Patriotic movies inspire us to remember the events and moments that define America. And while the most popular holiday surrounding the U.S. is Independence Day on July 4, there are a number of other commemorations that point us back to our history. Among them: Patriot's Day.
What Is Patriot's Day?
Before we explore the best patriotic movies to watch on Pure Flix, let's briefly explore the origins of Patriot's Day. The holiday's roots go back to the American Revolution. History has more:
On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord kicked off the colonists’ fight for independence from Great Britain. Just two months after Parliament declared Massachusetts to be in a state of rebellion, the brave residents of the colony took up arms and went to battle for independence — eventually leading to the creation of the United States of America.
In the late 1800s, Massachusetts Gov. Frederic T. Greenhalge decided to add Patriot's Day to the calendar in an effort to recall the battles that help free the colonies, and the rest is history. You can read more about it here.
Patriotic Movies For Families
So, whether or not you know about — or celebrate — Patriot's Day, we thought it was a good time to highlight some of the patriotic movies we have streaming on Pure Flix!
Let's explore some of the best patriotic movies for families and individuals who like diving into America's history:
National Anthem Girl
This patriotic movie chronicles the journey of New York singer, Janine Stange, who, in 2014, sought to become the first person in U.S. history to perform "The Star Spangled Banner" in all 50 states.
Faith of Our Fathers
Two fathers leave a legacy for their children, proving the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son. This is one of the best patriotic movies to stream today!
Saints and Soldiers
Two allied soldiers must brave the German winter to make it back to safety before it's too late. Parental warning: language. Recommend for ages 12 and older.
Drive-Thru History: America
Get a first-hand look at some of the places where our founding fathers risked their lives to shape our burgeoning nation. This series has much to offer!
An in-depth look at the history of religious freedom in the United States.
American History Series
Rather than a patriotic movie, "American History Series" is a TV show that offers some powerful information about America's history. From the Wright Brothers to Lindbergh, the history of aviation in the 20th Century will make your heart soar.
Proof Through the Night
The story behind Francis Scott Key's powerful song that would eventually become our National Anthem.
We hope this list of some of the best patriotic movies gives you some fun and educational options to watch as we remember Patriot's Day! Want more inspiration? Stream thousands of faith and family-friendly movies right now on Pure Flix with a free trial.