If you are looking for a movie to watch during the 4th of July, consider a classic like Jaws. The 1975 movie is credited as the original summer blockbuster and has an unforgettable soundtrack. Jaws is the story of a deadly shark that prowls the waters of a New England island. It also tells the story of the 1970 Apollo 13 astronauts.
Unlike most 4th of July movies, Top Gun is not about war or military service, but about the intense bonds between two male fighter pilots. Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards play the pilots and have one of the most compelling “bromances” in movie history. The antagonizing, flirtatious Iceman is played by Val Kilmer.
The new Top Gun sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” is doing extremely well in the box office. It opened on Friday and took in $33 million through Monday. As of July 2, the film has grossed $571.4 million domestically, and it is the highest-grossing movie of the year in North America. It has earned over $544.5 million worldwide and is expected to gross $572 million this holiday weekend.
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is a brilliant example of a movie that is both heroic and tragic at the same time. With an eerie, almost French-like quality, it is a classic Fourth of July film. Starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, this film is a gripping account of the human cost of war. The story begins with Captain John Miller promising to bring Private Ryan home, but he is trapped behind enemy lines. Despite its heroics, the movie is also a bittersweet and pointless story.
Saving Private Ryan is an epic war movie that tells the story of WWII. It features a climactic battle between a soldier and the Red Skull. Saving Private Ryan is one of the 4th of July movies that is both patriotic and action-packed. It is a great choice for a post-flag day binge-watching marathon.
The Sandlot is a great movie for kids. Set in 1962, this film follows the adventures of a young baseball team. It’s a classic baseball movie, complete with an unforgettable fireworks display during the game. It also features a touching message about baseball and its importance in human life.
Although the 4th of July is considered a national holiday, it has huge resonance abroad. For non-Americans, the holiday evokes images of independence, defiance, and celebration. Even German director Roland Emmerich named Independence Day as the best film of the Fourth of July. But if you’re not an American, there are plenty of great 4th of July movies to watch.
This Fourth of July, Disney is giving Americans a chance to see the new musical Hamilton. It was produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail. This movie focuses on immigration, inclusivity, and the literal independence of the United States. The movie will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting July 3.
This film is an adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway show, and it’s a perfect pick for the Fourth of July. Set in a predominantly Latino neighborhood in New York, Hamilton tackles issues of immigration and the immigrant experience. The film is a sunny love letter to a thriving community, and it demonstrates how song and love can bring people together.
Hidden Figures is a new movie that tells the true story of three African-American NASA mathematicians during the Space Race. It’s a powerful historical drama that has received several accolades, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Octavia Spencer. It also features a stellar cast including Taraji P. Henson as the eponymous mathematician Katherine Gobels Johnson.
“Hidden Figures,” based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, is a powerful movie about the women who played a critical role in the space race in the 1960s. If you’re looking for an action-packed, feel-good movie, Hidden Figures is a great choice for the Fourth of July holiday.
Captain America: The First Avenger
In the Captain America: The First Avenger 4th July movie, Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, wears a red, white and blue uniform and a blue form-fitting helmet. His shield stows on his back, and he uses it to defeat Hydra. In this action-packed adventure, Steve and his troops take down Hydra’s bases in Europe, and along the way, he becomes proficient at using his shield as a projectile weapon. In the process, he encounters the Red Skull and his fellow HYDRA agent, Zola.
While the film doesn’t reach the same heights as The Avengers or Iron Man, it’s still a fun and rollicking adventure. Although it may not quite live up to the hype surrounding Marvel Studios’ superhero movies (and their sequels), it features strong performances and easy charm.