Classics, my favsby filomenadematosramos | created - 03 Feb 2013 | updated - 03 Feb 2013 | Public
My favourite classic british movies and serials
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1. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance
While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
2. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance
Rich Mr. Dashwood (Tom Wilkinson) dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the title opposites.
Votes: 96,063 | Gross: $43.18M
3. The Remains of the Day (1993)
PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.
Votes: 60,838 | Gross: $22.95M
Screen Two (1985–2002)
PG | 107 min | Drama
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,599 | Gross: $5.46M
7. Wives and Daughters (1999– )
TV-PG | 301 min | Drama
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.
8. Cranford (2007–2010)
TV-PG | 469 min | Drama
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
9. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 96,297 | Gross: $137.86M
11. War & Peace (1972–1973)
890 min | Drama, History, War
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.
12. Little Women (1970– )
225 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »
14. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.
16. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)
54 min | Drama, Romance
A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her.
17. Middlemarch (1994)
375 min | Drama, History, Romance
This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles, and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »
19. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.
20. The Way We Live Now (2001)
300 min | Drama, Romance
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »
22. Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent.... See full summary »
23. The Mill on the Floss (1997 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, ... See full summary »
26. The Tempest (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.
Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $0.28M
27. Daniel Deronda (2002)
210 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.
29. Hard Times (1994– )
100 min | Drama
Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest ... See full summary »
31. The Pickwick Papers (1985– )
360 min | Drama
The story follows Samuel Pickwick and three other members of The Pickwick Club as they travel throughout the English countryside by coach observing the phenomena of life and human nature, ... See full summary »
33. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Votes: 7,492 | Gross: $1.08M
35. Shadowlands (1993)
PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham from the U.S.
Votes: 16,240 | Gross: $25.84M
36. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
37. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
38. Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance
Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »
39. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 376,850 | Gross: $1.59M