Thursday Movie Picks: Period Dramas

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s topic is recurring one: Period Dramas! Since I’m currently reading Pride and Prejudice, I decided to go with a little theme within the theme, and only do Jane Austen adaptations.

#1 Pride and Prejudice

Even though I have never seen this film, I know all about it as it appears to be a favorite of every single person who ever had a tumblr account. As soon as I am done with the book, this is on top of my to-watch list!

#2 Emma

I meant to go and see this at the cinema but then COVID happened and everything shut down. I still haven’t seen the film and I’m very sad about that. 😭

#3 Sense and Sensibility

I’m pretty sure that I saw this one years ago but I can’t seem to remember much about it. Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet are certainly enough to warrant a re-watch!

What’s your favorite film period drama? Let me know in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Period Dramas

  1. I love every single pick here! Emma was such a pleasant surprise and one of the last things I saw in the theaters before COVID. I remember watching S&S with my mom when I was a teenager and falling in love with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. And I know people love the Colin Firth Pride & Prejudice but my heart is solely stuck on the Keira Knightley version!

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  2. It’s a tight contest whether I love this version of Pride & Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility more. Both are so well done with performances by the entire cast of each that couldn’t possibly be bettered so a tough call.

    I haven’t seen this version of Emma though I intent to. I’m a fan of the 90’s Paltrow version, which surprised me since I find the GOOP girl entirely risible anywhere else, like the other two films the performances in this version really are unimpeachably great.

    I also did a theme within the theme this week, you almost have to the choices are so vast, using films set during the Revolutionary War.

    Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)- Attempting to forge a life and livelihood out of the central New York wilderness as the nation is born Lana and Gil Martin (Claudette Colbert & Henry Fonda) are besieged by Tory, Indian and British forces but they persevere. A depiction of the dangerous rigors faced by settlers on the frontier during the Revolutionary War.

    The Scarlet Coat (1955)-Benedict Arnold (Robert Douglas), Commander of the Continental Army at West Point conspires with Redcoat Major John Andre (Michael Wilding) to surrender defense of the fort to the British for a large sum of cash as the Revolutionary War rages. Sensing trouble American Major John Boulton (Cornel Wilde) undertakes a counter-intelligence operation to stop the deal from going through.

    1776 (1972)-The events and personages involved in the lead up to and signing of The Declaration of Independence all set to music. Though there is some artistic license taken this adaptation of the Broadway hit, which is scheduled for a revival later this year, captures the essence of the story.

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  3. The only one I have seen is Sense & Sensibility which is such a great film with wonderful acting. I fell in love with Alan Rickman in this movie. I haven’t seen the other 2 but I really want to especially Emma which looks so good plus I love Bill Nighy.

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