Last Updated on May 10, 2024

We have your period drama line-up for what’s new to streaming on Netflix in the US this spring – and also what’s leaving.

The Miracle Club (2023), courtesy Netflix


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This list will be updated all spring: it will house all the costume, historical, and period dramas added to Netflix in March, April, and May 2024, that we think you’ll enjoy. And of course we let you know when “Bridgerton” (Season 3) is coming out, along with the episode release dates.

New titles – from British period dramas to romantic television series, international films and biopics –  will be added alphabetically to the appropriate areas all throughout the months, as soon as we learn of them. If you recognize a title from the service, it’s because movies and series often get pulled off for a period of time, and then they come back.

You can click through to watch the trailers where available – they may save you from watching something you’ll wish you hadn’t (or help you find something you nearly skipped over). Please note that some titles may be unavailable on Netflix’s ad tier.

We’ve also curated some other non-period titles of interest, including feel-good movies and TV series, comedies and romances, that are coming to Netflix that you might like. See the “You May Also Like” section for these additional suggestions of what to watch.





Period dramas leaving Netflix this spring: Leaving 3/19: Carol. Leaving 4/15: The Zookeeper’s Wife. Leaving 4/24: The Hateful Eight. Leaving 5/11: Where the Crawdads Sing. Leaving 5/31: The Great Gatsby, Noah.

The winter list for Netflix is here. The spring Prime Video list is here.

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 Added in March 2024

I Am Woman (2019), courtesy Netflix



Bonnie & Clyde (2013)

A convicted armed robber sweeps a small-town server off her feet, and the two embark on one of the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.

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Rated TV-14

Starring Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser.

Available March 1


The Great Debaters (2007)

In 1935, a teacher at an all-black college pushes his debate team to a level of excellence that nets them a chance to face reigning champion Harvard.

Rated PG-13

Starring Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise

Available March 1


I Am Woman (2019)

In the 1960s, Australian singer Helen Reddy struggles with misogyny in the music business — until she records an anthem for the women’s movement.

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Rated TV-MA

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Evan Peters, Chris Parnell.

Available March 7


The Miracle Club (2023)
 
In 1967, three generations of spirited friends from Dublin chase miracles on a pilgrimage to Lourdes — and navigate unexpected revelations along the way. *Unavailable on Netflix’s ad tier

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Rated PG-13

Starring Maggie Smith, Laura Linney, Kathy Bates.

Available March 27


Out of Africa (1985)

A wealthy Danish woman moves to Nairobi to marry a baron but soon falls for a dashing big-game hunter who won’t be tied down. Based on Karen Blixen’s memoirs.

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Rated PG

Starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Available March 1


Shirley (2024)

Shirley Chisholm makes a trailblazing run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination after becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress.

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Rated PG-13

Starring Regina King, Lance Reddick, Terrence Howard.

Available March 22


Vikings (Seasons 1-6)

The adventures of a Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga 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.

Starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgard, George Blagden.

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Rated TV-14

Available March 30


For more period dramas added in March 2024, also see the following: March 1: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), First Knight (1995), Noah (2014). March 8: the period-fantasy Damsel (2024). March 27: Docu-drama: Testament: The Story of Moses (Limited Series). March 31: A Single Man (2009).





Period Dramas Added in April 2024

A Passage to India (1984), courtesy EMI Films



A Passage to India (1984)

Tensions rise in 1920s India when an adventurous young British woman traveling with her future mother-in-law accuses a local doctor of sexual assault.

Starring Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft.

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Rated PG

Available April 1


Amadeus (1984)

When composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brilliant work captures the attention of the Viennese court, his jealous rival Antonio Salieri plots revenge.

Starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge.

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Rated PG

Available April 1


Black Sails (Seasons 1 – 4)

1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is a lawless territory, controlled by history’s most notorious pirate captains. The most feared is Captain Flint, a man who would resist civilization at all costs. 

Starring Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Zach McGowan, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy.

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Rated TV-MA

Available April 17


Brigands: The Quest for Gold (Season 1)

In the 19th century, when the southern lands of Italy are bandit territory, Filomena escapes her wealthy but sad life to lead a risky treasure hunt.

Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Michela De Rossi, Giuseppe Lo Piccolo, Lorenzo de Moor.

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Rated TV-MA

Available April 23


Freud’s Last Session (2023)

On the brink of World War II, Sigmund Freud invites C.S. Lewis over for a charged conversation about love, family and the existence of God. *Unavailable on Netflix’s ad tier.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Liv Lisa Fries.

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Rated PG-13

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Available April 20


Places in the Heart (1984)

After her husband’s death, a woman in Depression-era Texas strives to turn her land into a cotton farm with the help of some unlikely new friends.

Starring Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris.

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Rated PG

Available April 1


Ripley (2024)

Scott’s Tom Ripley is a grifter scraping by in early ’60s New York. He’s hired by a wealthy industrialist to travel to Italy to try to convince the man’s dilettante son, Dickie Greenleaf, to return home. Accepting the job is Tom’s first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder. Andrew Scott leads the eight-episode limited series as the roguish protagonist Tom Ripley.

Starring Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning.

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Rated TV-MA

Available April 4


The Theory of Everything (2014)

Physicist Stephen Hawking and wife Jane Wilde struggle to balance his advancing illness and rising fame with her search for a purpose beyond marriage.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior.

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Rated PG-13

Available April 1


For more period dramas added in April 2024, also see the following: April 1: Birdy (1984), The Eagle (2011). April 4: Serena (2014). April 9: GomBurZa (2023).





Period Dramas Added in May 2024

Bridgerton (Season 3) © 2024 Netflix, Inc.



Bridgerton (Season 3)

Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, “Bridgerton” is back for its third season and finds Penelope Featherington has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters. But lacking in confidence, Penelope’s attempts on the marriage mart fail spectacularly.

Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger. But he’s disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him as he was, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly. Complicating matters for Penelope is her rift with Eloise, who has found a new friend in a very unlikely place, while Penelope’s growing presence in the ton makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.

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Starring Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie,

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Rated TV-MA

Episodes 1 – 4 Available May 16

Episodes 5 – 8 Available June 13th


Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar (2024)

Arch nemeses Mallikajaan and Fareedan are locked in a battle for succession of Heeramandi, where courtesans reign as queens. The only hope is young Alam, Mallikajaan’s youngest daughter. But what happens when Alam relinquishes power and chooses the love of one man over the adulation of many? Set in pre-independent India against the backdrop of the freedom movement, the 8-episode “Heeramandi” is an epic saga of love, power, betrayal, struggle and, ultimately, freedom.

Starring Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Taha Shah Badussha, Sharmin Segal.

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Rated TV-MA

Available May 1


Outlander (Season 6)

This epic tale adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of fantasy-romance novels focuses on the drama of two time-crossed lovers. The sixth season of “Outlander” sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. 8 episodes.

Starring Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton.

Rated TV-MA

Watch the TRAILER

Available May 1


The Young Victoria (2009)

As the only legitimate heir of England’s King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria’s mother wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert, the man who will become the love of her life.

Starring Emily Blunt, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Friend.

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Rated PG

Available May 1


For more period dramas added in May 2024, also see the following: May 1: Public Enemies (2009), The Great Wall (2016). May 3: The period-set comedy Unfrosted (2024). May 10: Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher (2021).





You May Also Like

This section contains a curated list of movies and TV series new on Netflix, that are NOT period dramas. We think fans of historical and costume dramas will enjoy them just the same.

Available in March: March 1: Spaceman (2024), Wanderlust (2012), Yesterday (2019), Two Lovers (2008), 27 Dresses (2008), Step Brothers (2008), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Fun with Dick & Jane (2005). March 4: The Resident (Seasons 1-6). March 7: The Gentlemen (Season 1). March 8: The Wave (2015). March 14: Tyson’s Run (2022). March 15: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More (2023), Irish Wish (2024). March 21: 3 Body Problem (Season 1). March 23: Mending the Line (2022). March 27: No Pressure (2024). March 29: The Beautiful Game (2024).

Available in April: April 1: Against All Odds (1984), Footloose (1984), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Sex and the City (Seasons 1-6), Sixteen Candles (1984), The Matrix (1999), The River (1984), You’ve Got Mail (1998). April 5: Scoop (2024). April 12: Love, Divided (2024). April15: Killing Eve (Seasons 1-4). April 16: Knocked Up (2007), The Killing Fields (1984). April 23: Anyone But You (2023). April 24: King Richard (2021).

Available in May: May 1: Eat Pray Love (2010), The Wedding Planner (2001). May 5: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). May 6: Reba (Seasons 1-6). May 9: Bodkin (2024), Mother of The Bride (2024). May 29: Patrick Melrose (2018).


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.