In observance of Independence Day, the Los Angeles Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. But not to fret, the Library can still provide some patriotic company over the long holiday weekend with its vast movie collection. Beyond the obvious Fourth favorites like Independence Day and Born on the Fourth of July, we checked in with John Nein, curator of the Library Foundation’s Lost & Found at the Movies, to recommend some films that take more subtle looks at America. Here are a few picks–all free to check out or stream from the Library!
Even if the Library is closed, check out the full collection of movies to stream instantly from the Los Angeles Public Library.