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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For all those avoiding the crowded beaches this weekend, Amazon (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report is here with a fantastic alternative. Celebrate the Fourth of July by streaming lots of patriotic movies on Amazon Instant Video.

We've gathered a list of some of the best viewing options on Amazon.com to show your American pride. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a musical or a serious film.

For those who subscribe to Amazon Prime, a couple of the movies can be streamed for free. For the rest of the films (and for all of them if you're not a Prime member), you can rent them out for a few bucks. What better way to show your support for the U. S. of A.?

Independence Day

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This 1996 classic sci-fi flick will make you grateful you're having an uneventful Fourth of July weekend. Independence Day shows the country on the verge of total annihilation by aliens as July 4 approaches. The movie stars Will Smith and Bill Pullman and has a 4.1-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Field of Dreams

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What's more American than baseball? The 1989 film Field of Dreams features a farmer in Iowa who decides he's going to build a baseball field after being told to do so by a mysterious voice. The movie stars Kevin Costner and Amy Madigan and has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

The Patriot

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Take a trip back to the American Revolution and relive our glory days as we won our independence from the other side of the pond. The 2000 flick The Patriot shows a heroic farmer fighting the British to keep his fields. The movie stars Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger and has a 4.1-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Saving Private Ryan

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This 1998 movie takes place during World War II and follows U.S. soldiers as they attempt to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers were already killed in combat. The three-hour film shows the true heroism and strength of the U.S. Army. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore and has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Pearl Harbor

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The 2001 film Pearl Harbor is based on true events during World War II, where two friends become pilots in the war just before the Japanese attack. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett and has a 4.4-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Captain America: The First Avenger

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Marvel Studios combines superheroes with patriotism in this 2011 film. Captain America: The First Avenger traces Steve Rogers, who is rejected by the U.S. Army in 1941 and winds up joining an experimental program that turns him into the superhero Captain America, empowering him to take on the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization. The movie stars Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson and has a 3.6-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

1776

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This one's for all you theater geeks who are hankering for a patriotic musical. 1776 was adapted from the Broadway musical in 1972; it tracks our forefathers singing their way to the Declaration of Independence. The movie stars William Daniels and Howard Da Silva and has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.

If you're a Prime member, you can watch this movie for free. If you're not, you can rent it for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Lincoln

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Watch the 16th president of the U.S. as he ends the Civil War and abolishes slavery in this 2012 take on 19th-century America. The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field and has a 4.0-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Miracle

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This Disney film does not disappoint. Cheer on Team U.S.A. as the underdog hockey team takes on the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics. The 2004 movie stars Kurt Russell and Patricia Clarkson and has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Air Force One

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This 1997 thriller imagines a hijacking of Air Force One when the first family is on board. It's the president versus the Russian terrorists in a fight for the ages. The movie stars Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close and has a 4.3-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Forrest Gump

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The 1994 tearjerker follows an everyman who inspires others with his optimism. Forrest Gump is the ultimate all-American, having starred on his college football team, fought in the Vietnam War and run a shrimp boat. The movie stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright and has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

American Sniper

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This 2014 film traces a more recent point in American history as a U.S. Navy SEAL finds himself to be the top target of Iraqis after he saves hundreds of American soldiers as a skilled sniper. The movie stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Kyle Gallner and has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $3.99 (SD) or $4.99 (HD).

Zero Dark Thirty

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Follow the U.S. Navy SEALs as they try to take down the most wanted man in the world, Osama Bin Laden. This 2012 drama may run a bit long at nearly three hours, but it is definitely a must-see. The movie stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt and has a 4.0-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Rocky IV

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Get your heart racing red, white and blue as you watch the Philadelphian take on the Soviet in the ultimate boxing match. The 1985 film Rocky IV is certainly the most patriotic of the series. The movie stars Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire and has a 4.2-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Glory

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The 1989 film Glory tracks the first all-black volunteer company in the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. These soldiers' heroism plays through as they fight both the Confederates and the prejudice from the Union. The movie stars Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington and has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon.

If you're a Prime member, you can watch this movie for free. If you're not, you can rent it for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Gettysburg

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This 1993 film follows none other than the three-day Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Based on Michael Shaara's novel The Killer Angels, Gettysburg will capture more than four hours of your weekend, but it is definitely worth it. The movie stars Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen and has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).

Argo

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Based on a real-life event, Argo will keep you on the edge of your seat as the U.S. government attempts to save American hostages in Tehran by sending over an agent who pretends to be filming a Hollywood movie. The movie stars Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston and has a 4.3-star rating on Amazon.

You can rent the film for $2.99 (SD) or $3.99 (HD).