One of Netflix’s most well-liked YA programmes is Anne With An E, which is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables books. Sadly, the programme was cancelled after three seasons, yet fans still mourn it terribly. Even though it is much grimmer than the original story, Anne With An E is exceptional in its sense of optimism. Even though Anne’s narrative won’t be continued on television, viewers can find solace and parallels in other films like Anne with an E, which you can see below.
1. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)
Director- Armando Iannucci
“The Personal History of David Copperfield,” set in the 1840s, is a new, original interpretation of Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece. It follows the life of its famous title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive position within it. David’s journey is alternately amusing and tragic, but it is always full of life, colour, and compassion, starting with his difficult upbringing and ending with the discovery of his talent as a storyteller and writer.
2. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Director- Justin Chadwick
There is no heir for King Henry VIII. The Duke of Norfolk and Sir Thomas Boleyn convince Thomas’ daughter Anne to seduce the king because they see this as a chance for personal gain. But Mary, Anne’s sister, captures Henry’s heart. The scheme backfires when Anne tries to win the king’s affections for herself. When Mary becomes pregnant, she is forced to stay in bed and is tasked with keeping the king from wandering.
3. Mary Shelley (2017)
Director- Haifaa al-Mansour
When poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft declare their love for one another, Mary Wollstonecraft’s family disapproves. When the couple and Claire, Mary’s half-sister, are discovered to have eloped, the family is shocked. The task to write a ghost story while vacationing at Lord Byron’s lakeside estate inspires Mary to come up with the plot for her book “Frankenstein.”
4. The Favourite (2018)
Director- Yorgos Lanthimos
Abigail Hill, a mud-covered former aristocrat who has nothing, arrives at the palace in early 18th-century England amid the expensive War of the Spanish Succession to beg for a job. It won’t take long for the castle’s newest scullery maid to recognise an excellent opportunity to regain her status, though, with an ailing Queen Anne spending most of her time caring for her furry herd of rabbits and the rebellious monarch’s devoted confidante, Sarah Churchill, covertly running the country. The fierce female adversaries now have no choice but to engage in a silent battle for the sad empress’s attention due to their greedy ambition, deft emotional manipulation, and secret personal agendas.
5. The Duchess (2008)
Director- Saul Dibb
Georgiana Spencer marries the Duke of Devonshire at the age of 17. She quickly recognises that her marriage will not be based on love and that her primary goal in the arrangement is to provide her husband a male heir. She doesn’t have much luck in that regard, giving birth to two daughters and experiencing multiple miscarriages in addition, and it takes her a long time until she succeeds. When her husband has an affair with her best friend, Bess Foster, it completely destroys what little relationship she does have with him. She does carve out a life for herself, becoming a prominent political figure and the era’s fashion symbol.
6. Becoming Jane (2007)
Director- Julian Jarrold
The year is 1795, and the young Jane Austen is a fiery twenty-year-old writer who already envisions a world beyond class and trade, above pride and prejudice, and who dreams of doing what at the time was almost unthinkable: marrying for love. To ensure their daughter’s future social standing, her parents are understandably looking for a wealthy, well-off husband. They are considering Mr. Wisley as a potential match. He is the nephew of the powerful and wealthy local aristocrat Lady Gresham. Sparks start to fly as well as the sassy banter when Tom Lefroy, a roguish and distinctly non-aristocratic character, meets Jane.
She becomes enraged by his intelligence and conceit, which subsequently send her reeling. The pair is now in a horrible predicament because their flirting goes against the wisdom and sensibility of the time. They will put their family, friends, and financial security at jeopardy if they try to get married.
7. Marie Antoinette (2006)
Director- Sofia Coppola
Following the death of King Louis XV in 1774, a teenage Austrian girl marries the French Dauphin and becomes that nation’s queen. Marie Antoinette loses her head during the French Revolution years later, after leading a life of luxury and grandeur.
8. Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)
Director- Josie Rourke
Charismatic The Queen Mary. Mary resists pressure to remarry despite becoming queen of France at the age of 16 and becoming widowed at the age of 18. To retake her rightful reign, she instead makes her way back to Scotland, where she was born. Elizabeth I, who wants to lessen the perceived threat posed by Mary, is in charge of England, though. Each young Queen looks upon her “sister” with both terror and fascination. The two must choose how to play the game of marriage vs independence as they are rivals in both power and love and are female rulers in a world dominated by men. Elizabeth’s authority is under jeopardy when Mary, who is determined to rule as more than just a figurehead, makes her claim to the English throne. Each court is threatened by betrayal, insurrection, and conspiracies that alter the path of history and both thrones.
9. Anne Of Green Gables (1985)
Director- Kevin Sullivan
On Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla make the decision to hire an orphan child to work on their farm at the turn of the century. But when Anne Shirley, a girl, is accidentally given to them in her place, they receive an unpleasant shock. It’s only after a trial that Marilla decides to keep Anne, and only if Anne can stay out of trouble because only Anne has a positive talent for it. Anne is a dreamer with an unconventional point of view, far apart from Marilla’s practical ways. With Anne now living at Green Gables, Matthew and Marilla find that their lives have gotten much fuller as they watch her get into a series of scrapes, develop a close friend, and search for various kindred souls.
10. Atonement (2007)
Director- Joe Wright
Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old aspiring writer, misinterprets what is going on when she sees Robbie Turner and her older sister Cecilia at the fountain in front of the family estate, which leads to a series of misunderstandings and a childish rage that will have long-lasting effects for everyone involved. The family has always been kind to the servant’s son, Robbie, who works for them. He is currently planning to attend medical school, and they funded for his time at Cambridge. After the fountain incident, Briony reads a letter that was sent to Cecilia and comes to the conclusion that Robbie is a troubled individual. She claims to have witnessed Robbie performing the act when her cousin Lola is sexually assaulted and she tells the police this.