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18 Patriotic Movies on Netflix

These patriotic movies on Netflix are great to watch during Memorial Day weekend, The Best 4th of July Movies to Watch (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.

What better way to celebrate the weekend than by binge-watching Netflix?

All the titles listed are currently on Netflix, but that is subject to change without notice.

Patriotic Movies to Watch on Netflix

Feeling patriotic? Salute American sacrifice by watching the best Memorial Day movies honoring the military. Affiliate links used.

Five Came Back

Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II. | Stream on Netflix

Tears of the Sun

When a coup plunges Nigeria into bloodshed, a Navy SEAL must rescue a doctor working in the jungle — and all the people in her care. | Stream on Netflix

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The Siege of Jadotville

An Irish commander and his battalion of 150 men withstand a siege of 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining corporations. | Stream on Netflix

Medal of Honor

Honoring service members whose courage merited the awarding of a Medal of Honor, this docudrama series re-creates their inspiring true stories. | Stream on Netflix


In May 1940, soldiers and civilians struggle by land, sea, and air to evacuate the British army and their allies, Europe's last hope, from Dunkirk. | Stream on Netflix

Apocalypse Now: Redux

Reedited and remastered with 49 minutes of extra footage, this drama follows an Army captain's risky mission into Cambodia to kill a renegade colonel. | Stream on Netflix

Olympus has Fallen

After a tragic event moves him to a desk job, an ex-Secret Service agent must rescue the president when the White House is attacked. | Stream on Netflix

Jarhead: Law of Return

When a U.S. senator's son is held captive by Hezbollah militiamen, a group of highly trained soldiers ventures into enemy territory to bring him home. | Stream on Netflix


A hardened mercenary's mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he's sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord's kidnapped son. | Stream on Netflix

Sand Castle

The story of Sandcastle is every woman's journey, from moth to butterfly, to reach out and find their inner voice. The story of a rebel, breaking out of the cocoon of societal pressure and finding her place in Hindu society. | Stream on Netflix

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For more patriotic movies on Netflix, check out this list of President movies on Netflix.

More Patriotic Movies 

Black Hawk Down
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor (Actors)

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. WatchBuy

Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Sô Yamamura (Actors)

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

We Were Soldiers
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe (Actors)

We Were Soldiers – This Vietnam War epic tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang, which pitted 450 U.S. soldiers against thousands of well-armed Vietnamese troops. Watch | Buy

The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, James Willbanks (Actors)

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick present an epic chronicle of the Vietnam War, featuring the soldiers, protesters, politicians, and families who lived it. Watch | Buy

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