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A list of all the best costume drama movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This costume drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of costume drama films also contains costume drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This costume drama films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best costume drama movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This costume drama movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Click the thumbs up button to see your favorite movies rise to the top.

List of costume drama films includes costume drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Get your social network's opinion by re-ranking the list, making it votable then sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or more.

These are the top films in the costume drama genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the costume drama genre in it. Be it the motifs of the costume drama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Make sure to give movies you favor (like Joan of Arc or Madame Bovary) a vote. If we missed any costume drama movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous costume drama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about costume drama movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the costume drama movies. List includes photos and costume drama movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List movies include Cleopatra, The Bastard and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these costume drama movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good costume drama movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest costume drama movies, here is the full costume drama movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Costume drama movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Kevin Costner and Orson Welles.

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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Kingdom of Heaven Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

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Dangerous Liaisons Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves

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Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

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My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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Pride & Prejudice Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton

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Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Costume Drama Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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Barry Lyndon Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter, Hardy Kr├╝ger

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The Importance of Being Earnest Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Colin Firth

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Costume Drama Movies
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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Conan the Barbarian Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

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The Madness of King George Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett

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Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

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Pride and Prejudice Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen O'Sullivan

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Costume Drama Movies
Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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The Lion in Winter Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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The Illusionist Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti

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The Duchess Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell

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Howards End Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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Titus Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Wuthering Heights Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, George Sanders

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Girl with a Pearl Earring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Costume Drama Movies
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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Excalibur Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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The Other Boleyn Girl Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

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Little Women Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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Rob Roy Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

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Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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Hamlet Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal

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Becket Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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Little Women Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Edna May Oliver