Retro and vintage series on Amazon Prime & Netflix

When it’s getting cold and gloomy outside, I like to cuddle up with a huge blanket and a cup of tea (my favourite at the moment is “Tsarevna” by Kusmi) on my couch and watch TV. Unfortunately, the TV programme (at least in Germany) is quite dissatisfying, so Amazon Prime and Netflix are my best friends at the moment. Of course, I personally love to watch series where the action takes place in the past. By now, there are a lot these series available, so decided to create a blogpost that gives you an overview over the best retro and vintage series on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

PS: My favourites are marked. 😉

The best retro and vintage Series on Amazon Prime & Netflix

My aim with this article was to create a kind of timeline, chronologically sorted by the time in which the action of the series takes place. So it’s easier for you to pick the ones in the era you like most. Or you just start in the very beginning with the Vikings and end up in the 80s. 😉 So let’s start with the historical series.

PS: I’m going to update this blopost on a regular basis, so it can definitely make sense to check it out more than once.

The best historical Series on Amazon Prime & Netflix

Die besten historischen Serien auf Amazon Prime und Netflix: Downton Abbey
(Photo: Amazon)

Historical Series on Amazon Prime

  • Vikings
  • Game of Thrones (fee required) *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Downton Abbey
  • Ripper Street

Historical Series on Netflix

  • Medici: Masters of Florence
  • Versailles
  • Outlander *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Mr Selfridge (Season 1 & 2)
  • Grand Hotel
  • The Paradise

The best Series on Amazon & Netflix taking Place in the 20s & 30s

Die besten Vintage-Serien spielend in den 20ern auf Amazon Prime und Netflix: Z: The Beginning of Everything
From Z: The Beginning of Everything (Photo: Amazon)

20s & 30s Series on Amazon Prime

  • Peaky Blinders
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Z: The Beginning of Everything
  • The last Tycoon

20s & 30s Series on Netflix

  • Cable Girls (original title: Las chicas del cable) *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Mr Selfridge (3rd season)

The best 40s Series on Amazon Prime & Netflix

Die Besten 40er-Jahre-Serien auf Amazon Prime und Netflix: The Man in the High Castle
From The Man in the High Castle (Photo: Amazon)

40s Series on Amazon Prime

  • Manhattan
  • Agent Carter *RetroCat’s favourite
  • The Collection
  • The Man in the High Castle (starts 1947, the main action takes place in the 60s)

40s Series on Netflix

  • Land Girls

The best 50s & 60s Series on Amazon Prime & Netflix

Die besten Vintage-Serien auf Amazon Prime und Netflix: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
(Photo: Amazon)

50s & 60s Series on Amazon Prime

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Kennedys
  • Good Girls Revolt

50s & 60s Series on Netflix

  • Mad Men
  • Velvet
  • Call the Midwife *RetroCat’s favourite
  • The Bletchley Circle *RetroCat’s favourite
  • The Crown
  • Ascension

Retro Series on Amazon Prime & Netflix taking Place in the 70s to 80s

Die besten Retro-Serien auf Amazon Prime: Deutschland 86
(Photo: Amazon)

70s to 90s Series on Amazon Prime

  • Deutschland 83 (currently, only availble in German with English subtitle)
  • Deutschland 86 (currently, only availble in German with English subtitle)

What are your favourite vintage series? Do you maybe know even more retro and vintage series on Amazon Prime or Netflix? Tell me in the comments! I’m really thankful for every recommendation. Winters in Germany are long and cold, so enough time for binge watching. 😉

*No liability assumed. Which series is provided by which provider can change and differs from country to country.  😉

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