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Note: I’ve focused on linking to official productions shared on YouTube from official sources. I’ve also shared a few additional uploads from fans. However, I try to only link to movies in the public domain or to copies of rare productions unavailable anywhere else. I don’t condone copyright infringement.
IMDB Synopsis: Two women and a man start out their adult life with all good intentions to change the world and keep their love alive and vital, but as time shows them (and us) it’s not that easy.
Why You Should Watch: For a chance to see a rare adaptation.
Official Synopsis: Follow Cate as she moves to LA, meets dreamy Henry Tilney, navigates the Thorpes, and eats tacos with her brother Jimmy. Based on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey!
Why You Should Watch: If you’re into geek culture, Jane Austen, or web series, this is a fun one to check out.
IMDB Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
Why You Should Watch: I haven’t seen it yet, but it sounds intriguing to watch a rare classic Dutch adaptation. English subtitles available.
Official Synopsis: Here are the videos for The Jane Games. A web series in which Jane Austen and her characters abandon pride and good sense to compete on a modern-day reality show.
Why You Should Watch: If you’re a fan of reality TV, then this is the Jane Austen web series for you.
Official Synopsis: Emma Approved is a modernized adaptation of Emma, a novel by Jane Austen.
Why You Should Watch: This web series won an Emmy! So, if you love web series, this is one of the better ones.
Official Synopsis: From Mansfield With Love is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park presented by Foot in the Door Theatre.
Why You Should Watch: I’m not overly familiar with this one but a modern-day Manfield Park sounds intriguing.
Official Synopsis: My year-long video diary of my sisters, my best friend Charlotte, and eventually a guy named Darcy.
Why You Should Watch: This Emmy-winning web series started a movement. If you want to try out a web series for the first time, this is the one to watch as it’s outstanding.
Official Synopsis: Northbound is a modern take on Jane Austen’s NORTHANGER ABBEY, created by Anya Steiner.
Why You Should Watch: Another one I’m not familiar with but it looks good!
Official Synopsis: Welcome to Sanditon is a modernized adaptation of the unfinished Jane Austen manuscript, Sanditon.
Why You Should Watch: This web series comes from the same team that brought you The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved.
This children’s show adapted both Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey. You can watch low-quality versions on YouTube. There may be a few rare DVD copies of the entire series out there.