Fascinating and Captivating Movies

In a day and age where online dating is done as a sport and real relationships are difficult, period dramas bring us amazing looks, beautiful people in big dresses, and love stories that break our hearts and leave us wanting. more.

Here are some of the best movie clips, spoiler-free:

1. “The Favorite” (2018, Available on Apple TV)

Emma Stone (left) stars in “The Favourite” as Abigail Masham, who tries to get into the good graces of Queen Anne, played by Olivia Colman (right).
Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

“The Favorite” is a fun take on the inner workings and powers of the British monarchy. Olivia Colman plays Queen Anne, whose favorite lady at court is Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, played by Rachel Weisz. The Duchess gives up her place of honor instead of the King when she tries to help her cousin Abigail Masham, played by Emma Stone.

Although not historically accurate in terms of style or language, the idea of ​​darkness is fueled by the real-life conflict between the brothers over Queen Anne’s opinion. Colman won an Academy Award for Best Actor.

2. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (2019, Available on Hulu)

(Right to left:) Marianne (Noémie Merlant) quickly becomes friends with Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) while secretly painting her in “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”
Image courtesy of Pyramide Films

Period dramas are good, no doubt, but period dramas featuring queer characters give me an endless sense of desire for re-imagining the movies.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a French film that tells the story of the artist Marianne, played by Noémie Merlant, who is commissioned to paint a wedding portrait for Héloïse’s new out of the church, played by Adèle Haenel. .

Is it easy enough? No, dear readers, nothing. Marianne has to paint the soon-to-be bride without her knowledge, watching Héloïse every day as she becomes his partner, or something else.

3. “Anna Karenina” (2012, Available on Hulu)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Count Alexei Vronsky in “Anna Karenina.”
Image courtesy of Focus Features

Set in 19th century Saint Petersburg, “Anna Karenina” is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1878 novel, widely considered one of the greatest works of literature ever written.

Directed by Joe Wright, the cast includes Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Matthew Macfadyen. The film tells the story of Anna Karenina (Knightley) and Count Alexei Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson) who love each other, leaving tragic consequences in the lives of those around them.

4. “Pride and Prejudice” (2005, Available on Hulu)

Lizzie Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Mr.  Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) love and hate are two sides of the same coin.

Lizzie Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) love and hate are two sides of the same coin.
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

One might think of “Pride and Prejudice” (2005) as another adaptation of Jane Austen’s most famous novel, first published in 1813. This movie is amazing.

Knightley stars as Elizabeth Bennet, the witty and clever of five girls who discover a Mr. Rich and judgmental Darcy, played by Macfadyen. The film explores how two people who despise each other at first are forced to face their pride and deep-seated prejudices (ba-dum-tss), discovering to change to their eternal life. Join director Joe Wright and Knightley and experience magic come to life.

It’s funny, it makes you cry and hopefully you’ll have a chance to love it too. If I’m wrong for loving the 2005 version over the 1995, then I’d rather not be right.

5. “Emma” (2020, Available on Amazon Prime Video)

In “Emma,” Anya Taylor-Joy gives a solid performance as socialite Emma Woodhouse.
Image courtesy of Focus Features

Based on the 1815 novel by Austen, “Emma.” it tells the story of the rich and talented Emma Woodhouse, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, whose attempt at a competition turns the lives of her lovers upside down. Among those new friends is Harriet Smith, played by Mia Goth, a young woman of dubious parents who arranged for Emma to marry a good man at any cost. Johnny Flynn plays Mr. Honest and kind Knightley, Emma’s best friend whom she fights and disagrees with because of her questionable choices.

Overall, the film is a parody of Austen’s era of marriage culture and the haphazard nature of life that can lead to a happy ending.

The cinema often allows us to travel to other places, escape from reality and believe that it is possible to live 1,000 lives in one sitting. Other international love shows that fit the style and high quality are one of the reasons why you can’t miss these beautiful movies.

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