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Best Independence Day movies?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TwoGloves, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Watching "Yankee Doodle Dandy" right now. Tough to top that. Great music, Cagney at his best, true story for the most part.
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I'm going with "Independence Day" featuring Will Smith.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The one on tcm right before it... 1776...
  4. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Just finishing the John Adams mini-series (starring Paul Giamatti) on DVD and it's pretty good.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan, Midway, Top Gun -- all jingoism, all the time.
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Great call on The Patriot.
  7. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed it but Jeff Goldblum taking down an alien empire with his Dell is a huge stretch.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'm partial to The Music Man. Let's do the SHEBOOPI! Or Gettysburg, which was fought over the Fourth of July weekend.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    The first half of Independence Day was thrilling; second half, not so much.

    I second Top Gun, best July 4th movie for the 40 something set.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Destination Tokyo.. never fails to give me a chilll
  11. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Born on the Fourth of July is damn solid.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I'm sorry, but The Patriot was awful--just over the top, unrealistic Mel Gibson jingoism.

    Independence Day, while certainly far-fetched, was still enjoyable.
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