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Top 16 film and television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels

BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

Here are some of the best movie and TV dramas adapted from Jane Austen's fascinating and classic novels; Among them is the 1995 BBC television series Pride and Prejudice, which brought Colin Firth to fame. It is hard work and time consuming. But which ones are the best? "Emma" starring Anya Taylor Joy as Emma Woodhouse, and as the protagonist, who has a series of suitors and a love life with friends and family, starring Johnny Flynn as the clever George Knightley, whom Emma finally realizes. He loves her, and Bill Niggy plays his father, Mr. Woodhouse. Could it be the best adaptation? A total of six adaptations for television and cinema; Three feature films (one for TV) and three mini-series. But the 2009 BBC television series Emma, starring Romula Garay and Johnny Lee Miller, was criticized by The Independent for acting problems, with Lee Miller being a "lover". "Amazing" was not convincing. But this 1996 adaptation of ITV by Andrew Davis, starring Kate Beckinsale and Mark Strong, is still considered by critics to be the best adaptation.

Austen wrote six complete novels before his death; "Sense and Sensibility" in 1811, "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813, "Mansfield Park" in 1814, "Emma" in 1815. Along with these acclaimed works, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published after his death in 1818. He started another novel called "Sanditon", but died before it was over. However, the novel was beautifully portrayed in a TV series.

There is also a short novel called "Lady Susan" which inspires the acclaimed film "Love and Friendship" ) Was produced in 2006 and there is a half-abandoned novel called "The Watsons", which has so far been turned into a play only by Laura Wade.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ( Pride + Prejudice + Zombies )

BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

  • Director: Bar Steers
  • Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Houston
  • Product : 2016
  • Metacritic Score: 45 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 5.8 out of 10

The title of the film says it all. This is probably the worst adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, proving that Austen and the zombies do not really get along well. The film is based on the 2009 novel Seth Graham Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was itself an imitation of Austen. Lily James as Elizabeth and Sam Riley as Darcy. Bloody battles ensue when zombies attack a dance party attended by Bennett's sisters. At the end of the film, when Darcy and Elizabeth have a joint wedding with Bingley (played by Douglas Booth) and Jane (played by Bella Heathcott), the zombies are threatened again to disrupt the ceremony.

2. Brides and Prejudice ( Bride and Prejudice )

BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

  • Director: Grinder Chadha
  • Cast: Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai, Daniel Giles
  • Product: 2004 strong>
  • Metacritic Score: 55 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.2 out of 10

This Bollywood-style "Pride and Prejudice" directed by Grinder Chadha has received mixed reviews from critics, but it is still a lot of fun, and we see that instead of English clothes with sari (Indian women's clothing) Has changed.

The film focuses on Lalita Bakshi (equivalent to Elizabeth Bennett), a young Indian woman played by Aishwarya Rai. Darcy is an American businessman played by Martin Henderson, but this adaptation of Austen's novel lacks any real depth despite all its variations and dances and songs.

3. Sanditon ( Sanditon )

BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

  • Manufacturer : Andrew Davis
  • Cast: Rose Williams, Theo James, Anne Reed
  • Product: 2019 <//>
  • Metacritic Score: -
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.8 out of 10

Death Comes to Pemberly ( Death Comes to Pemberly )

BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

  • Producer: Ben Stevenson
  • Cast: Matthew Reese, Anna Maxville Martin, Jane Coleman
  • Product: 2013
  • Metacritic Score: -
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.1 out of 10

This story is based on the fictional novel Pydy James, six years after Elizabeth and Darcy married in the film Pride and Prejudice. The three-part BBC television series, which revolves around a murder mystery, was as acclaimed as the James's book, and The Independent praised Matthew Reese as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth. Jenna Coleman as Lydia Wickham and Matthew Good as George Wickham also featured prominently.

Pride and Prejudice ( Pride and Prejudice )

BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

  • Director: Robert Zee Lennard
  • Cast: Lawrence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen Osalivan
  • Production: 1940
  • Metacritic Score: 84 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.4 out of 10
  • Mansfield Park ( Mansfield Park )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Patricia Razma
    • Cast: Francis O'Connor, James Pirofoy, Johnny Lee Miller
    • Product: 1999 >
    • Metacritic Score: 71 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.1 out of 10

    The comedy-romantic film stars Francis O'Connor as Fanny Price and Johnny Lee Miller as Edmund Bertram. This movie is not very faithful to the text. Director Patricia Razma claimed that this was not a Jane Austen film, but a "Patricia Razma film." "It's my job as an artist to offer a new perspective." . The film's audacity received positive reviews.

    Emma ( Emma )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director : Douglas McGrath
    • Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Colt, Ellen Cumming
    • Product: 1996 <//>
    • Metacritic Score: 66 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.7 out of 10
    According to the New York Times, Gwyneth Paltrow portrays a "stunning Emma," while Rolling Stone says, "Gwyneth Paltrow portrays so much magic in the role of Emma that you can almost see a star." Douglas McGrath adapted Austin's novel in his first directorial work in 1816 with a screenplay by Woody Allen called Bullets Over Broadway. While others described Paltrow's harassing voice as annoying and did not consider Emma to be the famous satirist, he had a very good and admirable English accent.

