8 flicks that will help rekindle your American spirit

Tom Hanks and Geena Davis in A League of Their Own. Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

The upcoming three-day Fourth of July weekend might be an ideal time to reacquaint yourself with some movies that capture what can only be called The American Spirit.

These movies illustrate our patriotism, our sense of humor, our aspirations, our grit and our glorious history, which is the reason for the Fourth after all.

So get a cold beverage, throw some burgers on the grill and binge out on movies that are truly all American. Or, climb in your bunk, toss some popcorn in the microwave, kick off your shoes and enjoy yourself.

American Graffiti (1973)

Top Gun (1986)

Glory (1986)

A League of Their Own (1992)

Dave (1993)

The Patriot (2000)

Miracle (2004)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)