Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Pride & Prejudice
A romance ahead of its time.
Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.
I don't really have much of a reason for why this movie doesn't deserve five stars. Joe Wright's direction is superb and the film is simply gorgeous. The performance are all top notch, with Keira Knightley especially bringing the thunder. The story is surprisingly intriguing, and I actually found myself rooting for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth to get together. So, I guess if I had to give a reason why this doesn't get five stars, it would have to be the complete lack of dueling in the film. At least one duel would have kicked the film up a notch. Someone get Jane Austen on the phone and tell her we need more dueling.
Pride and Prejudice has been my favorite book since I first read it at the age of eleven. Since then, I've watched every film and mini-series adaptation, and Joe Wright's version rings in at number 2. The top spot has to go to BBC's 1996 mini-series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. That version is absolutely perfect and wonderful, but it's too long for more than once a year for me. In between, I like to watch this version because it's beautiful, easy to digest, and focuses on arguably the best parts of the story.
The cinematography is what makes this version so special and riveting. Seemingly small and insignificant moments feel passionate and…
about half way through this austen adaptation, elizabeth and darcy meet under these huge roman columns, amidst the pouring rain, with the verdant rolling english countryside surrounding them, when darcy utterly blindsides elizabeth by - of all things - proposing! then they proceed to argue vociferously. elizabeth informs him that he's basically the last man on earth she would ever want to marry. and yet, before darcy storms off, they share such an erotically charged moment that it puts many an overt filmic display of lust to shame.
see, that's the thing about austen. she wrote about propriety, decorum, rules, and manners, but underneath it all she was also concerned about romance, love, and individual desire.
this film captures the…
A fantastic modern take on a Jane Austen classic, which handles its subject material with grace, humour and respect. You'll notice that not one character kisses in the UK cut of the film.
I've watched this many a times due to my mum, but some part of me has a great respect for it and it is very watchable.
Excellent Austen adaptation.
Too bad someone decided to cast that anorexic walking jaw.
When will the world realise that that woman can't act?
She completely drags this beautifully shot and otherwise well acted film down.
so i just wanted to inform you all that i was just in a show of pride and prejudice and i played wickham and i made out with the chick playing lydia on stage then one performance we realised her older brother and boyfriend and dad were all in the audience and i had to go apologise to them afterwards and i was ready to die in that moment
Me encanta ver cursilerías a veces
me before rewatching P&P: love is a lie
me after rewatching P&P: LOVE IS REAL!! THIS BINCH 🙋🏻 🙋🏻 BELIEVES IN LOVE
WHEN MR DARCY FLEXED HIS HAND AFTER HE TOUCHED ELIZABETH'S HAND THAT'S LOVE
movie: *zooms in on hands*
me: thank u
The best adaption of all time. sorry not sorry. Every breath, pause, and touch is unnervingly real and believable. Cinematography alone is some of the best ever seen, not to mention the absolutely gorgeous locations and scenery. This whole film is the very best companion to the literary treasure that is "Pride and Prejudice". A must see for anyone and everyone. In my top 5.
¿Es posible ver este film y no enamorarse de Darcy? no lo creo.
Hermoso romance, hermosa época y un excelente drama. Me encanta la relación de ellos dos, se ve real y los prejuicios que manejaban la sociedad en ese entonces son tan bien representados.
Adoré el desarrollo de la historia, tiene un ritmo excelente para uno ir amando este film.
El manejo de la cámara es simplemente perfecto, encaja cada detalle y todo acorde a la escena y el reparto es tan perfecto me encanta Keira en su papel de Elizabeth y Matthew como Darcy, no pudo ser mejor.
Es una excelente película.
i know i'm being A Straight but i love this film so much it literally birthed me it shaped me into the woman i am today
new meds, relying on a well-known movie for its sweet, soporific effects. ♡
One of the most loved books has turned into a most loved film. Pride & Prejudice is an excellent romantic drama that brings together the old and the new of characters concerning their differences.
Set in the 18th century the film centers on the Bennet Family. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet played by Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn are determined to find husbands for their five daughters. While the eldest Jane played by Rosamund Pike finds love with wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley played by Simon Woods second child Elizabeth played by Keira Knightley slowly begins to fall for his friend Mr. Darcy played by Matthew Macfadyen who she at first takes a dislike to. The more Elizabeth tries to find the right…
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All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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