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Best Historical Drama Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Historical drama films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all historical drama movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This historical drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of historical drama films also contains historical drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This historical drama films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best historical drama movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This historical drama movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the greatest items on this list (according to you).

List of historical drama films includes historical drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. After you've voted for your favorites, share the list on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networks you're a part of.

These are the top films in the historical drama genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the historical drama genre in it. Be it the motifs of the historical drama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

The best items should have the most votes, so vote on things like Christine and L'affaire du collier de la reine. If we missed any historical drama movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous historical drama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about historical drama movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the historical drama movies. List includes photos and historical drama movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Examples include The Eleven Schill Officers and Angels of Iron.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these historical drama movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray, or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good historical drama movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest historical drama movies, here is the full historical drama movies list, ordered from best to worst. 

You can also take a look at the Best Family Drama Movies, The Best R-Rated Drama Movies, and the Best PG-13 Rated Drama Movies


All sorts of directors have taken on Historical drama movies. Examples include Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, and Robert Redford.

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