4th of July Films

Apollo 13 (1995)

Rated PG

Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew chronicle of this true-life story, which turns a failed journey into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

The Great Raid (2005)

Rated R

In this World War II-era drama based on actual events, the story of a daring rescue mission that puts Lt. Colonel Henry Mucci and the battalion he leads in grave danger. His goal? To liberate the Americans and Filipinos who’ve been captured by the Japanese and thrown into brutal POW camps in the city of Cabanatuan.

John Adams (2008)

Rated NR

Recounts the life of founding father John Adams as revolutionary leader, America’s first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes Abigail Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Rated NR

When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith arrives in Washington, D.C., he’s full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings — qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith’s streetwise secretary, who helps him navigate his way through Congress.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Rated NR

James Cagney portrays “Mr. Broadway,” George M. Cohan, in this lavish screen biography that highlights Cagney in some of his finest song-and-dance routines. Cohan, a playwright, entertainer, composer and patriot, made his mark on the vaudeville stage and penned countless memorable tunes, including “Over There,” “It’s a Grand Old Flag,” “Give My Regards to Broadway” and the film’s rousing title number.

synopsis by Netflix.

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