Best period dramas: films & series

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(no North and South is not on the list..reason: I didn't like it.)
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1.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system. (510 mins.)
 
2.
Oliver Twist (2007 Mini-Series)
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The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London. (176 mins.)
 
3.
Great Expectations (2011 Mini-Series)
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Mildred Pierce (2011 Mini-Series)
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. (336 mins.)
 
5.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
6.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
 
7.
Berkeley Square (1998 Mini-Series)
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Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square. (50 mins.)
 
8.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
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During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. (138 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
9.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
10.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
11.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
12.
The Painted Veil (2006)
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A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
13.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
14.
The Remains of the Day (1993)
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A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. (134 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
15.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
 
16.
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976 TV Series)
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel... (50 mins.)
 
17.
Wuthering Heights (2009 Mini-Series)
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Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family. (142 mins.)
 
18.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... (104 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
19.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
20.
Parade's End (2012 Mini-Series)
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Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette. (287 mins.)
 
21.
Gosford Park (2001)
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The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
22.
Ripper Street (2012 TV Series)
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper. (59 mins.)
 
23.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
24.
The Crimson Field (2014 Mini-Series)
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One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.
 
25.
Poldark (2015 TV Series)
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it. (60 mins.)
 
26.
War & Peace (2016 Mini-Series)
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. (379 mins.)
 
27.
Marco Polo (2014 TV Series)
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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Wolf Hall (2015 Mini-Series)
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger. (360 mins.)