The National Anthem, as sung by Hollywood: Supercut shows how movies sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” (VIDEO).

The National Anthem, as Sung by the Movies

The National Anthem, as Sung by the Movies

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July 3 2015 8:02 AM

The National Anthem, as Sung by the Movies

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Still taken from the video

However you plan to celebrate the upcoming holiday—and whatever you plan to call it—it’d be hard to avoid at least one rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” for better or worse. Our national anthem is so pervasive that it’s found its way into dozens of our Hollywood blockbusters—so why not compile those renditions into a single performance?

How does Hollywood sing our nation’s official theme song? Some renditions are traditional. Others, not so much. But, appropriately, the movies often pair the tune with that most American of sports: baseball.

Jacob T. Swinney is a video essayist, filmmaker, and cinephile.