Top 15 Most Patriotic Movies
Pick a movie from this list just in case you need another reason to proudly fly your American Flag, sing the Star-Spangled Banner or pull out all of your red, white and blue decorations.
No matter which movie you pick from this list of the Top 15 Most Patriotic Movies, one thing is for sure – you’ll swell with pride and love for this beautiful country of ours!
#15 – The Right Stuff (1983)
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (per IMDb) Starring Sam Shephard, Scott Glenn, and Ed Harris.
#14 – Stripes (1981)
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. (per IMDb) Starring Bill Murray, John Candy, and Harold Ramis.
#13 – Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a “Super-Soldier serum”. But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (per IMDb) Starring Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, and Sebastian Stan.
#12 – Air Force One (1997)
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board. (per IMDb) Starring Harrison Ford, Glenn Close, and Gary Oldman.
#11 – Lincoln (2012)
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (per IMDb) Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
#10 – Gettysburg (1993)
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (per IMDb) Starring Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, and Stephen Lang.
#9 – Midway (2019)
The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it. (per IMDb) Starring Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, and Woody Harrelson.
#8 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down. (per IMDb) Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Claude Rains.
#7 – Independence Day (1996)
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive. (per IMDb) Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum.
#6 – Miracle (2004)
The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad. (per IMDb) Starring Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, and Nathan West.
#5 – Top Gun (1986)
As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (per IMDb) Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Tim Robbins.
#4 – Patton (1970)
The World War II phase of the career of controversial American general George S. Patton. (per IMDb) Starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden, and Stephen Young.
#3 – Apollo 13 (1995)
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (per IMDb) Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Pullman, and Kevin Bacon.
#2 – Glory (1989)
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (per IMDb) Starring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, and Cary Elwes.
#1 – Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (per IMDb) Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore.