Movies for the 4th of July
Annotation:What's more American than freedom of the press? Based on Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's book detailing their investigation into the Watergate Affair. (Call no. 364.132 B).
Annotation:Jimmy Stewart playing Jefferson Smith shows that one person can make a difference as his idealism triumphs over the cynical corruption he finds in Washington.
Annotation:Daniel Day Lewis plays Abraham Lincoln during one of his defining hours - the passage of the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery - in Steven Spielberg's 2012 biopic.
Annotation:Mel Gibson won praise for his moving portrayal of Benjamin Martin, a war veteran forced to return to combat when British troops endanger his family. However, this action film set during the Revolutionary War was also criticized for serious historical inaccuracies.
Annotation:James Cagney plays George M. Cohan, the father of the American musical comedy, and performs some rousingly patriotic musical numbers including the title song.
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Some historical and patriotic films celebrating the 4th of July and American ideals and some popular movies where the action takes place on the 4th.