If You're Like Me And Already REWATCHED "Persuasion," Here Are 15 Equally Great TV Series And Movies

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1.Poldark (2015-2019)

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If you're looking for more romantic angst along the windswept coast, look no further than Poldark. Based on the novels by Winston Graham, this latest adaptation finds actor Aiden Turner in the lead role of the smoldering Ross Poldark. Ross returns home from the Revolutionary War to find his his estate in disrepair and the woman he loves engaged to another.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Acorn TV

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2.The Young Victoria (2009)

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England's second longest reigning monarch, Victoria comes into her own as she escapes from beneath the confines of her domineering family and forms a courtship with her German cousin Albert.

Where to watch: Hulu, Sling TV, Amazon Prime

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3.Little Women (2019)

Emma Watson as Margaret 'Meg' March, Florence Pugh as Amy March, Saoirse Ronan as Josephine 'Jo' March

Although the 1994 adaptation is equally good, Greta Gerwig's 2019 interpretation gets a nod for bringing justice to Amy March. Given Florence Pugh's strong performance, we finally are able to cheer for Amy as well as Jo, as they get the happy ending they deserve.

Where to watch: Available to rent or own on Amazon, AppleTV+, YouTube

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4.Sanditon (2019- )

Based on Jane Austen's unfinished novel of the same name, this charming, romantic miniseries focusses on Charlotte Heywood's adventures in the seaside resort town of Sanditon. Alongside an equally well developed cast of side characters, we follow Charlotte as she and her friends face love and heartache. Where to watch: PBS Masterpiece

Based on Jane Austen's unfinished novel of the same name, this charming, romantic miniseries focusses on Charlotte Heywood's adventures in the seaside resort town of Sanditon. Alongside an equally well developed cast of side characters, we follow Charlotte as she and her friends face love and heartache.

Where to watch: PBS Masterpiece

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5.Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel Oak and Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene in Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

The latest adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel features a phenomenal performance by Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman in Victorian England who confronts love and hardship while falling under the spell of three very different men.

Where to watch: Available to rent or own on Amazon, AppleTV+, YouTube

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6.Persuasion (1995)

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If you simply can't get enough of Persuasion, the 1995 BBC version is a wonderful, faithful adaptation of Austen's work.

Where to watch: Roku Channel

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7.Belle (2013)

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Inspired by a 1779 painting, Belle tells the story of Dido, the daughter of an enslaved woman from the West Indies and a white British Royal Navy officer. The plot revolves mostly around Dido's experience as a wealthy biracial woman in a world that still allows slavery. Along the way, she forms an attachment with a young lawyer, John.

Where to watch: Available to rent or own on Amazon, AppleTV+, Youtube

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8.North & South (2004)

This miniseries became an instant hit on its initial release and still holds up nearly 20 years later. A young woman from southern England moves to the industrialized north where she clashes with local mill owner John Thornton.Where to watch: Roku Channel

This miniseries became an instant hit on its initial release and still holds up nearly 20 years later. A young woman from southern England moves to the industrialized north where she clashes with local mill owner John Thornton.

Where to watch: Roku Channel

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9.Dickinson (2019-2021)

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Haliee Steinfeld breathes life into the role of Emily Dickinson as she forges her own path and finds love with her best friend Sue. If you like your historical dramas paired with a modern soundtrack (think Billie Eilish and A$AP Rocky), this one's for you.

Where to watch: Apple TV+

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10.Becoming Jane (2007)

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Could the inspiration for Jane Austen's novels have come from her own love life? This film follows a young Jane as she meets, clashes, and falls in love with the charming lawyer Thomas Lefroy.

Where to watch: YouTube

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11.Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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A female driven historical romance that fully passes the Bechdel test? Yes, please! A Portrait of a Lady on Fire tells the passionate story of a female painter, Marianne, who is hired to paint a portrait of Héloïse before her impending wedding.

Where to watch: Hulu

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12.Sense and Sensibility (1995)

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In this adaptation of Austen's first published novel, we have our pick of swoon worthy leading men to fall for: Hugh Grant as the quietly, charming Edward Ferrars, Greg Wise as the roguish John Willoughby, and the late Alan Rickman as the stalwart Colonel Brandon.

Where to watch: HBO Max, YouTube

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13.The Paradise (2012-2013)

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Watch as the hardworking, dreamer Denise enters the glittering world of The Paradise, a department store run by the dazzling Mr. Moray. This miniseries provide both a satisfying "will they or won't they" plot as well as the triumphant rise of a young woman in the business world.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

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14.Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)

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Based on the book by Suzanne Allain, the film stars a diverse cast including BAFTA nominees Freida Pinto and Sope Dìrísù. If you like your romance filled with revenge plots and happy endings, look no further.

Where to watch: In theaters, on demand July 21st

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15.And Bright Star (2009)

Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne and Ben Whishaw as John Keats in Bright Star (2009)

Based on the real life romance between English poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, Bright Star provides a glimpse into the last three years of Keats' life. If your favorite part of Persuasion was Captain Wentworth's heartfelt letter to Anne, you'll delight in the use of Keats poetry throughout the film.

Where to watch: Available for purchase on Amazon

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