Post #144 – Seven Life-changing Period Piece Movies – No Spoilers


The Story of Olympian POW Louis Zamperini Tortured by the Japanese during WWII – A Powerful Movie that Ends with a Paramount Message 


Actor from the movie playing Louis Zamperini


An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within



The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division’s battle against overwhelming odds in the La Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. A difficult watch, but personally, it gave me insights of what my dear first husband endured in Nam when he was nineteen. 


Mel Gibson as Lt. Col. Hal Moore


A Movie full of surprises. Eli walks through the abandoned road in a post-apocalyptic 2043. He is a wanderer and traveling out West. The end of the movie will shock and thrill you. Well worth the watch.


Denzel Washington as Eli


A Poignant Love Story Set in the Worst of Times – Passionate, patriotic, romantic, tears, joy, grief, remembrance


Remains of the Day

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.


Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Reeve, Emma Thompson

When Calls the Heart

This is a series on The Hallmark Channel. Set in the early 1900’s. It will whisk you away from stressful days. A peaceful, wonderful watch. You can catch it from the beginning On Demand for Comcast or try Netflix. Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.




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