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Downton Abbey kept viewers on the edge of their seats with the drama unfolding in a single estate, so it's only natural to be on the lookout for more shows like Downtown Abbey after binging the series. This list contains recommendations for movies and TV shows similar to Downton Abbey. You can try some miniseries or TV shows that are period pieces full of conflict. Movies like Downton Abbey are often based on classic literature. What to watch after Downton Abbey really depends on your mood.

What are some movies and TV shows featured on this list of recommendations for Downton Abbey fans? Sense and Sensibility, set in England in the late-1700s, tells the story of the Dashwood sisters as they look for love. The Queen is another good movie for fans of Downton AbbeyAnother Period pokes fun at Downton Abbey's melodramatic plots in the format of a 30-minute comedy. Other good TV and movies recommended for Downton Abbey fans include The Tudors, Call the Midwife, and Emma.

What do you watch when you run out of Downton Abbey episodes? Give the best viewing material a thumbs up and please add any good TV series or movies we may have missed.

Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Downton Abbey
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Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as Elinor Dashwood, while Kate Winslet plays Elinor's younger sister Marianne. The story follows the Dashwood sisters – though they are members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry, circumstances result in their sudden destitution, forcing them to seek financial security through marriage. Actors Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman play their respective suitors. It was released on 13 December 1995 in the United States and on 23 February 1996 in the United Kingdom. Producer Lindsay Doran, a longtime ...more

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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Downton Abbey
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Call The Midwife


Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Cliff Parisi, Stephen McGann, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Victoria Yeates, Linda Bassett and Charlotte Ritchie. The series was created by Heidi Thomas, originally based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth but since expanded to include new, historically sourced material. The first series of six episodes premiered in the UK on 15 January 2012. The series is produced by Neal Street Productions, a production company founded and owned by the film ...more

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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Downton Abbey
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The Tudors


The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime. The series, although named after the Tudor dynasty as a whole, is based specifically upon the reign of King Henry VIII of England. ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Downton Abbey
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The Crown


The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth (Claire Foy) to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) and the ailing health of King George VI (Jared Harris). ...more

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