These are the 16 best adaptations of Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s classic novel is the basis for a slew of adaptations, including “Pretty Woman,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Becoming Jane,” “The Remains of the Day,” “The Young Victoria,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Sense and Sensibility: Viva Rock Vegas” and “The Silmarillion.” Of the complete works, only three novels have not made the jump to the big screen, including “Emma” and “Persuasion,” which were almost made in the 1930s, and “Northanger Abbey,” which was made in 1972, the year before Austen died.

Now that you’ve seen the wealth of productions available, here are the 16 best Austen adaptations, from TV to film.

16. “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)

Director Ang Lee, working with actress Emma Thompson, brings together some of Austen’s best stories in a contemporary period piece that’s as emotionally raw as it is amusing. Click to learn how “Sense and Sensibility” was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

15. “Emma” (1995)

A provocative portrayal of Regency era seduction, “Emma” stars Emma Thompson in an Oscar-winning performance. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

14. “Pride and Prejudice” (2004)

Prejudice and Mr. Darcy were one of the most beloved screen couples of all time, and Elizabeth Bennet, the heroine of “Pride and Prejudice,” was Austen’s favorite character. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

13. “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)

A neo-classical adaptation of Austen’s classic novel, “Sense and Sensibility” may be an ensemble piece, but viewers of all ages will recognize the prose at its core. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

12. “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)

An adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility,” “Sense and Sensibility” starred Natalie Portman as the willful heroine, Edith Greenslade. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

11. “Pride and Prejudice” (2004)

“Pride and Prejudice” is a classic film that starts with the timeless prose of Jane Austen and ends in gloriously brash fashion with a steamy getaway for the Bennet family in Brighton. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

10. “Emma” (1995)

A risky adaptation of Austen’s novel “Emma,” “Emma” stars Emma Thompson as the sharp-tongued heroine of “Emma.” Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

9. “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)

“Sense and Sensibility” is only one of two Austen adaptations in which Sense and Sensibility is portrayed as a love story between the daughters of two sisters. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

8. “Pride and Prejudice” (2004)

The second of two movies about Jane Austen, “Pride and Prejudice” features three of the author’s most beloved characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

7. “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)

“Sense and Sensibility” proves that even another adaptation of a novel isn’t enough when it comes to adapting a book. Click to learn how the film was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel.

6. “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)

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