7 movies to celebrate jane austen’s birthday

Not everyone might have read Jane Austen books, but we have watched at least one of their film adaptations for sure. I mean, why wouldn’t you? From period romances to witty dialogues, Austen has it all. For those who don’t want to go through the hassle of reading, here are some movies based on Jane Austen and her books! 

1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Based on a parody of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice, this whimsical movie is all the fun of the period romance with zombies and swords mixed in. The Bingleys are in town, but so are zombies, and how will love prevail between pride, prejudice and nasty zombies? Find out in this hilarious film. 

2. Becoming Jane

How can Austen, a writer of some of the finest romance literature, stay aware from the love bug? In this sort-of biographical film, we see Jane Austen(Anne Hathaway) and her romance with a young man (James McAvoy), and how she balances love and family. It’s one of the most beautiful yet saddest tales, and is a must watch.

3. Bride And Prejudice 

How will Bollywood stay behind when it comes to love? Starring Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Sonali Kulkarni, and others at the backdrop of an Indian wedding, this is a total entertainment fest. Watch this for the added masala of overbearing Indian mothers and embarrassing sisters, along with a love story as old as time.  

4. Pride and Prejudice (2005)

The holy grail of Jane Austen films! Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Judi Dench,  Rosamund Pike and others, this is one the best romantic films to watch! Based on the classic Pride And Prejudice, with amazing costume and equally spellbinding cinematography, this film just oozes romance and is definitely a worthy watch. 

5. Sense and Sensibility 

What do you get when you have Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman on screen? A good time. Two sisters left impoverished after their father’s death take on love, life, and betrayal in this amazing movie that will leave you teary-eyed! 

6. Emma (2020)

Emma truly saved 2020. With the perfect cast of Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, Bill Nighy, and Johnny Flynn, this film was truly a masterpiece. With lavish interiors, love triangles, and melodrama, this is one eye-catching romantic movie. 

7. Aisha

Bollywood strikes again, this time with a film based on Emma. Sonam Kapoor plays the bubbly Aisha who thinks she’s the ultimate matchmaker, but her friend Arjun (Abhay Deol) warns her of the tragedies that come from meddling. With the glam that comes with a Sonam Kapoor film and catchy songs like Gal Mitthi Mitthi, it’s a fun watch!

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