Several classics (and some weirdness) streaming on Amazon in July

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Paul Newman & Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid”

It’s probably a good thing that summer is about to arrive, bringing with it long, leisurely vacations and drowsy afternoons during which you can turn up the AC, pour a cold beverage and binge the day away on great – and not so great – entertainment.

Yeah, right!

Summer is just as busy – if not busier – than the rest of the year, so you need to be strategic about what you watch in the little downtime you may have.

Here’s some help: this is what’s coming to Amazon Prime in July, and it’s a mixed bag.

There’ll be some “must see” classics (Dr. Strangelove, Glory, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid), a few favorite guilty pleasures (Flashdance, The Bad News Bears, Dirty Dancing), a little quirkiness (UHF, Wayne’s World 2, Bulworth) and some new faves from TV (Glee, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, True Blood).

Here’s the full lineup:

July 1
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
Drive Me Crazy
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Wayne’s World 2
48 HRS.
The Bad News Bears
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Butcher’s Wife
Cadillac Radio
Dirty Dancing
Downton Abbey season 5
Friends and Lovers
Harlem Nights
Heaven Can Wait
King Kong
The Odd Couple
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Stuart Saves His Family
The Warriors

July 2
Annedroids season 2
Underworld Evolution

July 3
Dr. Strangelove

July 5
Extant season 2

July 10
The Expendables 3

July 11
Two Men in Town

July 16
Boardwalk Empire season 3
True Blood season 5

July 18
Glee – season 6

July 23
Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate
Newsroom season 1 & season 2

July 24
Hercules (2014)

July 30
Behind the Candelabra

July 31
The Skeleton Twins