July 4th Streaming Guide: 7 Binge-Worthy Picks if You’re Not at the BBQ or Beach

TheWrap’s guide to some favorite online viewing picks for Independence Day Weekend

Last Updated: July 3, 2015 @ 3:45 PM

It’s the Fourth of July, and the smell of stale beer and burnt gunpowder are in the air.

But for the times this weekend when you have a break between BBQ’s and pool parties, TheWrap has compiled a list of some of the best movies and shows streaming right now that you can enjoy along with a big, healthy dose of freedom.

Here’s TheWrap’s 7 picks for Independence Day Weekend:

AMC

AMC

Turn (Netflix)

Go back to the dramatic events that led to the founding of our nation with this AMC series, which wrapped its second season last month. It follows a New York farmer (Jamie Bell) who joins up with childhood friends to create America’s first spy ring to fight the British.

 

houseofcards

Netflix

House of Cards (Netflix)

Politician Frank Underwood and his wife Claire do everything in their power to fulfill their twisted version of the American Dream. That includes lying, cheating and even killing to secure power and influence for themselves in the nation’s capital.

 

SEINFELD

NBC

Seinfeld (Hulu)

Relive one of the greatest sitcoms in American history, now streaming on Hulu. The show gave us such classic phrases as “sponge-worthy,” “mimbo” and “anti-dentite.”

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Netflix

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

This show proves that in America, you can’t keep good actresses down. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda play enemies who bond after they learn their husbands are secretly in love and plan to marry.

 

FX

FX

The Americans (Amazon)

Over three seasons so far, two KGB agents posing as Americans in Virginia take you right back to the heart of the Cold War. The series recently won Best Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

'Alpha House' on Amazon

Amazon

Alpha House (Amazon)

Amazon’s first hit, created by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, examines the lives of four Republican senators who share a house in Washington, D.C. Think “Animal House” meets “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

 

Team America World Police

Paramount

Team America: World Police (Netflix)

Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s 2004 puppet-filled comedy features a song called “America, F–k Yeah!” Need we say more?

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