We’ve gathered up the new-in-March period dramas that are included with your US Amazon Prime Video membership. 

Then, we share the period dramas that are newly available to rent, and some historical / costume / period movies that are being released to DVD in March. Finally, we list some newly added non-period movies and series that you may also like, that are included with your Prime Video membership.

Check this list throughout the month; we’ll update all the sections (alphabetically) as more titles become available.

The French Lieutenant's Woman, courtesy Juniper Films


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Period Dramas New on Prime Video in March

The Railway Children, courtesy PBS Masterpiece

This section contains newly added historical, costume and period dramas (movies and TV series) that are included with your Prime Video membership.






Christmas Story (2007)

This touching period fantasy tale reimagines the origins of Santa Claus, who hundreds of years ago, as a young orphan named Nikolas, decides to show his gratitude to the villagers who raised him by starting the Christmas tradition of gift-giving. 

Starring Katherine Borowitz, Kari Väänänen, John Turturro, Noah Emmerich, Minna Haapkyla.

Rated PG 

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Available March 1


Cold War (2018)

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.One of the best-reviewed films of 2018, “Cold War” tells the story of a tempestuous romance set against the perilous political landscape of Eastern Europe. This beautiful love story earned three Oscar nominations for direction, cinematography and foreign-language film. A Prime Original movie. 

Starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza.

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Rated R for some sexual content, nudity and language.

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In Polish with English subtitles.

Available March 22


Colette (2018)

Keira Knightley stars as the early 20th century novelist and women’s rights icon, Gabrielle Colette. Forced to write under her husband’s name, Colette fought for recognition of her work and the royalties that came with it.

Starring Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh.

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity 

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Available March 14


Comes a Horseman (1978)

A romantic drama set in the 1940s, near the end of World War II, in the American West. Determined single woman Ella Connors struggles to maintain her ranch despite constant attempts by Jacob “J.W.” Ewing, the aging owner of the neighboring ranch, to coerce her into selling. When oil companies begin pressuring both ranchers to allow drilling, Ella’s position becomes even more perilous. Though Ella thinks she’s scrappy enough to fight them on her own, her chances get better with the arrival of an attractive war veteran Frank “Buck” Athearn.

Starring James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards Jr.

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Rated PG

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Available March 2


The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

Anna and Mike portray two characters in a film set in 19th century England who fall in love despite the fact that Mike’s character is engaged. From the John Fowles novel.

Starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Peter Vaughan.

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Rated R 

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Available March 3


Heaven’s Gate (1980)

A frontier epic that is flawed but also contains one of the most lovely period dance scenes, has a stellar cast and is beautifully filmed. A visionary critique of American expansionism, “Heaven’s Gate,” directed by Oscar winner Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics. A Harvard graduate who has relocated all the way to Wyoming as a federal marshal; there, he learns of a government-sanctioned plot by rich cattle barons to kill the area’s European settlers for their land. The resulting skirmish is based on the real-life bloody Johnson County War of 1892. Both savage and ravishingly shot, it’s a demystification of western movie lore with it’s share of romance. 

Starring Kris Kristofferson, Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston.

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Rated R 

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Available March 1


In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

Based on the book by Julia Alvarez, this fact-based drama tells the story of a woman who, along with her family, found the courage to defy a corrupt dictator — and paid a fearful price for their actions. Set largely in the 1950s.

Starring Selma Hayek, Marc Anthony, Demian Bichir, Lumi Cavazos, Mia Maestro, Pilar Padilla.

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Rated PG-13 

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Available March 3


Ivan & Abraham (1993)

In 1930s Poland, Christian boy Ivan goes to live with a Jewish family to learn a trade. He becomes friends with Abraham, the son of the family. However, anti-Semitism is rife in their environment, and they flee to escape an upcoming conflict. Journeying together, they demonstrate their inseparability.

Starring Roma Alexandrovitch, Aleksandr Yakovlev, Vladimir Mashkov.

Not rated.

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In Polish with English subtitles.

Available March 12


Khartoum (1966)

In 1883, William Gladstone, Britain’s prime minister, enlists reputable Gen. Gordon to smooth over the situation in Sudan after a brutal battle has left several British men dead. Gordon, known to defy orders, is received well in the city of Khartoum — so instead of acting as an ambassador, he motivates the city to prepare its defenses. Despite massive efforts to divert enemy attack, Gordon’s new, small army is no match for what befalls it.

