What to Watch podcast: Celebrate the Fourth of July with these patriotic movie picks

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We're celebrating the 4th of July with recommendations to turn your Independence Day into a movie night: Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln during his fight to end slavery; Hidden Figures, about three Black female NASA employees who helped send man to outer space and starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae; Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman; the documentary RBG, about late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and Selma, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the violent and deadly from Selma to Montgomery. Plus, This Week in Entertainment History, and trivia.

Hear more on all of today's must-see picks on EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

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What to watch on Monday, July 4


America the Beautiful (docuseries debut) - Disney+

The Sommerdahl Murders - Acorn TV

Check Local Listings

A Capitol Fourth - PBS

8 p.m.

Basketball Wives - VH1

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular - NBC

9 p.m.

Irma Vep - HBO (and streaming on HBO Max)

10 p.m.

CMT Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th - CMT

*times are ET and subject to change

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