Best Patriotic Movies on Hulu to Watch in 2023

Be it historical action or men putting out their armor to fight for the sake of their nation, patriotic movies leave us with a feeling we can’t really put into words. Speaking of which, Hulu is known to have an epic collection of patriotic movies and we’re going to give you our pick out of them. If you’re a Hulu subscriber, here are a bunch of patriotic movies on Hulu you wouldn’t wanna miss!

1)Lone Survivor 

Four Navy SEALs, Marcus, Murphy ,  Danny) and Matthew arrived in Afghanistan with the mission to locate and eliminate Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Unfortunately, their presence was noticed by some local goatherders, who informed a group of heavily-armed Taliban fighters, leading to a frighteningly uneven fight that the SEALs were unable to win.

DirectorPeter Berg
Release DateFebruary 14, 2014
CastDan Bilzerian, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch
IMDb rating 7.5/10

2) The Patriot 

The story of a widowed farmer with a military past unfolds during the American Revolutionary War. Initially, the farmer takes a pacifist stance when the British arrive in 1776, refusing to enlist. But his son’s enlistment and subsequent capture by the enemy pushes the former soldier to abandon his pacifist principles and form a regiment of Carolina patriots. This regiment, using guerrilla tactics, proves to be a decisive factor in the war effort and ultimately contributes to the US winning the war.

DirectorRoland Emmerich
Release DateJune 27, 2000
CastHeath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson
IMDb rating 7.2/10 

3) Legion of Brothers 

The Green Berets are deployed with a specific mission in mind – to take down the Taliban, who had been responsible for many of the terrorist attacks in the region. Through a series of covert operations and strategic maneuvers, the Green Berets successfully overthrew the Taliban and restored peace to the region. The team’s operations were successful in achieving the desired outcome, and the region was stabilized as a result of their efforts.

DirectorGreg Barker
Release DateJanuary 2017
CastGeorge W. Bush, Mark Nutsch, Jason Amerine
IMDb rating6/10
Shooting LocationFort Campbell, Kentucky, USA

4)Green Zone 

The mission highlights the search for truth in a highly dangerous and deceptive situation. With Miller at the helm, he and his team brave the uncertainty to find the truth and uncover the hidden weapons. Will they succeed in their mission?

DirectorPaul Greengrass
Release DateMarch 12, 2010
CastMatt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson
IMDb rating6.8/10

5)Air Force One

President James Marshall made a pledge to not negotiate with terrorists. Wasting no time, he boarded Air Force One with his family and advisers, only to have the plane hijacked by a militant group lead by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman). With his life and his principles on the line, the ex-soldier managed to stow away on the aircraft and then had to battle against time to save his family and the other passengers on board.

DirectorWolfgang Petersen
Release DateJuly 25, 1997
CastHarrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
IMDb rating 6.5/10 

6)Top Gun

Maverick, the daredevil fighter pilot, is sent to the elite Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School to hone his top-notch flying abilities. His brash attitude and impulsive behavior prove to be a test for the other pilots, particularly Iceman (Val Kilmer) who is renowned for his composed and collected demeanor. Maverick’s ambition is not only to be the number one jet jockey in class but also to win the heart of his flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).

DirectorTony Scott
Release DateMay 16, 1986
CastTom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards
IMDb rating6.9/10 


Two people, both badly hurt, wake up in a deserted mental health facility, only to find that a cruel caretaker holds the key to their freedom as well as the terrible truth behind their true identity.

DirectorHosein Amiri Doumari
Release DateDecember 11, 2019
CastFatemah Motamed-Aria, Hamed Behdad, Javad Ezati 
IMDb rating6.3/10

8)We Were Soldiers

Drawing on the best-selling book “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and journalist Joseph L. Galloway, this war drama highlights the true story of the first substantial battle between the US and North Vietnamese forces. It offers an insight into the uncommon valor and courage of those in the heat of battle, the dedication amongst soldiers, and the bravery and selflessness of those both in the field and back home.

DirectorRandall Wallace
Release DateFebruary 25, 2002
CastMel Gibson, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear
IMDb rating7.1/10

9)Citizen Soldier

This is the story of a U.S. Army Infantry Company, made up of soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Thunderbirds Brigade, and their unforgettable experience serving in Afghanistan. The soldiers faced many challenges and had their lives forever changed by the tour of duty.

DirectorChristian Tureaud, David Salzberg
Release DateAugust 5, 2016 
CastEran Harrill, James Tyler Brown, Jordan Alex
IMDb rating5.8/10

10)The Messenger

A US Army Staff Sergeant was in a moral bind when he became emotionally connected to a widow of a fallen officer while on a mission in Iraq. He was injured by an IED, which exploded close to him, during his deployment.

DirectorOren Moverman
Release DateNovember 13, 2009
CastWoody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Samanta Morton
IMDb rating 7.1/10


No movie can make you feel as good as Patriotic movies do. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and stream these movies on Hulu now!

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A journalist who covers a variety of beats ranging from entertainment to pop culture. Secretly a bookworm who spends her spare time binging cat videos.

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