Most Patriotic Movies for July 4

WASHINGTON – Whether Hurricane Arthur washed out your beach trip, or you’re still digesting your Fourth of July barbecue, your family should take a load off this holiday weekend with a nice patriotic movie.

The silver screen has offered plenty of red, white and blue portraits of Americana.

Click to listen the audio montage of some great patriotic movie memories.

Then, check out the gallery to the right for the Top 25 Most Patriotic Movies.

These films aren’t ranked solely on quality, but on their level of patriotic fervor, just what you need to get in the spirit for the Fourth of July.

Happy Independence Day!

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