Independence Day Special: Top 10 Patriotic movies to watch with family and friends today

India is not only big in terms of population but also in terms of diversity and cultural heritage. India gained Independence from British rule back in the year 1947. Independence Day is celebrated annually on August 15 as a national holiday in India remembering the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom.

Talking about the details of our national flag that has four colours namely- Saffron, White, Green and Navy blue. Each colour signifies a particular message. India is a country located in South Asia. It is the second-most populous nation which is the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. In fact, it is a land of mystery and known for its incredible history.

The Navy blue wheel with 24 spokes is Dharma Chakra while the saffron colour stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. The white colour signifies purity and truth whereas the green stripe stands for faith and fertility.

Now, in this article, we will take a look at the top 10 patriotic movies to watch with family. For sure, these golden movies move us to tears every time we experience it.

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti tops the list of patriotic movies. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is best-known for writing and directing Rang De Basanti. This film was launched in the year 2006. The movie talks about the young college students who portray various Indian freedom fighters, played by Aamir Khan, Kunaal Kapoor and Sharman Joshi among others.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Mangal Pandey: The Rising was launched in the year 2005. Talking about this movie, the revolt of 1857, steered by Ketan Mehta is perfectly portrayed in this historical biographical drama. The character of Mangal Pandey was portrayed by Aamir Khan.


Chittagong hit the screens in 2012 and it is actually based on a true story. This particular film talks about the life events of a 14-year-old boy Jhunku, the backdrop of a turbulent spell that East Bengal was experiencing in the 1930s. The movie is so good that the director of the movie Debabrata Pain earned a National Film award.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Independence Day Special: Top 10 Patriotic movies to watch with family and friends today

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero movie was written and directed by the legendary Shyam Benegal. The movie was launched in the year 2004. It talks about the life of the freedom fighter who fought for India’s independence from behind the scenes by making diplomatic ties with Japan and Germany. The movie also sheds light on how the freedom fighter arranges for an army to fight the British. The character of Netaji was brought to life by Sachin Khedekar.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

The Legend of Bhagat Singh was released in the year 2002 and it was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The movie talks about the sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivram Hari Rajguru to win back India’s independence from British rule.


Border movie was released in the year 1997, in what was a sensational classic from J.P. Dutta which was an adaptation of the 1971 Battle of Longewala. The film drew plaudits for stupendous dialogues and scenes. Moreover, the movie received innumerable awards in various categories.

Sardar Udham

Sardar Udham hit the screens in the year 2021. It was directed by Shoojit Sircar. The movie was well-received by the audience. The film was a biographical drama on the life of Sardar Udham Singh that revolves around the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The nominal role is played by Vicky Kaushal.

LOC: Kargil

Director J.P Dutta is once again on this list after he produced yet another masterclass patriotic film. This film talks about the Indian Army’s victory in the Kargil War of 1999. The likes of Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna are in lead roles among others.

Uri: The Surgical Strike

Uri: The Surgical Strike was launched in 2019. Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army leads an operation against a group of militants who assaulted a base in Uri, Kashmir, in 2016 and killed many soldiers. The movie features Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles.


Sardar movie was launched in 1994, in honour of the Iron Man of India. The Indian biographical drama film on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is one of India’s greatest freedom fighters. It was directed by Ketan Mehta and written by Vijay Tendulkar.