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The Best Costume Drama Movies

Updated June 7, 2021 4.0k votes 262 voters 26.0k views168 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Costume drama films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

The best costume drama movies ever made really make us believe we're in the film's time period with their great movie costumes. Many great costume drama films are streaming on Netflix or Amazon Prime. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about costume drama are at the top of the list. This list contains all the top costume dramas, like Joan of Arc or Madame Bovary, but if there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous costume drama movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of the genre.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best costume drama movies?" and "What is the greatest costume drama movie of all time?" and contains items like Cleopatra, The Bastard.

Various bits of information are included with these popular costume movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So from the latest, to the greatest costume drama movies, here is the full costume drama movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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