Beat the Heat! ‘The Three Stooges’ & More 4th of July TV Marathons

American actors Larry Fine (1902 - 1975) and Moe Howard (1897 - 1975) abuse Curly Howard (1903 - 1952) with tools in a still from an unidentified Three Stooges film. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Already sunburned? Tired of barbecues? Whatever your reason for wanting to stay inside, we’ve got you covered. Cool off in front of the air conditioner and check out these 4th of July movie marathons.

The Three Stooges

6am/5c, IFC

Nine solid hours of nyuck-nyucks? Count us in for this treasure trove of Larry, Curly, and Moe’s short films from the 1930s and ’40s.


7am/6c, FX

Who’s the better wall-crawler: Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield? Decide by watching Maguire in 2002’s Spider-Man and Garfield in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and the 2014 sequel. (It’s Maguire, though.)

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NBC has you covered this year with a star-studded lineup for their annual celebration.

Dirty Harry: Make My Independence Day

7am/6c, SundanceTV

Feeling lucky, punk? You bet, especially with Clint Eastwood badassery all day long in Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool.


11:30am/10:30c, AMC

The July fourth airing of Jaws and the two bloodbaths that followed is the best reason to avoid the beach entirely.

National Lampoon’s Vacation

3pm/2c, IFC


Hit the road with the wacky Griswolds in the original classic and its two follow-ups, European Vacation and Christmas Vacation.

Captain America

3:30/2:30c, FX

Possibly the two best superhero movies ever, The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier embody liberty and justice for all.