America, Fuck Yeah! 5 Ridiculously Patriotic Movies to Watch on July 4th

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5. True Lies (1994)

I always like to start a list off with an easy one: Harry Tasker is your typical American super spy trying to hold together a dysfunctional family while secretly jetting off to exotic locales, meeting exotic women, and shooting bad guys by the bushels in the name of America and apple pie. And terrorism? Forget about it, not while Harry Tasker is around. You’ll never mistaken James Cameron for a particularly patriotic filmmaker (“Avatar” pretty much proves that, right?), but way back in 1994 he was loving the country pretty hard core. In “True Lies”, America was rock solid, its people awesome and badass, while the bad guys were Islamic terrorists bent on nuking the country. Yup, none of that, “Why do they hate us” crap for Jimmy boy back then. “You’re fired”, indeed.

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  • Muertos

    Great list! BUT, Armageddon should be replaced by one of the greatest 4th of July movies ever: Chunky on the Fourth of July.

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  • ErickKwon

    Fuck yeah “The Patriot” is the better Emmerich/Devlin movie, plus it's one of Mel Gibson's better acting jobs.

  • Brent

    Fuck yeah. I spent last 4th of July in Mexico watching Red Dawn, and it was sweet.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    That is explained, my friend.

  • Robojesus777

    True that, true that. I completely glossed over that sentence somehow. It is STILL cheesy, mandatory Fourth of July action movie watching IMO. Even if it does suck E.T. testicles…

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Yeah, but it doesn't have Mel single-handedly winning the Revolutionary War, that one is just so ridiculous it's brilliant. Granted, that “let's infect the alien computer with a virus using our Apple laptop!” bit is pure genius on its own, but it loses extra points for nuking my hometown of Houston.