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15 Must Watch Patriotic Movies on Amazon Prime

Patriotism means a great deal to practically everyone. Here are some patriotic movies on Amazon Prime

These Amazon Prime Patriotic Movies will show you one of the purest manifestations of love and selflessness. The character was portrayed to remind us that some people are willing to put their lives on the line for the love of their nation.

These are best watched on your screen during Memorial Day, July 4th, or any other time you feel like it. Prepare for more powerful and heartfelt Patriotic films on Amazon Prime.

Patriotic Movies on Amazon Prime

The Green Berets
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Wayne, Jim Hutton, David Janssen (Actors)

The Green Berets

This movie is about A cynical reporter (David Janssen) who opposes the Vietnam War is sent to accompany a group of Green Berets to chronicle the fight. The crew is given a top-secret mission to go behind enemy lines and seize a key Viet Cong commander, led by the tough-as-nails Col. Mike Kirby (John Wayne).

Along the way, the reporter gains a better understanding of why America is fighting the war and assists in the rescue of a war orphan whose life has been ruined by the combat. 

At some points, The Green Berets are more amusing than dangerous. The tough sergeant Aldo Ray, the clever scrounger Jim Hutton, and the sympathetic doctor Raymond St. Jacques are all stock characters from war movies.

Apart from the Viet Cong, George Takei and Jack Soo represent the Vietnamese. Soo, who I first saw on Broadway in Flower Drum Song, has a disarming deadpan tone that works well in comedy but not so well in drama.

Patton
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates (Actors)

Patton

The film “Patton” portrays the story of General George S. Patton, a legendary World War II tank commander. Patton’s career began in North Africa and continues through the invasion of Europe and the defeat of the Third Reich. 

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Patton’s various flaws, such as his temper and proclivity for insubordination, would prevent him from becoming the chief American commander in the Normandy Invasion and from being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany, according to side storylines.

Patton is an entertaining and well-balanced film that bears up well thirty years later and can be respected for its craft.

Stripes
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis (Actors)

Stripes

Following a bad day in which cab driver John Winger (Bill Murray) loses his job, his car, and his girlfriend Anita (Roberta Leighton), he persuades his best friend Russell (Harold Ramis) to join the army in order to travel and have fun. 

They form a squad with misfits and outcasts, and John has issues with their strong Sergeant Hulka (Warren Oates). John and Russell get themselves into a lot of trouble, but the Military Police Officers Stella (P.J. Soles) and Louise constantly come to their rescue (Sean Young).

“Stripes” is a goofy and funny comedy, but then again, what else would you expect from a cast that includes Bill Murray, John Candy, John Larroquette, and other comedians? 

The longer cut is lengthy, and most of the jokes are “politically incorrect” or sexist, but they are all entertaining. This is the first time you’ll ever see a 1981 comedy on screen, and you’ll surely have a great time watching it.

Olympus Has Fallen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott (Actors)

Olympus Has Fallen

Former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is imprisoned within the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) after it is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped. 

As our national security team scrambles to respond, they must rely on Banning’s insider information to retake the White House, preserve the President, and escape a larger calamity.

The acting is outstanding, especially Morgan Freeman’s (and to a lesser extent, Gerard Butler’s and Aaron Eckhart’s), and the roller coaster ride is thrilling.

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Saving Private Ryan
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon (Actors)

Saving Private Ryan

Early on June 6, 1944, with the Allied invasion of Normandy, men of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, led by Cpt. Miller fights ashore to establish a beachhead. Two brothers are slain in battle during the fighting. A third brother was killed earlier in New Guinea. 

Mrs. Ryan, their mother, will receive all three grave telegrams on the same day. When the United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, he decides to send out 8 soldiers (including Cpt. Miller and members of the 2nd Rangers) to find him and return him to his mother.

It lays forth a million reasons why no one should go to war, as well as one strong reason to go to war. It’s a heartbreakingly accurate portrayal of what our grandfathers, fathers, uncles, brothers, and sons have gone through in humanity’s darkest hours. Not just during WWII, but during any war. 

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.

Top Gun
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards (Actors)

Top Gun

High-flying adventure with barnstormer Tom Cruise falling for his beautiful instructor (Kelly McGillis), while he competes against fellow flyer Val Kilmer for the coveted ‘Top Gun’ award.

Alamo, The (2004)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric (Actors)

The Alamo

In 1836, Texans hold the Alamo for 13 days while under siege.

Age of Heroes

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Range 15
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean Patrick Astin, William Shatner (Actors)

Range 15

A group of veterans find that the zombie apocalypse has spread across the United States. Together, they must fight their way across the country and find a cure for the outbreak and restore freedom …

Fair Game (2010)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison (Actors)

Fair Game

From the director of The Bourne Identity comes this riveting thriller inspired by the experiences of real-life CIA officer Valerie Plame (Academy Award nominee** Naomi Watts). When Plame’s retired ambassador husband Joe Wilson (Academy Award winner** Sean Penn) writes a newspaper article challenging the basis for the U.S. war on Iraq, the White House leaks Plame’s undercover status–leaving her international contacts vulnerable, her career in shambles and her life in danger. Crackling with sharp dialogue, gripping intrigue and heart-pounding suspense, Fair Game is the adventure that’s so unbelievable, it can only be real.

Sands of Iwo Jima
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara (Actors)

Sands of Iwo Jima

Tough-as-nails career Marine Sergeant John Stryker (John Wayne) is greatly disliked by the men of his squad for the rigorous training he puts them through for what ultimately becomes the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Journey's End
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany (Actors)

Journey’s End

The Great War – March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by war-weary Captain Stanhope. With a German offensive imminently approaching, the company anxiously awaits their unknown fate.

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gerard Depardieu (Actors)

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

A stray dog joins his master on the battlefields of World War I in this fact-based animated story.

Danny Boy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Robert Henry, Ralph Lewis, Sybil Merritt (Actors)

Danny Boy

A highly decorated war dog named Danny Boy returns home to be kidnapped by an evil animal abuser. After days of intentional torture for the man’s benefit, Danny Boy almost becomes a vicious killer, but manages to escape with his good personality intact. He embarks on a long and hard journey home, to finally be reunited with his young master, Buzzy.

Nobody can watch these films without being changed in some way. With the exception of war veterans who have already been there, no one should miss it. The audience is immersed in the action thanks to the surround sound.

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