The Best Historical Films Of 2022

The best 2022 historical movies cover a wide range of genres. From World War II dramas to 19th century mysteries, 2022 period movies are sure to be among the year's best. Many new period piece movies of 2022 feature all-star casts of award-winning actors and actresses as well as top directors and cinematographers. Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile is sure to be near the top of this list.

What movies will you find on this list of period films in 2022? Cursed is a period horror movie that explores a new angle on an old monster. Against the Ice is a thriller that takes place in 1909. There are many more to choose from this year.

How will we ever determine which 2022 historical drama deserves the top spot on this list. Help us decide by giving your favorites a vote up. Then be sure to check back as new and upcoming 2022 period piece films are added to the list once they are released.


  • Elvis
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    We can't help but fall in love with Baz Luhrmann and his glitzy musical biopic of the iconic Elvis Presley. Austin Bulter plays the King of rock 'n' roll from his early days starting out on the carnival circuit to his nights in Las Vegas. The always fabulous Tom Hanks costars as his hustler manager Colonel Tom Parker while some of music's greatest help out with the soundtrack and step in some of the supporting roles, such as Yola and Jack White. 

    • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
    • Actors: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh
  • Against the Ice
    Video: YouTube
    • Directed by: Peter Flinth
    • Actors: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Heida Reed, Charles Dance, Ed Speleers
  • Redeeming Love
    Video: YouTube
    • Directed by: D.J. Caruso
    • Actors: Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Logan Marshall-Green, Famke Janssen, Eric Dane
  • Munich: The Edge of War
    Video: YouTube
    • Directed by: Christian Schwochow
    • Actors: Jessica Brown Findlay, George MacKay, Jeremy Irons, Liv Lisa Fries, Jannis Niewöhner