Netflix The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix  

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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.

Vote up the best historical dramas on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
The Crown 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 Tudors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
The Tudors 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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Alias Grace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Alias Grace 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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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Versailles 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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The Borgias is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
The Borgias 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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Reign is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Reign 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 Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
The Last Kingdom 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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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Penny Dreadful 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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Vikings Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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Turn: Washington's Spies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Turn: Washington's Spies 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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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Stranger Things Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Ripper Street 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 murders. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and ...more

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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Frontier 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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Rome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Rome Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker Rome is a British-American-Italian historical drama television series created by Bruno Heller, John Milius and William J. MacDonald. The show's two seasons were broadcast on HBO, BBC Two, and ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Marco Polo 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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Black Sails is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Black Sails Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New Black Sails is an American dramatic adventure television series set on New Providence Island and a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. The series was created by Jonathan ...more

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Spartacus: Blood and Sand 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 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Spartacus Lucy Lawless, Jaime Murray, Katrina Law Spartacus är en TV-serie.

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Troy: Fall of a City is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Camelot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Camelot Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series which premiered on 1 April 2011. It was co-produced by the Starz cable network and GK-TV which began production during the summer of 2010. ...more

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Robin Hood Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in ...more

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Medici Masters of Florence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Medici Masters of Florence 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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Da Vinci's Demons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Da Vinci's Demons Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos Da Vinci's Demons is an historical fantasy drama series that presents a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci's early life. The series was conceived by David S. Goyer and stars Tom Riley in the ...more

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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North ...more

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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Roman Empire: Reign of Blood Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (Netflix, 2016) is a docuseries directed by Richard Lopez, and based on historical events. Narrated by Sean Bean, the series chronicles the reign of Commodus, the ...more

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Spartacus: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Spartacus: Vengeance 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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The Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added The Musketeers Tom Burke, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera The Musketeers is a BBC historical-action drama programme based on the characters from Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers and co-produced by BBC America and BBC Worldwide. The first ...more

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Knightfall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Knightfall Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Pádraic Delaney Knightfall (History, 2017) is a historical fiction drama television series created by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner. Templar leader Landry du Lauzon (Tom Cullen), a brave warrior discouraged ...more

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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy The Pacific is a 2010 television series produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Sky Movies, Playtone and DreamWorks that premiered in the United States on 14 March 2010. The series is a ...more

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War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added War and Peace Anthony Hopkins, Alan Dobie, Morag Hood War and Peace is a television dramatization of the Leo Tolstoy novel of War and Peace. This 20 episode series began on 28 September 1972. The BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love ...more

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War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added War and Peace Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton War & Peace is a 2016 British-American historical period drama television serial, based on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.

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The Pillars of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added The Pillars of the Earth Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name. It debuted in the U.S. on Starz and in Canada on The Movie Network/Movie Central ...more

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Napoléon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Napoléon John Malkovich, Isabella Rossellini, Jessica Paré Napoleon is a historical miniseries which explored the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 2002, it was the most expensive television miniseries in Europe, costing the equivalent of $US46,330,000 to ...more

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Britannia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Britannia Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker Britannia (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American historical fantasy series written by Jez Butterworth. In AD 43 during the Roman conquest of Britain, Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and ...more

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a seven-part British fantasy television series to be shown on BBC One, adapted by Peter Harness from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel of the same name, to ...more

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Hornblower is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Hornblower Fred Astaire, Peter Arne, David Buck Hornblower is the umbrella title of a series of British television films based on three of C. S. Forester's ten novels about the fictional character Horatio Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer ...more

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Wolf Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Wolf Hall Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy Wolf Hall is a British television serial first broadcast on BBC Two in January 2015. It is a six-part adaptation of two of Hilary Mantel's novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added The Terror Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the ...more

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tutankhamun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
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Crusoe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Crusoe Sam Neill, Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. ...more

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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972 to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. ...more

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World Without End is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added World Without End David Bradley, Oliver Maltman World Without End is an eight-episode 2012 television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Ken Follett. It is a sequel to the 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, also based on ...more

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Egypt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
Egypt Andrew Sachs, Julian Wadham, Matthew Kelly Egypt is a BBC television drama serial about various archaeological discoveries taking place in that country's history, with the occasional 'flashback' scene involving actors portraying the ...more

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Changi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Changi Stephen Curry, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. It originally aired from 14 October 2001 to 18 November 2001.

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths Michael Gambon, Brian Henson Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths is a 1990 adventure-fantasy TV series created by Anthony Minghella.

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Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Carnivàle Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching ...more

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Agatha Christie's Poirot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Agatha Christie's Poirot David Suchet^! Hugh Fraser^! Philip Jackson Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional ...more

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Barbarians Rising is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix
CameronDay added Barbarians Rising