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7 Patriotic Movies Streaming Now on Hulu

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If you’re looking for a great patriotic watch, you’ve come to the right place.

Celebrate Independence Day all summer long with movies that radiate the American spirit — stories of heroism, breaking boundaries, underdogs emerging victorious, getting knocked down (and getting back up again).

These are the best patriotic movies streaming now on Hulu.

Fourth of July Movies

The Sandlot

Kids from The Sandlot standing on the baseball field with the dog

What’s more all-American than The Sandlot? The iconic baseball movie follows a group of friends who fall in love with the game during the summer of 1962. Plus, the classic ‘90s movie features a memorable fireworks show during the team’s game on the Fourth of July.

The Sandlot will be available to stream beginning on Friday, July 2 (just in time for the Fourth of July weekend!).

Watch: The Sandlot*

*The Sandlot is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.

Independence Day

alien spaceships flying in outer space with Earth in the background.

The Oscar®-winning sci-fi adventure Independence Day follows a group of brave survivors, led by Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith), as they fight back against alien forces invading Earth over the Fourth of July weekend.

Watch: Independence Day*

*Independence Day requires Hulu with HBO Max® add-on subscription.

Patriotic Movies

Miracle

Title art for the Disney movie Miracle, featuring hockey players in USA uniforms cheering

Few events are more patriotic than the Olympic Games, and even fewer Olympic movies top the popular Disney film Miracle.

Based on a true story, the movie follows coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) who is hired to lead the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly unbeatable Soviets.

Watch: Miracle*

*Miracle is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.

Top Gun

Tom Cruise in a Navy fighter pilot uniform, starring in the movie Top Gun

Top Gun follows hot-shot pilot fighter, Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise), as he trains with the best of the best at the Miramar Naval Air Station in pursuit of the coveted “Top Gun” award, all while vying for the heart of his instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).

The sequel to the hit ’80s film, Top Gun: Maverick, premieres in theaters later this year.

Watch: Top Gun*

*Top Gun requires STARZ® on Hulu add-on subscription.

Top Gun © 1986 Paramount Pictures. STARZ and related channels and service marks are the property of STARZ Entertainment, LLC. All other titles and related trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Hidden Figures

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe in the film Hidden Figures, with a spaceship launching behind them.

20th Century Studio’s Hidden Figures, a popular film based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, tells the true story of the women who played a pivotal role in the “space race” of the ’50s and ’60s: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe).

Watch: Hidden Figures*

*Hidden Figures is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.

Vice

Title art for the film Vice, featuring the silhouette of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

If you’re into politics, check out the historical drama Vice. The 2018 Academy Award®-winning movie tells the story of George W. Bush’s Vice President, Dick Cheney—a Washington insider who changed the course of American history.

Watch: Vice

Apollo 13

Tom Hanks starring as astronaut Jim Lovell in the film Apollo 13.

Based on true events of the Apollo 13 mission, the film Apollo 13 follows astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), who take an unexpected detour on their way to the moon when the ship’s oxygen tank explodes.

Check out this and more out-of-this world movies about Earth streaming now.

Watch: Apollo 13*

*Apollo 13 requires STARZ® on Hulu add-on subscription.

Apollo 13 © 1995 Universal Studios. STARZ and related channels and service marks are the property of STARZ Entertainment, LLC. All other titles and related trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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