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If You Like Bridgerton As Much As We Do, Here Are 6 Iconic Period Dramas That You Will Absolutely Love

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Happy Bridgerton week to everybody who celebrates! Bridgerton has had everyone swooning over the handsome duke, so much so that most of us nearly finished the entire season at one go. This 19th-century version of Gossip Girl had us on the edge of our seats when it first came out in December 2020. After a good long year of waiting, the second season of Bridgerton is finally here.

With new characters coming in, the plot looks quite promising and the show is already off to a great start. We’re pretty sure many of you have already spent your weekend binging the show. And if you have, here are some of our favourite period dramas with extravagant soirées and heart-thumping romance, that will not let you get the post-Bridgerton blues. Happy weekend!

Pride And Prejudice

One of the most popular adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels, in Pride And Prejudice, much similar to Bridgerton, the Bennet sisters were also under the societal pressure to marry. But, unlike most women, Ms Elizabeth Bennet (the protagonist) had different plans for herself, until a certain Mr Darcy came along. Starring Kiera Knightley playing Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy, this feel-good film will pull at your heart strings!

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Emma

Another one of Jane Austen’s popular novels, Emma is about a young lady who enjoys playing the role of a matchmaker but soon finds herself in hot water, when the consequences of her misguided matches finally catch up to her. While in her quest to find others‘ love, little did she know that her true love was always there. Starring Anya Taylor Joy as Emma, this movie is the perfect Regency-era drama as a rom-com.

Little Women

Based on a novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women revolves around the four March sisters as they navigate their way through womanhood and their everyday struggles. This movie is perfect to watch with your family with a stunning star cast starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, and Timothée Chalamet.

Sense And Sensibility

Trust Jane Austen to come up with some of the greatest romantic classics of all time. Sense And Sensibility follows the Dashwood sisters, who come from a wealthy English family but soon find themselves on unstable grounds as they face financial difficulties. Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant, this is the feel-good comfort movie you’ve been searching for.

Enola Holmes

The bright and witty sister of Sherlock Holmes, Enola goes on an adventure in search of her missing mother. Just like her brother, she is gifted with a brilliant mind and exceptional sleuthing skills, which works out pretty much in her favour throughout the film. With Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter starring in this epic film, Enola Holmes is a perfect watch when you want to feel a bit adventurous.

Marie Antoinette

“Let them eat cake” has to be one of the most iconic and promelatic lines ever said in history by none other than Queen Marie Antoinette. Going back in time to 1770, an Austrian archduchess marries a French royal and soon finds herself to be at the helm of one of the biggest anti-royal revolts in history. Playing the marvellous queen on-screen, Kirsten Dunst takes our breath away with her impeccable acting.