4th of July

Discover where to watch the best 4th of July movies to celebrate Independence Day.

4th of July is not only a great time for summer picnics and donning red, white and blue. It’s also a great inspiration for a variety of movies. From Broadway hits like Hamilton on Disney+ to inspiring or action-packed films like Top Gun, there’s tons of ways to pump up your patriotic side.

Keep scrolling for the best 4th of July movies and where to stream them.

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Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick
PG-13
2022
2h 10m
Drama/Action

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

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In the Heights
In the Heights
PG-13
2021
2h 23m
Drama/Musical

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

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Hamilton
Hamilton
PG-13
2020
2h 40m
Drama/History

Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.

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Midway
Midway
PG-13
2019
2h 18m
Drama/Action

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

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Harriet
Harriet
PG-13
2019
2h 5m
Drama/Action

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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First Man
First Man
PG-13
2018
2h 21m
Drama/History

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

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Girls Trip
Girls Trip
R
2017
2h 2m
Comedy/Action

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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Lincoln
Lincoln
PG-13
2012
2h 30m
Drama/War

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.

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Captain America
Captain America
PG-13
2011
2h 4m
Action/Science Fiction

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a ""Super-Soldier serum"". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a warmonger and a terrorist organization.

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John Adams
John Adams
N/A
2008
12m
Drama/Comedy

This is the story of a lonely man named John. He wanders through the city into various acquaintances of varying levels of niceness. He sees a lot of people but sometimes they just don't want to be bothered with him.

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Milk
Milk
N/A
2008
1h 42m
Drama

A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary journals. But neither these poems, nor the rapidly falling price of the milk they sell, are being of any benefit to Yusuf and Zehra's lives. When Yusuf finds out about Zehra's secret affair with the town's stationmaster he gets disconcerted. Will he find the way to cope with his anxiety for the unknown future, the rapid change that he is going through and the pain of taking a step into adulthood and leaving his youth behind

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
PG-13
2006
1h 48m
Action/Comedy

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

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An American Girl on the Home Front
An American Girl on the Home Front
N/A
2006
1h 25m
Drama/Family

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

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National Treasure
National Treasure
PG
2004
2h 11m
Action/Thriller/Mystery

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

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Miracle
Miracle
PG
2004
2h 15m
Drama/Sport

The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.

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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
PG-13
2001
3h 3m
Drama/Action/Romance

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

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The Patiot
The Patiot
R
2000
2h 45m
Drama/Action/War

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

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Remember The Titans
Remember The Titans
PG
2000
1h 53m
Drama/Biography

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

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Armageddon
Armageddon
PG-13
1998
2h 31m
Action/Thriller/Science Fiction

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas will impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.

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Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
R
1998
2h 49m
Drama/Action/War

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

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Air Force One
Air Force One
R
1997
2h 4m
Horror/Action

Communist radicals hijack Air Force One with the U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

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I know What You Did Last Summer
I know What You Did Last Summer
R
1997
1h 41m
Horror/Mystery/Horror

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

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Independence Day
Independence Day
PG-13
1996
2h 25m
Action/Science Fiction/Thriller

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.

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Apollo 13
Apollo 13
PG
1995
2h 20m
Drama/Action

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.

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The American President
The American President
PG-13
1995
1h 54m
Drama/Comedy/Romance

A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but ""politics is perception,"" and sparks fly anyway.

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Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
PG-13
1994
2h 22m
Drama/Romance/Comedy

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

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The Sandlot
The Sandlot
PG
1993
1h 41m
Drama/Comedy/Children

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

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A Leage of Their Own
A Leage of Their Own
PG
1992
2h 8m
Drama/Comedy

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amid their own growing rivalry.

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Avalon
Avalon
PG
1990
2h 6m
Drama/Family

Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four ""Baltimore Films"": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into American life.

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Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July
R
1989
2h 25m
Drama/War

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

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Glory
Glory
N/A
1989
3h 22m
Action/Documentary

A documentary covering the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary.

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Top Gun
Top Gun
PG
1986
1h 50m
Action/Romance

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

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Rocky IV
Rocky IV
PG
1985
1h 31m
Drama/Sport

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

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The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
PG
1983
3h 13m
Drama/Action

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper.

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Grease
Grease
PG
1978
1h 50m
Comedy/Musical/Romance

Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

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All The President's Men
All The President's Men
PG
1976
2h 18m
Drama/Thriller

The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

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Jaws
Jaws
PG
1975
2h 4m
Action/Horror

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Cape Cod, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

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1776
1776
G
1972
2h 21m
Drama/Musical

A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

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The Longest Day
The Longest Day
G
1962
2h 58m
Drama/Action/War

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

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The Music Man
The Music Man
G
1962
2h 31m
Romance/Musical/Comedy

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy
G
1942
2h 6m
Drama/Musical

The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

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Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
N/A
1939
1h 40m
Drama/History

In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. Following her tragic death, Lincoln establishes a law practice in Springfield, where he meets a young Mary Todd. Lincoln's law skills are put to the test when he takes on the difficult task of defending two brothers who have been accused of murder.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
N/A
1939
2h 9m
Drama/Comedy

A naive youth leader is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His idealistic plans promptly collide with corruption at home and subterfuge from his hero in Washington, but he tries to forge ahead despite attacks on his character.

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