Last Updated on November 21, 2022

We’ve gathered up the period dramas that are newly included with your US Prime Video membership in September, October, and November 2022. 

Then, we share the historical / costume / period dramas that are newly available for free with ads on Freevee (formerly IMDb TV), coming to Prime Video Add-On Channels, are available to rent, and movies and TV series in the genre that are being released to DVD this fall.

Finally, we list some newly added non-period movies and series like British shows and romances that you may also like, that are included with your Amazon Prime Video membership.

Check this list throughout the season; we’ll update all the sections (alphabetically) as more titles become available. If some of these titles look familiar, it’s because they were previously available with Prime Video, were pulled off, and now they are back. 

Downton Abbey: A New Era, courtesy Focus Features


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It’s easy to watch the trailers for the films on this list, or add the movies and TV series to your watchlist: just click. This is a US-based list, but if you live in Canada or the UK, you can also use our “Add to your WATCHLIST” links to check availability in your country. 

From British costume dramas to sweeping romantic epics, there’s a lot here by the end of the season, so to help you keep track: the blue TVs next to the title mean the film is included with your membership, the orange TVs mean it is available to rent or is available with a Prime Video Channel subscription.

The summer Prime Video list is here. Also see the list of Period Dramas New on Netflix Fall 2022.

Those who are new here should know that Willow and Thatch also has a special section for period dramas that have been added recently to different streaming services. See the “New to Streaming” drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Period dramas leaving Prime Video this season: Leaving December 1: Home Fires (Season 1), The Little Murders of Agatha Christie – The 1930s (2009), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Days of Heaven (1978).

Period Dramas Added in September 2022

This section contains newly available historical, costume and period dramas (movies and TV series) that are included with your Prime Video membership, or can be watched for free with ads on Freevee (formerly IMDb TV).

Hidden Figures, Courtesy Levantine Films





A Private Affair (2022)

In the late 1940s in Galicia, a daring young upper-class woman with the soul of a policeman, Marina Quiroga, sets out to hunt down the serial killer who has been stalking the city for months. She does so with the help of her faithful butler Hector (Jean Reno), a discreet and helpful man whose sensitivity and audacity always place him at the key point of the investigation. Together they will fight against all obstacles to achieve it and neither the gender prejudices of the time, nor the resistance of the new commissioner or the attempts of Marina’s mother to marry her off, will prevent them from finally discovering the truth.

Starring Aura Garrido, Jean Reno, Angela Molina, Àlex Garcia, Gorka Otxoa.

Rated 16+

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Available September 16


Days of Heaven (1978)

One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting movies of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy “Days of Heaven,” featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire, Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz.

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Rated PG

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Available September 1


Fanny’s Journey (2016)

Based on a true story, “Fanny’s Journey” is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. Fanny, a 12-year-old girl, stays in a hidden home far from her parents. She takes care of her two younger sisters until she is forced to flee in a rush, becoming the head of a group of eight children heading across occupied France.

Starring Cécile de France, Stéphane De Groodt, Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, Juliane Lepoureau, Ryan Brodie.

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Rated 13+

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Available September 16


La Rafle / The Round Up (2010)

The setting is 1942. Joseph is 11. And this June morning, he has to go to school with a yellow star sewn onto his chest. He receives encouragement from a neighbor who is a second-hand goods dealer, and taunts from a woman baker. Between goodwill and contempt, Jo, his fellow Jewish friends and their families, discover life in occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they have found refuge. At least they think they have, until that morning of July 16, 1942, when their precarious happiness is shattered.

Starring Jean Reno, Melanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué, Hugo Leverdez.

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Rated 13+

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Available September 16


The Outfit (2022)

“The Outfit” is a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award® winner Mark Rylance as Leonard, an English tailor who gets caught up with a mobster family. Leonard used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row, but after a personal tragedy, he’s ended up in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop in a rough part of town where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters.

Starring Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, Dylan O’Brien, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Simon Russell Beale.

