18 Movies Like Love Actually

In the five weeks leading up to Christmas, several interconnected stories about romantic love and the challenges that Londoners face in finding happiness through love are presented. The stories are set against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack’s (Bill Nighy’s) Christmas themed comeback cover of “Love Is All Around,” which Billy knows is crap and makes no bones about, much to the chagrin of his manager Joe (Gregor Fisher’s) as he promotes the record.

After the recent passing of Daniel’s (Liam Neeson’s) wife, he is now solely responsible for the upbringing of his stepson Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), who is in his adolescent years. It is unclear to Daniel how he should respond to Sam and his issues in the absence of his wife, particularly in light of the possibility that a romance is developing between the two members of their household. Juliet, played by Keira Knightley, and Peter, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, have recently tied the knot.

They are under the impression that Peter’s best friend and best man, Mark (Andrew Lincoln), despises Juliet but will never admit it directly. Others looking in from the outside believe that Mark is jealous of Juliet because he is in love with Peter, and they base this assumption on their observations.

After catching his most recent girlfriend, Sienna Guillory (played by Sienna Guillory), in the act of an indiscretion, Jamie (Colin Firth), a writer, decides to take a writing retreat in the countryside of France by himself. Aurelia, played by Lucia Moniz, is a Portuguese woman hired to work as a housekeeper. Jamie ends up spending a lot of time with her in France.

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1. Pride and Prejudice


The plot is based on a novel written by Jane Austen that takes place in Georgian England and follows the lives of five sisters: Jane Bennet (played by Rosamund Pike), Elizabeth Bennet (played by Keira Knightley), Mary Bennet (played by Talulah Riley), Kitty Bennet (played by Carey Mulligan), and Lydia Bennet (played by Jena Malone). The arrival of the wealthy young Mr. Bingley (played by Simon Woods) and Mr. Darcy (played by Matthew Macfadyen), Mr. Bingley's best friend, cause their…

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2. The Notebook


A resident named Duke, played by James Garner, reads a love story to an older woman named Gena Rowlands, who has dementia and memory loss. The setting is a nursing home. Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams), a wealthy teenager who is 17 years old at the time, is vacationing in Seabrook during the late 1930s. At a carnival, a local laborer named Noah Calhoun, played by Ryan Gosling, meets Allie, and the two quickly fall in love with one another. One…

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3. The Other Boleyn Girl


The union between King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon is fraught with difficulty because Catherine has failed to give birth to a living male heir to the throne. Catherine has only one child who has survived to adulthood: Princess Mary. William Carey becomes Mary Boleyn's husband. After the festivities, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, and his brother-in-law, Thomas Boleyn, hatch a plan to make Thomas' eldest daughter, Anne, the king's mistress in the expectation that she will bear him…

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4. Atonement


Briony Tallis, played by Saoirse Ronan and aspiring to be a writer at the age of thirteen, misinterprets what is going on when she sees her older sister Cecilia, played by Keira Knightley, and Robbie Turner, played by James McAvoy, at the fountain in front of the family estate. This sets into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions. The family has always treated Robbie well because he is the son of a…

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5. Love and Friendship


Love and Friendship is a novel in the 1790s and focuses on a beautiful widow named Lady Susan Vernon. Lady Susan Vernon has traveled to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful stories about her dalliances that are floating around polite society. During her time there, she decides to find a husband not just for herself but also for her daughter Frederica, who is not particularly enthusiastic about the prospect. Similar Movies To Love and Friendship

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6. Sense and Sensibility (1995)


After Mr. Dashwood (Tom Wilkinson) passes away, he is required to leave the majority of his estate to the son he had with his first wife. As a result, his second wife and their three daughters, Elinor (Dame Emma Thompson), Marianne (Kate Winslet), and Margaret (Emilie Francon), are forced to live in difficult conditions. They are taken in by a relative who is sympathetic, but the fact that they are impoverished makes it difficult for Elinor, who is realistic, and…

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7. Austenland


Jane Hayes, a seemingly ordinary young woman with a secret, is the protagonist of the romantic comedy Austenland. Jane is in her 30s and has never been married. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as portrayed by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life because no real man can compare to Mr. Darcy. But when Jane decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort that caters to Austen-crazed…

