Best new Costume Drama movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best costume drama movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Thomas Vinterberg, Amma Asante & Cary Joji Fukunaga our new costume drama genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Isn’t it wonderful to immerse in a beautiful bygone era every once in a while? These costume dramas will definitely do the trick.

New costume drama movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • The Favourite

    DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos
    CAST: Joe Alwyn, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman

    Queen Anne and her adviser/confidante Duchess Sarah Churchill are very close. When the Duchess' cousin arrives, (sexual) tensions between the three of them rise. Directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos ('The Lobster', 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'). Read more

    RATING: 92/100

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  • Sunset

    DIRECTOR: László Nemes
    CAST: Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Levente Molnár, Björn Freiberg

    Budapest,1913. A young, orphaned women moves to the city to unravel her family's dark secrets. Read more

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Best costume drama movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 costume drama movies

  • My Cousin Rachel

    DIRECTOR: Roger Michell
    CAST: Rachel Weisz Sam Claflin Iain Glen

    Based on Daphne du Mauriers' eponymous novel, this Victorian romantic drama tells the beguiling story of a young nobleman (Sam Claflin) who falls in love with the woman (Rachel Weisz) who supposedly poisoned his cousin. An atmospheric, thriller-ish romance which evolves around a torturing question: did she do it, or did she not? Read more

    RATING: 76/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 9th, 2017

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  • Victoria and Abdul

    DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears
    CAST: Michael Gambon Olivia Williams Judi Dench

    Stephen Frears knows how to direct a proper period drama. His terrific version of Dangerous Liaisons is probably one of the finest of the last couple of decades. His upcoming film is true story film about the surprising friendship between Queen Victoria and a clerk from India. Read more

    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 8th, 2017

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Best costume drama movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated costume drama movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Belle

    DIRECTOR: Amma Asante
    CAST: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Matthew Goode Emily Watson

    The story is set in the classic era of 18th century where a girl who is an inter-racial daughter of the admiral of Royal Navy is brought up by her great-uncle, an... Read more

    RATING: 74/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 13th, 2014

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  • Jane Eyre

    DIRECTOR: Cary Joji Fukunaga
    CAST: Mia Wasikowska Michael Fassbender Jamie Bell

    A timid looking governess melts the heart of her employer and discovers that he has so many unexpected secrets concealed from the whole world. Read more

    RATING: 74/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 22nd, 2011

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  • A Little Chaos

    DIRECTOR: Alan Rickman
    CAST: Kate Winslet Alan Rickman Stanley Tucci

    The story is set in the lavishing times of English royals as two talented landscape artists fall in deep love with each other while working on an assignment at king Louis... Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 26th, 2015

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  • The Invisible Woman

    DIRECTOR: Ralph Fiennes
    CAST: Ralph Fiennes Felicity Jones Kristin Scott Thomas

    The story explores the classic era of literature and a delicate part of famous novelist Charles Dickens, who at the height of his career falls in love with a fairly... Read more

    RATING: 61/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 21st, 2014

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  • Madame Bovary

    DIRECTOR: Sophie Barthes
    CAST: Ezra Miller Mia Wasikowska Paul Giamatti

    A woman has concealed her passionate dreams and urges after being in a bland marriage and restricted to a small town lifestyle, but now she decides to pursue her passion... Read more

    RATING: 57/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 12th, 2015

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  • Miss Julie

    DIRECTOR: Liv Ullmann
    CAST: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell Samantha Morton

    The story depicts the course of events following a mid summer night when a valet is encouraged by his lord's unsettled daughter who is an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, to... Read more

    RATING: 56/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 10th, 2014

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