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Guide: The Eras

This is a Euro-Centric classification, which I have chosen not to be racist or xenophobic, but because it’s a helpful general classification. Wikipedia has a great list of culture/region specific eras here

Ancient Era (4000 B.C. - 476 A.D.)
- The Prince of Egypt, Gladiator, Pompeii, Rome, Cleopatra, Spartacus, Tut

Medieval Era (476-1450)
- The White Queen, Vikings, Mists of Avalon, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood

The Renaissance Era (1450-1600)
- The Tudors, The Borgias, Richard III, Shōgun, Dangerous Beauty

The Elizabethan Era (1558-1603)
Elizabeth: The Golden AgeReign, The Three Musketeers

The Baroque Era (1603-1750)
- The New World, The Libertine, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Crucible

The Georgian Era (1714-1811)
- Master & Commander, The Last of the Mohicans, Belle, Marie Antoinette

The Regency Era (1812-1837)
- Les Miserables, Becoming Jane, Emma, Death Comes to Pemberley

The Victorian Era (1837-1901)
- 12 Years a Slave, Victoria & Albert, Little Women, The Last Samurai

The Edwardian Era (1901-1919)
- Downton Abbey, Titanic, Anne of Green Gables, Tuck Everlasting

The 1920s
- Boardwalk Empire, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Great Gatsby

The 1930s
- Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Fried Green Tomatoes, Bonnie and Clyde

The 1940s
- The Aviator, Frida, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Agent Carter

The 1950s
 Far From Heaven, Chocolat, M*A*S*H, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

The 1960s
- Selma, Pan Am, American Graffiti, Selma, JFK, Brokeback Mountain

The 1970s
- That 70s Show, Cry Freedom, The Killing Fields, Dazed and Confused

The 1980s
- The Breakfast Club, The Karate Kid, The Cosby Show, High Fidelity

The 1990s
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hotel Rwanda, The Queen, Clueless

The 2000s
- Remember Me, The Royal Tenenbaums, Gilmore Girls, The Wire

The 2010s
- The Originals, The Social Network, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Future
- Firefly, Interstellar, The Hunger Games, The 100, Star Trek, Terra Nova

What are your favorite TV shows and movies from each different era? Feel free to comment or re-blog with additions! :)


misschienmaaltijd asked: why are your eras so euro-centric?

WQA said: this is a fairly common general way of listing historic periods. Although “Georgian, Regency, and Victorian” are all specific to the U.K., the costume, culture, and politics that define those periods weren’t just confined to Europe. Here’s a great list on wikipedia which covers the time periods in all their different classifications.

The following came in by fan-mail, but I’m Anon-ing it because I’m not sure if it was meant to be shared, but I super appreciate it.

Anonymous said: Not sure why misschienmaaltijd calls you guys racist just because your list doesn’t contain every culture-specific time period classification? The pictures contain people from a variety of races. And isn’t this blog run by Americans? I would kind of expect it to be American/European centric?