Movies to Watch on Independence Day


The Fourth of July is one of the most widely celebrated holidays for the American people where many people celebrate the Independence Day of America. For many people, the day has some emotional connection and they show their love for the country in many ways. There are fireworks and Patriotic tributes given to the American regimes, soldiers, and people who work day in and day out to make America strong and united.

Since it’s a holiday, you can think about watching a patriotic movie about Independence, leadership, war, and love for the country. There are so many historic movies that you can think about watching including Rambo, Hero, Iron Man, and many other movies. You can enjoy them with your friends and family using Spectrum Cable TV. You can also order different services by using Spectrum Phone Number and place and get through a very easy-to-follow process.

Here are some of the best movies that you can watch on Independence Day. Let’s take a look!

Born on the Fourth of July

Genre: Biography, Drama, War

Cast: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Jenna von Oÿ, Caroline Kava, Anne Bobby, Raymond J. Barry, Josh Evans, Seth Allen, Samantha Larkin, Michael Compotaro, Erika Geminder, Jamie Talisman, Sean Stone, Amanda Davis, Kevin Harvey Morse, John Getz, David Warshofsky, Jason Gedrick, and others.

The movie is set in the year 1965 when a 10-year-old Ron was playing with his friends and attends an Independence Day parade on his birthday on the Fourth of July. He gets inspired by President John F. Kennedy and joins the Marines. His father gets upset with his decision because he was a World War II veteran. Ron dances with Donna at a prom before he departs for basic training.

By October 1967, Ron gets to the rank of Marine sergeant and goes on a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam. The unit he is out in the field with kills a number of Vietnamese villagers which turns out to be a mistake. They come across the enemy fire and flee the village abandoning a crying baby who is the sole survivor. The patriotic and political drama will light up things for you on America’s Independence Day.

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Independence Day

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Cast: Harvey Fierstein, Robert Loggia, Adam Baldwin, Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Mary McDonnell, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Randy Quaid, Vivica A. Fox, Lisa Jakub, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, Brent Spiner, James Duval, Ross Bagley, Mae Whitman, Bill Smitrovich and others.

The movie is set in the year 1996 when authorities notice a huge mothership entering the Earth’s orbit and deploying different saucers in major cities of America. U.S. Marine Captain Steven Hiller who is on leave deploys while his girlfriend and son flee to LA. David Levinson is an MIT-trained satellite technician.

He decodes the signal embedded within the global satellite transmissions and comes to know that the aliens have planned a coordinated attack and the clock’s ticking. He alerts President Thomas Whitmore who orders the evacuation of LA, New York, and Washington, D.C. The saucers fire a destructive beam and incinerate each targeted city and kill a vast population.

President Whitmore, the Levinsons, and a few other people escape on the Air Force One as the aliens destroy Washington, New York, LA, and other cities around the world. On July 4, David Levinson writes a computer virus that was capable of disrupting the ship’s and alien shields and their operating system. He further planned to devise a plan to upload the virus into the mothership from the refurbished alien fighter ship.

Hiller volunteers to pilot and the U.S. military contacts the leftover airborne squadrons around the world using a Morse code. Whitmore and General William Grey enlist volunteers who have flight experience -including Russell Casse who was a retired combat pilot. Soon after a fierce battle, the aliens get defeated. And humanity all over the world rejoices and celebrates Earth’s victory.

IMDb Rating: 7.0

The Patriot

Genre: Action, History, Drama

Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Chris Cooper, Jay Arlen Jones, Trevor Morgan, Joey D. Vieira, Rene Auberjonois, Gregory Smith, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Lisa Brenner, Tchéky Karyo, Tom Wilkinson, Mika Boorem, Donal Logue, Leon Rippy, Adam Baldwin, Jason Isaacs and more.

The movie follows the story of an American Revolutionary War veteran in the French and Indian War of 1776, Captain Benjamin Martin, and a widower of seven children. He gets called to Charleston to vote in the South Carolina General Assembly. With a war against Great Britain, Benjamin abstains and the vote gets passed. Against his father’s wishes, Gabriel who is the eldest son of Benjamin joins the Continentals. After two years, Charleston falls to the British and Gabriel returns home carrying dispatches.

Colonel William Tavington arrives and captures Gabriel to hang him as a spy. He also captures the African-American hired hands working on Captain Benjamin’s land and shoots and kills Benjamin’s second son Thomas. He then orders the burning of Martins’ house and executes all wounded Americans. The movie is a story of Captain Martin’s sacrifice, relentless leadership, and his struggle to free America from British rule.

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Top Gun

Genre: Action, Drama

Cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Randall Brady, John Stockwell, Barry Tubb, Brian Sheehan, Rick Rossovich, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Whip Hubley, James Tolkan, Adrian Pasdar, Meg Ryan and more.

The movie is one of the trendsetting that recently released a sequel of the movie named Top Gun: Maverick after 27 years. Not only the movie but the movie actors, their costumes, and soundtracks became trendsetters throughout the world. The movie is about US Naval Aviator LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and RIO LTJG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw who is stationed in the Indian Ocean on the USS Enterprise.

He flies the F-14A Tomcat. One day during an interception with two hostile MiG-28s, Maverick gets a missile lock on one of the aircraft. However, the other hostile locks on Maverick’s wingman named Cougar. Maverick drives it off with Cougar shaken badly. Maverick defies a direct order and leads him back to the carrier. He is sent to attend the TOPGUN which is a Naval Fighter Weapons School at the Naval Air Station Miramar.

He accidentally gets in contact with the civilian TOPGUN instructor named Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood who later on gets interested in Maverick. She comes to know that he can do an inverted maneuver with the MiG-28. The movie is a clear depiction of life as an Aviator.

IMDb Rating: 6.9


In the end, one can say that there are so many movies that you can enjoy with your friends and family on the 4th of July. You can use your Cable TV to watch your favorite Independence Day movie and watch your favorite stars in action.

Kenneth Proto

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