The Best Fourth of July Films to Watch This Long Weekend


Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

America throws a heck of a birthday party. Mirth and merriment run amok during the annual celebration of our nation's independence. As the star-spangled skies are overrun with fireworks and the grill is thrown into overdrive, we're making a play for some quality time with one of the country's favorite exports: moving pictures. These tried-and-true films warm our hearts, steal our pride, and inspire our heroes alike. In case our animated GIF hadn't tipped you off, we're feeling pretty hyperbolic about the following lineup of freedom-centric favorites. Clear your schedule and indulge in our must list of all-American classics.

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