The Best 10 Period Pieces on Netflix You Haven't Seen Yet
Netflix has a whole library of great period pieces, did you know?
So you love Bridgerton and can't wait for season three to premiere?
Well, here are 10 Netflix gems you might have missed to quench your thirst.
1. Marco Polo
Based on the true story of Venetian explorer and writer Marco Polo, his meeting with warlord Kublai Khan and the adventures that followed. It was cancelled after only two seasons because most of the cast were not very known actors. But don't be put off, it's well worth watching.
2. Troy: Fall of a City
This mini-series retells the epic story of the Trojan War. Critics loved it, audiences were divided. But it will definitely grab your attention and is worth checking out.
If you haven't seen it yet, we have two words for you. Octavia Spencer. And in the role of Madam C.J. Walker, the real-life self-made first black female millionaire, she shines. This wonderful true story is a must-see.
Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones and Aquaman fame delivers a smoldering and brilliant performance in this period piece set in Canada in the late 1700s/early 1800s. There is plenty of action, drama and suspense in this one. Don't miss it!
5. The Empress
Love at first sight is usually a beautiful thing. But when you are the Emperor of Austria-Hungary and have fallen in love with the sister of your intended wife, things can get complicated! We have the recipe for a drama that will keep you hooked. And the good news is, season two is on the way.
6. Women At War
Originally titled Les Combattantes, this French period drama follows four very different women as their lives come crashing together. The miniseries is only six episodes long, but it manages to pack so much into them. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll feel real fear as the backdrop of the First World War closes in around our four heroines.
The age-old tale of where one's alliance should lie: with those who raised them, or with those who birthed them? This dilemma is thrust upon a Roman officer with disastrous consequences. With stunning attention to detail and a level of drama that grips you and never lets go, this is a must see.
8. The Last Kingdom
This one may have ended in 2022, but if you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favour and check it out. If you liked Vikings, you'll love this show. It revolves around Uhtred, a Saxon born but raised by Vikings, who is out to claim what is rightfully his. And with a Viking army at his back, there is plenty of action and drama.
9. Alias Grace
A humble housemaid is convicted of murdering her employer in 19th century Canada. An Irish immigrant, and a poor one at that, she is treated with contempt, suspicion and cruelty. But is she guilty? Or wrongly accused? A respected psychiatrist arrives to assess her mental health, and that is when things get even more interesting.
10. The Law According to Lidia Poet
Another true story that will blow your mind. The tale of Italy's first female lawyer and her courageous battle against a legal system that threatened to ban her from practicing law.