16 of the Best Period Films You Can Stream on Netflix

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The Duchess

the duchess

Qwerty Films

Does a period film even count if it doesn’t include corsets and insane 18th-century hair?! Keira Knightley is the reigning queen of period movies and in this one, she plays Georgina Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. The film is based upon a biography of the late Duchess and tells the story of her life as well as her rise to royal prominence. It also charts her husband’s affair with her BFF throughout most of their marriage! While some of the names and finer details are changed, the core of the story is based in reality. Many tend to view movies set in past centuries and based on real events as boring but period films are often filled with the juciest mid-century drama!

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