Fourth of July is an American holiday that has taken on a lot of different meanings to different Americans. Fourth of July can be a day to reflect on the sacrifice made by others. It is also known as a day to celebrate the American spirit. This list is composed of movies that have embodied the quintessential American spirit (in ways you might not expect).
2016 | Drama, History
The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
1996 | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.