10 True Blue 100% All-American Star-Spangled Movies For Your 4th Of July Weekend!

It’s a great country we live in—and we’re proud to provide the US with the very best listing information on the planet.

In keeping with that spirit, we’ve served up 10 red-blooded American movies that’ll make the whole family stand up and salute all 4th of July weekend long! (LISTED TIMES ARE EASTERN!)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
4.0 stars out of 4
ThrillerMAX 7/3 @ 10pm; 7/8 @ 3:10pm
A squad of soldiers risk their lives to locate a private whose brothers were killed in combat so that he can return home as the last surviving son. Tom Hanks searches for Matt Damon.

Anchors Aweigh (1945)
3.0 stars out of 4
TCM 7/4 @ 3pm
A naive sailor and his worldly buddy find fun, adventure with the police and romance while on a three-day shore leave in Los Angeles. Frank Sinatra sings, Gene Kelly dances.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
3.5 stars out of 4
TCM 7/4 @ 5:30pm
Legendary, flag-waving song-and-dance man George M. Cohan sings, dances, and composes his way to the heights of Broadway fame during the 20th Century. James Cagney does a little soft shoe.

Independence Day (1996)
3.0 stars out of 4
A&E 7/4 @ 8pm; 7/6 @5pm; 7/7 @ 2pm
An alien mothership launches a fleet of spacecraft which destroy entire cities one by one, and the U.S. president escapes to Area 51, finding military secrets. Will Smith, Randy Quaid, and Bill Pullman defend the planet.

The Music Man (1962)
3.5 stars out of 4
TCM 7/4 @ 8pm
A traveling con man arrives in a small Iowa town certain his scam of selling the idea that he can turn the local children into a band will be a success. Robert Preston woos Shirley Jones with 76 trombones.

The Patriot (2000)
2.5 stars out of 4
STARZ 7/5 @ 1am; 7/5 @ 3:50pm; ENCORE DRAMA: 7/7 @ 8pm
The son of a war veteran joins the Continental Army to fight the British, and when he is taken prisoner, his father goes on a bloody quest for vengeance. Mel Gibson provides musket training to Heath Ledger.

Rocky (1976)
3.5 stars out of 4
HBO Signature 7/5 @ 7am; 7/7 @ 6:35am
A struggling, young small-time boxer romances a shy woman and takes a shot at fame when he gets the chance of a lifetime at a championship fight. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burgess Meredith in a knockout.

Forrest Gump (1994)
4.0 stars out of 4
HBO 7/5 @ 8am and 5:15pm
A slow-witted man with character and dignity who transforms the lives of those around him grows to adulthood amid the historic events of four decades. Tom Hanks, Sally Field, and lessons in confectionary packaging.

Apollo 13 (1995)
3.5 stars out of 4
StarMAX 7/5 @ 3pm; Cinemax 7/7 @ 6:15am; ThrillerMAX 7/8 @ 6:20am
An explosion aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft forces the crew and ground control to scramble for a way to enable the damaged ship to return to Earth. Tom Hanks in orbit, Ed Harris at Mission Control.

Top Gun (1986)
3.0 stars out of 4
EPIX  7/6 @ 6pm
A cocky fighter pilot falls for an instructor at an elite combat training school where he seeks to prove he is the best of the best. Tom Cruise has the need for speed. Kelly McGillis has the need for Tom Cruise.


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