Do you love historical dramas? The 5 best series of the genre from Netflix

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Top 5 best historical dramas from Netflix
Top 5 best historical dramas from Netflix. Source: npr.org

Historical-themed series remain popular among viewers who love to follow intrigues, love affairs, and epic sagas about campaigns and conquests. Given this historical interest, the Netflix streaming platform consistently produces movie masterpieces on this topic.

The News Bytes website states, "Netflix's historical films and series are a captivating blend of fact and fiction, easily and effortlessly transporting us to bygone eras. If you are interested in high-quality historical dramas, we have prepared a list of the 5 best series, in our opinion."

Outlander (2014)

The Outlander series, created by Ronald Moore, is based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon and tells the story of nurse Claire Randall, who mysteriously travels from the 20th century to eighteenth-century Scotland.

As the young woman navigates through a series of love and political intrigues, we witness a realistic portrayal of the Scots' everyday life and the challenges of their struggle for independence against Britain.

The Crown (2016-2023)

The series 'The Crown' is a majestic historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

With a brilliant cast including Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, the series narrates the political and personal secrets of the British royal family.

Each season introduces a new era, offering an intimate and fascinating portrayal of the power, duty, and human stories behind the royal facade.

Queen's Gambit (2020)

The captivating drama 'Queen's Gambit' recounts the story of chess prodigy Beth Harmon, portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy.

Set in the 1960s, the series explores Beth's rapid rise in the male-dominated chess world, along with her struggles with addiction and personal demons.

With stunning visuals and gripping storytelling, 'Queen's Gambit' serves as an impressive master class in character-driven storytelling.

The Bridgertons (2020)

Created by Chris Van Dusen, the historical and romantic TV series 'Bridgerton' is adapted from a series of books by Julia Quinn.

The show delves into the brilliant social life of Regency London and the romantic adventures of the Bridgerton family amidst scandals, intrigue, and public expectations.

Featuring a diverse cast, led in the first season by Phoebe Dinevor and Regé-Jean Page, the story is a captivating mix of love, betrayal, gossip, and intrigue.

Madame C.J. Walker: The First Millionaire Woman in the United States (Self Made 2020)

The series 'Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker' tells the incredible journey of America's first self-made millionaire woman.

Octavia Spencer, portraying Madam CJ Walker, explores her entrepreneurial spirit and resilience in the face of racial and gender barriers.

It's a compelling story of empowerment and the indomitable spirit of a female business pioneer.

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