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1. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head, Julia Davis

Votes: 11,575

2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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82 Metascore

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?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 211,880 | Gross: $38.41M

3. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 69,768 | Gross: $11.24M

4. Jane Eyre (2006– )

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 16,624

5. Mansfield Park (1983– )

261 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Stars: Anna Massey, Angela Pleasence, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 786

6. Berkeley Square (1998– )

50 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady, Hermione Norris

Votes: 901

7. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 5,130

8. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )

416 min | Drama

7.5
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 386

9. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

Votes: 4,516

10. Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,354

11. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 22,028 | Gross: $21.21M

12. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 28,506

13. The King's Whore (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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Set in the seventeenth century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss, Robin Renucci

Votes: 660

14. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 8,059 | Gross: $5.20M

15. Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)

R | 92 min | Romance, Drama

6.4
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55 Metascore

Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Styles | Stars: Rupert Graves, Samantha Morton, Nicholas Woodeson, Lee Ross

Votes: 726 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Clarissa (1991– )

156 min | History

7.2
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.

Stars: Sean Bean, Saskia Wickham, Jonny Phillips, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 504

17. Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Keeley Hawes, James Murray, Terry Mortimer, Richard Leaf

Votes: 2,056

18. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,548

19. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.3
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

Votes: 889

20. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)

Drama

7.1
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In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Bob Peck, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Brendan P. Healy

Votes: 360

21. The Black Candle (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

6.7
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Yorkshire in the 1880's: Joe Skinner marries Lily Whitmore, the woman he has long admired, to give a name to her illegitimate child by Lionel Fillmore, the opportunistic son of an ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Cathy Sandford, Nathaniel Parker, James Gaddas, Bob Smeaton

Votes: 222

22. The Glass Virgin (1995– )

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Graveson, Christine Kavanagh, Brendan Coyle, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 560

23. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,538 | Gross: $1.01M

24. The Golden Bowl (2000)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox

Votes: 3,901 | Gross: $3.04M

25. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

Votes: 9,982 | Gross: $22.60M

26. Sense & Sensibility (2008– )

59 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan, Janet McTeer

Votes: 8,354

27. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 10,058 | Gross: $1.59M

28. A Tale of Two Cities (1989– )

188 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

Stars: James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills

Votes: 287

29. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.3
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 42

30. Brideshead Revisited (2008)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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64 Metascore

A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Morrison

Votes: 10,682 | Gross: $6.41M

31. Impromptu (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

7.0
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 4,100 | Gross: $4.08M

32. Fortunes of War (1987)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 561

33. Austenland (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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42 Metascore

Obsessed with Pride and Prejudice (1995), a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.

Director: Jerusha Hess | Stars: Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie

Votes: 16,589 | Gross: $2.15M