Land of the Free: 12 Patriotic Movies That Attract Proud Americans

Are you proud to be an American and searching for some patriotic films to represent? Then, we got you covered. An internet community member asks which films are the best for making Americans proud. Here are their most recommended movies.

1. Rocky IV (1985)

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A new challenger for the heavyweight championship has arisen, and his name is Ivan Drago. With the backing of the entire Soviet Union, Drago is hailed as the fighter to beat. But when the Soviet slugger takes out Appolo Creed, Rocky throws on his gloves in re-enters the ring.

2. Miracle (2004)

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College coach Herb Brooks is hired as the coach for the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team. The U.S. Olympic team is made up of star college athletes that have to overcome the widely favored Soviet team during the Cold War.

3. Black Hawk Down (2001)

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Black Hawk Down tells the true story of the black hawk crash following the events of the 1993 raid of Mogadishu. During a mission to bring food and aid to the local population, a Special Forces group is attacked by a group of Somalian Forces.

4. American Sniper (2014)

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Chris Kyle is revered as one of the most lethal Navy Seals snipers of all time. This film shows the struggles of Chris Kyle and his readjustment to civilian life.

5. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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When Private Ryan’s three brothers are killed in action, a small detachment of soldiers is sent on a special mission to find, retrieve, and return Private James Ryan to his mother.

6. Glory (1989)

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A General is given charge of the United States’ first all-black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The regiment works its way up from menial manual tasks to being in the thick of battle on the front lines.

7. Lone Survivor (2013)

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Four elite Navy Seals are tasked with a mission to surveil and eliminate a high-ranking Taliban member in 2005 Afghanistan. But an unforeseen bump in the road derails their mission, and things escalate quickly to a fight or flight situation for the team of four.

8. Patton (1970)

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This biographical film of the famed Army General George S. Patton covers his activities and accomplishments during war times and his controversial career as a whole.

9. Pearl Harbor (2001)

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Pearl Harbor depicts a dramatic, romantic story of a love triangle amidst the coming events of the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese. Two childhood friends join the fight that is World War II, and they end up falling for the same woman. When one friend is assumed to be killed in action, the complicated love entanglement gets a little less tangled.

10. Independence Day (1996)

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In the wake of a worldwide alien invasion, the governments of the world must come together to ensure the survival of the human race. To ensure their survival, the planet must launch a united worldwide offense of Independence Day, in Independence Day.

11. Red Dawn (1984)

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A group of friends, including a pair of brothers, decide to mount an offensive against a Soviet invasion on American soil in an alternate timeline where the U.S. was the only country to stand against communism.

12. Lincoln (2012)

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As the Civil War rages on with constantly increasing death rates, President Abraham Lincoln fights a battle aside from the war in an attempt to ban slavery permanently.

26 Once Hilarious Comedy Films That You’re Not Allowed to Laugh at Today

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Although comedy movies have always been a source of amusement and laughter, society’s expectations and sensibilities have changed over time. What was previously seen as hilarious and acceptable may be viewed as improper or offensive today. Let’s look at some once brilliant comedy movies that are unlikely to be produced or laughed at in the current cultural climate (unless you grew up watching them).

25 Fan Voted Greatest Television Episodes of All Time, Do You Agree?

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With thousands upon thousands of television episodes over the decades, it is difficult to narrow down the best. However, one entertainment forum tried to do just that. Do you agree with their picks?

15 of the Worst Series Finales of Your Favorite Shows on Television

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Have you ever been disappointed with a TV series finale? You’re not alone. After someone asked a popular online entertainment forum what the worst series finales are, here is what they had to say. Do you agree?

15 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Terrible and Have No Business Being Glorified

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Are there any fictional characters people love and revere that you can’t stand? I think you can rip apart just about any cast on a sitcom. I’m looking at you How I Met Your MotherSeinfeld, and The Big Bang Theory. After someone asked an online forum for examples of terrible fictional characters that people love, here are their most interesting responses.

10 Magnificent Performances That Tricked Us Into Loving Terrible Movies

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Ready for some controversy? First, let me preface that I do NOT agree with several of the films listed on this list. Recently, an online film forum member asked about amazing performances in terrible films. Again, don’t hate the reporter. These are not my picks.

Source: Reddit.