Post-WWII Period Drama Reviews (1946-1980s)

Post WWII Period Drama Reviews (1946-1980s)

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 becomes increasingly more modern thanks to increasing technology, there is a huge selection of period dramas to choose from. Think Call the Midwife, A Place To Call Home, and Down With Love.

And while a good majority of these Post WWII dramas focus on the ’50s and ’60s, we decided to also include dramas set during the ’70s and ’80s (not films filmed in these decades) as they too have become period pieces. (As a new development, this part of the archives will develop over time.)

Outside of the European and American world, our period drama reviews once 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, in Korea, period dramas post WWII will feature The Korean War and so much more. This 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 page of the Period Drama Review Archives. From Ancient, Baroque, Victorian, to Georgian, there are several period dramas just waiting for you to check out!

Post-WWII (1946-1960s) Period Drama Reviews

The 70s and 80s Period Drama Reviews

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)