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 Newcomers

? Sense and Sensibility (1995)
? Apollo 13

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 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
19 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
20 Crimson Peak
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
22 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.

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

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

32 Life is Beautiful
33 Spartacus
34 The Ten Commandments
35 Dunkirk
36 Public Enemies
37 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
38 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
39 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
40 Wonder Woman
41 Doctor Zhivago
42 The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
43 Jane Eyre (2011)
44 Pride and Prejudice
45 BlacKkKlansman
46 King Kong (2005)
47 Cowboys & Aliens
48 Road to Perdition
49 War Horse
50 The Mummy
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Top Remixes

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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