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10 Movies That Make You Proud to Be an American

These films across genres and decades show American exceptionalism on screen.

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James Jay Carafano

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July 4, 2014 - 5:00 am
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When it comes to the “land I love,” the movies that move us most happen to be based on the stories of real Americans. They get to the core of what America really means and show why this nation is truly exceptional.

America’s dedication to liberty makes it a nation like no other. That’s why, whether the setting is war, politics, courtrooms, sports, or science, when Hollywood makes movies about exceptional Americans they celebrate the true value and meaning of liberty. And that inspires us.

10. The Patriot

Farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), a peaceful, pastoral father of seven, pretty much winds up winning American independence all by himself. A composite character drawing from the biographies of several historical figures, the farmer Martin has been called “the Wayne Gretzky of the Revolution.” While it might not be a perfect history lesson, The Patriot (2000) is an exciting, moving and inspiring American war film — and easily the most entertaining movie ever made about the fight for independence.

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Glad to see Apollo 13 in there, despite the fact that it celebrates overweight, balding white guys wearing glasses.

We can't all be Sandra Fluke!
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What about "Red Dawn"?
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the right stuff is kind boring compared to Apollo 13, just think its a more inspiring and entertaining movie
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Gettysburg glory and we were solders I used on other lists
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Yankee Doodle Dandy was on a number of lists so i looked for other films to recognize
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For all Mankind is excellent, ditto HBO from earth to moon, but one is documentary the other mini-series
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Bender3000 was looking for movies specifically exhalting US but showing what americans can accomplish with freedom and liberty we enjoy
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thanks for all the great suggestions. I try not to reuse movies on my lists so films Glory and Sgt York i had to skip. Red Dawn is great film, but this list just ones that historical basis, but I also used red dawn before. A lot of the other suggestions are great thanks

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Adds:
Glory
We Were Soldiers
Gettysburg
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A good old musical... Yankee Doodle Dandy. I liked that one. I despise FDR, but the movie was good. And Gettysburg is really well done also. Great soundtrack. And starwars, even better soundtrack and we beat the empire.
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"The 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial” was part theater, part farce and part fight for academic freedom. "

Hogwash. Academic freedom had nothing to do with it. It was purely part of advancing the Marxist/Humanist agenda.

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