50 Period Dramas to watch before Bridgerton Season 2

If you’re experiencing withdrawal after finishing your last episode of Bridgerton, this month’s movie recommendations will keep you busy until the launch of Season 2 on Netflix. We might have some time to wait, as it’s only just been approved for production. But, I come with good news. If this was the first time you stepped into the world of Regency-Era England, you are in for a treat. This has been a popular period for movies for decades and I’m about to send you down a big old rabbit hole. From Jane Austen to Emily Bronte, corseted bosoms to essential top hats, these are the 50 movies (and a view TV series) that will keep you entertained with romance, scandal, gossip and beautiful views of foreign lands. These are period dramas in movie and tv form that will most certainly keep you entertained between today and the day we are reunited with the Duke! Happy viewing! (Ps. If you only have time to just sit and watch the trailers for each movie included below, it might just be enough to tide you over with any serious withdrawals)

Pride & Prejudice (BBC Version)

Sense & Sensibility

Becoming Jane

Vanity Fair

Northanger Abbey

Mansfield Park



10 Pride & Prejudice (updated verison)

Love & Friendship






Forsyte Saga

North & South


Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The Favourite

Little Women

Bright Star

Immortal Beloved


Marie Antoinette

Nicholas Nickelby

The Duchess

An Ideal Husband


Far From the Maddening Crowd

Little Women (2019)

Jane Eyre

Tess of the d’Urbervilles

The Age of Innocence

 The Governess

The House of Mirth

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Piano

The Portrait of a Lady

The Secret Garden

The Young Victoria


Downton Abbey

Emma (2020)

Testament of Youth

Austenland (for a bit of modern fun)


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