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The 50 Best Period Piece Films of All Time, Ranked by Critics

"Creating a successful period piece film is no easy task, given that the movie must accurately portray a different era while still appealing to a modern-day audience.
But there are plenty of historical films — like "Little Women" and "A Room With a View" — that have been celebrated by critics and audiences alike.
Here are the best period pieces of all time, ranked according to critics' scores on Rotten Tomatoes."
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avg. score: 19 of 50 (39%)
required scores: 1, 11, 16, 21, 28 

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1
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
2
Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
3
Mansfield Park (1999)
Mansfield Park (1999)
4
Braveheart (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
5
Dreamgirls (2006)
Dreamgirls (2006)
6
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
7
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
8
A River Runs Through It (1992)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
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9
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
10
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
11
Atonement (2007)
Atonement (2007)
12
The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
13
Darkest Hour (2017)
Darkest Hour (2017)
14
Jane Eyre (2011)
Jane Eyre (2011)
15
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
16
A Single Man (2009)
A Single Man (2009)
17
Gandhi (1982)
Gandhi (1982)
18
The English Patient (1996)
The English Patient (1996)
19
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
20
Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
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21
Colette (2018)
Colette (2018)
22
The Longest Day (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)
23
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
24
Emma. (2020)
Emma. (2020)
25
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
26
1917 (2019)
1917 (2019)
27
Lincoln (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
28
Titanic (1997)
Titanic (1997)
29
The Imitation Game (2014)
The Imitation Game (2014)
30
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
31
The Favourite (2018)
The Favourite (2018)
32
Hidden Figures (2016)
Hidden Figures (2016)
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33
Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)
34
Glory (1989)
Glory (1989)
35
Carol (2015)
Carol (2015)
36
An Education (2009)
An Education (2009)
37
Little Women (2019)
Little Women (2019)
38
The King's Speech (2010)
The King's Speech (2010)
39
12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
40
The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
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