Films in Focus: Patriotic Movies

Patriotic Movies: Here are some movies in our collection that are perfect for the 4th of July Weekend! Some are based on true events, others are not, but they all share the patriotic spirit. 

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. (DVD APOLLO)

 

Gettysburg (1993)

In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (DVD GETTYSBURG)

 

G.I. Jane (1997)

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail. (DVD G.I. JANE)

 

Hidden Figures (2016)

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (DVD HIDDEN)

 

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. (DVD INDEPENDENCE)

 

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. (DVD LINCOLN)

 

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. (DVD MR. SMITH)

 

The Right Stuff (1983)

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (DVD RIGHT)

 

The Patriot (2000)

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (DVD PATRIOT)

 

Patton (1970)

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (DVD PATTON)

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