These patriotic movies on Netflix are great to watch during Memorial Day weekend, July 4th (Independence Day) holiday, or any time of year.
These titles include everything from movies, TV shows, and documentaries. These are great selections to add to your Netflix list.
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Set in 1778, this period drama recounts the story of Abe Woodhull, an American cabbage farmer obliged to begin spying on the British enemy. (Watch on Netflix)
Ken Burns’s documentary depicts the action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of soldiers, generals and a beleaguered president. (Watch on Netflix)
This documentary series offers an alternative take on modern American history, focusing on underreported events that shaped the nation’s character. (Watch on Netflix)
After escaping from a World War II labor camp, a band of soldiers undertake a journey to traverse Siberia, the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas. (Watch on Netflix)
A naive American soldier’s view of the Vietnam War starts to change after he witnesses murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots. (Watch on Netflix)
Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II is restored in color and high definition for this historical documentary series. (Watch on Netflix)
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick present an epic chronicle of the Vietnam War, featuring the soldiers, protesters, politicians and families who lived it. (Watch on Netflix)
Honoring service members whose courage merited the awarding of a Medal of Honor, this docudrama series re-creates their inspiring true stories. (Watch on Netflix)
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Black Hawk Down – Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, The Martian) is an undeniable visual genius and his pummeling action film puts a who’s who of celebrity grunts (Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor among them) through their “war is bad, I say!” paces. The subject is the 1993 Mogadishu raid, a military incident of thankless sacrifice. Watch | Buy
Tora! Tora! Tora! – Another 1970 classic challenged the way most war movies were made in old Hollywood. “Tora! Tora! Tora!” attempted to tell the battle stories from two sides, the Japanese and the American, in a sympathetic touch that perhaps owed a bit to the changing cultural tide over the Vietnam War. Clint Eastwood would attempt a similar storytelling experiment by breaking the narrative into two movies: “Letters From Iwo Jima” and “Flags of Our Fathers.” Watch | Buy
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