Feeling less than patriotic? This is a GREAT way to stay warm inside AND enjoy the holiday! This film list spans 30 years and multiple genres. Take a look at a few trailers to narrow down your curriculum for the day:
Hamilton (2020) on Disney+
The real life of one of America’s foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.
Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013) on NETFLIX
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
Southside With You (2016) on IMDbTV
Chronicles the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago’s South Side.
Thirteen Days (2000) on Vudu (especially if you live with your Dad)
In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Frost/Nixon (2008) on Peacock
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Speechless (1994) buy HERE (My fav on this list)
Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides. classic 90’s RomCom with Michael Keaton and Geena Davis!
Lincoln (2021) on iTunes
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
An American President (1995) on PrimeVideo
A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It’s all above-board, but “politics is perception,” and sparks fly anyway. Also… Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen