The Top 10 Best Period Dramas

Being a HUGE BBC fan, I very much enjoy watching British Period Dramas. These are (in my view) the Best of the Best.
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1.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
“ The Best Drama ever done. So close to the book, so charming, it takes you away. Nothing can beat it. ” - Juany
 
2.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
“ This was so nerve bending I had to leave the room sometimes! Truly magnificent! ” - Juany
 
3.
Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
“ One of my all time favorites. The story truly is wonderful. The music make you feel each emotion. You can catch me crying at the end. ” - Juany
 
4.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Emma Thompson did a fabulous job writing, and acting. She not only deserved the Oscar for best screenplay, but also best actress. ” - Juany
 
5.
Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
“ Another Nerve bender. It is my favorite Elizabeth Gaskell that has been made. Extremely good. ” - Juany
 
6.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ Though it is not as good as the 1995 version, it still it a good film. The music takes you away and leaves you spellbound. ” - Juany
 
7.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
“ This Charming Mini-Series is a joy to watch. They Acting is superb and each story is eye grabbing and wonderful. ” - Juany
 
8.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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.)
“ Though it is pretty dark to me, you cannot argue that it is not a great film. Richard Armitage was born to play Mr. Thorton. ” - Juany
 
9.
Emma (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
“ A much more comical verison of emma, but still, it is a great film to watch. ” - Juany
 
10.
Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
“ Another good version of S&S, though not as good as the Emma Thompson version, its still a good Saturday movie to watch. ” - Juany