Starring Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Alexander Knox. 

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Not rated. 

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Available March 4


Little House on the Prairie (Seasons 1-9)

Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of “Little House” books, this family friendly period drama television series revolves around the 1870s adventures of the Ingalls family who own a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesotta. 

Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson.

Rated TV-PG

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Available March 1


Mrs. Dalloway (1997)

In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway’s well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier. We are brought into the worlds of both the younger and older Clarissa as she reflects on the choices she has made and the direction her life has taken.

Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Lena Headey.

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Rated PG-13

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Available March 6


The Railway Children (2000)

From PBS Masterpiece Theatre: “The Railway Children” tells the story of three Edwardian children and their mother who move to a country house in Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the police. Resettled precariously in an isolated village, the youngsters grow attached to the nearby rail line of the Great Northern and Southern Railway with its elegant steam trains rushing between Scotland and London, its precise timetables and rituals of order, and its proud but idiosyncratic employees at the local depot.

The Railway becomes a kind of lifeline for the trio, helping them to keep their father alive in their imaginations, connecting them with generous allies near and far, giving them a way to make a real contribution to their community, and ultimately providing them the means to improvise a rescue for their family as a whole. 

A beautiful dramatization of E. Nesbit’s classic novel.

Starring Jenny Agutter, Richard Attenborough, Michael Kitchen, Sophie Thompson, Jemima Rooper.

Rated TV-G

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Available March 2


Rob Roy (1995)

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

Starring Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Eric Stoltz.

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Rated R

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Available March 4


Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)

In 1880’s China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in a gold-mining town where she forges a path for her own freedom and ultimately true love.

“The film is based on the little-known fact that years after slavery was abolished in America, Asians were still held in involuntary servitude – sometimes by their own people. Inspired by true stories, the movie is angry and impassioned, but it is also, somewhat surprisingly, a romance.” – Roger Ebert

Starring Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan.

Rated PG-13

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Available March 1


Valerie (1957)

After the American Civil War, former Union Major John Garth marries pretty settler Valerie but tragedy strikes and the two spouses end up in court where they give two different conflicting accounts of their marriage.

Starring Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg, Anthony Steel.

Not rated.

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Available March 1


The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house’s darkest inhabitant.

Starring Helen McCory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Amelia Crouch. 

Rated PG-13

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Available March 11





Period Dramas Newly Available to Rent

Crooked House, courtesy Sony Pictures

This section contains historical, costume and period dramas (movies and TV series) that are newly available to rent on Amazon this month.


Colette (2018)

Keira Knightley stars as the early 20th century novelist and women’s rights icon, Gabrielle Colette. Forced to write under her husband’s name, Colette fought for recognition of her work and the royalties that came with it.

Starring Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh.

Read our REVIEW

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity 

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Available March 12


Crooked House (2017)

A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.

Starring Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Terence Stamp, Julian Sands.

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Rated PG-13

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Available March 1


The Duelist (2016)

Returning to Saint Petersburg after a long exile, the dashing Yakovlev, a retired army officer, makes a comfortable living by winning other people’s duels. An enigmatic, focused, and extremely skilled professional, he leaves a trail of dead bodies behind him as he swirls through polite society, frequently called upon to wield a pistol as a surrogate in duels at dawn. But when Yakovlev meets the naïve young Prince Tuchov and his beautiful sister, Princess Martha, the normally cold-hearted mercenary is surprised by hitherto undetected emotions. What transpires uncovers a series of revelations about his past and his present self.

Starring Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Yuliya Khlynina.

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Rated R

In Russian, German, Ukrainian with English subtitles.

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Available March 1


Green Book (2018)

Inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini.

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Rated PG-13

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Available March 12


Holmes And Watson (2018)

Period set comedy. The Step Brothers are reunited – this time playing the world’s greatest detective and his loyal sidekick & biographer.

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Rated PG-13

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Available March 26


Jane and Emma (2018)

In 1844, after traveling hundreds of miles on foot, a black woman finds enduring friendship with the wife of the founder to the Mormon Church.

Starring Danielle Deadwyler, Emily Goss, Brad Schmidt, K. Danor Gerald.