    8. Persuasion ( Persuasion )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director : Roger Michel
    • Cast: Kiaran Heinz, Corinne Redgrave, Fiona Shaw
    • Product: 1995 <//>
    • Metacritic rating: -
    • IMDb rating for movie: -

    nothing like It's not a happy ending, and Austen was a professional. Roger Michel's BAFTA Award-winning film is based on the novel of the same name by Austen in 1817. Amanda Ruth as Anna Elliott and Kiaran Hinds as Captain Frederick Wentworth in this film.

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    The couple are reunited eight years after Anna was pressured to reject her marriage proposal, which she deeply regrets. He feels sorry for being rejected, but eventually the path of true love is paved for them.

    9. Emma ( Emma )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director : Dyermod Lawrence
    • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Samantha Morton, Samantha Bond
    • Product: 1996 <//>
    • Metacritic Score: -
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 7 out of 10

    This ITV is generally better than the adaptation of the Myarmax star movie that was released the same year. The film is a drama film directed by Davis, who directed "Pride and Prejudice" for the BBC. Kate Beckinsale as the incredibly believable Emma Woodhouse, and Mark Strong as George Knightley and Samantha Morton as Harriet Smith performed beautifully.

    10. Pride and Prejudice ( Pride and Prejudice )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Joe Wright
    • Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew McFadden, Brenda Beltin
    • Product: 2005 strong>
    • Metacritic Score: 82 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.8 out of 10

    Joe Wright's first feature film, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett and Matthew McFadden as her lover Mr. Darcy, was a commercial success. Knightley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

    The film stars Donald Sutherland (as Mr. Bennett), Rosamond Pike (as Jane Bennett), and Carrie Mulligan (as Katie Bennett) , Starring Judy Dench (as Lady Catherine Deborg) and Rupert Friend (as George Wickham). Distinguish 1995, which is still one of the most popular films.

    11. ( Northanger Abbey )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: John Jones
    • Cast: Felicity Jones, GG Field, Carrie Mulligan
    • Product: 2007 >
    • Metacritic Score: -
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.2 out of 10

    Felicity Jones well portrayed Catherine Moreland, the hero of "Northanger Abbey". Austin's protagonist has a great imagination and passion for Gothic novels, but when that imagination leads him astray, everything changes. The adaptation also stars JJ Field as Catherine's love artist Tillen and Carrie Mulligan as her friend Isabella Thorpe. The film was written by Andrew Davis, who adapted "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma" for the BBC the following year in 1995.

    Bridget Jones Diary ( Bridget Jones Diary )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Sharon McGuire
    • Cast: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth
    • Product: 2001 strong>
    • Metacritic Score: 66 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.7 out of 10

    The 1995 series Pride and Prejudice was the BBC that inspired Helen Fielding to write Bridget Jones's popular novels, not books! So it makes sense for Colin Firth, who plays Mr. Darcy, to love Bridget (played by Ren Zellweger) as Mark Darcy in films based on Fielding's own work.

    13. Love and friendship ( Love and Friendship )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Witt Stillman
    • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Javier Samuel, Emma Grinol
    • Product: 2016 strong>
    • Metacritic Score: 87 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.4 out of 10

    Amazon's acclaimed original comedy from the Jane Austen adaptation series was very popular. This is based on Austen's short novel "Mrs. Susan", which was published after her death. In this film, Kate Beckinsale plays a cunning lady, Susan, a widow trying to find a husband for herself and her daughter. The film also stars Kelvey Sweeney, Javier Samuel and Emma Greenwell.

    ( Clueless )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Amy Heckerling
    • Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Bilderbek, Brittany Murphy
    • Product: 1995
    • Metacritic Score: 68 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.9 out of 10

    15. Pride and Prejudice ( Pride and Prejudice )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Simon Langton
    • Cast: Colin Firth, Jennifer Eahl, Susanna Harker
    • Production: 1995
    • Metacritic Score: -
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 8.8 out of 10

    No list of Jane Austen's Top adaptations would be complete without mentioning this critically acclaimed six-part BBC mini-series. Jennifer Ehl won the BAFTA Award for her role as Elizabeth Bennett, and Colin Firth became famous for his role as Mr. Darcy. This short series is considered the starting point for the thriving industry of Jane Austen adaptations in television and cinema.

    16. Wisdom and Emotion ( Sense and Sensibility )

    BingMag.com <b>Top</b> 16 <b>film</b> and <b>television</b> <b>adaptations</b> of <b>Jane</b> <b>Austen's</b> novels

    • Director: Ang Lee
    • Cast: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet
    • Product: 1995 strong>
    • Metacritic Score: 84 out of 100
    • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.7 out of 10

    But Thompson spent five years writing his Oscar-winning screenplay about the Dashwood sisters. He skillfully updates Austin's story for twentieth-century audiences. Directed by Ang Lee, the film stars Thompson as Eleanor Dashwood, while Kate Winslet as Eleanor's younger sister, Marianne.

After the death of the father, the sisters are deprived of his inheritance and are forced to move to a small hut. Hugh Grant and Greg Wise as their suitors, Edward Ferrares and John Willoughby, played the stunning Colonel Brandon with Alan Rickman.

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