The costumes, the manners, the romance! Period movies create an intense and nostalgic feeling like any other movie, leaving you wanting more doesn’t come as a surprise. The first season of the hit show Bridgerton allowed people from all over the world to pause and travel in time for a couple of hours to live a romantic love story. If you binge-watched the first season, don’t worry, the second one is coming soon. But for the ones in desperate need of a jump in the 19th century, here are some options to fill the last days of waiting:
Pride and prejudice (2005): misunderstandings and side-eye looks between the sweet Elizabeth Bennet and the cold Mr. Darcy will keep you on your toes for the entire movie. Will they tell each other their sentiments or will they keep going living with the biggest regret or their life? The Jane Austen drama has been adapted many times, but the Joe Wright one has for sure stricken out.
Emma (2020): another Jane Austen story where the star of the Queen’s Gambit Anya Taylor-Joy fits perfectly. Like a bachelor but during the Regency era, Emma gossips around and aims to create couples in her social circle. However, one particular gentleman will destroy her balance.
Marie Antoinette (2006): Sofia Coppola's masterpiece is a perfect blend of period drama and feminist cinema. The young Marie Antoinette is forced to marry the future king of France, according to an arrangement between France and Austria. From a beginning of shyness and attempts to fit in the palace, the new Queen of France slowly let the luxury eat her alive. Spoilt, selfish and hated by the entire reign, she becomes the villain of her own story.
Little women (2019): if you haven’t watched the Greta Gerwig adaptation, then what are waiting for? The movie starring multiple Hollywood stars such as Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, as well as Laura Dern and Maryl Streep, follows the four March sisters and their struggle with growing, marriage, and family. The story will conquer you and then kick you in the guts. An absolute must-watch.
Season 2 of Bridgerton will be available on Netflix on the 25th of March. Until then, you know what to watch!