Troy (Amazon – Trailer)
Travel back 3000 years ago and enjoy this movie made for everyone. You’ve got romance that literally started a war, epic battle scenes fought between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta, and of course, Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom in their prime (swoooon). While this is one of my all time favorites, I am a little triggered from my brothers yelling “FOR TROY!” every time they attacked me.
Pride & Prejudice (Amazon – Trailer)
Please note that while both the ‘95 series and the ‘05 film have been plugged here, one is clearly better than the other. Although I did watch the movie for the first time just last year, I did shout “absolutely not!” during Macfayden’s Darcy proposal in the rain. IMO Darcy is always terrible, but only Colin Firth has been able to sway me thus far. We are waiting, Timothée.
The Young Victoria (Amazon – Trailer)
This is a fantastic representation of what I like to call, “playing the long game”. Emily Blunt plays Queen Victoria as she learns what it means to be the monarch of England. All the while, Rupert Friend is a patient and supportive friend as Prince Henry, waiting in the wings until she’s ready to marry.
Shakespeare in Love (Amazon – Trailer)
Quite possibly the most romantic movie in existence. Starring all your favorite period actors (Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow), the story follows Will Shakespeare as he tries to write a play that’s not a flop and woo a lady way out of his league. Half Romeo and Juliet and half Twelfth Night, is there anything more you could want from a period romance??
The King (Netflix – Trailer)
In this telling of a young King Henry V coming into power, Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson are enemies, but it’s kind of delightful watching their feud play out. Fair warning: it’s over 2hrs long, but it goes by in a flash. Is there anyone in this movie who can pull off an accurate accent? (no) But watch and find out for yourself!
Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney+ Trailer)
Every time, and I’m not kidding every time, I meet someone named Elizabeth, I just want to yell it like Orlando Bloom does in this movie. This series never gets old and 100% deserves a rewatch this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to travel back to the 1700s Caribbean, fight against pirates, and most importantly, go on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland?