involving fireworks, games, and Ray Charles’s “America the Beautiful.” The film shows Scotty, a young boy, moving into a new neighborhood, where he joins the local baseball team, which results in many adventures.

6. Captain America: The First Avenger

Know everything about the birth of the first Avenger, Captain America, in this movie. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteers in an experiment that transforms his weak body. After the successful transformation, he must now battle a secret Nazi organization headed by Johann Schmidt to defend his nation, which makes the movie an excellent fit for a family-friendly 4th of July celebration.

7. Born on the Fourth of July

Based on the 1976 autobiography of Ron Kovic, “Born on the Fourth of July” shows the true story of the veteran. Tom Cruise plays the lead role in this drama film, which shows Ron Kovic as a patriotic young man joining the Marine Corps with hopes of serving his country. However, an accident leaves him paralyzed, changing his views on war and life.

Apart from these, you can also watch “Top Gun,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Glory,” “All the President’s Men,” and “Selma.” These patriotic films are a great way to educate the kids about America’s history and Independence Day while entertaining them. So, prepare your popcorn buckets and watch these family-friendly movies with your children for a perfect 4th of July celebration.

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