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Rated R for violence and language

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Available September 16


Run Boy Run (2014)

“Run Boy Run” is a compelling film based on true events, which is as empowering as it is exciting and inspiring. Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a reward, who will beat him up or try to kill him, and he meets those, who will do and risk almost everything to help him. Srulik’s resilience is put to the ultimate test, when an accident cripples him, making it harder to find work. But he struggles on against all odds.

Starring Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Jeanette Hain, Itay Tiran.

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Rated 13+

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Available September 16


The following period-set movies and series (and period-inspired titles) are also newly available and included with your Prime membership in September 2022. Click on the titles for more information, to watch trailers where available, and to start streaming full movies or episodes:

September 1: Eight Men Out (1988), The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976). September 2: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019). September 13: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). September 16: Firebird (2022), Closed Season (2013). September 24: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007). September 27: Partially period-set: The Crickets Dance (2021). September 30: Un Extraño Enemigo (2022), Inés of My Soul (2020).


Also newly available for free with ads on Freevee, no Prime Video membership needed:

Hidden Figures (2016)

“Hidden Figures” is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer.

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Rated PG

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Available September 1



Period Dramas Added in October 2022

This section contains newly available historical, costume and period dramas (movies and TV series) that are included with your Prime Video membership, or can be watched for free with ads on Freevee (formerly IMDb TV).

Downton Abbey: A New Era, courtesy Focus Features





Catherine Called Birdy (2022)

The year: 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever and adventurous –and ready to put off any suitor that comes in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the most vile suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.

Starring Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott, Lesley Sharp, Joe Alwyn, Dean Charles Chapman, Isis Hainsworth.

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Rated PG-13

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Available October 7


Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” The feature-length British period drama reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the south of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech, Eva Samms, Imelda Staunton, Oliver Barker, Samantha Bond, Harry Hadden-Paton, Douglas Reith, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern.

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Rated PG

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Available October 28


The Northman (2022)

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes “The Northman,” an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow — save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.

Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe.

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Rated 18+

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Available October 11


The following period-set movies and series (and period-inspired titles) are also newly available and included with your Prime membership in October 2022. Click on the titles for more information, to watch trailers where available, and to start streaming full movies or episodes:

October 1: Out of Liberty (2019), Seabiscuit (2003), Shane (1953), Shanghai Knights (2003), Shuttlecock (2020), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Valentin (2003). October 9: Noah (2014). October 25: Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000). October 28: The Christmas Candle (2013).

Also, for a limited time, watch episode 1 of TV Anne Boleyn (2021) for free here.


Also newly available for free with ads on Freevee, no Prime Video membership needed:

Available October 1: The Shape of Water (2017), Colors of Heaven (2017), Vincent and Theo (1990), Winchester (2018), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The King’s Daughter (2022).



Period Dramas Added in November 2022

This section contains newly available historical, costume and period dramas (movies and TV series) that are included with your Prime Video membership, or can be watched for free with ads on Freevee (formerly IMDb TV).

Cyrano © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.





A Christmas Carol (1984)

A Christmas Eve visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future teaches old miser Ebenezer Scrooge to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family.

Starring George C. Scott, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward, Nigel Davenport, Frank Finlay, Lucy Gutteridge.

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Rated 7+

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Available November 1


A Royal Affair (2012)

The true story of an ordinary man who wins a queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the insane Danish king, the royal physician, and the young but strong-willed queen, this is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

Starring Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik.

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Rated R for sexual conduct and some violent images

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Available November 8


A Woman of Independent Means (1995)

A television mini-series spanning 7 decades based on author Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey’s novel about a turn-of-the-century woman who refuses to be ruled by society. Bess Alcott marries her childhood sweetheart and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. However, as time goes by, things don’t end up working out the way she expects. While having to face a few tragedies and doubts in her life, Bess finds that she must pick herself up and carry along in order to survive.

Starring Sally Field, Ron Silver, Tony Goldwyn, Jack Thompson, Sheila McCarthy, Andrea Roth.

