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My Favorite period dramas shows and movies

5 Shows & Movies | by Barb Kleiss

Outlander

Outlander

Shows

The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

North and South

North and South

Shows

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Shows

Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

Poldark

Poldark

Shows

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

The New World

The New World

Movies

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

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