As America gears up for its 4th of July celebration, we’re going to take this week’s blogs and explore art and creativity as it related to patriotism and events around this celebration. Today here’s our list of 5 must-see patriotic films:
1. Patton: The story of General George S. Patton, famed commander of World War II. This film swept the Oscars in 1970 with Best Actor, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Screenplay…and Best Picture.
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: One man goes to Washington to change the country! Starring Jimmy Stewart and directed by the great Frank Capra.
3. Saving Private Ryan: Steven Spielberg weaves a fictitious story about a lost story in with the tragedy and violence surrounding D-Day during World War II.
4. The Sandlot: “So why is this kids movie on here?” you ask. Nothing is more patriotic on the 4th of July than cookouts, fireworks and baseball -and you’ve got it all here. Feel what it was like to be a teen on this holiday in 1962.
5. The Patriot: So we know a lot of you may be over Mel Gibson, but this film is still a great telling of the battles fought around the founding of our country.