Great period romantic films like ‘Pride and Prejudice’ are rare to find. The reason being if not done right, period romances can quickly be labeled as old-fashioned and tedious. The magic of period romantic movies like ‘Pride and Prejudice’ lies in its subtle beauty and simmered emotions that are waiting to burst. Most of the films on this list are beautiful to look at and wonderful to experience. So with all that said now, let’s take a look at list of best movies similar to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Pride and Prejudice on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. Bright Star (2009)
Jane Campion’s graceful period romance chronicles the last three years of the renowned English poet John Keats and depicts his love affair with Fanny Brawne. There’s a very restrained sense of drama here, devoid of any kind of manipulation, that lets you slip into the world of its characters and feel their emotions and desires. Another beautiful aspect about the film is the way in which it captures the beauty of Abbie Cornish who plays the lead woman in the film. Campion lets us see the film through Fanny Brawne’s eyes and there’s an authentic sense of feminine power and beauty that so beautifully pervades the film, making it all the more intoxicating and hypnotic.
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14. A Room With a View (1985)
James Ivory has made some of the most gorgeously mesmerizing, emotionally absorbing period dramas and ‘A Room With a View’ probably sits at the top of his highly distinguished oeuvre. The film depicts the confined, conservative culture of Edwardian era England where a young woman falls in love with a charming young man. Jhabvala’s well constructed, intelligent script is masterfully handled by Ivory with subtle elegance and absorbing atmospheric power. Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith and Julian Sands find the perfect tone for the film and their performances reward the film for its impeccable craft and passion.