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1.
North & South (1975 Mini-Series)
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A young woman is uprooted from her idyllic village in Southern England, has her eyes opened to class warfare in the industrial North, and receives a surprising marriage proposal. (50 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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Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne... (93 mins.)
Director: Adrian Shergold
 
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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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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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Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
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Emma (1996)
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In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
 
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Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
 
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Emma (1996 TV Movie)
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While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love. (107 mins.)
 
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Emma (1972 Mini-Series)
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This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss... (240 mins.)
 
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A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
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A Room with a View (2007 TV Movie)
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It's the Edwardian era. The Honeychurches - Marian Honeychurch and her two just of age children Lucy Honeychurch and Freddy Honeychurch... (93 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Renton
 
13.
Amazing Grace (2006)
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The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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Anne of Green Gables (1985 Mini-Series)
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination. (199 mins.)
 
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Anne of Avonlea (1987 Mini-Series)
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable. (230 mins.)
Director: Kevin Sullivan
 
16.
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000 TV Series)
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The continuing adventures of Anne Shirley in New York and in France during World War I. (185 mins.)
Director: Stefan Scaini
 
17.
The Barchester Chronicles (1982 Mini-Series)
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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report. (385 mins.)
 
18.
The Barchester Chronicles (1982 Mini-Series)
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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report. (385 mins.)
 
19.
The Buccaneers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands. (212 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
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Cranford (2007 TV Series)
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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.)
 
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Cranford (1972 TV Series)
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(45 mins.)
 
22.
The Cater Street Hangman (1998 TV Movie)
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With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.
Director: Sarah Hellings
 
23.
Our Mutual Friend (1998 Mini-Series)
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London. (350 mins.)
 
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Our Mutual Friend (1976 Mini-Series)
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Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met... (50 mins.)
 
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The Dwelling Place (1994 Mini-Series)
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Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents... (180 mins.)
 
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The Round Tower (1998 TV Series)
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Set in mid-1950's England, this story tells of the wealthy, socially upwardly-progressive Ratcliffe family... (150 mins.)
Director: Alan Grint
 
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The Glass Virgin (1995 Mini-Series)
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Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her... (180 mins.)
 
28.
The Golden Bowl (2000)
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A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. (130 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
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The Inheritance (2011)
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Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generations. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert O'Hara
 
30.
The Inheritance (1997 TV Movie)
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A 19th-century woman, companion to a blue-blooded New England girl, falls for an aristocrat. (95 mins.)
Director: Bobby Roth
 
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Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
 
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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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The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II. (90 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
34.
A Hazard of Hearts (1987 TV Movie)
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When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises... (90 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
35.
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990 TV Movie)
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Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent... (91 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
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Ladyhawke (1985)
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Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him... (121 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
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Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
 
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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
 
39.
Lost in Austen (2008 Mini-Series)
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet. (180 mins.)
 
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Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)
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A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again? (84 mins.)
 
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Mansfield Park (1999)
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At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband... (112 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978 Mini-Series)
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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done... (350 mins.)
 
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An Ideal Husband (1999)
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Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is... (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
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Pollyanna (2003 TV Movie)
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Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim... (99 mins.)
Director: Sarah Harding
 
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Pygmalion (1938)
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A Victorian dialect expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society. (96 mins.)
 
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Celebrity Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
Episode: Pygmalion (1981)
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Can Professor Higgins transform cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle into a great lady? (90 mins.)
 
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
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Sara Dane (1982 TV Movie)
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The lavish, passionate story of a beautiful convict girl, Sara Dane who is transported from England to Australia for a crime she did not commit. She struggle for freedom and independence against almost impossible odds. (250 mins.)
 
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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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
 
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Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
 
51.
Sense and Sensibility (1981 Mini-Series)
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Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic. (174 mins.)
 
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Sense and Sensibility (1971 TV Series)
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Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland. (178 mins.)
 
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 Mini-Series)
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Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman... (159 mins.)
 
54.
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Laughland
 
55.
Vanity (2004)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Paulo Rocha
 
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Vanity Fair (1998 Mini-Series)
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure... (50 mins.)
 
57.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... (104 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
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The Winslow Boy (1958 TV Movie)
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Arthur Winslow is prepared to risk everything to clear his son of a charge of theft. (90 mins.)
 
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Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
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Duel of Hearts (1991 TV Movie)
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Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit... (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough