18 of the Best Dramas on Netflix You Really Don’t Want to Miss Watching

Do you want a show that is a little more serious to watch? Want to engage your intellectual side and maybe touch on some history? Here are some of the best historical dramas on Netflix.


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A group of European migrants traveling from London to New York on a steamship find themselves caught in a mystery when they receive a message in a bottle from another ship that had vanished years ago.

Alias Grace

Alias Grace.
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Set in 1843, this docudrama follows the story of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant who is convicted of the murder of her employer and her housekeeper. Grace claims to have no memory of the crime, and her defense attorney sets out to prove her innocence.

Cable Girls

Cable Girls.
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Set in 1920s Madrid, this Spanish drama follows the lives of four young women who work as telephone operators for the National Telephone Company. The series is about their friendship, love lives, and careers.

Elisa & Marcela

Elisa & Marcela.
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This historical drama about forbidden love tells the story of Elisa and Marcela, two women who fell in love and decide that one of them will live life as a man to be able to “marry” each other.

Enola Holmes

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This mystery film tells the story of Enola Holmes, the younger sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. When her mother disappears, Enola sets out to find her, using her intelligence and resourcefulness to uncover the truth.

Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes 2.
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This sequel to the 2020 film Enola Holmes follows Enola as she sets up her own detective agency in London. When a young woman goes missing, Enola takes on the case, which leads her to cross paths with her brother Sherlock once again, and she becomes engaged in the fight for Worker’s Rights.


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Set in 1880s New Mexico, this Western miniseries tells the story of Roy Goode, an outlaw who is forced to flee from a ruthless gang of criminals. Roy seeks refuge in the town of La Belle, which is an all-female town.

Luna Nera

Luna Nera.
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Set in 17th-century Italy, this a dark fantasy about a group of young witches who must defend their town from a malevolent force.


Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter.

A modern remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film of the same name, is about a young woman who marries a wealthy widower, only to be haunted by the ghost of his first wife.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker

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A captivating dramatization of the life of Madam C. J. Walker, the first African-American woman to become a millionaire.

The Cook of Castamar

The Cook of Castamar.
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An enthralling Spanish period drama set in 18th-century Madrid about a talented cook who is pursued by her employer, an aristocratic Duke.

The Dig


A compelling British drama about a woman who discovers an Anglo-Saxon burial site on her property.

The Empress

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A captivating German historical drama that follows the life of Elisabeth (Sisi), a young empress who navigates the challenges of love, politics, and family in 19th-century Vienna.

The Law According to Lidia Poët

The Law According to Lidia Poët .

An Italian period drama set in late 19th-century Turin, where Lidia Poët becomes Italy’s first female lawyer and fights against gender discrimination to defend the innocent.

The Most Hated Woman in America

The Most Hated Woman in America.
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This drama follows the controversial life of outspoken atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, from her landmark court battles to her infamous abduction.

The Queen’s Gambit


An American coming-of-age period drama based on the novel of the same name, following the life of Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy who struggles with addiction and personal demons as she rises to prominence in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

The Wonder

The Wonder.

An Irish psychological thriller set in 19th-century Ireland, where a mysterious English nurse arrives in a small village to investigate the supposed miraculous fasting of a young girl.

Call the Midwife

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This long-running drama follows the lives of nuns and midwives, following the creation of the NHS, in the poverty-ridden area in the East End of London.

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Do you feel like you’ve watched everything on Netflix? Streaming providers have an amazing selection, but sometimes, finding something new to watch can be a struggle.

If you are looking for the best shows on Netflix, here are some of the top picks to check out.

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12 Movie Plot Holes That Actually Have Perfectly Good Explanations

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
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Friends (and strangers) trying to sound smart by pointing out a movie mistake that isn’t really a mistake? We found the best answers to “What infamous movie plot hole has an explanation that you’re tired of explaining?” with these 12 movie plot holes that actually have perfectly good explanations.

You might learn something too!

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These Might Be the 12 Greatest Episodes of a TV Show Ever Made

Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 10.
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There are some great series out there, but what about great TV show episodes? While the whole run may or may not be amazing, these fan suggestions for the 12 greatest episodes of a TV show ever made certainly are!

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12 Films Where Nothing Really Happens

FEBRUARY 4, 2006 - BERLIN: Axel Werner, Michael Rothmann in the theater play "Waiting for Godot" (by Samuel Beckett, directed by George Tabori), Berliner Ensemble, Berlin.
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I saw someone say they walked out of Oppenheimer because it was just a bunch of talking (I loved it, by the way), but it got me thinking: what film can be summed up as “nothing really happens” – and that most people actually agree with?

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12 Amazing Underrated TV Shows You Need to Watch Next

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Maybe you’ve run out of things to watch (it happens, no judgment), or you just want something that’s a little off the beaten path. Either way, you’re in luck! We’ve found some underrated TV shows for you to add to your “watch next.”

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