Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Peacock)
Based on Jane Austen’s novel, Pride & Prejudice follows spirited Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) and her burgeoning romance with the rich and proud Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), while also dealing with issues of marriage, morality, and misconceptions.
Why It’s A Good Option for Bridgerton Fans: Chances are, if you’ve devoured Bridgerton, you’ve seen at least one Pride & Prejudice adaptation. Jane Austen’s most famous novel has been told time-and-time again, and the timeless tale will always make its way back onto the screen — either silver or small. While there are several variations of the romantic story, one of the most acclaimed came from director Joe Wright’s 2005 film, starring Keira Knightley and Succession‘s Matthew Macfadyen.
The four-time Oscar-nominated period piece found exciting, inviting ways to make the classic story fresh and new, resulting in one of the most popular and celebrated adaptations. If you adored Bridgerton‘s unabashed romanticism, you’ll find lots to love in pride and prejudice.
Stream it on Peacock here.