best romantic period drama

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1.
Forever Amber (1947)
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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process. (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
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Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
3.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
 
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North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (235 mins.)
 
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Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
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Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)
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Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on. (180 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
 
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
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When a Man Loves (1927)
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A nobleman studying for the priesthood abandons his vocation in 18th Century France when he falls in love with a beautiful, but reluctant, courtesan. (111 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
10.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play. (143 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
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Scaramouche (1952)
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18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman. (115 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
12.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
13.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
 
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003 TV Movie)
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken... (196 mins.)
Director: David Thacker
 
15.
Tuck Everlasting (2002)
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A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
16.
The Notebook (2004)
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A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
17.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
 
18.
Kitty (1945)
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An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility. (103 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
19.
The Sea Beast (1926)
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This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther... (136 mins.)
Director: Millard Webb
 
20.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. (90 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ very beautiful and sad :( ” - christina81192
 
21.
Naughty Marietta (1935)
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In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love. (105 mins.)
 
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New Moon (1940)
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Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle... (105 mins.)
 
23.
The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick