Post-WWII Period Drama Reviews (1946-1991)

Post WWII period drama archives

Post-WWII, from 1945 onwards, includes several decades of change. From the greasers of the 1950s, the space race, the Cold War, the flower power of the 1960s, Vietnam War to the world that has become increasingly more modern thanks to increasing technology, there is a vast selection of period dramas to choose from. Consider Call the MidwifeA Place To Call Home, and Down With Love.

And while most of these Post WWII dramas focus on the ’50s and ’60s, we also decided to include dramas set during the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s as they have become period pieces. 

Outside of the European and American world, our period drama reviews again include historical dramas set in Asian countries. During this time in China, you will see a Civil War and the start of the People’s Republic of China. Meanwhile, period dramas post-WWII in Korea will feature The Korean War and so much more. This list is, of course, barely scratching the surface. Within these timelines, the Silver Petticoat Review Archives incorporates period dramas from all over the world.

Note: Anything Rated R or rated TV-MA will get a content warning in the review.

Be sure to check out the other historical eras from our main Period Drama Review Archives page. From Ancient, Baroque, and Victorian to Georgian, several period dramas are just waiting for you to check out!

Post-WWII (1946-1991) Period Drama Reviews

Youn Yuh-jung in Pachinko as Sunja.

PACHINKO, SEASON ONE REVIEW (Half of the show takes place in the 1980s)

Top Photo Credits: Labor Day (Paramount Pictures), The Crown ( (Netflix),  Brooklyn (Fox Searchlight), Down with Love (20th Century Fox), Hidden Figures (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation), and Loving (Focus Features)