These are they best 2010s historical drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 2010s historical drama TV shows that are about a very specific global event, to others that take place during a broader era of history, all of these shows shed light on the lives and issues of the time period in which they take place - and they do it in painstaking, beautiful glory.
What shows will you find on this best 2010s historical drama series list? Downton Abbey showed that while classism may exist, everyone has to cope with unexpected bumps in the road of life, while The Queen is still dazzling audiences as it continues its historic reign on Netflix.
Prohibition-era problems created plenty of drama on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire which aired from 2010 – 2014, while The Americans focused on a much more recent part of American history by delving into the Cold War. Other great shows that appear on this top 2010s historical drama series list include Mr. Selfridge, Mad Men and Masters of Sex.
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- 2Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more on Wikipedia577174
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- 5The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... more on Wikipedia535174
- 6Victoria (ITV, 2016) is a drama television series created by Daisy Goodwin. The show depicts ... more on Wikipedia391151
- 7TURN: Washington's Spies is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington's Spies:... more on Wikipedia270143
- 8Mad Men (AMC, 2007) is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner.... more on Wikipedia298208
- 9Hatfields & McCoys (History, 2012) is an American three-part Western television miniseries... more on Wikipedia234161
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- 11Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created... more on Wikipedia204147
- 12Versailles (Canal+, 2015) is a television series created by Simon Mirren and David... more on Wikipedia222177
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- 14Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the title of the first and most critically acclaimed season of... more on Wikipedia
- 15The Borgias (Showtime, 2011) is a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil... more on Wikipedia182156
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- 17Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato,... more on Wikipedia167149
- 18Reign (The CW, 2013) is an American historical romantic drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia211197
- 19Harlots (Hulu, 2017) is a British-American period drama television series created by Alison... more on Wikipedia148137
- 20The Pillars of the Earth (Starz, 2010) is an eight-part TV miniseries based on the 1989 novel... more on Wikipedia141131
- 21Alias Grace (Netflix, 2017) is a miniseries based on the 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood. Grace... more on Wikipedia127125
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- 23The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary... more on Wikipedia124125
- 24Mr Selfridge is a British period television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his... more on Wikipedia121125
- 25War & Peace is a 2016 British-American historical period drama television serial, based on Leo... more on Wikipedia101109