We’ve gathered up the new-in-January period dramas that are included with your US Amazon Prime Video membership. You’ll also find some titles in the genre that were recently added to the streaming service.

Then, we share some historical / costume / period movies that are being released to DVD in January, and a period TV series that will be added to the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Jane Eyre, courtesy Focus Features


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January is a perfect month to cozy up with a classic drama, so thank you Prime Video: a romantic period drama, the heroine of which continues to inspire new generations of devoted readers and viewers, is joining members’ free streaming options in January. The 2011 adaptation of “Jane Eyre,” the 19th Century-set story of the orphan-turned-governess, is a welcome addition to Amazon’s offerings, but hopefully you’ll find additional titles on this list to satisfy.

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.

Period Dramas New on Prime Video in January



The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

Set in 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, changing the lives of everyone involved.

Starring Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn.

Rated PG-13

Available January 27

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Britannic (2000)

It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic… and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a shattering demise. With the world at war, an undercover British agent posing as a governess embarks the Britannic in search of a German spy believed to be on board to sabotage the ship.

With a dynamic, international cast and a story line that hosts a chilling tale of espionage, politics and romance, Britannic brings one of history’s most devastating events to life.

Starring Amanda Ryan, Edward Atterton, Jacqueline Bisset, John Rhys-Davies

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Rated TV-14

Available January 25

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A Harlot’s Progress (2006)

A series of engravings about a prostitute by 18th Century British artist William Hogarth is the inspiration behind this historical drama. In 1731, struggling artist William Hogarth is beguiled by young courtesan Mary Collins from their first meeting. His subsequent pursuit of Mary during her descent into prostitution in London’s shadowlands threatens to destroy his own career, health and happiness. This UK drama received two nominations for BAFTA TV Awards: Best Costume Design and Make-up & Hair.

Starring Toby Jones, Zoe Tapper, Sophie Thompson, Geraldine James,  Richard Wilson.

Not rated but contains mature subject matter. 

Available January 25

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Penance (2018)

Father Eion O’Donnell is unambiguous about the need to use violence to force Britain out of Ireland. He influences a young impressionable boy, Antaine to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later Antaine arrives in Derry as an experienced gunman. This appearance throws Eoin back to the cause of his breakdown in 1916. Eoin’s influence on young Antaine echoes in Antaine’s dark influence on an Altar boy, Feidhlim.

Starring Peter Coonan, Terry Byrne, Barry McGovern, Dara Devaney, Sean Mac Seain, Tony Devlin, Peadar Cox.

Not rated, but contains violence. 

Available January 25

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The Mercy (2018)

In 1968, Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor, endangers the fate of his family and business, and his own life, blinded by his ambition to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, attempting to become the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the world without making any stopover.

Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott.

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Not rated.

Available January 17

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Zulu (1964)

In 1879, the Zulu nation hands colonial British forces a resounding defeat in battle. A nearby regiment of the British Army takes over a station run by a missionary and his daughter as a supply depot and hospital under the command of Lieutenant John Chard and his subordinate Gonville Bromhead. Unable to abandon their wounded soldiers even in dire circumstances, the regiment defend their station against the Zulu warriors.

Starring Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson.

Not rated

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Peter the Great (2011)

The of 18th-century Russian king Peter the Great’s demise, as the emperor’s ambitions to seize greater power and influence in Europe lead to the threat of warfare.

The historical drama series tells the story of the last years of the great monarch, Peter. He appears sick, lonely, and very concerned about those who leave their country. He wants to marry a princess before he will die, so that the throne will be secured for the future monarch. His companions, loyal before, are now only concerned about their own future and their future fate, after the death of the emperor. Who will get Russia and what will happen to the country after the death of the beloved Emperor?

4 episodes

Starring Alexander Baluyev, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Irina Rozanova.

In Russian with English subtitles.

Not rated

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Veil of Silence / Un Grand Silence (2016)

It is 1968 and Marianne is 19. She is placed in a home far from her family and friends where she meets other young girls whose common secret has shaken the foundations of their social standing. Short film. 

Starring Nina Mazodier, Sonia Amori, Clarisse Normand, Amélie Porteu de la Morandière, Louise Legendre, Flore Grimaud.

Not rated. 

In French with English subtitles. 

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Freedom Road (1979)

Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870s Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. during the Reconstruction Era. Though some of the names are changed, the story concerns the true-life efforts of senators Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens to bring political order and racial equality to the post-Civil War South.

This made-for-tv movie is an adaptation of Howard Fast’s novel of the same name.

Starring Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Ron O Neal, Ossie Davis, Grace Zabriskie.

Not rated.

Available January 21

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A Grand Affair / Belle du Seigneur (2012)

As Fascism grows in Europe, a high-ranking Jewish officer in the League of Nations begins a tempestuous affair with a married woman.

This is an English-language adaptation based on the 1968 novel “Belle du Seigneur” by the Swiss writer Albert Cohen set in Geneva in the late 1930s.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalia Vodianova, Ed Stoppard, Marianne Faithfull.

Not rated.

Available January 18

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The Guardians (2017)

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and strength unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family’s matriarch, must grapple with the workload while the men, are off at the front. New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return.

The Guardians, courtesy Pathé

Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War.

Set beginning in 1915.

Starring Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry.

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Rated R (for some violence and sexuality)

In French with English subtitles. 

Available January 17

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Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2018)

An arthouse musical about a young shepherdess Jeannette, the future Joan of Arc. It is through her humble upbringing and sense of justice that sparked her decision to battle the English in the latter stages of the Hundred Years’ War. Based on The Mystery of the Charity of Jeanne d’Arc, a poem by 20th-century poet and essayist Charles Péguy.

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.

Starring Jeanne Voisin, Lise Leplat Prudhomme.

Not rated.

In French with English subtitles. 

Available January 17

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Infinity (1996)

Biopic based on eleven years (1934-45) in Richard Feynman’s life. Richard Feynman won a Nobel Prize in 1965 for his work in physics. 

Richard Feynman was among the 20th century’s great scientists and played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb. This biopic chronicles his struggles both in the morality of the Manhattan Project and his loyalty to his tuberculosis-ridden wife. The story begins in 1924 and is narrated throughout.

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Rated PG

Starring Patricia Arquette, Matthew Broderick, James Hong.

Available January 17

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Desert Bloom (1986)

In 1951 Nevada, Las Vegas was just another desert town, the Atomic Age was only dawning, and dreams bloomed like flowers in the desert. Desert Bloom is a powerful human drama, painting an unforgettable portrait of a family struggling to unite in an increasingly frightening world.

Starring Jon Voight, Jobeth Williams, Annabeth Gish, Eileen Barkinis, Jay Underwood.

Rated PG

Available January 17

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Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free (2016)

In this award-winning historical drama, Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe’s greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salomé’s desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.

Set between the late 1800s and the 1930s.

Starring  Katharina Lorenz, Liv Lisa Fries, Alexander Scheer.

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Not rated.

In German with English subtitles. 

Available January 17

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Another Life (2001)

Based on a true story, set in Edwardian London, it is the colorful account of Edith Thompson, a woman wrongly accused of the murder of her husband, a case which became a major ‘cause celebre’ of its time.

Starring Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd, Imelda Staunton, Rachael Stirling.

Not rated but contains mature content. 

Available January 17

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Zelly and Me (1988)

The story of an emotionally-battered orphan, Phoebe, who is caught in the crossfire between the unconditional, nurturing love of her nanny, Zelly, and the stifling, possessive love of her doting grandmother, Co-Co.

Set in 1958.

Starring Alexandra Johnes, Isabella Rossellini, Glynis Johns.

Rated PG

Available January 17

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Dark Shadows: The Vampire Curse (various)

Cursed by the scorned witch Angelique, Barnabas Collins rises from the dead as a vampire. He seeks to reclaim his true love and save his family from further destruction. This compilation of select episodes from the vintage gothic TV drama “Dark Shadows” reveals the love triangle behind Barnabas Collins’ tragic transformation to an immortal creature of the night.

The American Gothic soap opera ran on the ABC YV network beginning in the late 1960s, and featured a storyline set in the year 1897.

Starring Joan Bennett, Thayer David, Louis Edmonds, Jonathan Frid. 

Not rated. 

Available January 17

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. This winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture.

Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany.

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Rated PG-13

Available January 1

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Endeavour (Season 5) PBS

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

In Season 5: As 1968 dawns, Endeavour’s recent promotion leads him to reluctantly mentor new recruit Fancy, while Thursday is beginning to think about life after the police. But in Oxford, crime never sleeps, and the team continues to be challenged by intriguing cases of murder, greed, and deception. When 1968 comes to a close, will things at Cowley Police Station ever be the same again?

