10 Best Romance Movies Like Netflix’s Persuasion

Period drama fans rejoice! Netflix’s persuasion has been released on the platform, ready to steal the hearts of period romance and drama fans. persuasion stars Dakota Johnson in the lead role of the Jane Austen book adaptation.

A second chance romance is sure to make fans swoon. With the charm and grace that these romance films like this have, it’s no wonder why they are loved and adored so much. For fans of the newest romance persuasionhere are some similar romance films for the watch list.

Jane Eyre (2011)

Jane Eyre 2011

Jane Eyre is based on the book and life of the author Jane Eyre. This romantic drama, starring Mia Wasikowska as Jane, follows her as she finds her true love, Edward. Everything seems alright until she discovers that Edward has a dark secret that will change her life.


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Being one of the favorite versions of the Jane Eyre adaptation, fans praise it for its ability to transfer the book to screen, and with its complexity and detail, none of the intellect of the book is lost. The story is highly captivating due to the lead characters’ performances, and it’s one that audiences can lose themselves in.

Mansfield Park (1999)

Due to her family’s poor finances, Fanny is set to live in the countryside with her aunt and uncle, along with their four children. She’s treated poorly by them all except Edmund. Over the years she grows fond of him, but everything gets spun on its head when Mary and Harry arrive in town.

This is a witty and charming film, one that is sure to keep audiences entertained. This Jane Austen movie adaptation may stray from the original, but that hasn’t stopped some fans from enjoying the film for what it is. It’s well directed and the actors shine off the screen, creating an interesting take.

Sense And Sensibility (1995)

Sense and Sensibility is based on a Jane Eyre novel of the same title that follows the lives of three sisters who are left alone and in poverty after their father passes away. All responsibility is left to the oldest sisters, who have their own love struggles going on.

With an all-star cast, it’s no wonder the acting performances are of the highest quality. The strong cast all merge together perfectly as they portray the characters as fans had always imagined them. The original score is also full of emotion and heart, adding that extra layer needed for this beautifully shot and elegantly delivered film.

The Duchess (2008)

Based on the true story of the Duchess of Devonshire, The Duchess tells the story of a young woman who finds herself in a loveless marriage where she’s only wanted to produce an heir. It follows her personal conflicts with love and marriage.

A beautifully shot film, with stunning set pieces and stunning costumes. This well-written and directed film is a realistic yet bittersweet tragedy. With an astounding cast, each character brings everything it needs to the screen to make audiences feel enraptured in the story. It’s a beautiful yet heartbreaking movie.

Emma (2020)

Emma movie 2020

Adapted from Jane Austen’s book, Emma stars Anya Taylor – Joy as the main lead. As a self-proclaimed matchmaker, Emma finds herself meddling in her friends’ love lives. But her misjudgments and mistakes in love lead her to find her own potential match.

This Georgian-era melodrama has fans amazed by Anya Taylor Joy’s performance. There are many aspects for audiences to swoon over: the visually stunning cinematography, the score, the beautifully crafted costumes, and more. This film provides for all in a rich and elegant delivery.

Little Women (2019)

Emma Watson Florence Pugh Saoirse Ronan and Eliza Scan in Little Women 2019

The 2019 adaptation follows a coming-of-age story set in Massachusetts. During the American Civil War, the four March sisters and their mother are left alone after their father joins the army. Learning to survive by themselves admits the war, the sisters comfort each other through struggles and worries.

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This can be enjoyed by both book fans and audience members to have never picked up the book. With a star-studded cast, the book comes to life with each actress’s performance. Fans find themselves re-watching this film over and over again, to see the wonderful story of strong women. For a heart warming movie, Little Women is one to enjoy.

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The title Far From The Madding Crowd comes from an 18th-century poem: “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.” It follows the main character Bathsheba Everdene, who catches the eye of Gabriel Oak, a farmer. After his declining proposal for marriage, she keeps finding herself coming into his life.

Like most period pieces, this film provides a beautiful landscape for this lyrical romantic film and Carey Mulligan gives fans a heart-warming performance. Fans love it for its soulful looking into innocence, faith, first loves, and longing for someone. And with a beautiful score laid on top, it’s no wonder why audiences are moved.

Ever After (1998)

Ever After is a retelling of the classic Cinderella story. Starring the ever whimsical Drew Barrymore as the main lead, Danielle, this version’s Cinderella. Danielle is treated horribly by her stepmother and sisters. But one day she runs into Prince Henry, who falls for her charms.

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With an oversaturated catalog of Cinderella stories, this one is still remembered and loved by fans. It’s a more realistic view of the classic story while presenting it with light humor and a happy ending. Drew Barrymore is captivating in her role, giving audiences a spirited and real Cinderella. For a sweet, more realistic take on a classic fairy tale, this is the one to watch.

Atonement (2007)

Atonement is a love story set during World War Two. Two lovers, Cecelia and Robbie, are split apart when Cecelia’s jealous younger sister accuses Robbie of a crime he didn’t commit. Dealing with the consequences of her lie, Robbie and Cecelia cross paths, years later.

Having gathered countless nominations and winning multiple awards, Atonement has gained a lot of praise for its storytelling. With enjoyable twists to keep audiences on their toes and brilliant acting performances to keep them captivated, this film delivers a heartbreaking yet wonderful story of two lovers.

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Mr.  Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) in

Pride & Prejudice is likely Jane Austen’s most famous piece of work. Elizabeth Bennet is under the pressure to marry, being the oldest child in the family. so when mr. Darcy appears, there’s something of a spark. If only they could overcome their struggles to truly fall in love.

With the period piece queen, Keira Knightly, in the lead role, fans adore this performance. It’s simplistic yet raw and a perfect film for fans of enemies to lovers. Its beautiful cinematography and subtle acting make for a brilliant adaptation of the books, leading fans to always come for a re-watch.

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