Rated 13+

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Available November 11


Carrington (1995)

The story of the unique and tragic friendship between English painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Stracey is vividly brought to life by the brilliant Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce in “Carrington.” Amid the trendy, bohemian scene of London’s famed Bloomsbury group, Dora Carrington, a talented young artist, first meets bon vivant and writer Lytton Strachey. The two creative souls are instantly attracted, although Strachey’s desires clearly lie elsewhere. The unlikely pair joyously spends colorful days pursuing their arts and discovering that love works in mysterious ways. But their blissful existence hangs in the balance when Carrington brings home a lover and they suddenly find themselves caught within a bizarre love triangle. As conflicting passions heat to a boiling point, will true love triumph or will Carrington lose her one and only soul mate forever?

Starring Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West, Rufus Sewell, Penelope Wilton.

Rated R for strong sexuality and language

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Available November 1


Cyrano (2022)

Award-winning director Joe Wright awe moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in “Cyrano,” re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.

Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn, Bashir Salahuddin.

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Rated 13+

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Available November 23


The English (2022)

In this mini-series, an aristocratic Englishwoman and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout come together in 1890 mid-America. “The English” is an epic chase Western which takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, power, and love. An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke, and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp, come together to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and psychologically. But as each obstacle is overcome, it draws them closer to their ultimate destination—the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall and young widow Martha Myers into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood, and they will come face-to-face with the future they must live.

Starring Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner.

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Rated 16+

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Available November 11


The Madness of King George (1994)

His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn’t quite all there. 1788 – King George III is almost 30 years into his reign and is once again preparing for the Opening of Parliament. Queen Charlotte skillfully divides her role as both devoted wife and mother to their 15 children. Yet, despite the apparent veneer of respectability, something is going sadly awry within the walls of Windsor Castle. The King’s behavior is becoming increasingly irrational, he is babbling ceaselessly, spewing obscenities and attacking the Queen’s Mistress of Robes, Lady Pembroke. Has the King gone… mad? As the King’s condition deteriorates, his son, the Prince of Wales sets out to have his father declared unfit in order that he should be proclaimed Regent. The Queen is denied access to her husband and the King consequently becomes an isolated figure at the mercy of his own inept physicians. Not until he is persuaded to engage a new doctor, Dr Willis does the King show any signs of improvement. Yet the King’s only true salvation relies on the support of the most potent of medicines – the Queen herself.

Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Rupert Everett, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren, Amanda Donohoe, Ian Holm.

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Rated PG-13

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Available November 1


My Policeman (2022)

A tale of forbidden romance and changing social conventions, “My Policeman” follows the relationships between three people—policeman Tom, teacher Marion, and museum curator Patrick —and their emotional journey spanning decades.

Starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, Rupert Everett.

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Rated 18+

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Available November 4


War Horse (2011)

From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure “War Horse,” a tale of incredible loyalty, hope and tenacity. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. When they’re forced apart by war, we follow Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. Filled with spectacularly rich visuals, this historical drama is one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship ever told.

Starring Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Rated PG-13

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Available November 1


The following period-set movies and series (and period-inspired titles) are also newly available and included with your Prime membership in November 2022. Click on the titles for more information, to watch trailers where available, and to start streaming full movies or episodes:

November 1: Heaven’s Gate (1981), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Road to Perdition (2002). November 12: Voice from the Stone (2017). November 18: Moll Flanders (1996), Love Field (1993). November 20: The Little Foxes (1941).

Also, for a limited time, watch episode 1 of “Rogue Heroes” (2022) for for free here.


Also newly available for free with ads on Freevee, no Prime Video membership needed:

Little Women (1994), October Sky (1999), The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009).



Period Dramas New to Prime Video Channels

This section contains period dramas added in September, October, and November 2022 (movies and TV series) that are included with add-on Prime Video Channels. If you don’t already subscribe to the channel, follow the link below the film description that says “Available …” to sign up for a free trial.

Magpie Murders (2022) © Eleventh Hour Films

For new with the BritBox Add-on Channel, see this page. For new with Acorn TV Add-on Channel, see this page.