Starring Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Sean Rigby, Anton Lesser.

Rated TV-14

Available January 29

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Jane Eyre (2011)

Raised by her aunt Sarah after her parents die of typhus, young Jane Eyre is later shipped off to a stark boarding school as the result of her perceived insolence, and suffers greatly at the hands of the cold, unusually strict administration. Upon turning 18 and completing her education, Jane finds work as a governess for Adele Varens, the ward of Edward Fairfax Rochester, master of Thornfield Hall. It doesn’t take long for the young Adele to warm to Jane, and upon returning home the charming Rochester, too, falls under the spell of his modest yet captivating governess. On what was supposed to be the happiest day of Jane’s life, however, a scandalous secret is revealed, and the emotionally shattered governess takes flight.

Based on Charlotte’s Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.”

Jane Eyre, courtesy Focus Features

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Holliday Grainger, Amelia Clarkson.

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Rated PG-13

Available January 1

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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio’s commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice — a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding.

Starring Richard Briers, Kate Beckinsale, Imelda Staunton,  Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson.

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Rated PG-13

Available January 3

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The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

Set in Norway during the 1950s, this dark comedy chronicles the coming-of-age of a rebellious daughter of a rural priest who was born and raised in a repressive tiny village. We follow Maria in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.

Starring Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjorn Sundquist.

Rated PG-13

Available January 1

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Revolutionary Road (2008)

Based on the bestseller by Richard Yates, this mesmerizing and moving story follows the lives of a passionate young couple living in suburban Connecticut who decide to risk everything to pursue their dreams.

Starring  Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn.

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Rated R

Available January 3

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Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve.

Inspired by the book by Arthur Ransome.

Starring Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Kelly Macdonald.

Not rated, but family friendly.

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Available January 3

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GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II (2018) PBS

This documentary tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous (director Mel Brooks, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) and unknown share their war experiences: how they fought for their nation and people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Available January 1

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The Jazz Ambassadors (2018) PBS

The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and their mixed-race band members, faced a painful dilemma: how could they represent a country that still practiced Jim Crow segregation?

Available January 1

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Set in 1970, but timeless! A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka’s magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children – but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?

Roald Dahl adapted the screenplay from his own novel.

Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole.

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Rated G

Available January 1

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New Period Dramas on Prime Video Channels in January



A French Village (new seasons added)

This acclaimed drama is about the German occupation of France during World War II and its effects on the inhabitants of a small village in Jura. In June 1940, the village of Villeneuve awakes to the arrival of the German army, and the next four years of occupation have a shattering effect on the lives of all its inhabitants.

In French with English subtitles.

Starring Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard, Richard Sammel.

Available on MHz Choice Channel.

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My Brilliant Friend (Season 1)

A series about two young friends whose stormy relationship evolves amidst the backdrop of post-WWII Italy. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.

Starring Valentina Acca, Antonio Buonanno, Gennaro Canonico.

Available on HBO Channel

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Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017) 

Season 1: Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Starring Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard.

Available on PBS Masterpiece Channel

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Victoria (2019)

Season 3: It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign. 

Starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Adrian Schiller, Nell Hudson, Daniela Holtz.

The season premieres on January 14th, with new episodes available each week thereafter.

Available on PBS Masterpiece Channel

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Period Dramas Recently Added to Prime Video



April 9th (2015): In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is placed on high alert. The Germans have crossed the border and Denmark is at war against Europe’s strongest army. In Southern Jutland, Danish bicycle and motorcycle companies are ordered to go against all odds and hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. This is their story and based on real events. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


