SOME GOOD PERIOD DRAMAS ON AMAZON PRIME, PART 2. Looking at some of the best options for Period Drama on Prime now! © Rissi JC

SOME GOOD PERIOD DRAMAS ON AMAZON PRIME, PART 2

May 16, 2021 6 Comments

Back over a year ago now I shared some of the best Amazon Prime period drama. For this little space, it’s a popular list to view and so I thought I’d follow it up with another Amazon Prime Period Drama, Part 2 list. This time looking (mostly) at anything that’s been added in that time though I cannot promise no overlap since sometimes good period dramas need all of the repeat mentions.

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I have this feeling that when I go to do my research of what’s included with Prime, there won’t be many new titles to discover. However since this is just guess work on my part, I do actually have to go in and do the work to find out if there is much new or not. As is custom here, I will add that this list is not inclusive of every period drama you can find on Prime. You can look through our “part one” collection as many of those are still on Prime, and this list will try to include new options as well.

Some you might not see on here either because I know nothing about the title or it doesn’t fit with my usual content or maybe the film just isn’t that good. All are possible reasons why you don’t see them on a list here. Or I may not have seen the title either.

Despite this, I have hopes I’ll find some decent possibilities! Let’s find out.


PERIOD DRAMAS ON AMAZON PRIME, PART 2

At time of publication, these are all available on Amazon Prime

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1: THE AGE OF ADALINE

Unique, but also very good, I love this drama with Blake Lively. Perhaps we cannot really categorize it as a “period drama” since the majority of its setting is modern times, but our heroine dresses vintage, and everything about it is like a dreamy period film, so I’m bending rules to include The Age of Adaline. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon

2: ANZAC GIRLS

A really good, but underrated (and now also ended) period drama about Australian nurses during WWI. If you’re not into more grim period drama, this one is best left alone. But if you don’t mind more realistic or grim story-telling, it’s got a great cast and had lots of story left to tell. (TV-14) Find on Amazon

3: THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE

This series is ALL kinds of good! Especially if you love solid mystery. Tells the story of four women who band together after their days breaking code in WWII to solve mysteries. (TV-14) Find on Amazon  

4: THE DUCHESS

Kiera Knightley stars in this bittersweet period drama about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage.(PG-13) Find on Amazon

5: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

Featuring an all star cast and inspired by a true story, Meryl Streep plays a women determined to become an opera singer. Only trouble is, she hasn’t the voice for it. Hugh Grant co-stars. Find digitally on Amazon

6: FROM TIME TO TIME

It’s been a minute since I watched this one, but I do remember thinking it lovely. Needless to say I should re-watch it at some point. Oh, and Hugh Bonneville stars, too! Find digitally on Amazon

7: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

Colin Firth stars with Scarlett Johansson (long before Marvel!) in this historical adaptation about a painter. (PG-13) Find on Amazon

8: THE ILLUSIONIST
SOME GOOD PERIOD DRAMAS ON AMAZON PRIME, PART 2. Looking at some of the best options for Period Drama on Prime now! © Rissi JC

This is a mesmerizing, intricate and mysterious period drama that’s all about atmosphere! Edward Norton plays a magician who, after being torn apart from his childhood sweetheart, reunites with her many years later. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon (WITH IMDBTV, WHICH INCLUDES ADS)

9: LADY JANE

A young Helena Bonham Carter stars in this film about the young woman who was queen of England for a mere 9 days! It’s a sad drama, but if you like anything that relates to the Tudor dynasty, you may enjoy this 80s drama. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon

10: THE LADY VANISHES

Loved this fun mystery so much. Tuppence Middleton stars as a woman travelling on a train who tries to solve a mystery. Only, one thing to note, the end isn’t totally satisfying. (TV-14) Find digitally on Amazon

11: LEATHERHEADS

A 1930s period drama about football with George Clooney! (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon

12: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Based on Austen’s Lady Susan novella, just don’t expect normal Austen storytelling. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon

13: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

One of the Woody Allen films, it’s also one I never did see. I’ve watched 2 or 3 of Allen’s films and they’re just not my cup of tea. However, this one follows a con woman (Emma Stone) as she tries to make it in the 1930s – and it features Colin Firth, too! (PG-13) Find on Amazon

14: MERCY STREET (PBS), SEASON ONE

Like Anzac Girls, this is another more grim period drama (following the lives of doctors and nurses as they treat wounded men during the Civil war), however I do like that it’s more of a “bonnet” costume series rather than Victorian or other era. Also, it has one of my favorite romances in period TV. Just wish we’d gotten a third season to see how it would end. (TV-14) Find on Amazon

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15: THE MOONSTONE

Adding this on as a repeat because as I say from last year, it IS sweet. Normally I’m not into ghost type stories, but this period drama is sweet and charming, and takes more of a romantic approach to its storytelling. Find on Amazon Prime

16: MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB

I read a review from someone recently who didn’t much care for this Australian film, but at the time I watched it, I remember really enjoying it. It’s kind of one of those that starts off a bit rough but ends up being a really atmospheric and good mystery. (TV-14, some nudity) Find on Amazon

17: THE MUSKETEERS (BBC)
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If you want something fun (and a little campy), this BBC adventure series is for you! (TV-14) Find on Amazon

18: THE PARADISE (BBC)

Another one of those BBC series that ends too soon. This charming story is about an ambitious girl who tries to make a life for herself by working in a department store. Of course, there’s also plenty of romance, too! (TV-PG) Find on Amazon

19: POLDARK (BBC)

One of the more famous (recent) period dramas, this one definitely gets a little “too” soapy, but it IS beautiful and someday, I’ll finish watching its drama! (TV-14) Find digitally on Amazon

20: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

Saw this one years ago (like so many of these) and remember it being charming. It follows siblings traveling on an orphan train. (PG) Find digitally on Amazon (with IMDBTV, which will have ads)

21: RUNNING FOR GRACE

This is one I haven’t watched, but it keeps coming up in my Prime searches. Looks like it might be a solid drama. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon

22: SENSE & SENSIBILITY (1995)

I’m not a fan of this version despite loving it as a teen (I “grew up” with this version). My heart has been stolen by the PBS Masterpiece miniseries which fortunately is also on Prime. That said, I know many people adore this adaptation and so I wanted to include it. (PG) Find digitally on Amazon Prime

23: THE WINSLOW BOY

As I remember this one, it’s rather slow moving about a barrister hired to defend the son of a wealthy family. A young Jeremy Northam features in this one. (G) Find digitally on Amazon

24: VICTORIA (ITV)

Based on the life of Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, this ITV miniseries chronicles their struggles and triumphs. (TV-14) Find digitally on Amazon

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That’s it for this edition of ‘best period drama on Amazon Prime, part 2’! Which of these have you seen? Did you like or dislike them; and why? Am I missing any MUST-SEE Amazon Prime titles? Comment all of your thoughts below!

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  • Hamlette (Rachel) May 17, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    You consider The Moonstone to be a ghost story? Why? I’m so curious.

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