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1. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.
2. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, Family
Anne was in love with Frederick, who was rejected by her snobby parents 8 years ago. They've now hit hard times and rent out their mansion to his brother-in-law. He returns a Royal Navy captain. Will he remember Anne?
4. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001 TV Movie)
200 min | Comedy, Drama
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
5. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.
Votes: 11,844 | Gross: $1.59M
7. The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)
Unrated | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller
Based upon Wilkie Collins' Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed ... See full summary »
8. The Woman in White (1982– )
55 min | Mystery, Thriller
In Victorian England, Laura and her half-sister Marian are entwined in a terrifying web of deceit. Laura's doppelganger, a mysterious woman dressed all in white, may hold the key to unlock the mystery.
9. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.
10. Berkeley Square (1998)
50 min | Drama
Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
12. Babette's Feast (1987)
G | 103 min | Drama
During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Votes: 18,587 | Gross: $4.40M
13. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
R | 206 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.
Votes: 8,984 | Gross: $30.85M
14. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Famed swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane. He has never expressed his love for her as he his large nose undermines his self-confidence. Then he finds a way to express his love to her, indirectly.
Votes: 22,853 | Gross: $15.14M
16. The Invisible Woman (2013)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Votes: 9,453 | Gross: $1.23M
17. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.
Votes: 45,745 | Gross: $22.55M
19. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance
The arrival of wealthy bachelors in town causes an uproar when families with single daughters aggressively seek engagements, including the Bennet family, with five eligible daughters.
20. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Paris, 1792: After France becomes a republic, aristocrats are guillotined. The English Sir Percy tries to save as many as he can as The Scarlet Pimpernel in disguises.
23. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance
After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.
Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $1.40M
24. Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,475 | Gross: $1.51M
25. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama
Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French chef, ... See full summary »
28. The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History
Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella... See full summary »
Votes: 3,776 | Gross: $0.34M
29. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Votes: 5,701 | Gross: $1.88M
30. Camille (1984 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »
31. Lady of the Camelias (1981)
115 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm.
32. A Summer Story (1988)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
Ashton and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor when he twists his ankle. Ashton goes for help at a nearby farmhouse, where he stays for a few days and falls in love with Megan.
Votes: 994 | Gross: $0.46M
34. Widows' Peak (1994)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
In 1934, an English widow moves to Widows' Peak, Ireland. She befriends other widows and the son of one. Hostility escalates between her and an Irish spinster.
Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $6.24M
35. Les Destinees (2000)
180 min | Drama, Romance
In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife - and more talk when he decides to take her... See full summary »
Votes: 1,112 | Gross: $0.23M
36. Hard Times (1977– )
203 min | Drama
Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest ... See full summary »
37. Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance
In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.
38. Aristocrats (1999– )
TV-14 | 300 min | Drama, History
18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.
39. Love in Chains (2019– )
Katerina Verbitskaya was raised as a noble lady with her godmother Anna Chervinskaya but for the whole world she was only the property of Peter Chervinsky. She falls in love with the ... See full summary »
41. Banished (2015)
60 min | Drama, History
British convicts have been sent to Australia as punishment for their crimes. As they try to live their new lives, they have to live with the new rules. The soldiers also have to adjust.