Period piece movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant period piece movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic, intense, captivating and romantic films and TV shows about / with period piece, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, mentor, beautiful scenery, betrayal, destiny and british plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as period piece: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Atonement (2007), Darkest Hour (2017), The Patriot (2000), Lincoln (2012), 11.22.63 (2016), Operation Finale (2018), The Lodgers (2017), TURN: Washington's Spies (2014).

List of period piece movies

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, adventure, justice, courage, robbery, thief, robin hood, dishonesty, greed ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, british history, royal family, queen elizabeth i, throne, period piece, political intrigue, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, world war two, innocence lost, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.4
 132K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: british history, prime minister, world war two, leader, politics, leadership, period piece, danger, wartime, secretary, husband wife relationship, decision ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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 7.2
 235K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, freedom, human spirit, british, war, heroic mission, parents and children, american revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 7.4
 227K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, politics, speech, president, cultural conflict, white house, human spirit, battlefield, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 8.2
 59K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, period piece, time, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, nazi, manhunt, mission, jewish, period piece, life risking, chase, secret mission, culture clash, runaway, morality ...
Time: 60s
Place: argentina, israel
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 5.1
 6K
The Lodgers (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: haunted house, twins, gothic horror, supernatural, falling in love, curse, ghost, ghosts, supernatural power, creature, period piece, war veteran ...
Time: 1920s
Place: ireland
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, political unrest, historical character, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, underdog, treason ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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Love & Friendship (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and ...
Style: witty, stylized, light, talky, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: friendship, manipulation, jane austen, love, relationships, culture clash, period piece, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen, aristocracy, love and romance, queen victoria, royal court, marriage, destiny, politics, head of state, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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 7.4
 25K
Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, social differences, aristocracy, forbidden love, society, estate, high society, interracial relations, racism, love and romance, heir heiress, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, caribbean, london, vienna ...
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Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, based on memoir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, nurse, love affair, poetry, aspiring writer, nursing, compassion, war injury, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 6.6
 15K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, genius, writers, book, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: propaganda film, based on true events, factual, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, against the odds, cold war, courage, space program, heroic mission, outer space, media coverage, save the day, characters in danger, stranded ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, usa
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 6.9
 31K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
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 6.7
 22K
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, gender, maid, lesbian, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, hidden identity, society, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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 7.6
 41K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, love affair, queen, love triangle, aristocracy, royal court, tragic love, king, revolution, politics, marriage, secret love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, england ...
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, talky, sexual, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual perversion, psychiatrist, patient, psychologist, psychology, sexuality, psychoanalysis, cigar smoking, mental illness, insanity, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, central europe, zurich switzerland
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 7.6
 335K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: psychological, captivating, stylized, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, wizards and magicians, secret, love triangle, investigation, magic, supernatural ability, crown prince, childhood sweetheart, magical, rivals, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: austria, vienna, england, europe, london
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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, missionary, running, friendship, prejudice, athlete's life, contests and competitions, patriotism, mayor, follow your dream ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, paris france
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 6.7
 29K
Hysteria (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hysteria is a romantic comedy with an accomplished cast led by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, that tells an untold tale of discovery - the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hysteria, hospital, feminism, vibrator, doctor, treatment, masturbation, ex prostitute, romance, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: incest, destructive relationship, erection, scientist, siblings relations, parents and children, fall in love, class society, love and romance, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, blind ambition, pope, death penalty, royal court, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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 8.8
 2K
Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. ...
Style: captivating, social realism, sentimental, factual
Plot: love triangle, culture clash, patriotism, propaganda, betrayal, destiny, historical event, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sacrifice, tragic event, flashback, childhood friend ...
Place: korea
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 7.1
 22K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, adventure, ship, mutiny, betrayal, navy, escapades, murder, rebelliousness, military life, sea captain, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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 7.7
 14K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, lgbt, college life, british, romance, fall in love, college, forbidden love ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, argentina, buenos aires argentina ...
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 7.1
 123K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, tragic ending, bilingual, surprise ending, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, race against time, death, deception, massacre, danger, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
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