11 Amazingly Beautiful Movies That Deserve to Be Watched in the Evening
All of us must have dreamed of having a time machine to travel to a different era. Some people would like to become a lady in the 19th century, others would love to try the role of Marie Antoinette, wearing a big dress and a powdered wig.
We at Bright Side think that the best and the safest portals in time are movies that amaze us with the beauty of their costumes and natural landscapes. This is why we want to share the enjoyment we had when we watched these 11 movies, that will let you travel without moving from your favorite couch. And the bonuses at the end of the article will allow you to see 2 very famous Hollywood actresses in very unusual roles.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2015)
This film tells a complicated love story of Constance Chatterley, the wife of Sir Clifford Chatterley. The spouses start drifting apart when the husband returns from the war, where the lower part of his body was paralyzed due to an injury. In the beginning, the wife tries to make peace with the new turn of events, but then she finds comfort with a different man.
- IMDb — 6.4
In Secret (2013)
Young and beautiful Thérèse married her cousin Camille. The selfish husband is constantly complaining about his health. Thérèse never really found him attractive, so, soon she has a very passionate affair with one of her husband’s friends named Laurent.
- IMDb — 6.1
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
The film is set in Brittany in the 1770s. Artist Marianne comes to the coast to draw a portrait of Héloïse, the daughter of an estate owner. The painting will be sent to Héloïse’s fiancé in Milan. But the girl is not going to get married and as a protest, she refuses to pose for the painting. So, the guest becomes her companion for walks.
- IMDb — 8.2
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
The movie is based on the memoirs of Sidonie Laborde, one of the readers of Marie Antoinette. The film tells the story of the 14th and 15th of July 1789 — the days when the story of the Bastille happens. The revolution started and the servants left their queen.
- IMDb — 6.2
A Promise (2013)
An elderly man hires a young male secretary. The man falls in love with the amazingly beautiful wife of his employer. They really try to resist their temptations and suppress the feelings between them.
- IMDb — 5.7
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
This is a romantic story about the romance between American President Roosevelt and his cousin Margaret Stucki. The events happen in 1939, when the President comes into the New York residence of the British Royal family.
- IMDb — 5.8
Great Expectations (2012)
This is a screen adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novel about a young man, Pip, who loses his parents at a young age and is raised by his sister. His boring life changes completely when he helps a prisoner.
- IMDb — 6.4
Love & Friendship (2016)
Susan is a widow who is young and attractive. She comes to the estate of her late husband to solve some financial issues and wait for people to stop talking about her. She uses her natural charm and her quick mind to find a rich husband for herself and her daughter.
- IMDb — 6.4
Dark times have come to the kingdom: the ruler is dead and an imposter has taken over the throne. Hamlet, the righteous heir to the throne, is ready to do anything to avenge his father. The prince’s heart can only be melted by the beautiful Ophelia, who is ready to stand up against the tyrant.
- IMDb — 6.6
Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Eliza Scarlet is an orphan and she doesn’t have any money to live on. In a situation like this, the only option for a woman is a good marriage. But in order to be successful in a world ruled by men, she decides to use a secret weapon — the detective agency of her father. And a Scotland Yard Inspector becomes her partner.
- IMDb — 7.6
Madame Bovary (2014)
This is a screen adaptation of the novel by the classic writer Gustave Flaubert. It is about the difficult life of Emma Bovary. She wanted to experience true love, so the restless Emma Bovary forgets about her caring husband and young daughter, and dives into a whirlpool of romances.
Bonus № 1. Harlots (TV series: 2017 — present)
This is a story that happens in the 18th century. Margaret Wells tries to do anything to give her daughters a good life. In the second season, you can see Liv Tyler who plays one of the most controversial roles in the series.
- IMDb — 7.7
Bonus № 2. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV series: 2020)
Los Angeles, 1938. 2 detectives are investigating a violent crime. The investigation leads to the discovery of a huge conspiracy involving the entire elite of the city.
- Release date: April 26, 2020
What was the last film that amazed you with its visuals?
Preview photo credit Penny Dreadful: City of Angels / Desert Wolf Productions