Whether or not you want to be transported back to an era of gradeur and extravegance, these human stories are sure to tempt you in.
There is nothing better than curling up on a couch and watching some of your favorite films. For some, it could be the heartbreaking Titanic and for others, it could be the heartwarming moments from Pride and Prejudice. But really, most of us just want to hear a nice story and be happy for the people in it. So here are five period dramas that you have to watch, if you haven't watched yet.
While the film may initially start off depressing, it picks up to show how some people were extremely crucial in sending the first man to space. Following the story of Katherine Johnson (Tarji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), the film shows how the three women became integral in the space race. They battle racism and rampant sexism to become some of the most sought-after scientists at NASA.
If you're ready to see some iconic romance drama that actually holds up anachronistically, then this show is for you. Following a Bridgerton sibling every season, the first season focussed on Daphne Bridgerton while the second on her eldest brother Anthony Bridgerton. It moves through the Regency era and tries to encapsulate the arcs of major as well as supporting characters in the show. It is optimistic, romantic and unreasonably (but in the best way) steamy.
If you're in a sapphic mood, Dickinson is the way to go. Following the highly acclaimed poet, Emily Dickinson, the show takes a modern-day twist on the poets story while also keeping the roots of her character and personality alive in the show. It does a great job of making Emily relatable to the current generation while also showing the setbacks of the time she was in. However, even some silly homophobes couldn't stop Dickinson from making a deep, meaningful and personal relationship with her brother's wife Susan. And as Oprah's blog describes the show, it is 'funny' and 'darkly moving.'
Louisa May Alcott's book has been adapted countless times but Greta Gerwig really gave it the modern look that shines through in the actors. Casting Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Timothée Chalamet as the main characters in the movie really express the youthfulness and naivety of the characters while keeping in mind the timelessness of the actors in mind. With character arcs that would make screenplay writers swoon, the film is a cinematic event.
In case you were looking for an original enemies-to-lovers film, Emma does quite the job. Starting off rocky on both the character's front, the film very graciously builds a bridge going from sworn enemies to tolerable to mildly respectable and finally love in a course of two hours. Additionally, Anya Taylor-Joy shines in the titular role balancing the cast with grace and being a protagonist that was charmingly flawed.