Celebrate the 4th of July with these selections of patriotic films

We’re celebrating the 4th of July with recommendations for turning your Independence Day into a movie night: lincolnstarring Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in his fight to end slavery; hidden numbersabout three black female NASA workers who helped send a man into space and featuring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae; Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman; the documentary RBG, about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and Selma, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the violent and murderous Selma in Montgomery. Plus, this week in entertainment history and trivia.

Learn more about all of today’s top picks on EW What to watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

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What to watch on Monday, July 4


America the Beautiful (first docuseries) – Disney+

The Sommerdahl Murders – Acorn TV

Check local listings

A Fourth from the Capitol – PBS

8 p.m.

Basketball Wives – VH1

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show – NBC

9 p.m.

Irma Vep – HBO (and streaming on HBO Max)

10 p.m.

CMT Let freedom sing! Music City 4th of July – CMT

*hours are ET and subject to change

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