The Definitive Jane Austen Movie Adaptation Chart – Part 2

Persuasion

Best straight adaptations

2007 – Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones

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My Rating: 7/10
Faithfulness to Book: 6/10

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Cons: The ending. Just why? The ending of the book is one of the most romantic, perfect things I have ever read in English literature and they had to make a mess of it by having Ann run back and forth all over the place in a way that was frustrating and made little sense.

1995 – Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds

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My Rating: 6/10
Faithfulness to Book: 8/10

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Northanger Abbey

Best straight adaptation

2007 – Felicity Jones and JJ Feild

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My Rating: 9/10
Faithfulness to book: 9/10

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Sense and Sensibility

Best Straight Adaptations

2008 – Charity Wakefield and Hattie Morahan

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My Rating: 8/10
Faithfulness to book: 8/10

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1995 – Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman

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My Rating: 8/10
Faithfulness to book: 8/10

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Mansfield Park

Best Straight Adaptations

1999 – Francis O’Connor and Jonny Lee Miller

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My Rating: 7/10
Faithfulness to Book: 6/10

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2007 – Billie Piper and Blake Ritson

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My Rating: 6.5/10
Faithfulness to book: 7/10

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Other Austen Adaptations

Love and Friendship

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