Romanticizing? Here Are 4 Period Dramas You Need To Watch This Year


We love a good movie night! There’s nothing better than cuddling up with a glass of wine and swooning over Mr. Darcy, so check out these period dramas!

How I love a period drama – the romance, the costumes and of course, the drama. Why does it seem only the best love triangles and conflicts happened in the 19th Century?

If you’re anything like me and enjoy getting lost in a world full of gentry and charm, here are 4 amazing films you need to see! (Or at least, re-watch!) What these films all have in common are strong female protagonists who dare to break rules and follow their hearts. If you need more movie recommendations, we’ve got you – check out our recommendations of Netflix movies.

#1 Anna Karenina (2012)

Whirlwind passion and forbidden affair set against the backdrop of an opulent Imperial Russia; Anna Karenina tells the tale of a bored socialite wife who falls for a dashing cavalry officer, turning polite Russian society upside-down. If the epic love story of tragedy and desire doesn’t engage you, then the exciting theatrical production design will!

#2 Pride and Prejudice (2005)

I’ve seen almost every Austen remake there is, but this one with Keira Knightley is still a firm fave. Elizabeth Bennet is a witty, sarcastic, and clever young woman who reluctantly falls for the rich, shy Mr. Darcy, who also finds himself in love with her – but she’s way beneath his class. The outstanding acting and luminous visuals bring this Austen classic to life. The rain scene, you know the one I’m talking about, still makes me melt. Check out these 10 inspiring movies you should watch in your twenties too.

#3 Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

A drama for all drama-lovers – this film had me crying and smiling both in abundant amounts. Based on the Hardy novel, the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene has to decide between three suitors in a story of love and loss and the perseverance of human nature. I assure you, the ending is definitely swoon-worthy. If you need something more relevant, we’ve also got a list of movies you should watch this year too!

#4 Les Miserables (2012)

I left the theatre speechless after seeing this film. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean is paroled but hounded by Inspector Javert. When he agrees to adopt a factory worker’s daughter, he finds a reason to keep his freedom, all while Rebellion stirs amongst the people. This blockbuster musical is powerful, emotional and will have you sobbing (good tears.)

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  • LisaLDN

    Great movies on this list! I’m going to see the Anna Karenina ballet in a couple of weeks, so I’ll have to refresh my memory with the movie :) I absolutely love Keira Knightley!


  • Grace @ The Graceful Wanderer

    Such a great list! Pride & Prejudice is my all-time favorite movie.
    The only one of these I haven’t seen is Anna Karenina, but it’s been on my list, I’ve gotta check it off soon!

  • Breanne Alder

    I live for Keira Knightly! One of my fav actresses x

  • Erin Elizabeth

    Pride and Prejudice is one of the greats for sure! Don’t know what I would do without Keira!
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