Rated R for nudity and sexual situations. I can’t wait to dig into this! Like “Downton Abbey,” which has navigated some of the same territory, the world of “Parade’s End” is beautifully filmed with period detail. From a story by Willa Cather. Daniel is being hunted by a rogue marshal and must stay hidden. Can’t wait to start watching. A true joy from start to finish. But when the town banker attempts to foreclose on the farm of his friend Frandsen, Olaf takes a stand…and the community unites…. It is also about the romance of a place and its people. It is also about the romance of a place and its people. Thanks a lot for your great information. Elizabeth Bennet is a hard-working, intelligent college student who won’t even think about marriage until she graduates. Based on a true story, the Spanish/Argentine co-production Camila was honored with a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. Starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae. Thank you and congratulations for your great job here. I am always excited to find new period movies I have not seen. “A very cheerful and hopeful film that has a phenomenal period recreation.” – Cinegarage. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Clifford gives his young wife permission to seek a lover from the upper classes, but Constance becomes ill from the strain of caring for her husband. Starring Penelope Tsilika, Andreas Konstantinou, Sofia Kokkali. A British aristocrat becomes caught up in an era of social upheaval and the onset of World War I in this compelling five-part HBO miniseries. I am hooked on period movies. An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. Starring Céline Perreau, Samuel Theis, Xavier Gallais. This isn’t so much about romance, as it is about the loss of romance, between a couple. “An epic story of mismatched love shaped in the most intimate terms, the Ingmar Bergman-scripted “The Best Intentions” packs a sustained emotional wallop that lightens its three-hour span. I relax so much with this genre and can’t seem to find enough of them to watch, as I binge watch alot. The viewer needs to embrace the inconsistencies of human nature and the way one person can be both heroic and hateful.” – Boston Globe. I have been watching period movies since a year ago last May everynight before I go to bed. Based on a true story. Thanks. Camila O’Gorman is the daughter of an influential 19th century Argentine diplomat. I have my work cut out I see. He wants to marry her and take care of her family, but Rachel is resistant to his proposal. Richard Feynman is a talented young physics student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he meets Arline Greenbaum. Thanks for the sight and info. “An epic story of mismatched love shaped in the most intimate terms, the Ingmar Bergman-scripted “The Best Intentions” packs a sustained emotional wallop that lightens its three-hour span. It is a lovely version of that book. Flouting tradition, convention, and the repressive Rosas political regime, Camila and the priest embark on a torrid affair. Here’s just the thing: 30 historical and costume period (and period inspired) dramas that you may have missed. Lovers become separated, each convinced the other died after escaping from a concentration camp. Starring Alexandra Neldel, Bert Tischendorf, Michael Brandner. We also explore the things that lovers of period dramas enjoy: historical fiction, vintage and contemporary treasures for the home and garden, linens, textiles, farmhouse and cottage style, places to visit in the UK, the best teas, handmade wares and so much more, because the world is filled with lovely. Hounded by both the church and the state, the couple must decide to flee or to stand their moral ground. Starring Bob Peck, Gemma Jones, Aled Baker, Rhys Baker, Iona Banks. Period inspired! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Some are older, or are lesser known, and may not be on your radar. Thank goodness for the internet. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens. Arthur and Guinevere are married, but the bride gives her love to Lancelot at every adulterous opportunity. Orsa is betrothed against her will to a wealthy captain despite promising Spyros that she would wait for him to return from a lucrative trip. If you enjoyed this post, you’ll want to wander over to the Best Period Films List for more suggestions of what costume and historical dramas to watch. A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain (Romola Garai), and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Rated R but it is unclear why, perhaps because there’s usage of a strong swear word. Wonderful movie. Starring Saskia Reeves, Brenda Bruce, Ciaran Hinds, Donal McCann, Geoffrey Golden. Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, “Breathe” is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. We write reviews about the best historical and British costume dramas, share news about what's coming to your favorite streaming services, and through our articles and The Willow and Thatch Period Films List, offer recommendations of what to watch. Period inspired! The epic sweep of the film takes in two world wars, exploring themes of nationalism, class, community, faith and pacifism. “Zelda and F. Scott’s relationship is less about devoted romance, more about dizzy co-dependency. In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period drama set in nineteenth century England, about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. I found this site looking for a PBS series from the 1990s, about a young girl that her father married this daughter off to an unhappy man and living with father in-law’s farm. Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete ‘On the Origin of Species’ and maintain his relationship with his wife. Urbane Anna hates living in the county, growing restless. Starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy. Spanning a critical historical time from 1929 to 1940, three young women search for love in this BBC mini-series. Thanks very much for all of these films. Swedish master Ingmar Bergman penned this loving tribute to his parent’s epic romance. Des Grieux is a noble young student, wise for his years, who’s preparing to become a knight of the Order of Malta. It is called “ The Flambards”, from1979. Based on Jane Austen’s timeless tale Pride and Prejudice, this new adaptation is a comedy about love, life and feminine persuasion. Ladislao Gutierez is a Jesuit priest, also living in Argentina. With a fine future as a teacher of rhetoric ahead of him, he meets a young commoner, Manon Lescaut, a candle maker’s daughter. A scandalous romance fuels the fires of society in the Middle Ages. Do you remember where or when it takes place? Starring Michalina Olszańska, Lars Eidinger, Luise Wolfram, Ingeborga Dapkunaite. With trouble coming from all sides, Rachel must find the strength to do what’s right, protect her family and find the courage to open her heart again to love. Starring Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay. An Edwardian era romance from BBC. The book/series or the farm is takes care of is called Framboris? Will she see through their exteriors and discover their true intentions? It tells a melancholy tale of a spirited woman who – after becoming romantically involved with two brothers – rejects social and religious constraints to live her own independent life. But in a post-WWI, anti-German climate, the local minister openly forbids the marriage. His royal majesty waits at the alter of a church for his betrothed, the Lady Guinevere. It is based on the true story of a romantic relationship between the heir to the Russian throne, Nikolay Romanoff, and a ballerina in the Imperial Theater, Matilda Kshesinskaya, from the time the 22-year-old crown prince and 18-year-old dancer met in 1890 to the coronation of Nikolay and his wife Aleksandra Fedorovna in 1896. But her secret love for childhood friend Michel, who comes from a poor family, threatens to topple the roles of the game. I capture the castle is one of my all time favorites, thank you for this list I am always on the the look out for period films I haven’t seen before. Cafe Society, Courtesy FilmNation Entertainment, The Dressmaker, Courtesy Euro-American Films, The French Lieutenant's Woman, courtesy Juniper Films, Parade's End, Courtesy of Mammoth Screen, BBC, La maîtresse du président, Courtesy Ego Productions. The father in movie was especially moving. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Thank you, thank you, thank you. For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman tries to save the woman he loves from a terrible disease. I love your website! A sweet love story that develops against all odds. Story spans 10 crucial years in the relationship of Henrik Bergman and Anna Akerblom, from their first meeting in 1909 to the early summer of 1918. But when she meets Jack Wickham, a good-looking playboy, and Darcy, a sensible businessman, Elizabeth’s determination is put to the test. Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger Votes: 146,556 I watched the series as a kid. When Zelda meets an unpublished writer named F. Scot. Arthur pledges to wed Princess Guinevere and sends Lancelot to protect her on the long journey back to the castle. Charles and Emma were married from 1830 until his death in 1882. As Lancelot struggles to reconcile his love for her with his duty to Arthur, he must also defend the land against a rival king. Star crossed lovers Martin and Margie brave separation, distance and even infidelity to find their way back to each other. Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, John Heard, Ned Beatty, Alan Cumming. This isn’t so much about romance, as it is about the loss of romance, between a couple. But “Parade’s End” is a more focused and darker story than “Downton,” as it gazes into its characters’ twisted souls and their self-contradictory attitudes. One I would recommend is “Sorrell and Son.” Where has that film been hiding all these years. I would really like to recommend the 1970’s tv series – Anne of Avonlea. Marguerite Steinheil meets President Félix Faure, who falls madly in love with her. These are Hardyesque country people rooted to a natural world that is less than benevolent. The film charts the of an embittered married couple’s efforts to raise identical twin brothers in the turbulent early years of the 20th century. Me, too. When Mr. Echlin dies, Martha leaves the farm and returns to her cottage, but Sarah stays behind, opting to work for Frank and Hamilton on her own terms. With the Nazis in pursuit, their paths are torn apart after Tomasz rejoins the resistance to fight the Nazis. Masterpiece Theatre: Upstairs, Downstairs, PBS Masterpiece Miss Scarlet and The Duke. Jim O’Brien (“The Jewel in the Crown”) directs “The Dressmaker” and turns it into a riveting Victorian morality tale.” – Spirituality & Practice. In this D.H. Lawrence adaptation, Sir Clifford Chatterley returns home from war severely injured and impotent, causing tension in his marriage to Lady Constance Chatterley. Dramatization of Nancy Mitford’s novel. Starring Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, Kristine Nielsen. Thank you this list of shows is exactly what I was looking for. “John McGrath has adapted Beryl Bainbrige’s 1973 novel for the screen with all of its dramatic dynamite intact. But when Arline discovers she has tuberculosis, and Feynman is hired by the government to work on the creation of the atomic bomb, his faith in science is thrown into doubt. I am not a particular fan of modern movies. Also the new Anne of Green Gables film series is really lovely too. Love my period movies and this site is what I crave/fills the bill. I feel like someone has been reading my mind.