Last Updated on March 8, 2022

We’ve gathered up the period dramas that are newly included with your US Prime Video membership in December 2021, and January and February 2022. 

Then, we share the historical / costume / period dramas that are coming to Prime Video Channels, are available to rent, and movies and TV series in the genre that are being released to DVD this winter.

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 winter; 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, were pulled off, and now they are back. 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, courtesy Amazon Studios


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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.

Also see the list of Period Dramas New on Prime Fall 2021. The winter Netflix 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 December 2021

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

TURN: Washington's Spies, Courtesy AMC Studios





Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)

*Included with Prime until 1/31/2022. This film imagines what might have happened to the author Agatha Christie. In 1926, with her writing in crisis and her personal life in tatters, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder. 

Starring Dean Andrews, Bebe Cave, Amelia Dell, Ruth Bradley.

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Not Rated

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Available December 30


Being the Ricardos (2021)

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear, and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage, and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom “I Love Lucy.”

Starring Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy.

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Rated R for language

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Available December 21


Dominion Creek (Seasons 1 & 2)

The story of the Connolly Brothers; three Irish emigrants who travel from Montana to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s in the hope of striking it rich.

When news of gold in the Yukon reaches the Connolly brothers, they travel north to make their fortune. Settling in the small town of Dominion to stake their claim on the Klondike River, Tom, Pádraig, and Séamus quickly make both friends and enemies among the eclectic townsfolk.

Starring Owen McDonnell, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Dara Devaney, Bríd Ní Neachtain.

Rated 16+

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Available December 1


Of Mice and Men (1992)

John Steinbeck’s beloved novella (adapted for the screen by renowned playwright Horton Foote, Trip To Bountiful) comes to the screen under the direction of actor/director Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump). Best friends Lennie and George find themselves unemployed in Depression-era California, unable to keep jobs because of Lennie’s childlike mentality. But once they get hired at the Tyler Ranch, they enjoy a brief period of stability until their supervisor’s wife becomes the victim of Lennie’s compassion, forcing George to make a compassionate decision of his own.

Starring John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Sherilyn Fenn, Joe Morton, Ray Walston.

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Rated PG-13

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Available December 31


Scarlet and Black (1993)

From the BBC comes a story of love, politics and manners. Stendhal’s ambitious but disastrously proud anti-hero. Inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte low-born Julien Sorel uses his hunk appeal to rise through society. But on the threshold of his engagement to the most eligible young noblewoman in Paris, he is denounced by the wife of his former employer.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Rachel Weisz, Alice Krige, Christopher Fulford, Stratford Johns, Crispin Bonham-Carter.

Rated 16+

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Available December 24


Sweet Land (2005)

When Lars’ grandmother Inge dies in 2004, he is faced with a decision — sell the family farm on which she lived since 1920, or cling to the legacy of the land. Seeking advice, he turns to the memory of Inge and the stories she had passed on to him.

Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, Lois Smith, Patrick Heusinger, Alan Cumming, Stephen Pelinski.

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Rated PG

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Available December 31


The Theory of Everything (2014)

The true story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking embarking on his most ambitious scientific work after receiving an earth-shattering diagnosis.

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde. At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this — and with Jane at his side — he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Emily Watson.

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Rated PG-13

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Available December 16


TURN: Washington’s Spies (Season 1)

Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, AMC’s TURN tells the untold story of America’s first spy ring. A historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War, TURN centers on Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with his childhood friends to form The Culper Ring — an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington turn the tide of the war but also gave birth to modern spycraft.

Starring Jamie Bell, Seth Numeric, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Megan Warner.

Rated 13+

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Available December 8


The following period-set movies and series (and period-inspired titles) are also newly available and included with your Prime membership in December 2021. Click on the titles for more information, to watch trailers where available, and to start streaming full movies or episodes:

December 1: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Into the White (2013), Little Women (1994), The Secret of Roan Inish (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998). December 18: Modigliani (2004). December 31: Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976), Copying Beethoven (2006), Great Expectations (1946).

Also: The first episode of “The Larkins” is available to stream for free for a limited time here, and the first episode of “1883” is available to stream for free for a limited time here.

