Three Day Weekend Means More TV: 7 Things We're Watching This 4th of July Weekend

It's Fourth of July weekend, ya'll. 

Which means we'll either be escaping to the outskirts of New York City for some sun-soaked fun, or drinking in all the epic celebrations the city has to offer to those of us who are kickin' it here for the next few days. 

Monday literally doesn't exist this week, so we'll be milking that for all its worth. 

But, there will inevitably be some down time during our festivities. After all, we'll be day drinking like it's going out of style, which can catch up with us faster than we'd care to admit. 

So, when exhaustion and post-fireworks sluggishness sets in, we'll be flipping open Netflix or heading to an air-conditioned movie theater in order recuperate. 

Whether we're rewatching classics or catching new releases for the first time, you can guarantee that we'll need a good dose of mindless entertainment to power through this three day weekend.

Read on to discover what we'll be tuning into over the next few days. 

1. Macy's 4th of July Firework Spectacular

Planning on getting too turnt on a, I don't know, 3rd of July Booze Cruise? Then don't worry about going out on the 4th (still gotta work on Tuesday). 


Instead of going out and finding a good spot to watch the fireworks in NYC, why not just catch the 40th Anniversary of Macy's 4th of July Firework Spectacular Monday night at 8:00 p.m. on NBC? Meghan Trainor, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Kenny Chesney, and Sara Bareilles are all performing.

2. Tarzan

Sure, the cinematography looks cool and Tarzan is dope or whatever, but we don't think we're alone in saying that the real reason we'll be catching this movie this weekend is to see Alexander Skarsgård with his shirt off for two hours.

Can you really blame us? Look at him. JUST LOOK AT HIM. 

Of course, we're also pretty psyched to witness the talents of Margo Robbie and Christoph Waltz, two of our other favs. 

3. The Purge Election Year

Honestly, given all the things that have already happened this year, the concept of The Purge films unfortunately doesn't seem that far out of the realm of possibility. 

The latest installment takes place during the campaign of a Senator who wishes to end the tradition of The Purge once and for all, and some lovely, level-headed humans who are not too keen on that platform.

We can't decide if it's incredibly poignant or highly insensitive to combine election seasons with a literal bloodbath. Either way, we'll be tuning in to catch a glimpse of what is apparently the inevitable future of this country. 

4. The Devil Wears Prada 

Today in things we can't quite wrap our heads around, this week marked the 10th anniversary of this instant classic. 

It's, hands down, one of Meryl Streep's most memorable roles, and can we talk about Emily Blunt in this movie? She is killing it. Absolutely killing it. 

We'll be reliving all our favorite moments this weekend, including Streep's epic monologue from the clip above. #redwhiteandcerulean 

5. Independence Day 

We couldn't not include this 1996 classic on this weekend's roundup. 

We're hoping that the drama remains on the screen and out of our friend groups this weekend, but we can't resist the urge to re-watch Will Smith in all his mid-90s glory, and be thankful that teased hair is no longer a thing. 

6. Mean Girls 

We just have a lot of feelings about this movie. And huzzah! It's coming to Netflix this month! 

Obviously, we've already seen Mean Girls approximately 9,000 times, but that is neither here nor there. We will take this movie whenever and wherever we can. 


It's like a fine wine: it just gets better with age. 

7. Jaws

When it's simultaneously The Fourth of July AND Shark Week, Jaws is simply a must-watch. 

If you're already not super fond of the ocean, you might want to sit this one out, especially if you'll be braving the jam-packed beaches this weekend. 

Also, check out this sweet 1970s trailer for the film - retro AF and therefore inevitably giggle-inducing, despite the grim subject matter. 

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[Feature Image Courtesy YoungHollywood] 

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