America. Most days it’s a beautiful mess of humans fighting for the right to choose, be free, speak their minds, and party. But while the political stage evolves each election season, the ideal of what it means to be an American has stood the test of more than 200 years. That privileged spirit, and the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, was born in our Founding Fathers, is defended by our soldiers, celebrated by beer-drinking, firework-shooting civilians, and illustrated by our artists, who create the characters and the moments that define our national pride. In honor of these American ideals, we present the most patriotic men ever brought to life on film.