It can be a difficult task for any discerning viewer to sift through the sheer volume of movies streaming on Netflix. It’s an even greater challenge if searching specifically for Black films. As an extension of IndieWire’s monthly list of the best new films on Netflix, this list will be updated monthly as new titles become available, and old titles will be replaced.
From “Insecure” showrunner Prentice Penny’s acclaimed directorial debut, “Uncorked,” to Theodore Witcher’s only feature film, the cult-classic romantic drama “Love Jones” — which signaled the end of the “hood movie” era of the 1990s and foreshadowed the so-called “buppie movie” phase of the early 2000s — and more, there’s a little something for everyone this month. It also happens to mark the 156th year since the commemoration of Juneteenth.