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The Best 4th of July Movies to Watch

Looking for the perfect movie to celebrate Independence Day? Check out our blog post on “The Best 4th of July Movies to Watch.” From patriotic classics to thrilling blockbusters, we've curated a list of films that capture the spirit of America's favorite holiday. Get ready for a star-spangled movie marathon with our top recommendations for fireworks, laughter, and heartwarming moments. Let the cinematic celebrations begin!

Fourth of July Movies

Here are our top five Fourth of July Movies.

1776
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • William Daniels, Howard DaSilva, Ken Howard (Actors)

1776

A musical celebration of the founding of the United States based on the award-winning Broadway production.

Independence Day
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum (Actors)

Independence Day

When alien invaders lay waste to planet Earth, it's up to a select group of survivors to make a last-ditch stand in this sci-fi smash. | Stream free with a STARZ free trial

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Independence Day movie – streaming free options

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“Independence Day” – Common Sense Media review

Age: 13+
“Nonstop over-the-top fun for teens and up.”

Parents need to know that Independence Day is an action-packed science-fiction film filled with scenes of the fiery destruction of entire cities and the people who live in them, along with smaller scale personal fatalities and some pretty grisly aliens. (Read full review here.)

What is the Independence Day movie run time?

153 minutes (two hours and 33 minutes)

Independence Day: Resurgence streaming service options

With a cable subscription, you can stream here:

Independence Day: Resurgence trailer

 

Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman (Actors)

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twenty years after mysterious aliens nearly wiped out humankind, they're back with a vengeance in the explosive sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence! Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth developed a vast defense program to protect the planet.

Born On The Fourth Of July
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Kyra Sedgwick (Actors)

Born on the Fourth of July

The true story of Marine Ron Kovic: paralyzed during the Vietnam War, he struggles to understand his sacrifice and becomes an articulate anti-war activist. Winner of two Oscars, including Best Director for Oliver Stone.

The Patriot
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger (Actors)

The Patriot

A family man reluctantly joins the American Revolution, aiming to avenge his son – murdered by a sadistic British officer.

Detective Knight: Independence
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bruce Willis, Jack Kilmer, Willow Shields (Actors)

Detective Knight: Independence

Bruce Willis is Detective James Knight in the trilogy's final chapter. A vigilante hits close to Knight's home when he threatens to blow up the city's Fourth of July festivities.

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People also ask:

What is the “Independence Day” film series?

Independence Day (also known as ID and ID4) is a franchise of American science fiction action films that started with Independence Day in 1996, which was followed by the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence in 2016. The franchise revolves around extraterrestrials invading Earth and seeking to eradicate mankind while the remaining human resistance uses everything at their disposal to defeat the invaders and take back the planet. The film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing. (Source: Wikipedia)

Independence Day (1996 film)

The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin. With the other people of the world, they launch a last-ditch counterattack on July 4—Independence Day in the United States.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

The film takes place twenty years after the events of the first film, during which the United Nations has collaborated to form Earth Space Defense (ESD), an international military defense and research organization. Through reverse engineering, the world has harnessed the power of alien technology and laid the groundwork to resist a second invasion.

What movie should we watch on the 4th of July?

In addition to the movies listed in this post, you can also check out these:

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What movies have 4th of July?

Is there a movie about the Fourth of July?

Detective Knight: Independence
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bruce Willis, Jack Kilmer, Willow Shields (Actors)

Detective Knight: Independence

Bruce Willis is Detective James Knight in the trilogy's final chapter. A vigilante hits close to Knight's home when he threatens to blow up the city's Fourth of July festivities.

Will there be another Independence Day movie?

20th Century Fox's merger with The Walt Disney Company (meaning Disney will be in control of Fox's franchises) would make it even less likely that a third film would be pursued.

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