Dangerous Liaisons (Season 1)

A prelude to the classic novel, “Dangerous Liaisons” (2022) tells the origin story of Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont—a scheming pair of rivals who’ll stop at nothing to seduce and control those around them. 

Starring Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hilton Pelser, Lesley Manville.

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Rated TV-MA

Available November 6 with STARZ Prime Video Add-On Channel


Magpie Murders (Season 1)

A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of “Magpie Murders” revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life. Adapted from Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling mystery by the author himself and set in two eras. 

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Starring Tim McMullan, Lesley Manville, Daniel Mays, Conleth Hill, Alexandros Logothetis.

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Rated 13+

Available October 17 with PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Add-On Channel


Miss Scarlet and the Duke (Season 2)

When her father dies, Eliza Scarlet finds herself facing a difficult choice. As an unmarried woman, she faces poverty without a husband to provide for her — unless she takes on the challenge of running her late father’s detective agency, which would be unthinkable for a respectable Victorian lady. Fortunately, she finds an unlikely partner in the unconventional Detective Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard, known as “The Duke,” and the pair begin to tackle the crimes and mysteries of Victorian London together. In season 2, their story continues as aspiring detective Eliza Scarlet competes for cases.

Read more about it. Read our interview: Kate Phillips Q&A: Being Miss Scarlet, and The Blue Dress: Miss Scarlet and The Duke.

Starring Kate Phillips, Stuart Martin, Cathy Belton, Andrew Gower, Ansu Kabia.

Rated TV-13

Available October 16 with PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Add-On Channel


The Serpent Queen (2022)

The story of Catherine de Medici who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history. Based on the 2004 non-fiction book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda. The series follows Catherine de’ Medici, who marries into the French court as a 14-year-old teenager expected to bring in a fortune in dowry and produce heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman who cannot conceive children. She manages to keep her marriage going, and rule France for 30 years.

Starring Samantha Morton, Amrita Acharia, Nicholas Burns, Enzo Cilenti, Beth Goddard.

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Rated TV-MA

Available September 11 with STARZ Prime Video Add-On Channel



New Period Dramas to Rent





1883 (Season 1)

A “Yellowstone” origin story. Set over a century before the events of “Yellowstone,” “1883” follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains. From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of “Yellowstone,” the series is a stark retelling of Western expansion and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land: Montana.

Starring Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott, Faith Hill.

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Rated 18+

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Available November 8 



New Period Drama DVD Releases

This section contains a selection of historical, costume, and period dramas and other titles of interest that are being released this season to DVD and Blu-ray.





A Discovery of Witches: The Complete Trilogy (2022): Available here November 15, 2022

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family (2022): Available here September 20, 2022

Call the Midwife: Season Eleven: Available here October 4, 2022

Downton Abbey 2 Film Collection: Available here October 4, 2022

Father Brown: Season Nine: Available here September 13, 2022

Miss Scarlet & the Duke: The Complete 2nd Season: Available here November 8, 2022

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022): Available here September 6, 2022

Outlander: Season 6: Available here September 20, 2022

The Power of the Dog (The Criterion Collection): Available here November 8, 2022

Sister Boniface Mysteries: Season One: Available here September 13, 2022

When Calls The Heart: Year Nine: Available here October 25, 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022): Available here September 13, 2022



Other Shows You May Also Like 

This section contains a curated list of movies and TV series newly included on Prime, that are NOT period dramas. We think fans of period and costume dramas will enjoy them just the same. Follow the links to watch the trailers. You may also like:

Available in September: September 1: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (2014), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022), Friday Night Lights (2007), Moonlight & Valentino (1995), The Out-of-Towners (1999), Staying Alive (1983). September 27: We’re No Angels (1989). September 30: The Glass Castle (2017).

Available in October: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Last Holiday (2006), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

Available in November: Just Like Heaven (2005), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Scrooged (1988). November 5: The Rose Maker (2022). November 9: The Women’s Balcony (2017). November 11: La Caida / Dive (2022), Quintessentially British (2022).

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to see The Period Films List, with the best British period dramas, historical and costume movies and TV series sorted by era.