Friday, July 2, 2010

My patriotic movie picks

Independence Day: One of my absolute favs because I adore Will Smith. This 1997 movie won an Oscar for best visual effects. Anytime we can whip some alien butt I'm psyched. In the movie, Smith plays Captain Steven Hiller who helps save Earth from aliens hell-bent on destroying the planet.

Born on the Fourth of July: This movie, based on the biography of Ron Kovic, won two Oscars (Best director, Oliver Stone; best film editing David Brenner and Joe Hutshing). Tom Cruise plays Kovic, a paralyzed Vietnam war vet who becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

John Adams mini series: Winner of 13 Emmy awards and four Golden Globes, this 2008 HBO mini series is about the life of John Adams and the first 50 years of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams.

The Patriot: Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) leads the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution after a British officer murders his son. Released in 2000.

Do you have any to add? Which is your favorite and why?


  1. Great choices. I don't have any to add.

    FYI Heather Kelly is posting an interview with me on her blog today. Please come visit and say hi. The link is

  2. Yankee Doodle Dandy, are you kidding? You missed that??

  3. I love Independence Day! I went and saw it opening night and the theater was packed - everyone in the audience was cheering and clapping - so much fun!