9 Must-Watch Shows & Movies Streaming & In Theaters This Weekend (July 4th Hangover Cure Included!)

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Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, Credit Netflix.

The fireworks may be over, but the fun definitely isn’t! This July 4th weekend, ditch the leftover hot dogs and dive into a world of laughter, pulse-pounding thrills, and captivating stories. Whether you’re craving a night of side-splitting comedy with familiar faces, a heart-stopping adventure on the big screen, or a captivating binge-watch to conquer your couch, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Comedy Cravings? We’ve Got You Covered:

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (Streaming): Mark your calendars for a blast from the past (and present)! Eddie Murphy reprises his iconic role as the wisecracking cop Axel Foley in this highly-anticipated sequel to the beloved franchise. Expect the same hilarious banter and action-packed shootouts that made the original a classic. Get ready to shout “Axel F!” once again (Available on Paramount+).

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, Credit: Netflix

Space Cadet (Streaming): If you’re looking for something a little more out-of-this-world funny, check out “Space Cadet” on Netflix. Emma Roberts takes the lead as an aspiring astronaut whose dreams take a hilarious nosedive when she crash-lands into all sorts of wacky situations. This show is perfect for those who enjoy a healthy dose of absurdity with their laughs.

Space Cadet, Credit: Netflix

Gear Up for Thrills:

A Quiet Place: Day One (Theaters): For those seeking a good scare, head to the theaters for “A Quiet Place: Day One.” This prequel to the terrifying alien invasion series takes us back to the very first moments of the creatures’ arrival, offering a fresh dose of edge-of-your-seat suspense. Prepare to hold your breath (and maybe scream a little).

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Lupita Nyong’o in Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place Day 1”

Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (Theaters & Streaming): History buffs and epic drama fans won’t want to miss “Horizon: An American Saga.” Kevin Costner leads the charge in this sweeping saga that follows generations of a family through the highs and lows of American history. Witness the triumphs and tragedies that have shaped the nation we know today (Available in theaters and on Prime Video).

Horizon: An American Saga, Credit: Warner Bros.

Calling All Binge-Watchers:

The Bear – Season 3 (Streaming): The heat is definitely on in the kitchen for the highly-acclaimed drama “The Bear.” Season 3 returns with even more pressure and chaos as Carmen (Jeremy Allen White) navigates the demanding world of running a fine-dining restaurant. Expect intense kitchen battles, sharp dialogue, and a healthy dose of dark humor (Available on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK).

Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri in "The Bear," -PopViewers.com
Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri in “The Bear,” on Hulu.

Supacell (Streaming): Superhero fans, this one’s for you! Netflix’s “Supacell” injects fresh energy into the genre with its story of ordinary Londoners who develop extraordinary powers. This show is packed with action, surprising twists, and a unique perspective on the superhero trope.

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“Supacell,” Credit: Netflix

Dive Deep with Documentaries:

Shark Week (Discovery & Max): Calling all shark enthusiasts! It’s Shark Week, the wildest week in television. Dive deep with John Cena as your guide this year as Discovery and Discovery+ unleash a frenzy of shark-themed programming, featuring everything from jaw-dropping mating rituals to the fascinating history of “Jaws vs Leviathan.”

Credit: Discovery

Sharkfest (NatGeo, Disney Plus & Hulu): Can’t get enough sharks? Nat Geo’s Sharkfest offers a full month of programming to satisfy your inner shark fanatic. Highlights include “Shark Beach with Anthony Mackie” and a fascinating look at baby sharks thriving in unexpected urban environments.

Family Fun for Everyone:

Despicable Me 4 (Theaters): The anarchic Minions are back with Gru in tow for another hilarious adventure on the big screen! This time, they face off against a new villain with a serious case of the wiggles. Get ready for some slapstick humor, heartwarming moments, and of course, plenty of Minion mayhem.

“Despicable Me 4,” Credit: Universal Pictures

So there you have it! From laugh-out-loud comedies to adrenaline-pumping adventures, there’s something on this list to cure your July 4th weekend blues. Grab your snacks, settle in, and get ready to be entertained!

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