16 of the Best Period Films You Can Stream on Netflix

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Axon Films

Harvey Milk is one of the most iconic LGBT rights advocates of all time, so of course, his life got the movie treatment! Sean Penn plays Milk during the 1970s when he became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Milk charts the politician and activist’s time in office trying to help not only the local community but the LGBT community as a whole. It also, tragically, charts his demise at the hands of his co-worker Dan White (James Franco), who assassinated him and the mayor in City Hall. Harvey Milk was a name too few people knew before the release of one of the most excellent period films on this list!

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