USA! USA! 10 patriotic movies to watch over July 4 weekend

Celebrate the red, white, and blue with these movies about American heroes, athletes, and historical figures

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    'Captain America: The First Avenger' (2011)

    When it comes to superheroes, is there any more patriotic than Steve Rogers? He’s a World War II hero, an Avenger, and he’s got the uniform color scheme down pat.

  2. 2

    'Top Gun' (1986)

    Ride with Maverick and Goose and feel the need, the need for speed over your holiday weekend.

  3. 3

    'Independence Day' (1996)

    Aliens invade, intent on destroying us. Little do they know, we've got Will Smith.

  4. 4

    'The Patriot' (2000)

    Declare your independence with a film about the revolution that gave us a reason to celebrate on July 4.

  5. 5

    'The Sandlot' (1993)

    Summer, baseball, and childhood nostalgia. Don't love it? You're killing us, Smalls!

  6. 6

    'A League of Their Own' (1992)

    Another baseball movie, because it's America's pastime. (Just remember: No crying.)

  7. 7

    'Saving Private Ryan' (1998)

    Steven Spielberg's harrowing World War II drama is one of the most moving films released in the last 20 years.

  8. 8

    'Rocky IV' (1985)

    Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago = USA vs. the Soviet Union. Spoiler alert: We win.

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    'Forrest Gump' (1994)

    Forrest Gump runs, yes, but also bears witness to some defining moments in our nation's history, and you can see them right along with him.

  10. 10

    'Team America: World Police'

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s puppet parody will make want to yell, “America, F—k Yeah!” (Or you could watch 'The Interview' instead, because free speech.)

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