Happy 4th of July to our American readers and sorry about the mess, to our Brits! Today, the States celebrates our Independence from England by drinking lots of beer, barbecuing and lighting things on fire. Here are some of my favorite films that make me proud to be an American.


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1) Captain America: The First Avenger

I basically started this list so I could share this clip. Fourth of July is Steve Rogers’ birthday and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING says America more than a good looking man in red, white and blue tights with his best friend by his side.

I’m not obsessed, you’re obsessed. 

2) Full Metal Jacket

One of Stanley Kubrick’s finest, this film is a poignant and raw look at the Vietnam War with a stellar cast and some very memorable moments. If you’ve never seen this movie, watch it so you can finally get some of those FMJ references.

3) Forrest Gump

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a great soundtrack and 90s CGI. Forrest meets so many amazing people and experiences so much of Americana, this movie has to be on the list.