There are plenty of films and TV shows available to stream on Netflix that will make you proud to be American. Get into the patriotic spirit with these 9 movies, shows, and documentaries that celebrate the nation’s rich history and heritage!

  1. Sand Castle

This Netflix original follows a young U.S. Army soldier who is dispatched on a mission to restore water to a village in Iraq. The film is based on true events.

  1. Lincoln

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie follows President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. The Oscar-winning film highlights struggles between Lincoln and his cabinet surrounding the decision to emancipate the slaves.

  1. We, the Marines

This documentary offers a glimpse into what it takes to become a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

  1. The Hurt Locker

This award-winning drama highlights the psychological impacts of combat, focusing on a Sergeant and the army bomb squad he has recently been assigned to.

  1. The Untold History of the United States

This documentary series offers a look into some of the most under-reported events that shaped American history and the modern world.

  1. Stephen Fry in America

Stephen Fry embarks on a magnificent journey from sea to shining sea in this TV series. He travels to all 50 states, enjoying what each unique region has to offer.

  1. Mitt

Director Greg Whitley chronicles Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign in this Netflix original documentary.

  1. Trump: An American Dream

This four-part Netflix original documentary follows Donald Trump from his days as a real estate mogul to becoming President of the United States. The documentary details his successes and failures, demonstrating how his story embodies the American Dream.

Jenn B