The Best Costume Drama TV Shows on Netflix

Olga Trędota 2020-10-23

Merlin

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2008

Merlin

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2008

  • Merlin
  • 7,6/10

5 seasons, 65 episodes

The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.

The Last Kingdom

Action & Adventure Drama United Kingdom 2015

The Last Kingdom

Action & Adventure Drama United Kingdom 2015

  • The Last Kingdom
  • 7,8/10

4 seasons, 36 episodes

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

The Alienist

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2018

The Alienist

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2018

  • The Alienist
  • 7,6/10

2 seasons, 18 episodes

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Cable Girls

Drama Spain French Guiana 2017

Cable Girls

Drama Spain French Guiana 2017

  • Cable Girls
  • 7,5/10

5 seasons, 42 episodes

In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.

  • #1920s

  • #workplace romance

  • #rekindled romance

Godless

Drama Western USA 2017

Godless

Drama Western USA 2017

  • Godless
  • 7,8/10

1 season, 7 episodes

A ruthless outlaw terrorizes the West in search of a former member of his gang, who’s found a new life in a quiet town populated only by women.

Vikings

Action & Adventure Drama Canada 2013

Vikings

Action & Adventure Drama Canada 2013

  • Vikings
  • 7,7/10

6 seasons, 89 episodes

The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

  • Peaky Blinders
  • 8,5/10

5 seasons, 30 episodes

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

  • The Crown
  • 8,2/10

5 seasons, 40 episodes

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Outlander

Action & Adventure Adventure Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2014

Outlander

Action & Adventure Adventure Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2014

  • Outlander
  • 7,6/10

6 seasons, 67 episodes

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.

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

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