One of the first movies that has links to the Fourth Of July is “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The movie was filmed back in 1942 and became known as the original patriotic movie. The film focused on the life of a famous musician and actor, George M. Cohan.
Following “Yankee Doodle Dandy” came “Johnny Tremain.” The 1957 film is one of the most famous July 4th movies. The Walt Disney movie followed Johnny Tremain as he is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.
In 1987, “Good Morning Vietnam” hit the big screen. The unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. The movie stars Robin Williams. The DJ becomes hugely popular with the troops but is constantly getting into trouble. Check out the trailer.
By 1998, one of the most famous Fourth of July movies is “Saving Private Ryan.” The movie follows a group of U.S. soldiers following the Normandy Landings, as they go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
What was your favorite Fourth Of July movie?