Thought I'd give everyone a head start on movies you might like to consider watching that portray part of the American story. We checked over a dozen websites for their lists of patriotic movies and this is a compilation of some of those and their descriptions (not ours).
Captain America: The First Avenger (Paramount Pictures)
After scrawny everyman Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed unfit for military service during World War II, he signs up for a top-secret project that physically transforms him into a Nazi-fighting superhero.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Idealistic Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart) is appointed on a lark to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. He's confronted with crooked politicians and corrupt practices in Washington, but he refuses to give up fighting for a democratic government, for the people and by the people. The Oscar-winning film was attacked by Congress at the time, but is now hailed as a quintessential whistleblower film that shows deep love for America's democratic heritage.