A Royal Night Out (2015): On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Bramwell – Seasons 1 – 4: Set in 1895, “Bramwell” follows the fortunes of feisty, compassionate Dr. Eleanor Bramwell (Jemma Redgrave) in her pursuit of public health and private affairs in Victorian-era London. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Desert Bloom (1986): In 1951 Nevada, Las Vegas was just another desert town, the Atomic Age was only dawning, and dreams bloomed like flowers in the desert. Desert Bloom is a powerful human drama, painting an unforgettable portrait of a family struggling to unite in an increasingly frightening world. Starring Academy Award winner, Jon Voight, Jobeth Williams, Annabeth Gish, Eileen Barkinis and Jay Underwood. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Ekaterina: The Rise of Catherine the Great (2014): The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Evelyn (2002): 1953. When the mother of young Evelyn Doyle abandons her family, her devastated father Desmond (Pierce Brosnan), is left to care for Evelyn and her brothers on his own. Because Irish laws forbid children to be raised in a home without two parents, Evelyn and her brothers are removed from Desmond’s care and sent to separate orphanages. Desmond will have to challenge the Irish courts to bring his children home. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Gold (2018): Set in 1948, the historical story of India’s first Olympic medal posts their independence. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Hugo (2011): Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Illuminata (1999): A turn-of-the-20th-century theatre repertory company rejects the latest project of their beloved playwright Tuccio (John Turturro), kicking off a saga of intrigue surrounding the influential critic Bevalaqua (Christopher Walken) and star Celimene (Susan Sarandon). Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST 


Indochine (1992): Winner of 1992’s Best Foreign Film Oscar, Catherine Deneuve stars in this story set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was her own daughter. She, and her daughter both fall in love with a young French navy officer, which will change both their lives significantly. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Journey’s End (2017): The Great War – March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by war-weary Captain Stanhope. With a German offensive imminently approaching, the company anxiously awaits their unknown fate. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Little Ashes (2009): In the midst of the repression and political unrest of pre-Spanish Civil War, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí (Robert Pattinson) and renowned poet and revolutionary Federico García Lorca (Javier Beltrán) find their artistic and sexual freedom. The two form a bond challenged by their fierce ambitions, their friends, the struggle between a love for Spain and a love for each other. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Little Women (2018) PBS: Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is the story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss, and marriage. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 2: The Emmy-winning Prime Original comedy series returns for its second season. Rachel Brosnahan stars as the loquacious title character, a 1950s Manhattan housewife who discovers her calling as comedian. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Of Mice and Men (1992): Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Sweet Country (2017): Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down. Festival favorite of Venice, Toronto, and Sundance. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Vanity Fair (2018): A fresh take on Thackeray’s classic novel about a poor orphan girl who climbs her way into the upper crust of Georgian-era English society. Olivia Cooke plays the ambitious Becky Sharp. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Viking (2016): In the 10th century, after the death of his father, the young Viking prince Vladimir of Novgorod is forced into exile across the frozen sea to escape his half brother, who has murdered his other brother. Starring Danila Kozlovsky, who also stars in season 6 of the hit drama series, “Vikings.” Kozlovsky plays the leading role of Oleg, The Prophet. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Yentl (1983): Barbra Streisand stars in this beautifully portrayed story of a young independent woman who is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to pursue her love of knowledge. Amy Irving and Mandy Patinkin co-star. Watch the TRAILER / Add to your WATCHLIST


Period Dramas Newly Available to Rent



The Valley of Light (2007)

This Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation is set in the American South. Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his journey he learns that with great friendship and great faith he will always be happy.

Starring Chris Klein, Gretchen Mol, Zach Mills.

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Rated TV-PG

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Ashes in the Snow (2019)

During World War II, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin’s brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl’s passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history.

Starring Bel Powley, Sophia Cookson, Lisa Loven Kongsli.

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Not rated.

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The Aspern Papers (2019)

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint is fascinated by poet Jeffrey Aspern’s short and wildly romantic life. He is determined to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his lover and muse, Juliana Bordereau. Based on an 1888 novella by Henry James, and co-produced by James Ivory.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson.

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Rated R

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The Bookshop (2017)

Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.

Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson.

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Rated PG

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Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017) 

Season 1: Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Starring Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard.

Rated TV-14

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Loving (2016)

Based on the landmark Supreme Court case, an interracial couple fights the law that they cannot be recognized as married in the state of Virginia.

Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas.

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Rated PG-13

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Period Dramas Coming to DVD in January 2019



The Bookshop is on DVD January 15
Crimson Peak 2-Disc Limited Edition is on Bu-ray January 15
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Five is on DVD January 15
Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 1 is on DVD January 8
Jamestown: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 is on DVD January 29
Poldark, the 1996 TV movie, is on DVD January 22
The Scarlet Letter is on DVD and Blu-ray January 2
Washington Square is on Blu-ray on January 2

Also of interest: Tea with the Dames is on DVD January 15 


Also see our list of period dramas new to Prime in December. 

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