What to watch this 4th of July weekend on Netflix to make you go ah! ah! ah!

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire on Set of Spider-Man 3 - June 10, 2006
Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire on Set of Spider-Man 3 - June 10, 2006 / James Devaney/GettyImages

Even though the Fourth of July fell on a Thursday this year, that doesn't mean that the party will stop before the weekend officially arrives. If you had Thursday and Friday off from work and spent long, hot days outside celebrating summer, maybe you're looking to escape inside and watch some Netflix to recuperate on Saturday and Sunday.

Well, there's some good news for you: There are a lot of new releases on Netflix this weekend that will cure any of your Fourth of July blues. While the fireworks continue to pop off over the weekend, make your Netflix watch list feel like a firework, too, with nostalgic hits and new Netflix originals. Check out our guide to the best picks to watch on Next this holiday weekend!

Spider-Man trilogy

Your mileage may vary, but nothing says summer quite like a superhero movie, especially the original Spider-Man trilogy. All three of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies either kicked off summer or bowed in the middle of the season. I can still remember going to the theater in July 2004 to watch Spider-Man 2, and it's an experience I'll likely recreate this weekend — two decades later! — on Netflix. Make it a Spider-Man weekend and watch both of Andrew Garfield's movies and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on Netflix as well.


The six-episode documentary series Sprint premiered on July 2 on Netflix and takes place in the high stakes world of competitive sprinting. The Netflix docuseries closely follows athletes from around the globe who put their blood, sweat, and tears into training to become one of the fastest people on the planet. In these episodes, Netflix offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs of the athletes as they race (pun intended) toward the World Championships in 2023. The series includes Sha'Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles, Shericka Jackson, and more athletes.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Probably the highest profile Netflix new release of the week, Eddie Murphy returns to his role as Axel Foley in a new Beverly Hills Cop movie for the first time since 1994. That's 30 years! Three decades! The funny actor slips back into his iconic role in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F for a new case featuring familiar and new faces. In addition to the freshly released Netflix original movie, fans can also watch the first two movies in the franchise. Happy movie marathoning!

Every episode of Lost

Do you think you can pack a full binge-watch of the Lost complete series into one weekend? Probably not, but you could likely make quite the dent. All six seasons and 121 episodes of the beloved, much-talked about, and influential ABC sci-fi mystery series returned to Netflix on July 1, and no time was wasted before fans started rewatching and chatting up and down social media. Whether for the first or millionth time, dive into one of the most popular and enduring television series of all time. Just don't dare skip any episodes! What's the fun of a binge-watch if you skip episodes?!

More to watch on Netflix this weekend (July 3-5, 2024):

  • Suits season 9
  • Back to the Future trilogy
  • Big Daddy
  • The Blind Side
  • Easy A
  • The House Bunny
  • The Imaginary
  • Jigsaw
  • Star Trek: Prodigy season 2
  • Uncle Buck
  • Warcraft
  • Zombieland
  • The Man with 1000 Kids
  • Barbecue Showdown season 3

What will you be watching on Netflix this summer holiday weekend?

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