On IMDb TV, available to stream for free with ads: December 1: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Secret Life of Bees (2008). December 18: When Calls the Heart: When Hope Calls Christmas.



Period Dramas Added in January 2022

The Prestige, courtesy Touchstone Pictures





The Great Debaters (2007)

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Starring Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker.

Rated PG-13

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Available January 1


I Capture The Castle (2003)

A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.

After his successful first novel, James Mortmain has been unable to write for 12 years, retreating to his decrepit family castle with his second wife, Topaz, and daughters Rose and Cassandra. With the family in desperate straits, their hopes are raised by the arrival of their new neighbors, American brothers Neil and Simon Cotton. To save the family, Rose is determined to marry the wealthy Simon.

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Starring Bill Nighy, Tara Fitzgerald, Rose Byrne, Romola Garai, Marc Blucas, Henry Thomas.

Rated R for brief nudity

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Available January 15


The Missing (2003)

In 1885, a woman must join forces with her estranged father to rescue her kidnapped daughter.

Maggie, a young plainswoman, is raising her daughters in the desolate wilderness of New Mexico. When daughter Lily is snatched by a dark-hooded phantom with shape-shifting powers, Maggie’s long-estranged father appears suddenly, offering help. Though stunned by his return, Maggie knows she must swallow both hurt and pride if she is ever to see Lily again. Unaware of the frightening events that lurk in the distance, father and daughter set out to track down the fiend that took Lily. But lying in wait is horror so unspeakable it will change them forever.

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Aaron Eckhart.

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Rated R for violence

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Available January 4


The Prestige (2006)

Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier, a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden, a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie.

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Rated PG-13

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Available January 1


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

January 1: The Bounty (1984), Dances with Wolves (1990), Eve’s Bayou (1997), My Week With Marilyn (2011), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), Red Tails (2012), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Sapphires (2013). January 5: The Basket (1999). January 12: Ladies in Lavender (2004). January 13: The Master (2012). January 14: A Home of Our Own (1993).

On IMDb TV, available to stream for free with ads: January 1: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). 



Period Dramas Added in February 2022

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, courtesy Amazon Studios





Lincoln (2012)

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, James Spader, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn.

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Rated PG-13

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Available February 1


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 4)

It’s 1960 and change is in the air. Looking to hone her act, Midge finds a gig with total creative freedom. But her commitment to her craft and the places it takes her creates a rift between her and the family and friends around her. The edgy and uncompromising new season includes guest appearances from Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia, John Waters, and Jason Alexander.

Starring Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Sheila Lawrence.

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Rated 16+

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Available February 18 with two new episodes dropping every Friday for four weeks. In February 2022, Amazon Studios renewed “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for its fifth and final season.


The Mill (Seasons 1-2)

Based on a powerful true story, “The Mill” begins in the turbulent year of 1833, a time when industry is sweeping children as young as nine into the factories and mills to work 12-hour days. But things are about to change as one feisty young girl, Esther Price decides to take a stand against the mill-owners and the lackeys who rule their tired and hungry lives. 

Starring Kerrie Hayes, Ciaran Griffiths, Barbara Marten, Matthew McNulty, Katherine Rose Morley.

Rated PG-13

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Available February 23


Queen Marie of Romania (2019)

Devastated by the First World War and plunged into political controversy, Romania’s every hope accompanies its queen on her mission to Paris to lobby for international recognition of its great unification at the 1919 peace talks. Based on a true story.

Starring Roxana Lupu, Daniel Plier, Richard Elfyn, Patrick Drury, Caroline Loncq, Robert Cavanah, Nicholas Boulton.

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Rated 16+

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Available February 10


The Triumph of Love (2002)

Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino stars as a princess driven by honest and noble goals who uses a series of dishonest, but raucously funny deceptions and disguises to achieve them. Employing a variety of alter egos, and all of her considerable charms, the princess quickly turns the heads and hearts of a stuffy philosopher, and his spinster sister, before restoring an unsuspecting prince to his rightful throne.

