Independence Day is a great opportunity to reach out to friends and neighbors and build relationships that you can use later to share freedom. Invite over a few friends and turn on one of these movies to get you in the Fourth of July mood (and maybe spark some good conversations!)

“National Treasure”

All the fun of Indiana Jones mixed with American history? Sign us up! Few modern films show as much respect for the founding documents and ideas behind our great country as “National Treasure” does. Join Benjamin Gates and his crew as they try to protect the Declaration of Independence and discover a secret treasure trove.

Memorable Quote:

“If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.”


“The Patriot”

Follow reluctant patriot Benjamin Martin as he fights for family and country against the British in this moving (if not entirely historically accurate) film. An important note, though: the violence and brutality in this movie can make it unsuitable for some people.

Memorable Quote:

“But I considerate myself fortunate to be serving the cause of Liberty. And though I fear death, each day in prayer I reaffirm my willingness, if necessary, to give my life in its service. Pray for me, but above all, pray for the cause.”


“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”

What could be more American than watching Jimmy Stewart standing up for what’s right in the face of greed and corruption? Watching Stewart as Sen. Jefferson Smith in awe of the monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C., you can’t help but feel his passion. And watching as he stands, alone, against a corrupt machine bent on ruining him and taking advantage of his constituents, you can’t help but be inspired by his words.

Memorable Quote:

“Just get up off the ground, that’s all I ask. Get up there with that lady that’s up on top of this Capitol dome, that lady that stands for liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something.

And you won’t just see scenery; you’ll see the whole parade of what Man’s carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better than just jungle law, fighting so’s he can stand on his own two feet, free and decent, like he was created, no matter what his race, color, or creed. That’s what you’d see. There’s no place out there for graft, or greed, or lies, or compromise with human liberties.”


“Miracle”

Hockey playoffs may be over, but you can watch the best hockey story of all time any time you want. “Miracle” tells how a scrappy band of hockey players formed an underdog team that finally defeated the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics.

Memorable Quote:

“Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. If we played ’em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game, not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them…and we shut them down because we can!

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