10 Best Period Drama Films Of All Time
by Maxx | posted Dec 24, 2016 | Drama
Period drama films are so powerful in the way they come across. These period stories allow us to go back in time to a different era and see what life was like, sending you to almost a new world. Some of the most memorable movies have come from this genre.
Gladiator (Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix)
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Schindler’s List (Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley)
Winner of 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List follows the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
The King’s Speech (Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter)
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Kingdom of Heaven (Martin Hancock, Michael Sheen)
The Crusades; that world-shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East frames the tale of a young Frenchman who discovers his destiny as a knight, then lives out what that glorious title really means.
The Patriot (Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger)
A reluctant South Carolina farmer (Mel Gibson) is forced to fight the British in this epic adventure of the American Revolution. Directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day). Screenplay by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan).
Spartacus (Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier)
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
Gandhi (Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen)
Gandhi’s character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
300 (Gerard Butler, Lena Headey)
‘300’ is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes.
Seven Samaurai (Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura)
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Black Hawk Down (Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor)
Based on the true story of a war waged in Mogadishu by the high tech Black Hawk helicopters and the US Army Rangers and Deltas.