The Best Period Dramas of the 2010s

As we come to the end of this decade, let us look back at some of the best period dramas from 2010-2019! *Please note this list is based on films I’ve seen. I know I missed many must-see period dramas this decade!*

2010

  • ITV’s Downton Abbey S1 – 6 (TV Series: 2010-2015)
  • Goethe! (Movie)
  • The King’s Speech (Movie)
  • CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries S3-13 (TV Series: 2008-Present)
  • The Movie Network’s The Pillars of the Earth (TV Series: 2010-11)
  • Showtime’s The Tudors S4 (TV Series: 2007-2010)
  • BBC’s Upstairs Downstairs S1 – 2 (TV Miniseries: 2010-2011)
  • Sarah’s Key (Movie)

2011

  • The Artist (Movie)
  • Showtime’s The Borgias S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2011-2013)
  • Der Ganz Grosse Traum (Movie)
  • Antena 3’s Gran Hotel S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2011-2013)
  • BBC’s Great Expectations (TV Miniseries)
  • The Help (Movie)
  • BBC’s The Hour S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2011-2012)
  • Hugo (Movie)
  • Jane Eyre (Movie)
  • Showcase’s A Place to Call Home S1 – 6 (TV Series: 2013-2018)
  • War Horse (Movie)

2012

  • Anna Karenina (Movie)
  • BBC’s Birdsong (TV Miniseries)
  • ITV’s The Bletchley Circle S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2012-2014)
  • Global’s Bomb Girls S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2012-2013)
  • BBC’s Call the Midwife S1 – 8 (TV Series: 2012-Present)
  • Great Expectations (Movie)
  • BBC’s The Hollow Crown S1 – 2 (TV Miniseries: 2012-2016)
  • ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries S1 – 3 (2012-2015)
  • BBC’s The Paradise S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2012-2013)
  • BBC’s Ripper Street S1 – 5 (TV Series: 2012-2016)
  • A Royal Affair (Movie)
  • History’s Titanic: Blood and Steel (TV Series)
  • World Without End (TV Series)

2013

  • Belle (Movie)
  • The Book Thief (Movie)
  • Devil’s Violinist (Movie)
  • NBC’s Dracula (TV Series)
  • ITV’s Endeavour S1 – 6+ (TV Series: 2013-Present)
  • The Great Gatsby (Movie)
  • BBC’s The Lady Vanishes (TV Movie)
  • ITV’s Mr Selfridge S1 – 4 (TV Series: 2013-2016)
  • BBC’s Peaky Blinders S1 – 5+ (TV Series: 2013-Present)
  • Romeo & Juliet (Movie)
  • Hallmark’s When Calls The Heart (TV Movie)
  • BBC’s The White Queen (TV Series)

2014

  • Global’s Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (TV Movie)
  • The Imitation Game (Movie)
  • Star TV’s Kurt Seyit ve Sura S1 – 2 (TV Series)
  • Netflix’s Marco Polo S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2014-2016)
  • BBC’s The Musketeers S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2014-2016)
  • Starz’s Outlander S1 – 4+ (TV Series: 2014-Present)
  • Suite Française (Movie)
  • Testament of Youth (Movie)
  • Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart S1 – 6+ (TV Series: 2014-Present)

2015

  • BBC’s And Then There Were None (TV Miniseries)
  • Brooklyn (Movie)
  • The Danish Girl (Movie)
  • BBC’s Dickensian (TV Series: 2015-2016)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (Movie)
  • CBBC’s Hetty Feather S1 – 5+ (TV Series: 2015-Present)
  • ITV’s Home Fires S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2015-2016)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (Movie)
  • BBC’s Poldark S1 – 5 (TV Series: 2015-2019)
  • A Royal Night Out (Movie)
  • BBC’s The Scandalous Lady W (TV Movie)
  • Suffragette (Movie)
  • Canal+’s Versailles S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2015-2017)
  • BBC’s Wolf Hall S1+ (TV Series)
  • CBC’s X Company S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2015-2017)
  • Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything (TV Series: 2015-2017)

2016

  • Allied (Movie)
  • YTV’s Anne of Green Gables (TV Movie)
  • ITV’s Churchill’s Secret (TV movie)
  • Amazon’s The Collection (TV Series)
  • Netflix’s The Crown S1 – 4+ (TV Series: 2016-Present)
  • ITV’s Dark Angel (TV Miniseries)
  • ITV’s Doctor Thorne (TV Miniseries)
  • ITV’s The Durrells S1 – 4 (TV Series: 2016-2019)
  • Discovery Channel’s Frontier S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2016-2018)
  • Hidden Figures (Movie)
  • Limehouse Golem (Movie)
  • Rai 1’s Medici: Masters of Florence S1 – 3 (2016-2019)
  • BBC’s My Mother and Other Strangers (TV Series)
  • Race (Movie)
  • History’s Roots (TV Miniseries)
  • BBC’s Sherlock Holmes S3E4: The Abominable Bride (TV Episode)
  • Their Finest (Movie)
  • NBC’s Timeless S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2016-2018)
  • A United Kingdom (Movie)
  • ITV’s Victoria S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2016-2019)
  • BBC’s War and Peace (TV Series)
  • BBC’s The Witness for the Prosecution (TV Miniseries)

2017

  • CBC’s Alias Grace (TV Series)
  • CBC’s Anne with an E S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2017-2019)
  • Sky 1’s Babylon Berlin S1 – 2+ (TV Series: 2017-Present)
  • Channel 5’s Crooked House (TV Movie)
  • Dunkirk (Movie)
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin (Movie)
  • The Greatest Showman (Movie)
  • Hulu’s Harlots S1 – 3 (TV Series: 2017-2019)
  • History’s Knightfall S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2017-2019)
  • Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel S1 – 3+ (TV Series: 2017-Present)
  • Matilda (Movie)
  • BBC’s The Miniaturist (TV Miniseries)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Movie)
  • Shape of Water (Movie)
  • BBC’s SS-GB (TV Series)
  • Starz’s Still Star-Crossed (TV Series)
  • BBC’s Taboo S1+ (TV Series: 2017-Present)
  • Tulip Fever (Movie)
  • Antena 3’s Velvet Colección S1 – 2 (TV Series: 2017-2019)
  • Victoria & Abdul (Movie)
  • Starz’s The White Princess (TV Series)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (Movie)

2018

  • Channel 5’s Agatha and the Truth of Murder (TV Movie)
  • TNT’s The Alienist (TV Series)
  • Antena 3’s La Catedral del Mar (TV Series)
  • Christopher Robin (Movie)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Movie)
  • Indian Horse (Movie)
  • Mary Poppins Returns (Movie)
  • BBC’s Mrs Wilson (TV Miniseries)
  • BBC’s Ordeal by Innocence (TV Miniseries)
  • The Resistance Banker (Movie)

2019

  • The Aftermath (Movie)
  • Netflix’s Alta Mar S1 – 2+ (TV Series: 2019-Present)
  • PBS’s The Chaperone (TV Movie)
  • Downton Abbey (Movie)
  • BBC’s Gentleman Jack S1+ (TV Series: 2019-Present)
  • Harriet (Movie)
  • Netflix’s The Highwaymen (TV Movie)
  • History’s Project Blue Book S1+ (TV Series: 2019-Present)
  • The Song of Names (Movie)
  • Storm Boy (Movie)
  • Tolkien (Movie)
  • Channel 4’s Traitors (TV Series)

How many of [these] films have you seen? Which were your favourite period dramas from 2010-2019?