2019

The Best Period Dramas Of 2019  

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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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John Cusack, Emile Hirsch, Paul Reid
Never Grow Old is a 2019 Irish action film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. An Irish undertaker (Emile Hirsch) profits when an outlaw (John Cusack) takes over a peaceful American frontier town, but ...more
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more
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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates
The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more
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Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini
Mission of Honor (a.k.a Hurricane) is a 2019 British and Polish drama film directed by David Blair. A group of brave pilots who fight in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great ...more
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Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Michael K. Williams
The Red Sea Diving Resort is a 2019 Canadian-American biographical drama film directed and written by Gideon Raff. In 1981, Mossad agents work to rescue and evacuate Jewish-Ethiopians to Israel ...more
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Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen
Ophelia is a 2018 British-American historical romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy, based on the Shakespearean character of the same name and the novel by Lisa Klein. As a rebellious ...more
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Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Marcin Czarnik
Sunset (a.k.a. Napszállta) is a 2018 Hungarian historical drama film directed by László Nemes. A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before
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Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio
Loro is a 2018 Italian biographical drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Sergio Morra (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a young businessman from Taranto who manages small-scale trafficking of young ...more
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Jack Kilmer, Jane Levy, Shameik Moore
The Pretenders is a 2018 American drama film directed by James Franco.
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Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Rupert Penry-Jones
Vita and Virginia is a 2018 British biographical romance drama film directed by Chanya Button. Poet and novelist Vita (Gemma Arterton) and literary icon Virginia (Elizabeth Debicki) embark on an ...more
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Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery
Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler, and a continuation of the TV series.
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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann
Maze is a 2017 (US Release 2019) Irish adventure drama film written and directed by Stephen Burke, based on the IRA Maze prison escape. Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison ...more
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Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Transit is a 2018 German drama film written and directed by Christian Petzold, based on the novel by Anna Seghers. A man (Franz Rogowski) flees France after the Nazi invasion and assumes the ...more
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Yi Zhang, Chen Yao, Haoming Yu
The Eight Hundred is a 2019 Chinese war film directed by Hu Guan. In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely ...more
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Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Mary Magdalene is a 2018 biblical drama film directed by Garth Davis. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living, defies her ...more
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Charlie Says Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón
Charlie Says is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Mary Harron. A graduate student begins visiting three female followers of the notorious killer Charles Manson to aide them in ...more
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The Current War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Period Dramas Of 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult
The Current War is a 2017 American biographical historical film (2019 US theatrical release) directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans ...more
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Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
The Souvenir is a 2019 American-British drama film, written and directed by Joanna Hogg. A young film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a ...more
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Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My
The Third Wife is a 2019 Vietnamese drama film directed by Ash Mayfair. In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My) must decide between a life of comfort or a ...more
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Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke
The Aftermath is a 2019 British-German-American drama film directed by James Kent, based on the novel by Rhidian Brook. Post World War II, a British colonel (Jason Clarke) and his wife (Keira ...more
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Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
Tolkien is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski. An orphaned author (Nicholas Hoult) finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow ...more
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Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Suvinder Vicky
Kesari is a 2019 Indian action film written and directed by Anurag Singh. A Sikh warrior participates in the Battle of Saragarhi while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.
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Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley
Peterloo is a 2018 British historical drama, directed and written by Mike Leigh, based on the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. In 1819, British forces attack a peaceful pro-democracy rally in
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Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes
Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn, based on the novel by Jennie Rooney and inspired by the life of Melita Norwood.
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Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Colette Kieffer
Funan is a 2018 France, Luxembourg, and Belgium produced animated period drama film directed by Denis Do. In April 1974, a Cambodian woman searches for her child who was forcibly taken from her ...more