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Here are the best historical dramas streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for classic war series or period dramas, this list of historical shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best historical series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the best historical shows on Netflix, The Crown explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Other good TV period pieces on Netflix include The CrownMarco Polo, Reign, and The Tudors.

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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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Alias Grace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcraft, Zachary Levi Alias Grace (Netflix, 2017) is a miniseries based on the 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is a convicted murderess who works in the home of the prison warden. Dr. Simon ...more

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Reign is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs Reign is an American historical fantasy television series following the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots living in France. The series, created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, airs ...more

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The Borgias is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger The Borgias is an historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in 2011 and was canceled in 2013. The series is set around the turn of the 16th century and ...more

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan Versailles (Canal+, 2015) is a television series created by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft. In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV (George Blagden), decides to build ...more

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Medici Masters of Florence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Dustin Hoffman, Richard Madden, Stuart Martin Medici: Masters of Florence is a television drama series about the Medici dynasty set in 15th century Florence. Cosimo the Elder (Richard Madden) was elected head of the Florentine Republic in ...more

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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green Penny Dreadful is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The show was originally pitched to ...more

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Turn: Washington's Spies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Jamie Bell, Angus Macfadyen, Kevin McNally TURN: Washington's Spies is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, a history of the Culper Ring. The series debuted on AMC on ...more

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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Lucy Lawless, Jaime Murray, Katrina Law Spartacus (Starz, 2010) is a British television series produced in New Zealand, inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave ...more

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Benedict Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joan Chen Marco Polo is an American drama series about Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongolian Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty, which lasted from ...more

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Eric McIntire, Daniel Spink, Matthew Felker Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the title of the first and most critically acclaimed season of Spartacus, a television series that premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010. The series was inspired by ...more

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Spartacus: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Brett Tucker, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca Spartacus: Vengeance is the title of the second season of Spartacus, a New Zealand produced, Starz television series, which follows Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It premiered on January 27, and ...more

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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish, part-Cree ...more

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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more

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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam ...more

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The Rise of Phoenixes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
The Rise of Phoenixes

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Troy: Fall of a City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Troy: Fall of a City Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall Troy: Fall of a City (Netflix, 2018) is a British-American miniseries directed by Owen Harris and Mark Brozel, based on the Trojan War. When Helen (Bella Dayne) and Paris (Louis Hunter) fall in ...more

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North & South is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Richard Armitage, Sinéad Cusack, Daniela Denby-Ashe North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret ...more

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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Amaia Salamanca, Yon González, Fele Martínez Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 ...more

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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When her adoptive mother (Tamara Tunie) takes on a case prosecuting an African militia leader, a ...more

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The Guernsey Literary and Pota... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

A London writer bonds with the colorful residents of Guernsey as she learns about the book club they formed during the WWII German occupation.

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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown prince (Ju ...more

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A.D Kingdom and Empire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
A.D Kingdom and Empire

In the aftermath of the death of Jesus, his disciples face persecution and hardship as they cope with the tragedy and spread their message of faith.