16 of the Best Period Films You Can Stream on Netflix

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Mona Lisa Smile

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Revolution Studios

Being a woman is difficult during any time period, but the ’50s were a truly challenging time to be a lady. This film tackles the women of the era, from the independent type to the more conservative kind. Katherine (Julia Roberts), a progressive art professor, is the center of the film. Through her teaching and her challenging of societal norms for women, she inspires the young ladies in her class. The film may be fictional but it rings true for so much of the female experience during the ’50s. This is one of our favorite period films for how it promotes the empowerment of women!

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