Bridgerton and the 8 best romantic period dramas on Netflix

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGƒ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET and PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020
BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGƒ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET and PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020 /
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Actress Helena Bonham Carter during the filming of ‘Howards End’, London, March 1991. (Photo by Mikki Ansin/Getty Images) /

Best period movies on Netflix

7. Howards End

The Academy Award-winning movie Howards End is based on a book by E.M. Forster and might delight Downton Abbey fans as its set in Edwardian England.

Howards End is the country home of the Wilcox family, which is one of three families the story revolves around. The others are the Schlegel siblings and the Basts. The Schlegels and the Wilcoxes met while they were touring Germany and form a friendship, which ultimately results in Ruth Wilcox bequeathing Howards End to Margaret Schlegel on her deathbed unbeknownst to Margaret and to the consternation of Ruth’s husband Henry, who has his children burn the note Ruth wrote her dying wishes on. But then in a twist, Henry ends up marrying Margaret but doesn’t tell her about his first wife’s wishes. Not until a series of events guilts him into it.

There’s definitely romance in this involved drama where secrets and scandals, class and prejudice make me think if Howards End had a Facebook status, it would definitely be “It’s complicated.”

8. Palm Trees in the Snow

This Spanish film spans both continents and decades as Clarence travels to an island after she discovers her aging uncle, Killian, has secretly been sending money to a family there. Via flashbacks, the movie shows Killian’s life as he travels from the mountains of northern Spain to one of Spain’s island colonies where he finds forbidden love, a love Clarence uncovers along with her family’s dark history.

What do you think of the list of the best period dramas on Netflix? Have you seen them all? Let us know in the comments section below!

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