9 TV And Movie Clips To Channel The American Spirit [VIDEO]

Seth Richardson Contributor
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With America’s birthday coming up, it’s high time we celebrated what it means to be an American.

And what’s the best way to do this? By referencing pop culture! Here’s nine movie and TV clips that really embellish the American spirit.

Warning: Some NSFW language, but it’s OK because America.


Animal House

What better way to celebrate your country than by defending yourself (and American principles) before a force trying to take you down?

Eastbound & Down

Kenny Powers has it right. There was a time where thinking America was simply the best at everything was expected, and its true name was patriotism.

They Live

Rowdy Roddy Piper isn’t playing games. And neither does America.

Dirty Harry

So you want to test America now? Not a wise move, friend.

Blues Brothers

No matter what our mission is we will succeed. Why, you ask? Because we’re on a mission from God.


A lot of other countries wind up wondering if America hates them. Probably not, but to be honest we don’t even bother ourselves with thinking about them.

The Wire

And anyone who does want to step to America, well there’s only one lesson they need to know. America comin’, yo.

Parks & Rec

Ron Swanson, TV’s greatest patriot, knows exactly what this country needs.

Team America

And if you ever need something to celebrate, you can simply use America’s new national anthem.