10 Movies Similar to Pride and Prejudice

Joe Wright’s film about the difficult love of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, which became an adaptation of the famous book, has gained many fans.

Viewers who have not read the work of Jane Austen will not be clear until the very end what the mutual hostility and misunderstanding between the two characters will lead to. If this story captivated you, then we offer a list of films similar to Pride and Prejudice.

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Reasoning (2007)

Eight years ago, Ann was engaged to Frederick, but the girl’s father opposed the union, believing that the groom was too poor. Due to the extra expenses of Sir Walter and eldest sister Ann, the family was on the verge of ruin, the people’s estate had to be rented out. The tenants of the house are the relatives of Frederick, who during the years of absence has become a respected person, and is now preparing for a wedding with a certain Louise.

As in Wright’s drama, the events take place in old England, telling about a poor English woman and her wealthy boyfriend. There is a lot of misunderstanding and tension between the characters, but they never cease to be drawn to each other.

Original title:
Persuasion

Cast:
Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anthony Head

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
12+

Jane Austen (2006)

The film is based on the love story of Jane Austen, the author of Pride and Prejudice. According to the story, Mr. Weasley, a relative of a wealthy neighbor, proposes to the daughter of a village priest. Jane’s parents want her to marry for convenience, but she herself meets a young man named Thomas, and falls in love with him. It just seems that the strict uncle of the beloved is against this relationship.

First of all, the film is similar to “Pride and Prejudice” in the time period of action and in the fact that sympathy flares up between characters belonging to different social classes.

Original title:
Becoming Jane

Cast:
Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters

Country:
UK, Ireland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
12+

Jane Eyre (2011)

For about eight years, Jane Eyre was a pupil of a boarding house for poor girls. When she grew up, she was sent to work as a governess in an amazingly beautiful place – the Thornfield estate. Jane has to look after 8-year-old Adele while her father Edward is away. Soon he returns, and this begins the famous love story of a young orphan and an aristocrat.

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Events, as in Wright’s painting, take place in the 19th century. The image of the heroine is also similar: a proud and impregnable person, not distinguished by a noble origin. In turn, the main character belongs to the privileged class.

Original title:
Jane Eyre

Cast:
Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
12+

Pride and Prejudice (2003)

The picture is very similar to the famous film adaptation in many details, and even the names of key characters sound similar, but the difference is that this story unfolded in our days. A diligent student, Elizabeth does not even think about a serious relationship until she graduates from college, but one day fate confronts her with playboy George and businessman Darcy.

The similarity of the two films is obvious, since this picture was also shot based on the work of Austin, but the action is transferred to the modern world.

Original title:
Pride and Prejudice

Cast:
Cam Heskin, Orlando Seal, Ben Gurley

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.0, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
12+

Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Lalita Bakshi, along with her sisters, helps her father with farming. At the wedding of a friend, the girl meets a wealthy American, Will Darcy, who came to Amritsar with friends. The man tries to resist his attraction to the farmer’s daughter, and Lalita herself tries to avoid him, considering him arrogant and superficial.

The film is similar to Pride and Prejudice in almost every way, but the sisters are not English, but Indian. Well, Mr. Darcy “transformed” into a modern wealthy businessman.

Original title:
Bride & Prejudice

Cast:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Martin Henderson, Nadira Babbar

Country:
UK, USA, India

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
12+

North and South (2004)

Margaret’s comfortable existence came to an end when her father moved the family north. In Milton, the industrial revolution is taking place and the heroine has to get used to the local environment. She looks with irritation at the new “masters of life”, having a special dislike for the owner of the cotton factory, John Thornton.

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Fans of the classic Austen novel and films like Pride and Prejudice will probably enjoy the story, which is also set in the 19th century. The plot similarly focuses on a wealthy man and a girl who does not want to go with him for rapprochement.

Original title:
North & South

Cast:
Daniela Denby-Ash, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.6

Age limit:
12+

Jane Austen’s book come to life (2008)

Another picture that has many similar parallels with the adaptation of the famous novel, but its action takes place in our time. Amanda is a young Londoner working in an office and dating an ordinary guy. A passionate admirer of the book “Pride and Prejudice” is drawn to a completely different life, she dreams of a love similar to that described in the novel. To her amazement, Amanda meets the real Elizabeth Bennet, who somehow got into our world from the pages of a book.

If you like movies like Pride and Prejudice, you might be interested in the mini-series where Elizabeth Bennet is once again a leading lady, but this time she miraculously finds herself in the 21st century.

Original title:
Lost in Austen

Cast:
Jemima Ruper, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
12+

Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)

The mini-series will be of interest to viewers who want to know how the relationship of famous characters could continue. So, Elizabeth and Darcy are a happy husband and wife, preparing for a traditional ball at the Pemberley estate. Suddenly, Lydia, the sister of the main character, arrives and reports that her husband has been killed. Darcy decides to look into this matter.

The main similarity is that the plot focuses on the same characters. The action takes place a few years after the wedding of the main characters.

Original title:
Death Comes to Pemberley

Cast:
Matthew Reese, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
16+

Emma (2009)

Emma Woodhouse lives a carefree and easy life. She does not worry at all about the absence of her lover and throws all her strength into arranging the personal life of her friends, not noticing that they do not always need it. Upon learning that Harriet’s new friend is single, Emma tries to set her up with the wealthy Mr. Eliot, not yet knowing how this venture will turn out.

Both adaptations of Jane Austen’s books tell the story of a lonely woman who is interested in a rich boyfriend, but the key character cannot decide on her feelings.

Original title:
Emma

Cast:
Romola Garay, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
16+

Pride, Prejudice & Zombies (2015)

In this picture, everything is similar to the film “Pride and Prejudice” in 2005: the Bennet sisters, as well as Mr. Darcy, Bingley and Collind remain in the plot. However, the scenery in which the well-known story is being played out has changed. For many years, England has been forced to fight zombies, and now many young ladies learn not only the basics of curtsy, but also learn how to wield different weapons. Against the backdrop of epic battles, Elizabeth and Darcy meet.

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The love storyline almost completely corresponds to the classic novel, but at the same time the film is complemented by the zombie invasion theme in parallel.

Original title:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Cast:
Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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