Celebrate Independence Day with these great movies and showsSource: Joseph Keller / iMore

Independence Day — a time for grilling, fireworks, and celebrating America. If you're looking for some indoor entertainment on this special day, iTunes has your back with movies and TV shows that will help put you in the mood to celebrate America.

Here are some of the best movies and TV shows to help you celebrate Independence Day.


Independence Day

Independence DaySource: Centropolis Entertainment

When the world is invaded by a hostile alien race, the survivors, including a scientist, a fighter pilot, and the President of the United States must band together to save the world from this advanced threat.

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1776Source: Columbia Pictures

This musical follows John Adams and the Second Continental Congress in the summer of 1776 as they debate whether or not to seek peace with Great Britain or continue their revolution in an effort to establish a new, fully-independent nation.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain AmericaSource: Marvel Studios

A sickly young man, eager to join American forces fighting in World War II, is given a chance to do just that when a scientist gives him a special serum that turns him into a super-soldier, allowing him to fight the sinister forces of Hydra.

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Hidden Figures

Hidden FiguresSource: 20th Century Fox

Discover the lesser-known history of NASA through the lives and work of the African American women that proved intrumental in launching John Glenn into orbit. Working as NASA computers in the 1950s and 60s, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson became three of the unsung heroes of the American space program.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes To WashingtonSource: Columbia Pictures

When a Boy Rangers troop leader is selected by his state's governor to occupy a seat in the United States Senate, his wholesome and honest nature goes up against the grinding, graft-filled Washington machine.

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The West Wing - Season 1

The West WingSource: Warner Brothers

Follow the stories of several White House staffers and their President, Josiah Bartlet, as they attempt to do the good they can with the time in office they have, passing bills, confronting scandals, and attempting to elevate the political discourse in the country.

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Drunk History - Season 1

Drunk HistorySource: Comedy Central

Actors, comedians, and other celebrities drink too much and try to explain world history, recounting tales of everything from the Watergate scandal to the fight for the Alamo.

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Turn: Washington's Spies - Season 1

TurnSource: AMC Studios

This historical drama focuses on the Culper Ring, a spy organization that worked for Continental Army commander-in-chief George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

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Black Patriots: Heroes of The Revolution

Black PatriotsSource: History

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with a team of historians and a mountain of historical records, dives deep into the history of the Black heroes who helped shape the American Revolution. From the beginnings of rebellion at the Boston Massacre to the last shot fired, this special sheds light on some of the lesser-known patriots that helped win the war.

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Sons of Liberty

Sons Of LiberySource: A&E Studios

This miniseries focuses on the Sons of Liberty, a group that resisted British rule in the 13 Colonies prior to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

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John Adams

John AdamsSource: HBO

This HBO miniseries follows the life and career of the second President of the United States, John Adams, from his time as a lawyer in pre-revolutionary Boston through his term as President to his death in 1826.

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RootsSource: Wolper Productions

This seminal miniseries tracks the life of a young man, taken as a slave from his village in West Africa, through his life in captivity in the American colonies and later, the United States. The story stretches across the decades to include his children, and examines the brutality of slavery, even after the institution is ended.

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