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8. A Room with a View


When Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith) arrive in Florence and discover that their rooms do not have views, fellow guests Mr. Emerson (Denholm Elliott) and son George (Julian Sands) take it upon themselves to help resolve the issue. Lucy's life may be irrevocably altered as a result of her encounter with the Emersons; however, once she returns to England, how will her time in Tuscany impact the plans she has made for…

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9. Becoming Jane


Young Jane Austen, played by Anne Hathaway and twenty years old at the time, is a feisty developing writer who already sees a world beyond class and business, above pride and prejudice, and who dreams of doing what was then practically inconceivable at the time, marrying for love. Naturally, in order to ensure their daughter's continued high social position, her parents are looking for a wealthy and well-appointed suitor to marry their daughter. As potential partners, they have their sights…

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10. I Capture the Castle


The plot of the movie centers on a young woman named Cassandra Mortmain, who is 17 years old, and the eccentric members of her family as they try to make it through life in an old English castle. Her father is desperate to repeat the spectacular success of his first novel but hasn't written a word in 12 years; her exquisite sister Rose can only rail against their fate, and their Bohemian stepmother Topaz is a nudist and is of…

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11. Notting Hill


When Anna Scott, the most beautiful woman in the world and the most well-liked actress, walks into William Thacker's bookstore in Notting Hill, the world's most beautiful woman and the most popular actress, every man's dream comes true. After some time has passed, William runs into her again, and this time he accidentally spills orange juice all over her. He still can't believe what he's seeing and hearing. Anna takes him up on his offer to change in his nearby…

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12. Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights


Mr. Lockwood, the new tenant at Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire, pays a visit to Heathcliff, his landlord, at Wuthering Heights, a remote moorland farmhouse, in the year 1801. There, he meets Hareton, an uneducated young man who speaks in a manner consistent with a servant, Joseph, a grumpy servant, and a young woman who later turns out to be Cathy Linton. Everyone is gloomy and unfriendly toward one another. Lockwood, who is stuck inside for the night because of the…

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13. Jane Eyre


Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska), who had a difficult upbringing, eventually becomes a governess after venturing out into the world. As she settles in nicely to her new position at Thornfield Hall, she has the misfortune of becoming acquainted with Mr. Edward Rochester, the stern, icy, and abrupt master of the house (Michael Fassbender). Jane's relationship with her boss develops into a close friendship, and she finds that she is soon falling in love with him. It would appear that Jane…

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14. Anna Karenina


Anna Karenina, a lady of the aristocratic class, embarks on a journey from Saint Petersburg to Moscow in 1874 in Imperial Russia. Her goal is to prevent the dissolution of her brother Prince Oblonsky's marriage to his housemaid, with whom he had been having an affair. Anna Karenina and her husband, Count Alexei Karenin, share a son, but their marriage is emotionally distant. At the train station, Anna makes the acquaintance of Count Vronsky, a cavalry officer, and the two…

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15. The Duchess


In 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, when she married the Duke, Georgiana Spencer became the Duchess of Devonshire. The Georgian period was characterized by a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. She was vivacious and adored by the general public, but she found her marriage to be a disappointment very quickly. This disappointment was defined by her obligation to produce a male heir, as well as the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her. She forms…

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16. Little Women


In the years that follow the end of the American Civil War, Jo March (played by Saoirse Ronan) makes a living as a writer in New York City. In contrast, her sister Amy March (played by Florence Pugh) resided in Paris and studied painting there. Amy has an unplanned run-in with Theodore "Laurie" Laurence, played by Timothée Chalamet, an old crush from her childhood who once proposed to Jo but was ultimately turned down. Meg March, the eldest of the…

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17. Mansfield Park


At the age of ten, Fanny Price, an impoverished relative, moves to Mansfield Park, the estate that her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas, owns. She is astute, diligent, and a writer with a witty imagination and a strong moral compass. She develops a particularly strong bond with Edmund, Thomas's younger son, due to these qualities. Henry Crawford, a neighbor, notices that Fanny has quickly become beautiful in addition to having a sharp mind, and he takes an interest in her. Thomas…

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18. Emma


This classic comedy by Jane Austen is a reimagining of the story, which is about finding your match and working for your happy ending. Emma Woodhouse is the uncontested queen bee in her quiet small town thanks to her good looks, wit, and wealth. She has no competition. In this sparkling satire of social class and the anguish of coming of age, Emma must go on a voyage through ill-fated relationships and romantic mistakes in order to discover the love…

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