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Rated PG

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Available March 12


Land of Mine (2015)

A moving story of human connection. In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Starring Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman.

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Rated R

In German, Danish with English subtitles.

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Available March 1


Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

The magic returns in Disney’s reimagined classic as Mary Poppins helps the Banks family remember the joy of what it’s like to be a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter, fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible!

Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw.

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Rated PG

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Available March 12


On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

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Rated PG-13

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Available March 26


Stan & Ollie (2018)

In the 1950s, Laurel and Hardy go on a whirlwind tour to try and reconnect with their fans, but face an uncertain future with their golden era behind them.

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Rated PG

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Available March 26


When Calls The Heart – Season 6

A Hallmark Channel original series. Single mother Elizabeth leans on her friends for support as she balances motherhood with work.

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1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)

The Philippines, 1898. Fifty Spanish soldiers arrive in the small village of Baler to rebuild an outpost. Although the war against the Filipinos and their American allies is almost lost, as is the Spanish Empire, the garrison will endure a cruel siege for eleven months. They will be the last to surrender.

Starring Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Cervantes.

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Rated R

In Spanish with English subtitles.

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Available March 1





New Period Drama DVD Releases in March 2019

The Favourite, courtesy 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

This section contains historical, costume, and period dramas that are being released this month to DVD and Blu-ray.


The Favourite (2018): In early 18th-century England, the relationship between Queen Anne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, is threatened by a new servant who schemes to return to her aristocratic roots. Read our review. Available HERE on March 5, 2019.


Green Book (2018): Inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Available HERE on March 12, 2019.


Marquise (1997): Restored, first US release. The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Available HERE on March 5, 2019.


Marrying Mr. Darcy (2018): Contemporary, period-inspired. Elizabeth, a down to earth school teacher and Donovan, a reserved NewYork businessman, are very different. Which means their engagement and wedding is nothing if unpredictable. Available HERE on March 5, 2019.


The Mercy (2018): The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth) and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Available HERE on March 5, 2019.


Stan & Ollie (2018): Laurel and Hardy go on a whirlwind tour to try and reconnect with their fans, but face an uncertain future with their golden era behind them. Available HERE on March 26, 2019.


Victoria and Albert: The Wedding (PBS): Lucy Worsley re-stages the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, including the most important elements of the ceremony and the celebrations, scouring archival materials and Queen Victoria’s diaries for the details. Lucy also tells the story of Victoria and Albert’s courtship and engagement as she reveals how this one extraordinary event helped to invent modern marriage. Available HERE on March 26, 2019.


When Calls The Heart: The Greatest Blessing (2018): Christmas special – After a group of orphans are stranded for the holidays, Abigail and the other residents of Hope Valley band together to make this an unforgettable Christmas. Meanwhile, Elizabeth prepares for her new life while teaching her students the art of selfless giving. Available HERE on March 5, 2019.





Other Movies You May Also Like 

Beauty and the Beast, courtesy CBS

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


Beauty and the Beast (1987)

Creator Ron Koslow updates a classic fairy tale and places it in a modern and urban environment. Assistant District Attorney Catherine Chandler learns she has a protector watching out for her as she sets out to clear the New York City streets of its dangerous criminals. Turns out her “guardian angel” is a kind-hearted beast named Vincent, who lives in labyrinthine tunnels beneath the city.

Starring Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone.

Rated TV-PG

3 seasons

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Available March 2


Dead Man’s Gun (1997)

Set in the mythic old West, the anthology series explores the legend that a dead man’s gun grants whoever possesses it unforeseen powers, but with dangerous results. As the pistol packed with poison passes from person to person, the lives of those who possess it are forever transformed.

Starring Kris Kristofferson, Jim Shield, Chilton Crane.

Rated TV-14

2 seasons

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Available March 1


The Royals (Season 4)

Set in modern-day England, The Royals follows the lives of a fictional British Royal family that inhabits a world of opulence and regal tradition catering to any and every desire – a world that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny. Prince Liam is thrust into the spotlight after his older brother’s death puts him next in line to the throne.

Starring Joan Collins, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Austen.

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Rated TV-14

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Available March 11


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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to see The Period Films List,with the best British, historical and costume dramas sorted by era. Also see the list of BBC Period Dramas added to Prime in 2018