Starring Ben Kingsley, Mira Sorvino, Fiona Shaw, Jay Rodan, Ignazio Oliva.

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Rated PG-13

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Available February 1


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

February 1: Forrest Gump (1994), King Arthur (2004), Posse (1993), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966), The Long Song (2018), Walk The Line (2005), When Calls the Heart (Season 1). February 2: The Handmaiden (2016), The Black Emperor of Broadway (2020). February 8: De-Lovely (2004), The Miracle Worker (1962). February 16: Yentl (1983). February 20: Act of Will (1989), The Auschwitz Report (2021). February 23: Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998). February 24: The Portrait of a Lady (1997). 

Additionally, you can watch the first episode of Anne Boleyn (2021) for free for a limited time, as well as episode 1 of BBC’s Winston Churchill’s War (2021) and Queen Victoria’s Children (2013).

On IMDb TV, available to stream for free with ads: February 1: Beloved (1998), Mr. Holmes (2015), Murder on the Orient Express (1974).



Period Dramas New to Prime Video Channels

This section contains period dramas added in December 2021, and January and February 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.

Around the World, © Slim 80 Days / Federation Entertainment / Peu Communications

For new in December 2021 and January 2022 with the BritBox Add-on Channel, see this page. For new in December with Acorn TV Add-on Channel, see this page.





All Creatures Great and Small (Season 2)

Based on the beloved autobiographical books from James Herriot, this British period drama tells the exciting adventures of a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire. The series takes place in 1937, when James Herriot, fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, one of England’s most beloved and beautiful landscapes.

Starring Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse, Anna Madeley, Rachel Shenton.

Rated TV-PG

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Available January 9, with new episodes being added weekly, with the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel


Around the World in Eighty Days (2021)

London, 1872. On the day his world is turned upside down by a postcard from a lost love, an article about the exciting advances in travel inspires Phileas Fogg to take on an almost impossible task: to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.

As a man who has spent the last twenty years in a comfortable leather armchair at The Reform Club, he will need all the resilience he can muster and of course would be nowhere without the assistance of a quick-witted Frenchman, Passepartout. Joining them on the road will be the Daily Telegraph journalist who came up with the whole crazy idea in the first place.

Starring David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch.

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Available January 7 with the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel


The Boarding School (2018)

Teresa arrives at school in 1920s Seville after fleeing scandal in Lisbon. She takes on a teaching role, leading her young students to truly think about what they want. A dramatic tale that brings women’s rights to the foreground and illustrates era defining moments surrounding religion, sexuality and gender. From Walter Presents, in Spanish with English subtitles. Also known as “A Different View” and “La otra mirada.”

Starring Macarena Garcia, Patricia Lopez Arnaiz, Ana Wagener.

Rated TV-MA

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Available in December with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


Dancing on the Edge (2013)

In the early 1930s London, the black jazz group known as the Louis Lester Band is on the rise. Led by Louis and managed by the compassionate yet short-tempered Wesley Holt, the band lands a gig at the Imperial Hotel, thanks to the cunning journalist, Stanley Mitchell. They prove to be a hit, and their star begins to rise. Countless aristocrats, including the royal family, ask the band to play at parties, catching the eye of the ambitious American businessman Walter Masterson and his enthusiastic employee, Julian. But just as the band’s success balloons, tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that may put an end to it all.

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, John Goodman.

Rated TV-14

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Available in December with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


The Empress (2017)

Young Maria Theresa is the heiress to the Habsburg Empire, but she’s not in charge of her own destiny. Must she sacrifice her happiness to the state?

Maria Theresa ascends to the throne at only 23 years old – while expecting her fourth child, and manages the state of Austria on the verge of collapse. It takes a diplomatic masterpiece for Maria Theresa to win allies and, eventually, revitalize an empire that influenced the rest of Europe for almost 150 years. From Walter Presents, in German with English subtitles.

Starring Marie-Luise Stockinger, Vojtech Kotek, Zuzana Stivinova, Martin Pechlát.

