Emma. ★★★★★

In an age where Hollywood wants to make Jane Austen's works gritty, this adaptation of Emma stays true to the technicolor pastels of the regency period. The film somehow manages to both have high stakes and also take place in Austen's cozy version of pastoral Britain, where witty women trade flirtatious barbs with brash men who hide secret affections. Emma stands as an achievement in how to do Jane Austen right.