16 Movies That Will Get You Pumped About Fourth of July
There are plenty of new films hitting streaming services in July (including the Hamilton movie on Disney+), but if you’re looking for movies to watch at home over the Fourth of July weekend, then you’ve come to the right place. From incredible firework displays to picturesque beaches, these movies feature memorable Fourth of July celebrations. So grab a tall glass of something cool, plop onto your couch, and get cracking. And if that’s not enough spirit for you, be sure to check out this handy list of 50 shows set in 50 different states.
Not only is the whole film about America’s favorite pastime, but that iconic firework scene on the ballpark is perfect for the Fourth.
Just in case the title didn’t give it away, the whole movie is about a Fourth of July beauty pageant.
When little orphan Annie is rescued on the patriotic holiday, Mr. Warbucks celebrates the only way he knows how – with a huge fireworks display.
You’ll definitely being seeing red after watching this thriller about a group of men who search for a deadly shark over the Fourth of July weekend.
When aliens attack Earth, a group of humans comes together to defend the country on the Fourth of July.
Born on the Fourth of July
This Oscar-winning film tells the real-life story of American anti-war activist and former United States Marine Corps sergeant, Ron Kovic, who just so happens to be born on the national holiday.
If you were never required to watch the film adaptation of this Tony-winning musical about the American Revolution in history class, now is the time. Not only is it perfect for a little holiday education, but it also features William Daniels (Mr. Feeny) from Boy Meets World.
We're the Millers
A small-time pot dealer creates a fake family in order to smuggle drugs from Mexico to the US over the Fourth of July weekend in this comedy.
This movie may wreck your soul, but it does feature a sweet carnival scene in honor of the patriotic holiday.
Not only is there a spark between the two lovers in this Nicholas Sparks film, but there are also literal fireworks in the small beach town’s Independence Day celebration.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
It’s the ultimate Summer slasher film as a group of friends are reminded of the crime they committed a year ago when a crazed killer begins stalking them over the Fourth of July weekend.
Live Free or Die Hard
In the fourth installment in the Die Hard film series, John McClane works to track down computer hackers in Washington DC on the Fourth of July.
Not only does Shelby’s son’s birthday celebration take place on Independence Day, but it’s also complete with an outdoor picnic and festive hats.