Fireworks on the big screen
If you only watch one patriotic action film starring Harrison Ford, make it 1997’s “Air Force One.” Sure, “Clear and Present Danger” and “Patriot Games” are seen as higher-quality films to some folks, but in “Air Force One” we get to see the President of the United States personally knock off five bad guys — one with his bare hands. Yes, the film is violent and totally unrealistic, but it sends a clear message that America doesn’t mess around.

“Air Force One” (1997)
If you only watch one patriotic action film starring Harrison Ford this November 11, make it 1997’s “Air Force One.” Sure, “Clear and Present Danger” and “Patriot Games” are seen as higher-quality films to some folks, but in “Air Force One” we get to see the President of the United States personally knock off five bad guys — one with his bare hands. Yes, the film is violent and totally unrealistic, but it sends a clear message that America doesn’t mess around. Plus, we’re kind of hoping for a Harrison Ford/Glenn Close ticket on the presidential ballot in 2020.

“American Sniper” (2014)
Directed by the red-blooded Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper” is a true-life, modern-day soldier’s tale starring Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle. Or maybe “supersoldier” is a more accurate term, as Kyle compiled some 255 kills during his time in Iraq. However, this 2014 film is more than just a war movie. Instead, it shows how many patriotic citizens feel it is their duty to enlist in the armed forces, defend their country when called upon (four times, in Kyle’s case) and continue helping their fellow soldiers even after returning.

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