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1.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
“ 3 out of 10

6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
2.
Anna Karenina (1997)
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Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy. (108 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
3.
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.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
4.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower)... (142 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
5.
Great Expectations (2011 Mini-Series)
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor. (60 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
6.
Anna Karenina (2000 Mini-Series)
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(360 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
7.
Great Expectations (1999 TV Movie)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (168 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
8.
The Way We Live Now (2001 Mini-Series)
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings... (300 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
9.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 Mini-Series)
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. (240 mins.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
10.
Enchanted April (1991)
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and... (95 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ 9 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
11.
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)
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A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her. (54 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Renton
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
12.
The Mill on the Floss (1997 TV Movie)
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Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years... (90 mins.)
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
13.
Hugo (2011)
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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
14.
Oliver Twist (2007 Mini-Series)
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The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London. (176 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
15.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
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A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)
“ 5 out of 10

I must confess I didn't watch all of this one. I found it a little. . . dull. ” - Basilesque
 
16.
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.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
17.
Easy Virtue (2008)
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A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ 2 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
18.
Oliver Twist (2005)
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An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
19.
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
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
20.
Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. (84 mins.)
Director: Jon Jones
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
21.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
22.
Land Girls (2009 TV Series)
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Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II. (225 mins.)
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
23.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995 Mini-Series)
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust. (360 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
24.
Princess Caraboo (1994)
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Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Austin
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
25.
Seven Little Australians (1973 Mini-Series)
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Captain Wolcott is a widower with seven children. He marries again and his new wife takes on all the trials of bringing up seven spirited children... (294 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
26.
Love in a Cold Climate (2001 Mini-Series)
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A delightful reflection of the era as seen on the background of the story of three priviledged girls growing up in between wars... (150 mins.)
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
27.
War Bride (2001)
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WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are... (107 mins.)
Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
28.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
29.
Berkeley Square (1998 Mini-Series)
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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. (50 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
30.
Love's Long Journey (2005 TV Movie)
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Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming... (120 mins.)
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
31.
Love's Enduring Promise (2004 TV Movie)
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Devout, wild west farmer, Clark Davis, works his tail off to provide for his wife, sons Aaron and Arnie... (120 mins.)
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
32.
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.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
33.
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005 TV Movie)
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Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII. (120 mins.)
Director: Brent Shields
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
34.
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...
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
35.
Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation. (113 mins.)
Director: David Skynner
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
36.
The Phantom of the Opera (1990 Mini-Series)
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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere... (168 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
37.
One Night with the King (2006)
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The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves... (123 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
38.
The Secret Garden (1993)
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A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate... (101 mins.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
39.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
40.
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.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
41.
The Turn of the Screw (1999 TV Movie)
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. (100 mins.)
Director: Ben Bolt
“ 3 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
42.
Heidi (1974 Mini-Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
43.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005 Mini-Series)
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A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788. (480 mins.)
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
44.
Christy (1994 TV Series)
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Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year... (60 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
45.
I Capture the Castle (2003)
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A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
46.
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
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Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village. (104 mins.)
Director: Charles Dance
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
47.
Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)
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In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year... (95 mins.)
“ 9 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
48.
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
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
49.
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 TV Series)
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress. (53 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
50.
Ballet Shoes (2007 TV Movie)
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The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London. (85 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
51.
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
52.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
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Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. (92 mins.)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
53.
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.)
“ 9 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
54.
Miss Potter (2006)
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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success. (88 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
55.
Christy: The Movie (2000 TV Movie)
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Christy meets a brash female pilot who competes for the affection of Dr.MacNeil. (89 mins.)
Director: Chuck Bowman
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
56.
Christy: Choices of the Heart (2001 Mini-Series)
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Continuation of Choices of the Heart, concluding with Christy's wedding.
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
57.
Angel (2007)
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
58.
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
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
59.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
60.
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
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
61.
Wuthering Heights (1970)
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Doomed lovers Catherine and Heathcliff are torn apart by their own selfishness and hate. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
62.
Mansfield Park (1983 Mini-Series)
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Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins. (261 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
63.
The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)
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Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives... (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
64.
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
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
65.
Pride and Prejudice (1980 Mini-Series)
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While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy. (265 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
66.
Miss Austen Regrets (2008 TV Movie)
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In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
67.
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.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
68.
Wuthering Heights (2009 Mini-Series)
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Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family. (142 mins.)
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
69.
Oliver Twist (1999 Mini-Series)
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master. (386 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
70.
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
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
71.
Masterpiece Classic (1971 TV Series)
Episode: The Railway Children (2000)
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Dramatization of E. Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
72.
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
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
73.
The Railway Children (1970)
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After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance. (109 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
74.
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.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
75.
Jane Eyre (1983 Mini-Series)
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A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk. (239 mins.)
Director: Julian Amyes
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
76.
Onegin (1999)
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In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy... (106 mins.)
Director: Martha Fiennes
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
77.
The Buccaneers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands. (212 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
“ 3 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
78.
Firelight (1997)
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt... (103 mins.)
“ 3 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
79.
Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes... (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
“ 3 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
80.
Small Island (2009 TV Movie)
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In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic... (180 mins.)
Director: John Alexander
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
81.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina. (122 mins.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
82.
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
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
83.
Jane Eyre (1996)
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls... (112 mins.)
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
84.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system. (510 mins.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
85.
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
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
86.
Wuthering Heights (1992)
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A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
“ 5 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
87.
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.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
88.
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.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
89.
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.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
90.
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.)
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
91.
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.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
92.
Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram... (120 mins.)
“ 4 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
93.
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.)
“ 10 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
94.
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
“ 9 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
95.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. (143 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
96.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
97.
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.)
“ 8 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
98.
The Young Victoria (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (105 mins.)
“ 6 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
99.
Becoming Jane (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. (120 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque
 
100.
The Painted Veil (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
“ 7 out of 10 ” - Basilesque