Top Ten Movie Period Dramas

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Best films set before the late 20th and 21st centuries

The Top Ten

1 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2 Sherlock Holmes (2009)

I love this movie especially the restaurant scene where Sherlock meets Mary Watson
Plus the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law was great - Sa26

3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
6 The Godfather
7 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
8 The Godfather Part II
9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
10 Captain America: The First Avenger

The Contenders

11 Saving Private Ryan

Except for a few technical errors that should have been obvious, one helluva gut-wrenching movie, and very well acted.

12 Lawrence of Arabia
13 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
14 Braveheart

The best patriotic movie ever made. Unfortunately, Gibson diminished the impact of The Patriot by basically remaking Braveheart set 4 centuries forward.

15 Gladiator

I loved this movie I’ve seen like a thousand times - Sa26

16 The Lone Ranger
17 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
18 Crimson Peak
19 Titanic

Sorry, but this is one of the most wildly overrated movies ever. Di Caprio's acting was stiff, scripted and amateurish, and CGI left much to be desired.

20 My Fair Lady
21 The Sound of Music
22 Ben-Hur
23 Barry Lyndon
24 Schindler's List
25 Amadeus
26 Chinatown
27 The Day of the Locust
28 The Age of Innocence

My Favorite Scorsese movie.
It’s just a masterpiece - Sa26

29 Life is Beautiful
30 Spartacus
31 The Ten Commandments
32 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
33 Dunkirk
34 Public Enemies
35 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
36 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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1. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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1. The Godfather
2. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
3. The Godfather Part II
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