The Patriot (2000)
- Time: 165 min
- Genre: Action | Drama | War
- Director: Roland Emmerich
- Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs
Ashamed of his savagery during the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin decided he would sit out the American Revolution, while his oldest son Gabriel enlisted minutes after South Carolina joined the fight. He changes his mind when his house is burned down and one of his children is killed by the savage Green Dragoon commander Colonel Tavington. Quickly realizing that traditional 18th century warfare tactics won’t work, Martin organizes militiamen into a guerilla unit to harass Cornwallis’ army long enough to allow the French to arrive.