Independence Day is here and like every year, the country is excited to celebrate this important day in its own ways. While school-going students are looking forward to participate in Independence Day parades and functions, the older crowd is eyeing various programs and movies aired on television.
As the entire nation is all set to celebrate the day it received its freedom, here are some movies that will certainly get you into the spirit of patriotism and will make you feel proud of being the citizen of a free country.
A war film based on the life of US General, George S. Patton, the movie covers the events of World War II and is known for showcasing General Patton's iconic address to the American troops with a huge American flag behind him. George C. Scott played the titular role in this biographical war movie.
"Bridge of Spies" (2015)
Directed and co-produced by iconic Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, "Bridge of Spies" stars Tom Hanks and is based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War. The movie tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan who negotiates the freedom of Francis Gary Powers, a pilot whose U-2 spy aircraft was shot down over the Soviet Union-ruled area, in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet KGB spy under the imprisonment of the American government.
This Independence Day, viewers can watch "Bridge of Spies" on their television as Zee Studio is going to premiere the movie on Aug. 15, Monday at 1 pm and 9pm (IST); within less than a year of its theatrical release over the globe.
An American war film starring Morgan Freeman, "Glory" narrates the incidents that happened to one of the first military units of the Union Army during the American Civil War that was made up entirely of African-American men, except for the high ranking officials.
"Air Force One" (1997)
The action-political film covers the capture of US President James Marshall (portrayed by Harrison Ford) by Russian terrorists on the President's plane Air Force One. The latter part of the movie explores the President's quest to tackle the terrorists and save everybody on-board.
"The Patriot" (2000)
The movie takes place during the events of the Southern theatre of the American Revolutionary War and tells the story of an ordinary American citizen who is compelled to join the war after his family was threatened. It stars some of the most iconic actors of all times, including Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger.