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Period Dramas & Romance: The Best of What’s New to Netflix January 2018

It’s hard to believe the New Year is almost here! A time for making New Year’s resolutions, going to parties, spending time with family and friends, and checking out what’s new on Netflix in the world of period drama and romance, of course. I’ve included a few of the recently added titles which were quietly added throughout December as well as some of the upcoming films and shows coming soon in January.

Grand Hotel - Edwardian Period
Grand Hotel. Photo: Sky

While there’s a fantastic new list of great content to choose from, a few personal highlights stand out. Grand Hotel, the best period drama series EVER, is back on Netflix. So, if you haven’t seen the unabashedly romantic series, check it out before it’s gone again. You won’t be sorry.

Other highlights include a few new period dramas from Brave New Jersey, Viceroy’s House (starring Gillian Anderson) to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT TO EXPECT IN THE LIST BELOW

If you’re in search of swoon-worthy love stories and romantic period dramas from around the world in Film and TV without the excess of explicit content – then you’ve come to the right place. We embrace romance unabashedly. From the Jane Austen adaptations to the swoon-worthy Korean dramas, to the BBC period productions, the paranormal romance, and more. Besides romance, we’re on the lookout for wonderful period and costume dramas, as well as a few bonus titles influenced by Romanticism.

THE SILVER STAR 

Next to certain titles, you’ll find a silver star. This means that the Silver Petticoat Review Editors have seen and recommend these choices. The silver star represents our personal favorites. From the guilty pleasures to the award-winners, these are the ones we might recommend from one friend to another. That’s not to say that some of these other titles aren’t also fabulous just that these are the ones we’ve seen and love and could watch more than once!

ORGANIZATION

I organized the list by separating period dramas and romance (though some of the period dramas are also romantic) to make it easier to find what you’re looking for! I also added links to each title so you can learn what each film or show is about.

Enjoy…We’ve selected the best of what’s new for your viewing pleasure on Netflix January 2018!

NEW AND COMING SOON TO NETFLIX JANUARY 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; Period Dramas & Romance: The Best of What's New to netflix january 2018
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Photo: Disney

PERIOD DRAMAS

RECENTLY ADDED

A.D. Kingdom and Empire

Brave New Jersey (TV-M but mild)

Grand Hotel (seasons 1-3)

Hatfield’s & McCoys

Princess Kaiulani

Viceroy’s House

JANUARY 1

10,000 B.C.

Age Of Shadows

Apollo 13

King Kong

The Lovely Bones

Marie Antoinette

Midnight in Paris

The Shawshank Redemption (Rated R)

Stardust

Troy (Rated R)

JANUARY 2

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

JANUARY 18

Tiempos de Guerro (Morocco: In Times of War) Season 1 (Content Unclear)

JANUARY 28

El Ministerio del Tiempo: Seasons 1-3


ROMANCE DRAMAS & COMEDIES

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Photo: Paramount
RECENTLY ADDED

Black (Must-see new Urban Fantasy about a Grim Reaper)

Ishq Wala Love

You Can’t Fight Christmas

JANUARY 1

America’s Sweethearts

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Bring It On

Definitely, Maybe

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

License to Wed

Love Actually (Rated R)

Strictly Ballroom

The Truman Show


BONUS – OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS 

RECENTLY ADDED

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

JANUARY 1

Batman (and sequels)

Batman Begins

National Treasure

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

JANUARY 5

Before I Wake

JANUARY 10

47 Meters Down

JANUARY 12

Colony: Season 2

JANUARY 26

One Day at a Time: Season 2

What do you plan to check out on Netflix this month? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Per our site’s focus, our Netflix highlights focus on less explicit content minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). R-Rated or TV-MA content will have a note next to the title. We apologize in advance if any explicit titles slip our notice. This list is also informational and should not be seen as personal recommendations unless you see a silver star. 

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By on December 30th, 2017

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She loved doing Shirley Temple impersonations and creating plays with her siblings. Amber did cheerleading, dance, wrote stories, and ultimately discovered her passion for writing and video editing. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are to publish books, write and produce movies, travel around the world, and form a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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