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Period Drama Movies Coming Soon to Netflix

Netflix has a massive collection of period dramas already available on the service, but plenty more are on the way. Below, we’ll bring you all the upcoming period drama movies we currently know about.

Period drama as a genre is quite broad in nature. When you think of period dramas, chances are you’ll instantly think of shows like Bridgerton or Downton Abbey. The reality is that it’s much broader and it’s basically all historical.

While we tackle the list of period dramas coming soon to Netflix on a timely basis here, Willow and Thatch cover the genre in depth every day.

As a reminder, for the foreseeable future, we will be working on in-depth genre previews like this. Last week we covered upcoming sci-fi movies and shows and the previous week we covered upcoming horror movies and shows.

We’ll cover the upcoming Netflix period drama series in a separate article in due course.

Period drama movies coming to Netflix

Ground Meat Operation

Coming to Netflix May 11
Only available on Netflix outside the UK

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This British produced WW2 film depicts one of the most successful British operations at the height of the war. The operation was a “deceptive effort to keep the Allied invasion of Sicily hidden”.

Among the actors to appear in the film are Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald and Matthew Macfadyen.


Release confirmed in 2022

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Filming for Rustin

George C. Wolfe will direct this ambitious film which is produced by Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. Among the actors reunited for the film are Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Audra McDonald and Jeffrey Wright.

Here’s what you can expect:

“Rustin tells the story of the charismatic, gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who overcame a multitude of obstacles and changed the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington.”


Release confirmed in 2022

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Ana de Armas stars in this biopic that documents the rise of Marilyn Monroe (albeit with a fictionalized version) to fame in the 1940s and 50s.

Andrew Dominik writes and directs and after many delays and the fact that the project has been in development since 2010, it will finally be released in 2022.

More Period Drama Movies Coming Soon to Netflix

What period drama projects are you most looking forward to watching on Netflix in 2022 and beyond? Let us know in the comments.