The 15 Best Period Movies on Netflix to Stream in March 2024

The 15 Best Period Movies on Netflix to Stream in March 2024
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Praise the costume department, the CGI department, and the props department, as these wonderful creative people did the most work on these films — the ones that are set in the past.

It's hard to make period movies specifically because of how much effort goes into making the picture believable, and those in our list were based on very thorough research.

On one hand, watching a period movie helps you escape from the daunting reality of modern days. On the other hand, they also remind you that the basis of human nature probably hasn't changed much as the protagonists are quite often tormented by the same troubles as we are.

It's just that we have smartphones now and can vent online but also get bombarded with bad news the same second and then go look at the puppy videos the next.

Anyway, sometimes period movies captivate us because they feel like fantasy ones but not really.

You can't help but appreciate the amount of effort that has been poured into creating the atmosphere of the past in these works, no matter what kind of reality they paint, be it lush and pompous or grim and devastating. You find solace in them.

Here are all the historical dramas currently on Netflix mentioned here: The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Titanic ( 1997), The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (2023), The Young Victoria (2009), First They Killed My Father (2017), Coven of Sisters (2020), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022), Outlaw King (2018), The King (2019), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Enola Holmes (2020), The Woman King (2022), Troy (2004), Asoka (2001), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014).