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The Best Period Dramas Of 2019

Updated December 30, 2019 428 votes 73 voters 3.6k views42 items

List RulesVote up the best period dramas of 2019.

Whether you are a history buff or a fan of fancy costumes, the period dramas of 2019 will transport you to another era. World War II dramas, bio pics, adaptions of classic literature are among the selection of new period dramas set for a 2019 release. Many great period dramas of 2019 feature all-star casts of award-winning actors and actresses.

What films will you find on this list of period dramas in 2019. The Aftermath – starring Keira Knightly and Alexander Skarsgard – is a post WWII drama about rebuilding cities and relationships in war-torn Hamburg. Knightley, AKA the queen of period pieces, is also the star of Colette which is set from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Meryl Streep are among the fantastic actresses cast in Greta Gerwig's 2019 adaptation of Little Women. Other 2019 period dramas include Midway, Tolkien, and the feature film, Downton Abbey.

Which 2019 period drama is your favorite? Take a look at this list and give the best movies a vote up and see if it will make it to the top of the list.

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    Downton Abbey
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    Downton Abbey

    Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Engler

    Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler, and a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Released2019

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Harriet
    10
    2

    Harriet

    Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr.

    Released2019

    Directed byKasi Lemmons

    Harriet is a 2019 American biographical film directed by Kasi Lemmons, based on the life of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Little Women
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    Little Women

    Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

    Little Women is a 2019 American drama film directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    The Highwaymen
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    7

    The Highwaymen

    Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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  • 6
    Hotel Mumbai
    7
    4

    Hotel Mumbai

    Dev Patel, Armie Hammer

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Maras

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  • 7
    Never Grow Old
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    Never Grow Old

    John Cusack, Emile Hirsch

    Released2019

    Directed byIvan Kavanagh

    Never Grow Old is a 2019 Irish action film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. An Irish undertaker... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Aftermath
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    The Aftermath

    Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Kent

    The Aftermath is a 2019 British-German-American drama film directed by James Kent, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    The Red Sea Diving Resort
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    The Red Sea Diving Resort

    Chris Evans, Haley Bennett

    Released2019

    Directed byGideon Raff

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  • 10
    The Current War
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    The Current War

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon

    Directed byAlfonso Gomez-Rejon

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    Vita and Virginia
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    Vita and Virginia

    Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki

    Released2019

    Directed byChanya Button

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  • 12
    Ophelia
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    Ophelia

    Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts

    Released2019

    Directed byClaire McCarthy

    Ophelia is a 2018 British-American historical romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Two Popes
    5
    5

    The Two Popes

    Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2019

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

    The Two Popes is a 2019 film International drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles. Pope... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Mary Magdalene
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    7

    Mary Magdalene

    Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2018

    Directed byGarth Davis

    Mary Magdalene is a 2018 biblical drama film directed by Garth Davis. Constricted by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Tolkien
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    Tolkien

    Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins

    Released2019

    Directed byDome Karukoski

    Tolkien is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski. An orphaned... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    The Pretenders
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    The Pretenders

    Jack Kilmer, Jane Levy

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Franco

    The Pretenders is a 2018 American drama film directed by James Franco.Amazon buy button
  • 17
    Mission of Honor
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    Mission of Honor

    Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Blair

    Mission of Honor (a.k.a Hurricane) is a 2019 British and Polish drama film directed by David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Peterloo
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    Peterloo

    Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake

    Released2019

    Directed byMike Leigh

    Peterloo is a 2018 British historical drama, directed and written by Mike Leigh, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Red Joan
    2
    5

    Red Joan

    Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson

    Released2019

    Directed byTrevor Nunn

    Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn, based on the novel by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Transit
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    Transit

    Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer

    Released2019

    Directed byChristian Petzold

    Transit is a 2018 German drama film written and directed by Christian Petzold, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Earthquake Bird
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    1

    Earthquake Bird

    Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough

    Released2019

    Directed byWash Westmoreland

    Earthquake Bird is a 2019 American mystery film directed by Wash Westmoreland, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Sunset
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    Sunset

    Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov

    Released2019

    Directed byLászló Nemes

    Sunset (a.k.a. Napszállta) is a 2018 Hungarian historical drama film directed by László Nemes.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Loro
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    Loro

    Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci

    Released2018

    Directed byPaolo Sorrentino

    Loro is a 2018 Italian biographical drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Sergio Morra... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    The Great Alaskan Race
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    The Great Alaskan Race

    Brian Presley, Treat Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Presley

    The Great Alaskan Race is a 2019 American action-adventure film directed by Brian Presley. Set... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    A Hidden Life
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    A Hidden Life

    August Diehl, Valerie Pachner

    Released2019

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    A Hidden Life is a 2019 historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick. An... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button