The Best Jane Austen Film Adaptations

A Listmania! list by Marcy G. "MarcyG" (Virginia, USA)
 
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Six Piece Collector's Boxed Set) [VHS]
1.  Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Six Piece Collector's Boxed Set) [VHS] VHS Colin Firth
The list author says:
  "The best Jane Austen film adaptation to date!  A superb cast led by Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. A wonderful, entertaining adaptation to the much-loved book.  Very highly recommended!"
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Persuasion [VHS]
2.  Persuasion [VHS] VHS Amanda Root
The list author says:
  "Purists and Jane Austen fans will agree that this is one of the best film adaptations to date. Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root shine as does the fine cast. Very faithful to the tone and plot of the novel"
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Sense and Sensibility [VHS]
3.  Sense and Sensibility [VHS] VHS Emma Thompson
The list author says:
  "Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet shine in this brilliant adaptation. The supporting cast and production values are excellent.  One of the best JA adaptations to date! Highly recommended!"
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Pride and Prejudice: The Complete BBC Miniseries [VHS]
4.  Pride and Prejudice: The Complete BBC Miniseries [VHS] VHS Marsha Fitzalan
The list author says:
  "A fine adaptation of the Jane Austen classic with a  cast led by Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul.  Witty, charming and funny.  Check out the 1996 version as well!"
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Emma [VHS]
5.  Emma [VHS] VHS Gwyneth Paltrow
The list author says:
  "Witty and entertaining! Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam are superb. The production values and supporting cast are excellent. This goes well hand-in-hand with the A&E version."
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Emma [VHS]
6.  Emma [VHS] VHS Kate Beckinsale
The list author says:
  "A fine adaptation by the A&E team. Kate Beckinsale leads the young, talented cast. This goes well hand-in-hand with the Gwyneth Paltrow version in order to get a full treatment of the novel."
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Sense & Sensibility [VHS]
7.  Sense & Sensibility [VHS] VHS Irene Richard
The list author says:
  "A fine adaptation of the novel - and more faithful than the 1995 version.  The cast, plot and production values are good.  Some would even argue that this is better than the Emma Thompson version."
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Mansfield Park [VHS]
8.  Mansfield Park [VHS] VHS Anna Massey
The list author says:
  "A very faithful adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. Some may find it a bit drab but most purists praise it.  Sylvestra LeTouzel is a believable Fanny Price."
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Pride and Prejudice [VHS]
9.  Pride and Prejudice [VHS] VHS Greer Garson
The list author says:
  "An entertaining - though almost "summarized" - version of the novel.  Purists may be disappointed with the very "Hollywood" treatment of the novel.  Greer Garson & Laurence Olivier are superb."
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Mansfield Park [VHS]
10.  Mansfield Park [VHS] VHS Frances O'Connor
The list author says:
  "Witty and charming with a handsome, young cast led by Frances O'Connor.  Purists beware! This is barely a shadow of the Austen novel. Take it on it's own merit rather than as an Austen adaptation."
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Persuasion [VHS]
11.  Persuasion [VHS] VHS Ann Firbank
The list author says:
  "A faithful - though somewhat dated - adaptation of the novel (check out those hairstyles!). Still a good, entertaining film though I would recommend the 1995 version instead."
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Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) walking out of the lake 14 Oct 27, 2014
Playing UK DVDs and VHS on my players? Does it require special equipment? 2 Apr 9, 2014
The colonel collapses after carrying in Marianne? Really?! 1 Feb 12, 2014
Col. Brandon 5 Jan 28, 2014
Blu-ray 2009 vs Blu-ray 2010 - What is different? 19 Dec 24, 2013
Stop Amazon placing reviews for DVD editions under Blu-Ray titles ? 30 Dec 24, 2013
Restored vs Blu-Ray 8 Jul 22, 2013
Blu-Ray--Scenes missing? 7 May 30, 2013
SDH? 0 May 29, 2013
not moved by this version 1 May 19, 2013
Tales Of Manhattan 1 Nov 17, 2012
They just can't "get" Fanny Price 1 Jan 5, 2012
 
   

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