Rated TV-MA

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Available in December with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


Inspector Ricciardi (2021)

From Walter Presents, in Italian with English Subtitles. Naples, 1932. Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi is a Mobile Commissioner obsessed with capturing murderers. The man, endowed with extraordinary intuition, carries within himself a terrible secret: he sees the ghosts of people who have died violently and hears their last thought. Young DCI Ricciardi never laughs but his loneliness will be tested when he encounters two women, a young modest girl, and a beautiful rich widow, both different but equally fascinating.

Starring Lino Guanciale, Antonio Milo, Marco Palvetti, Mario Pirrello.

Rated TV-MA

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Available February 25 with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


The King of Warsaw (Season 1)

1937 Warsaw, Poland. The Jewish mafia rules the city. Head honcho is gangster socialist, Buddy Kaplica. His right-hand man, boxer, Jakub Szapiro who dreams of taking over Buddy’s top spot as King of Warsaw. From Walter Presents, in Polish with English subtitles. Based on the novel by Szczepan Twardoch.

Starring Lena Gora, Mikolaj Kubacki, Piotr Pacek, Aleksandra Pisula

Rated TV-MA

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Available in January with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (2016)

It’s 1907 on Canada’s beautiful Prince Edward Island, where brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are hoping to adopt a boy to help on their farm, Green Gables. But instead of a boy, the irrepressible and imaginative Anne Shirley arrives by mistake. True to the beloved classic that has enchanted fans across the world for over a century, “L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables” brings to life the story of the determined, spirited little girl who touches the lives of everyone she meets.

Starring Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford, Ella Ballentine.

Not rated

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Available in December with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017)

Anne Shirley is thirteen years old and finds that life in Avonlea is never simple. Torn between her free-spirited nature and her own perceived need to become sensible, Anne finds that the journey toward her goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate yet amusing mishaps in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables The Good Stars.

Starring Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford, Ella Ballentine.

Rated 13+

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Available in December with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


My Mother and Other Strangers (Season 1)

Shot on the stunningly beautiful Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland, My Mother and Other Strangers portrays the culture clash when a U.S. bomber base is established near the fictional village of Moybeg in 1943, bringing hundreds of gum-chewing, swing-band-listening American airmen to a remote Ulster farming community, with its winsome women and stolid workingmen.

Starring Hattie Morahan, Owen McDonnell, Aaron Staton.

Rated 13+

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Available in January with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


The Time In Between (Season 1)

This series chronicles the life of a young seamstress who, in the months leading up the Spanish Civil War, abandons Madrid in order to follow the man she loves.

High fashion and high drama combine for Sira, a young Spanish seamstress who finds herself living a double life in Tangier as a prominent couturier and government informant. As global tensions rise, Sira finds herself back in Madrid, now as an Allied spy. From Walter Presents, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Starring Adriana Ugarte, Mari Carmen Sanchez, Filipe Duarte.

Rated TV-MA

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Available in December with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel


Vienna Blood (Season 2)

The new season of “Vienna Blood” sees the return of the awkward but brilliant relationship between young Max Liebermann and troubled cop Oskar Rheinhardt. Season 2 opens with the suicide of Max’s patient, the Hungarian Countess, but was it suicide or was foul play to blame? This crime sets the tone for the rest of the cases the duo will need to solve, including one where Oskar receives anonymous messages about a homicide and the killing of a monk, leaving Max and Oskar trying to understand the power of belief.

Starring Matthew Beard, Juergen Maurer, Luise von Finckh, Lucy Griffiths.

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Rated TV-MA

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Available January 9 with the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel



New Period Dramas to Rent

Margrete: Queen of the North, courtesy Truenorth Productions

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





Ambition (Season 3)

Love affairs, crime plots and strangled relationships mark the lives of the Valentas as they try to stay together to face the turbulent 1930s. Season 1: An aristocratic family’s empire is at risk when the two heirs fall in love with the same woman, is currently included with Prime Video here

Starring Ján Koleník, Jirí Vyorálek, Veronika Arichteva, Svatopluk Skopal.

Rated 13+

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Betrayed (2020)

During World War II, millions of Jews are deported and killed in German concentration camps. “Betrayed” is based on the true story about the Braude family. An ordinary Norwegian family whose fate is sealed by the fact that they are Jews.

