Success on Netflix, Lady Chatterley’s Lover conquers fans worldwide with a hot, bold, romantic plot full of surprises. Those who have already checked out the movie for adults want to know: what to watch next in the Brazilian catalog of the platform?
“Unhappily married, aristocrat Lady Chatterley becomes embroiled in a steamy romance with an employee of her husband,” states the official synopsis of Lady Chatterley’s Lover on Netflix.
Based on the book of the same name, written by DH Lawrence, the film stars Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Jack O’Connell (Godless) in the lead roles.
We reveal below 7 great historical romance movies to watch after Lady Chatterley’s Lover on Netflix; check out.
The Russian novel City of Ice arrived in the Netflix catalog in 2020 – and it didn’t take long to conquer the platform’s audience. The great asset of the feature is its aesthetics. Set in luxurious palaces and on the icy streets of St. Petersburg, the film features breathtaking scenery.
In Ice City, Matvey, a petty thief, wins the heart of Alisa, the beautiful daughter of an aristocrat. But as usual, the young woman’s family does not accept the novel. From there, the couple embarks on a great adventure in search of freedom.
For those who enjoyed the erotic atmosphere of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Mademoiselle Revenge is the best suggestion to watch next. Daring and full of hot scenes, this French film features Cécile de France, from The Young Pope series, in the lead role.
The plot of Mademoiselle Vengeance (Lady J, in the original title) begins when the romance of a rich widow with a seductive marquis takes a rather unpleasant turn. Disillusioned, Madame de La Pommeraye decides to seek revenge with the help of the young Mademoiselle de Joncquières.
Emma, like Persuasion and some of today’s most popular historical novels, is based on the work of Jane Austen. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, from The Queen’s Gambit series, the adaptation also features Mia Goth (Pearl), Bill Nighy (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu) and Connor Swindells (Sex Education) in the cast.
The romantic comedy Emma follows the story of the titular protagonist, a privileged and proud young woman who meddles in the lives of everyone around her – until she realizes that she is not as wise or as well-meaning as she thought. The plot, it is worth remembering, is also adapted in the movie As Patricinhas de Beverly Hills.
Although not as romantic as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Mary Shelley is a good choice for anyone who enjoys historical films based on real events. As the name implies, the feature focuses on the story of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein and other gothic horror icons.
The film focuses mainly on Mary Shelley’s romance with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The plot also shows how the writer was inspired to create one of the most influential works of all time. In this adaptation, Shelley is played by Elle Fanning (The Great), and Percy is brought to life by Douglas Booth’s performance (Romeo and Juliet).
If you like historical novels with an irreverent and humorous style, Persuasão is a good choice. Starring Dakota Johnson, Anastasia from 50 Shades of Grey, the film is based on one of Jane Austen’s last books. Although it displeased the specialized critics, the film conquered the Netflix subscribers.
Persuasion follows the story of Anne Elliot, a young woman from high society who is persuaded not to marry a man of humble origins. Eight years later, he reappears. Will she take this second chance at love? Just watch the movie to find out.
Released in 2012, Anna Karenina is based on the immortal work of Leo Tolstoy. Famous for its theater aesthetic, the feature features Keira Knightley – the queen of historical romances – in the lead role. The cast also features Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Jude Law (Captain Marvel) and Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice).
In Anna Karenina, the title character, a Russian aristocrat of the 19th century, lives a torrid and forbidden romance with the rich and seductive Count Vronsky. This adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic won the Oscar for Best Costume Design and was nominated for three other award categories (Costume Design, Soundtrack and Production Design).
Elisa & Marcela
Finally, we have Elisa & Marcela, an exciting romance film that is based on an unusual true story. Filmed in black and white, the Spanish long hit the Netflix catalog in 2019, directed by Isabel Coixet (Another Me) and Natalia de Molina (Bye) and Greta Fernández (The Thief’s Daughter) in the lead roles.
Elisa & Marcela tells the story of Elisa Sánchez Loriga, a young lesbian who adopts a male identity in order to marry the woman she loves, Marcela Gracia Ibeas, in 1901 Spain. same-sex marriage recognized by the Catholic Church.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is available on Netflix.
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