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Movies For People Who Love Downton Abbey

by Eden Godsoe, posted to TV, Movies & Music

If you can't get enough of Downton Abbey, if you need more great actors like Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern, if you yearn for more drama and intrigue, then here is a list of movies you must watch.


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The Remains Of The Day

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Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson star in this moving story of a...more

One of my all-time favorites. Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson at their best. Without giving too much away - get ready for some heartbreak.

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Howard's End

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Howards End is E.M. Forster's beautifully subtle story of the...more

One of my husband's top 5 films of all time (and he's seen a lot.) Funny and tragic at the same time, Howards End focuses on the priviledged Edwardian class, those they looked down on and an unlikely friendship.

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Gosford Park

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Directed by Robert Altman. With Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael...more

This all-star cast, including Maggie Smith, make this one hell of a movie. Very Downton Abbey-ish with the interplay of upstairs and downstairs.

Kristina: This is my favourite movie. I have watched it countless times. i always find somethign new to love about it.

Eden Godsoe: I need to rewatch ia gain some time soon. I've only seen it a few times and it really is so-so-so good. As is Remains of the Day though it makes me sad.

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The Great Gatsby

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Amazon.com: The Great Gatsby (1974): Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce...more

One of my all time favorite books and the movie is pretty good too. Taking place around the same time as Downton Abbey but focused on the privileged class and snobbery in America.

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A Room With a View

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Nominated for eight Oscars in 1986, including Best Picture, and winner...more

A little different but with much of the same feel - a young couple in love with the backdrop of early Edwardian life, emotional repression and class divisions.

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A Passage to India

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Judy Davis, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Sir Alec Guinness, Nigel...more

Not exactly the same but close enough if you've seen my other recommendations and a good movie nonetheless. Faithful in its adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel, the movie focuses on British racism in colonial India.

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Cold Comfort Farm

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Kate Beckinsale, Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley. She discovered a new...more

It takes place in England though a little later than when Downton Abbey takes place. Much more fun/funny than DA too.

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Enchanted April

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Two proper Englishwomen, determined to get away from their drab lives...more

I haven't seen this but it is now on my list! Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson play a pair of unhappily married women who rent an Italian villawith a crusty Englishwoman and a lonely aristocrat.

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Pride & Prejudice

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One of the greatest love stories of all time, Pride & Prejudice, comes...more

Not the same period at all (Jane Austen first published it in 1813) but some of the same themes of dealing with manners, upbringing, morality,marriage,etc in early 19th century England.

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Sense & Sensibility

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Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant star in this...more

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It is one of my favorite movies and has much in common with Downton Abbey.

Eden Godsoe: Great addition - thanks for adding. Love this movie.

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