New period dramas on Amazon Prime Video in the US: What’s added in July 2021?

Another month, another selection of new movies and TV series to watch on Amazon Prime Video in the US!

The complete list of additions for July 2021 is as massive as ever, so here we’ve picked out the best titles for fans of period dramas and British TV to add to their watch list.

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An Education (available from 1st July 2021)


Nominated for three Academy Awards in 2010, this 1960s drama stars Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing), and Emma Thompson (Cruella).


Big Fish (available from 1st July 2021)


Tim Burton’s fantasy comedy-drama film from 2003 follows a frustrated son trying to distinguish fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.


Marie Antoinette (available from 1st July 2021)


Kirsten Dunst leads the cast of Sofia Coppola’s historical drama from 2006 as Queen Marie Antoinette in the years leading up to the French Revolution.


Rear Window (available from 1st July 2021)


Widely acknowledged as one of the best movies of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1954 mystery thriller received four Oscar nominations.


The Lady in the Van (available from 1st July 2021)


Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith leads the cast of this 2015 comedy-drama based on Alan Bennett’s memoir.


Vertigo (available from 1st July 2021)


Another classic Hitchcock movie from the 1950s, Vertigo stars James Stewart as a former police detective hired to follow a woman (Kim Novak) who’s acting strangely.


Indian Summers – Season 1 (available from 1st July 2021 via PBS Masterpiece)


The first season of Channel 4’s drama series from 2015 about the British Raj in 1930s India.


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (available from 16th July 2021)


This 2008 romantic comedy tells the story of a middle-aged vicar’s daughter played by Frances McDormand in London just before the Second World War.


The Pursuit of Love (available from 30th July 2021)


Lily James from Downton Abbey stars in the BBC’s recent three-part adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s classic 1945 novel.


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