4th of July Movies for Teens & Tweens

Between the fireworks and other festivities, sometimes we just want to relax on the couch with a movie. From our homeschooling experience, this is especially true with teenagers! What better time than the 4th of July to watch films related to the holiday, that help explain our country and our complicated history, as well as patriotic films about important events in history --or even just important events in summer moviegoing? We've included some Americana classics, and some of our favorite patriotic films to get you started. We hope you're able to enjoy a few of these films on Independence Day with your teens & tweens!


Hamilton: An American Musical

Rating: PG-13, mature content, and ideas.

Release date: July 3, 2020

Summary: This sung-and-rapped-through musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Miranda was inspired to write the musical after reading a biography of Alexander Hamilton (by Ron Chernow). The musical draws heavily from hip hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes. It casts non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. Miranda described Hamilton as about "America then, as told by America now".

Where to watch: Disney+



Rating: G