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5 Patriotic Movies We Love

In honor of Labor Day, we thought we’d make a little list of our fave patriotic movies that feature celeb parents–anyone up for a classic American movie marathon?

Independence Day

Oh Will Smith, how can we not love you and your alien-fighting action movies? Independence Day is not at all realistic, but completely patriotic–and definitely gets the blood flowing.

Forrest Gump

If there is a soul out there who doesn’t like Forrest Gump and Tom Hanks’ amazing portrayal of the someone troubled-yet-loveable man who runs and runs…and fights for his country…well, we don’t even know how we’d react to that.

Top Gun

Back in Tom Cruise’s glory days, this dad was the ultimate heartthrob as Maverick, a swoon-worthy pilot in the US Naval Flying School. If only we could’ve frozen Cruise in 1986, and let this ultimate American classic debut in theatres over and over again.

Continue reading for more great patriotic films.

The American President

This movie, which stars Michael Douglas and Annette Bening totally romanticizes the US presidency and life in and around the White House–and we love it. The American President is an up-lifting, feel good movie with a good dose of American pride.

Pearl Harbor

Parents Kate Beckinsale and Ben Affleck captured our hearts in this, well, heart-wrenching depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. As tear-jerking as this film is, it’s a must-watch for American holidays.

Photo: currentfilm.com

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