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

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4. The Patriot (2000)

Leave it to an Aussie to play an American revolutionary hero during the War for Independence. According to “The Patriot”, Mel Gibson’s character might have single-handedly defeated the Redcoats. The Brits were pretty much evil bastards in this one, though director Roland Emmerich (a German!) did his best to introduce a slightly less-evil British commander to even things out. Still, when you had Brits burning American colonists alive in churches, shooting kids, and the colonists themselves being incredibly (re: impossibly) progressive towards black Americans in the film, you knew you were dealing with a film that was catering to the unwashed American heartland. Note: “Independence Day”, another Emmerich film was in contention, but I decided against it on the sole reason that that film just keeps sucking the more times I see it, whereas “The Patriot” still holds up pretty well. It must be the muskets.

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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.

  • Robojesus777

    Where the HELL is ID4????? @_@

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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.

  • 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…

  • 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.