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Movies for the 4th of July

1776
1776 (DVD - 2002 ) DVD 782 S All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4

Annotation:Hear the founding fathers sing! This1972 film version of the popular musical tells the story of how the Declaration of Independence was signed.

All the President's Men
All the President's Men (DVD - 2006 ) DVD MOVIE A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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).

Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July (DVD - 2004 ) DVD MOVIE B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A disabled Vietnam veteran become an anti-war activist. Adapted from Ron Kovic's memoir of the same name (Call no. 959.7043 K)

John Adams
John Adams (DVD - 2008 ) DVD TV J and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1

Annotation:Acclaimed HBO miniseries based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize winning biography. Paul Giamatti plays John Adams.

Independence Day
Independence Day (DVD - 2002 ) DVD MOVIE I and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 9

Annotation:Will Smith leads the survivors of an alien attack in a counter-strike to save the world on July 4th in this 1996 sci-fi action film.

Jaws
Jaws (DVD - 2005 ) DVD MOVIE J and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Yes, it was a July 4th weekend when the shark attacked...

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain (DVD - 2005 ) DVD MOVIE J All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This classic Revolutionary War film made in 1957 is based on Esther Forbes's book, which was awarded the Newberry Medal in 1943.

Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (DVD - 2008 ) DVD MOVIE M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

The Music Man
The Music Man (DVD - 1999 ) DVD 782 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:76 trombones in the 4th of July parade...

Rocky
Rocky (DVD - 2006 ) DVD MOVIE R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 22

Annotation:The classic underdog film. Rocky's fight against Apollo Creed takes place on July 4th.

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy (DVD - 2003 ) DVD 782 Y and more… All copies in use Availability details

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.


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