Patriotism seems to be a dying notion nowadays. To say it’s sad would be a massive understatement.
Mostly, Hollywood gets it wrong. So many times they actually try to infuse an anti-American theme filled with anti-heroes into their liberal propaganda narrative. However, sometimes they do get it right.
So if you love patriotic movies then you’ll love these three films.
Air Force One
Who doesn’t love Harrison Ford as President James Marshall in “Air Force One?”
After President James Marshall gives a stirring speech in Moscow, Russia about the United States’ new policy on a zero-tolerance policy regarding negotiating with terrorists, a group of communist radicals hijack Air Force One and hold the boarded passengers hostage in order to release their leader, General Raddick, who was captured by U.S. Special Ops in the opening.
But what the hijackers didn’t count on was that President Marshall, even in his old age, will always be a bad a— genius war hero and outsmart every single one of them at every turn.
Gary Oldman plays the leader of the communist hijackers and he’s one of the great sadistic villains in film history.
It doesn’t really take a scientist to prove that “The Patriot” features American patriotism.
Directed by Roland Emmerich – who is responsible for mostly disaster movies like “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” – gives a masterpiece of filmmaking with “The Patriot.”
Mel Gibson stars in this gem about a former war veteran, but now a South Carolina peaceful farmer, who has his whole world upended when a sadistic British officer murders his son in cold blood. Benjamin Martin (Gibson) comes out of retirement to fight the British and get revenge on Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) during the Revolutionary War in 1776.
This might be the most patriotic film in American history and features great performances by every actor, including Heath Ledger.
It’s a swift, yet sweeping epic that will surely make even the biggest American patriotism skeptic into a believer.
A great behind-the-scenes fact about this movie that reinforces how patriotic it is; actual American war soldier amputees were cast to play soldiers who lost their limbs.
Clint Eastwood is one of the most prolific Hollywood celebrities in the history of the industry. Most people recognize him for his acting in such classics as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “For a Few Dollars More” or “Unforgiven,” but he’s an unbelievable director who has helmed forty films in his career. He’s actually won an Academy Award for directing “Million Dollar Baby.”
The total four-time Oscar winner delivered Americans a masterpiece in 2014 with “American Sniper,” featuring Bradley Cooper’s coming out party as a legit movie star playing war veteran hero Chris Kyle.
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was one of the most prolific snipers in American sniper history and the legend of the man was larger than life amongst his military brothers. This is essentially a biopic about his courage and pinpoint accuracy saving lives with his sniper rifle, but it’s also about his tragic struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder and his addiction with wanting to be back fighting overseas instead of embracing family life.
Every once in a while Hollywood gets it right and these three films prove that.