It's R-Day! And if you're looking for patriotic movies to stream, we have some fresh picks. Here's what to watch and where to watch them.

Sam Bahadur

This is the biographical account of Army man Sam Manekshaw, who became the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. It tracks his highs and lows during the Battle of Sittang Bridge, in which he got wounded and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. Watch it on Zee5


This is based on the true story of the courage of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The Major was martyred as he rescued civilians at the Taj Hotel, which was under siege by terrorists during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Watch it on Netflix.

Tiger Zinda Hai

In this installation of the tiger movies starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, follows a daring rescue mission in Iraq. The story is based on true events-- a group of Indian and Pakistani nurses get held hostage by the terrorist organisation ISIS. Khan and Kaif set out to rescue them. Watch it on Prime Video


This is the story of a daughter, a wife, and a spy-- a Kashmiri woman, Sehmat Khan (Alia Bhatt), who agrees to marry a Pakistani Army man (Vicky Kaushal. And she agrees to spy on him during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Watch it on Prime Video


In 1976, during the Gulf War, several Indians trapped in Kuwait were desperate to get home. A businessman (Akshay Kumar) facilitates the evacuation of nearly 170,000 stranded countrymen. Also starring Nimrat Kaur, this is based on the true story of Malayali businessman Mathunny Mathews, who helped evacuate Indians from Kuwait. Watch it on YouTube.


This is the story of the valour and strength of Neerja Bhanot. Bhanot, a Pan Am air hostess, who, when the flight she was on, got hijacked, stalls the terrorists, prevents them from harming the passengers, and eventually is killed by the terrorists. The real-life Neerja Bhanot, on whose life the movie was based, was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra. Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar