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Best Period Piece Movies

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If you love period dramas, here is a list of the perfect movies to watch free on YouTube! Almost all of these are based off of their original novel (if it is derived from a book). Click on the movie title to direct you to the video. 

#1 Jane Eyre 

There are many  versions of Jane Eyre on YouTube, but, so far this one is the best. It’s not a movie, but a show. The YouTube video put all the episodes in one, so I consider it a 5-hour movie. One of the best things about this version was the relationship between Jane and Mr. Rochester. The actors portrayed it perfectly, which made the show so exciting to watch. Really one of the best romances I’ve seen because I got to experience all the heartbreak, misery, and hardships of the main characters. The actual novel – Jane Eyre is a very complex, page turning, beautiful one. So, if you’re into a plot-twisting romance, watch ASAP. 

#2 Mansfield Park (1999) 

This movie isn’t the greatest depiction of the original novel by Jane Austen. However, as a movie alone it’s still very good. Just know that the movie definitely gets better. As it progresses, the characters start to develop and have some depth. And it’s beautiful to experience that. If you enjoy movies where everything pieces together at the end: this movie is for you. 

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To keep things new, I scavenged the internet for other movies that are said to be very good (though I’ve watched more dramas than the first two, I don’t think any others I’ve watched deserve to be on this list). 

#3 Emma

#4 Little Women 

#5 Downton Abbey 

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1 Comment

  • Saniya Vaish

    I read Little Women and it was really good!

    January 30, 2023 at 7:10 am
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