The 30 Best Period Dramas From the Last 30 Years


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The New World

This movie, like all Terrence Malick movies, is as strange as it is beautiful. The pacing is slow, but the shots are gorgeous. There’s a lot of long, searching looks exchanged by Q’orianka Kilcher and Colin Farrell, very little physical contact. In that sense it seems almost like it was directed by a teenage girl.