Best Dark Movies on Amazon Prime in July 2021


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The 60s and 70s are particularly well represented on this month’s Top 10 list.

THOMASINE AND BUSHROD, Vonetta McGee, Max Julien, 1974

“Thomasine & Bushrod”

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It might be a Netflix world, but there are plenty of other competing streaming platforms that offer more home viewing options than ever before. Amazon Prime is one of them, and just like Netflix, the streamer offers a library of movies, old and new, that have become increasingly diverse over the years. However, it can still be a difficult task for any discerning viewer, especially those seeking film noir, to sift through the flood.

To help you on this cinematic journey, IndieWire offers a monthly series that showcases the movies and TV series worth watching on all major platforms in the United States, including Netflix. But, as an extension of this popular ongoing series, we’ve also curated lists of movies that specifically tell black stories and are shown on these same major streaming platforms.

The ’60s and’ 70s are particularly well represented on this month’s Top 10 list, including “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), “Watermelon Man” (1970), “Across 110th Street” (1972), “Thomasine & Bushrod” (1974) and “JD’s Revenge” (1976). There are also two Spike Lee films (one reflecting his early years and the other his more recent work) and much more, including a documentary on hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest.

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