Period films arranged by date of setting

This is a list of period films organized by the year or decade they were set in. Within each year they are organized oldest to newest by release date.

I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas. I have included films with fantasy and horror elements but excluded films that are animated. Films that fall into a grey area (for example set historically but not costumed historically) I simply make a decision on but could probably be swayed by various arguments.

Lady Bird is the one set closest to the present. Any films following that have been added but not yet arranged.

Please recommend any films I have missed, especially ones set and made outside of England and America!

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  • The Lion in Winter

    101

  • The Lion in Winter

    102

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    103

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    104

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    105

  • Ivanhoe

    106

  • Ivanhoe

    107

  • Robin Hood

    108

  • Taira Clan Saga

    109

  • Soldier of God

    110

  • The Black Rose

    111

  • Gates to Paradise

    112

  • The Valley of the Bees

    113

  • Marco Polo

    114

  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon

    115

  • The Life and Death of King John

    116

  • Francesco

    117

  • Robin and Marian

    118

  • Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

    119

  • Francis of Assisi

    120

  • Ironclad

    121

  • Alexander Nevsky

    122

  • The Virgin Spring

    123

  • Kristin Lavransdatter

    124

  • John Wycliffe

    125

  • Second Sight

    126

  • The Reckoning

    127

  • The Throne

    128

  • Padmaavat

    129

  • Outlaw King

    130

  • The Name of the Rose

    131

  • A Frozen Flower

    132

  • World Without End

    133

  • The Decameron

    134

  • Black Death

    135

  • The Seventh Seal

    136

  • A Knight's Tale

    137

  • The Warrior

    138

  • Battle of Kosovo

    139

  • Henry V

    140

  • The Concubine

    141

  • Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women

    142

  • Andrei Rublev

    143

  • Chimes at Midnight

    144

  • The Royal Siren

    145

  • Joan of Arc

    146

  • Joan of Arc

    147

  • The Silence of Joan

    148

  • The Hollow Crown: Henry VI - part 1

    149

  • The Face Reader

    150

  • The White Queen

    151

  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise

    152

  • The Treacherous

    153

  • Mad Love

    154

  • King and the Clown

    155

  • Wara Wara

    156

  • Mary of Scotland

    157

  • Ugetsu

    158

  • A Man for All Seasons

    159

  • Pakeezah

    160

  • New World

    161

  • Ran

    162

  • Urumi

    163

  • Ignatius of Loyola

    164

  • The Royal Tailor

    165

  • The Discovery of Brazil

    166

  • Apocalypto

    167

  • Luther

    168

  • The Other Conquest

    169

  • Eréndira the Untamable

    170

  • Anne of the Thousand Days

    171

  • The Other Boleyn Girl

    172

  • The Profession of Arms

    173

  • Cabeza de Vaca

    174

  • Wolf Hall

    175

  • Tsar

    176

  • The Royal Hunt of the Sun

    177

  • Mary, Queen of Scots

    178

  • Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

    179

  • The Heart of a Queen

    180

  • The Princess of Montpensier

    181

  • The Return of Martin Guerre

    182

  • Lady Jane

    183

  • Jodhaa Akbar

    184

  • The Virgin Queen

    185

  • Elizabeth

    186

  • The Mill and the Cross

    187

  • Rikyu

    188

  • Dangerous Beauty

    189

  • Queen Margot

    190

  • Elizabeth I

    191

  • The Virgin Queen

    192

  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    193

  • Othello

    194

  • The Merchant of Venice

    195

  • Shakespeare in Love

    196

  • Nova Zembla

    197

  • The Admiral: Roaring Currents

    198

  • Masquerade

    199

  • Hamlet

    200