Historical Dramas

“A historical drama is a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television. Historical drama includes historical fiction and romances, adventure films, and swashbucklers.”

Some examples:

  • The Crown
  • Downtown Abbey
  • Alias Grace
  • Cursed
  • Victoria

My personal favourites:

  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Story of Yanxi Palace
  • The Legend of Zhenhuan

Are you a fan of historical dramas?
If yes? What are your favourite dramas?
Is there any dramas that you would recommend to others?


I loved historical telenovelas when I was a teen.
My favorites were:

  • Corazón Slavaje (the 1994 version)
  • Amor Real
  • Alondra
  • Si Dios Me Quita la Vida

These were ‘meh’:

  • Alborada
  • Pasión (I was an extra in one scene in that one)

I hated:

  • Corazón Salvaje 2009 version

There was a Brazilian historical novela that I loved in the beginning, called La Casa de Siete Mujeres, but it got so tragic and disappointing in the later episodes that it just left me with a bad taste. The final episode was especially tragic.

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Yes, it depends on which drama it is.

I like Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Outlander.

Yeah, there are quite a few I would recommend others. I will list them below.


  • Pride and Prejudice - Colin Firth Version
  • Pride and Prejudice - Kiera Knightly
  • The Three Musketeers - Chris O’Donnel Version
  • The Count of Monte Christo
  • The Man in the Iron Mask - Leonardo DiCaprio version
  • Gosford Park
  • Persuasion - Sally Hawkin’s version
  • Mansfield Park - Jonny Lee Miller version
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Series (I count them!)
  • Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2 - Robert Downy Jr. Version
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Hidalgo - Viggo Mortensen
  • The Patriot - Mel Gibson
  • King Arthur - Clive Owen version
  • Master and Commander - Russel Crowe version
  • Little Women - Elizabeth Taylor Version
  • Little Women - Winona Ryder version
  • Shakespeare In Love - Joseph Fiennes version

TV Shows:

  • The Musketeers - BBC Version
  • The Last Kingdom
  • Vikings
  • Outlander
  • Turn - Washington’s Spies
  • Marco Polo
  • Merlin

@Discussions please fill these questions out! If you see any movies or TV shows not listed them list them below for everyone.

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There’s Downton Abbey too!

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Yep, Secrets mentioned that one above as well! My mother and father love that show.

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Oh, whoops. I’ve never seen a full episode but know I should.

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Lol no worries! I don’t care if you said posted it a second time! I’ve seen most of the show except for a few episodes here and there when I would be at work. If you like stories similar to Titanic then definitely watch Downton Abbey since it is based during that time period.

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Yikes. I don’t though

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Oh well, I’m just meaning it’s based during that time but on the British side of the Titanic story. It just sets the time period more than anything.

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Oooooooh… right. Fair enough then. Cool

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Yep, it’s a good series to watch!

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