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What to Watch If You Love Downton Abbey

Updated May 15, 2020 1.6k votes 499 voters 41.8k views51 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies and TV series that are similar to Downtown Abbey.

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.

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    The Crown is an enthralling period piece about the Royal family.

    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter Morgan. A young Queen Elizabeth II's (Claire Foy) political rivalries and romances guide the events that would shape the second half of the twentieth century.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Upstairs Downstairs is a lighter take on those who live in a wealthy estate. 

    Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Great events feature prominently in the episodes but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between 1903 and 1930.... more on Wikipedia
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    Young Victoria

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    Emily Blunt stars in Young Victoria, a charming and colorful period piece.

    The Young Victoria is a 2009 period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes, based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is a timeless film.

    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 on Wikipedia
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