Starring Jakob Oftebro, Silje Storstein, Carl Martin Eggesbø, Eilif Hartwig, Michalis Koutsogiannakis.

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Rated 16+

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Hester Street (1975)

In 1890s N.Y.C., a Jewish immigrant has assimilated seamlessly into the American community… until his wife from back home arrives on his doorstep. A new 4K restoration of this beloved indie classic about what it is to become an American from director Joan Micklin Silver. Starring Carol Kane in her Academy Award nominated role.

Starring Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh, Doris Roberts.

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Rated 13+

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Margrete: Queen of the North (2021)

1402. Queen Margrete is ruling Sweden, Norway and Denmark through her adopted son, Erik. But a conspiracy is in the making and Margrete finds herself in an impossible dilemma that could shatter her life’s work: the Kalmar Union.

Starring Trine Dyrholm, Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Morten Hee Andersen, Paul Blackthorne.

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Rated 16+

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Also see The Waltons: Homecoming (2021): This reboot of the original pilot for the television series is a holiday story about human kindness, compassion, love and family. 



New Period Drama DVD Releases

Vienna Blood © MR-Film/Endor Productions / Petro Domenigg

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.





Call the Midwife (Season 10): It’s 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. But there’s excitement, too, as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s help, Sister Julienne is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Available here December 7, 2021.

The Last Duel: Jodie Comer “makes her mark” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety) in this thought-provoking drama set during the 14th century in France from visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott. Based on actual events, the film centers on one woman’s (Comer) accusation that she was brutally assaulted by Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver), her husband Jean de Carrouges’s (Matt Damon) friend. Now, in order to prove his wife’s claim, de Carrouges must fight LeGris to the death, the victor believed to be determined by God. All three lives hang in the balance in this gripping, cinematic film. Available here December 14, 2021.

The Piano (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]: With this sublimely stirring fable of desire and creativity, Jane Campion became the first woman to win a Palme d’Or at Cannes. Holly Hunter is achingly eloquent through silence in her Academy Award–winning performance as Ada, an electively mute Scottish woman who expresses her innermost feelings through her beloved piano. When an arranged marriage brings Ada and her spirited daughter (Anna Paquin, in her Oscar-winning debut) to the wilderness of nineteenth-century New Zealand, she finds herself locked in a battle of wills with both her ineffectual husband (Sam Neill) and a rugged frontiersman (Harvey Keitel) to whom she develops a forbidden attraction. Available here January 25, 2022.

Vienna Blood (Season 2): 1900s Vienna is a hotbed of philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas collide in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. Brilliant Dr. Max Liebermann is a student of Sigmund Freud, and together with Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt, they investigate a series of unusual and disturbing murders. Available here February 1, 2022

The Waltons: Homecoming (2021): This remake commemorates the 50th anniversary of the television movie that launched the long-running series. Set in the 1933 Depression Era and told through the eyes of John Boy, the 17-year-old eldest child of John and Olivia Walton. It looks to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve, and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy – a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever. Available here December 14, 2021.



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 historical and costume dramas will enjoy them just the same. Follow the links to watch the trailers. You may also like:

Available December 1: The Jeffersons (1975-1985), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), A Discovery of Witches (Season 1), Under The Tuscan Sun (2003). December 9: Greenfingers (2001). December 10: A Kind of Murder (2016). December 19: The Best Years of Our Lives (1947). December 31: Lilies of the Field (1963).

Available in January: January 1: Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012), Crazy Heart (2009), Good Witch (Season 1), Made Of Honor (2008), Once (2007), Runaway Bride (1999), Shopgirl (2005), Sister Act (1992), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The Descendants (2011), The Family Stone (2005), Waitress (2007), When A Man Loves A Woman (1994). January 7: The Tender Bar (2021). January 12: A Sort Of Homecoming (2016).

Available in February: February 1: (500) Days Of Summer (2009). February 2: Book of Love (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. Also see the list of Period Dramas Added to Netflix US Winter 2022