Best Movies to Watch this 4th of July

With the 4th of July falling on a weekday, celebrating appropriately might be more challenging this year. While most of America’s workforce will have the day off, the Tuesday date will make it difficult for some to plan in advance. One very easy way to mark the occasion, and spend quality time with friends and family, is to plan a marathon of favorite patriotic films. The professionals at AJ Danboise, experts in the home services industry, decided to put together a list of critically-acclaimed (and favorite) films. You might not have the time to put together an elaborate lunch or fireworks party this year, but gather some friends and family around the screen for these patriotic favorites -old and new.

Independence Day

Grab the popcorn, because this movie is popping! Independence Day follows mankind’s survival against an alien onslaught. Extraterrestrial technology meets its match with humanity’s will to survive. With the movie set during 4th of July weekend, it’s the perfect film for the holiday. Full of intense action, lovable characters, and American pride, this film is sure to bring out your patriotic spirit. Gather your family with some food and drinks as this movie takes everyone on a wild ride.

Forrest Gump

This charming movie follows the story of Forrest Gump, a lovable fellow with an interesting life. Caring and running are what Forrest Gump is about, and he shows deep compassion for his friends and family such as Jenny, Lieutenant Dan, and his mother. Forrest Gump shows success can be earned through courage and love - and how it is good to just keep running. Forrest Gump is an American treasure, and a film that speaks to the underdog in all of us. After watching this movie, you’ll find yourself saying “Run, Forrest! Run!”.

Top Gun

In this American film, Maverick, a reckless but talented pilot, is sent to the Top Gun school, a place where supreme aerial training is held. Before overcoming the school, Maverick must overcome himself. This movie shows the bravery and teamwork it takes to be an American military pilot. Full of action, romance, and funny one-liners, make this movie top of the class for Independence Day.

Live Free or Die Hard

Another movie set during Independence Day, Live Free or Die Hard follows the continuation of the Die Hard franchise with its fourth installment. The United States experiences a cyber attack to their infrastructure, and John McClane must discover the culprits behind it. Dealing with advanced technology, McClane must use human ingenuity and traditional fighting methods to defeat the enemies. A great American movie that shows devotion to justice must be present - even during times of celebration.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Patriotism and justice go hand in hand, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a film that brings them closer. This American classic involves Mr. Smith trying to defend both himself and his country against corrupt government officials and politicians. As Americans, we strive for honesty, and this film shows how honesty is used to overcome misinformation spread for political gain. Gather your family around and see true American justice mixed with life lessons for this Independence Day.

Although this 4th of July falls on a weekday, don’t let it ruin your patriotism. These movies showcase the reasons why America is the greatest. From our bravery, to our wit, to our devotion, we stand tall against all that defies us. We at AJ Danboise hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day. Remember that we are ready for any electrical problem you may encounter during the 4th. Give us a call at (248) 600-5048 to schedule an appointment with your trusted professionals.