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Jane Austen Movies List

Updated on July 28, 2014

List of Jane Austen Movies

Looking for Jane Austen books made into movies? Find the complete Jane Austen movies list here. Whether you're simply a fan of Jane Austen's books or a teacher looking for Jane Austen movies to accompany teaching an Austen work, below you will find the full list of Jane Austen movies to suit your needs.

I used to teach high school English. High school students love to watch the movie adaptation of a book to help bring to life the literary work they just read. As a student, watching a movie based off of a book you just read is a very rewarding experience. It's a neat feeling for them to think, "I remember reading that" as they watch a scene unfold.

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Jane Austen BBC DVD Collection

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Here you will find a complete and updated Jane Austen movies list, be able to vote for your favorite Austen movie, and can even buy Jane Austen movies to enjoy at home or use in the classroom.

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Jane Austen Movies Collection - A collection of Jane Austen books made into movies.

This is a collection of six popular Jane Austen books made into movies all on DVD. These six films are all BBC adaptations of Jane Austen novels. Since these are BBC movies, they follow Jane Austen's original novels more closely than many of the Holywood versions, making these films a great choice for Austen fans and for teachers to use in the classroom.

Jane Austen Collection (Sense & Sensibility / Emma / Persuasion / Mansfield Park / Pride & Prejudice / Northanger Abbey)
Jane Austen Collection (Sense & Sensibility / Emma / Persuasion / Mansfield Park / Pride & Prejudice / Northanger Abbey)

This collection of Jane Austen films includes:

1) Pride and Prejudice

2) Sense and Sensibility

3) Emma

4) Mansfield Park

5) Northanger Abby

6) Persuasion

 

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Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen's book made into a movie

This is the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility starring the wonderful Emma Thompson and equally talented Kate Winslet. This is Jane Austen's societal tale of manners and morals of the 19th century. Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay, which earned her an Oscar.

Sense & Sensibility (Special Edition)
Sense & Sensibility (Special Edition)

1995 - Starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet

 

Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen's book made into a movie

Pride and Prejudice is the 2005 movie adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. It stars Keira Knightley, who is brilliant as the head strong Elizabeth. Though this movie deviates a bit from the book, it is so superbly directed and casted that it is my favorite movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice

2005 starring Keira Knightley

 

Jane Austen's Mansfield Park - Jane Austen's book made into a movie

This 1999 movie adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park is absolutely delightful. It, like all of Austen's novels, takes a detailed look into society and the roles expected by men and women of certain social stature. But Mansfield Park is more playful and lighthearted than most of Austen's other works. This is a classic romantic comedy that's sure to please any Austen fan.

Which Version of Jane Austen Movies Is Better? - Which style of Jane Austen movie do you prefer?

Several of Jane Austen's books have been adapted into various theatrical and made of TV movies, the two most common being either done by the BBC or by Hollywood. The BBC Jane Austen films are more artistic in nature and tend to stick more closely to the novel, whereas the Hollywood version takes more liberties but usually has a bigger budget and better cast. Which do you think is better?

Which style of Jane Austen movie do you prefer?

BBC Artistic Version

BBC Artistic Version

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    • RestlessKnights 3 years ago

      BBC just feels more genuine.

    • TerriCarr 3 years ago

      BBC, BBC, BBC over Hollywood anyday! Not sure I agree that Hollywood has a better cast. Higher paid, maybe....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      the bbc versions

    • Monica Ranstrom 4 years ago

      Many of the Hollywood hits are very good, but it is very hard to beat the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. It is actually true to the book and my favorite of all of them!

    • click2CYtoday 4 years ago

      BBC hands down! The characters are further developed, the settings are more authentic and the story lines are truer to the originals. Plus, they are typically 2-3 times in length which is all the better too as that means more Austen!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Masterpiece theater releases them in the US. They're made by the BBC.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I prefer the BBC versions, with english casting and english atmosphere.

    • kendrafowler 5 years ago

      I always prefer this version as it sticks to the story. This is what makes the story all the more enjoyable! I picturize each and every scene when i read and BBC takes care to bring out every bit of the book on screen.

    • Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      BBC does make the best!

    • MrDarcy LM 6 years ago

      BBC of course!

    • Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      Masterpiece Theatre make the Jane Austen Movies.

    • HeatherTodd1 6 years ago

      Jane Austin is really Great

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      • DoctorOrEngineer 4 years ago

        I have to say Hollywood here, because Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice was absolutely amazing! The BBC versions seem to have a drearier, more restrained tone.

      • Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

        I have to go with Hollywood on this one, simply for the more authentic, less melodramatic acting and the better quality film footage. Plus some of the actors in BBC versions haven't been nearly as attractive as I picture Jane's characters to be when I read the books. Hollywood casts prettier people!

      Jane Austen's Emma

      I love the spunky, charismatic lead female in Jane Austen's Emma so much that I named my first child after her. I think Gwyneth Paltrow did a fantastic job portraying this charming character.

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          RestlessKnights 3 years ago

          Pride and Prejudice takes the cake.

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          TerriCarr 3 years ago

          Pride and Prejudice is priceless!

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          Lydia Ham 3 years ago

          I like Emma.

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          chocochipchip 4 years ago

          Pride and prejudice

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          TheNubianWoman 4 years ago

          I'm the biggest fan of period drama! Great lense.

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          ChroniclesofaWa 4 years ago

          I am a Jane Austen fan! :)

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          MrDarcy LM 6 years ago

          Hi, it's a really great lense. Would you like to join my Jane Austen group? https://hubpages.com/literature/groups-jane_austen

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          Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

          I'm no good at choosing favorites. I liked many of the movies on your list.