It might be a Netflix world, but there are plenty of other competitive streaming platforms offering home viewing options that are more bountiful than ever before. Prime Video is one of them and, just like Netflix, the streamer offers a library of films, both old and new, that have become increasingly diverse over the years. However, it can still be a difficult task for any discerning viewer, specifically those looking for Black films, to sift through the deluge.
To assist, IndieWire runs a monthly series that highlights movies and television series worth streaming on every major platform in the U.S. As an extension of that popular ongoing series, we are also curating monthly lists of films that tell specifcally Black stories.
This month’s list spans five decades, and features directorial work from Chris Work (one of his best reviewed films), Denzel Washington as a cop in the future on the hunt for a rogue program, two films about slave rebellions, two romantic comedies, a blaxploitation classic and a blaxploitation parody, and more.