Great Movies: Patriotic Movies

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1776 1776
1972 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson lead the way to the Declaration of Independence. …More

Air Force One Air Force One
2012-05 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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From the acclaimed director of "Das Boot" comes a sky-borne action thriller about a United States President who vows not to negotiate with terrorists--then finds his family held hostage by Russian terrorists at thirty thousand feet. …More

Apollo 13 Apollo 13
2012-01 - Universal Home Video
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A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.

Argo

Argo
2013-02 - Warner Home Video
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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.

Born on the Fourth of July Born on the Fourth of July
2010-10 - Universal Home Video
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Ron Kovic joins the Marines, goes to Vietnam, comes home paralyzed and turns activist. Oscar for director Oliver Stone. …More

Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
2013-03 - Warner Home Video
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The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc.

Glory Glory
1982 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Col. Robert Gould Shaw trains and leads the Civil War's first black regiment. Directed by Edward Zwick. Best supporting Oscar for Washington. …More

The Great Escape The Great Escape
2009-05 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Allied soldiers dig a tunnel in a Nazi prison camp, pocketfuls of dirt at a time. Directed by John Sturges. …More

Men of Honor Men of Honor
2007-01 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Carl Brashear lets nothing stand in the way of his dreams. The son of a Kentucky sharecropper, Carl leaves home for what he expects will be a better life. After he joins the newly-integrated Navy, Carl spends two years writing letters before the service accepts his application for its Dive School program. Carl's training officer, Billy Sunday, wants no part of Carl or his ambitions.. …More

Miracle Miracle
2013-02 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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The true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and its next-to-impossible win over the Soviet Union. …More

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
2012-03 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Freshman senator Mr. Smith fights government corruption with a filibuster. …More

The Music Man The Music Man
 1962 - Warner Home Video
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Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires.

The Patriot The Patriot
2012-05 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Legendary war hero and family man Benjmin Martin is forced to take up arms against the savage redcoats during the American revolution. He recruits a band of reluctant warriors and begins a daring, dangerous and deadly assault on the British forces. …More

Rocky

Rocky
2003-09 - Ingram Entertainment
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Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown-- and comes out a winner.

 

Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan
2006-02 - Paramount Home Video
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When the government learns that paratrooper Private Ryan's three brothers have all died in the war, they deploy a small band of U.S. soldiers during the tumultuous battle at Normandy to find him in this brutally honest World War II epic. …More

Stars and Stripes Forever: A Ready to Sing Patriotic Musical Stars and Stripes Forever: A Ready to Sing Patriotic Musical
2006-02 - Brentwood Benson
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Fictionalized musical comedy based on the life of John Philip Sousa.

Top Gun Top Gun
2007-01 - Paramount Home Video
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A hot-shot Navy jet pilot tangles with MiGs and flirts with a civilian astrophysicist. …More

Yankee Doodle Dandy Yankee Doodle Dandy
1943 - Warner Home Video
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Song-and-dance man George M. Cohan recalls his life from a youth in vaudeville to later success. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Best actor Oscar for Cagney. …More