85 Period Dramas To Watch If You Love Anne Of Green Gables

I’ve loved everything L.M. Montgomery since I was a little girl. The obsession started with the phenomenal Kevin Sullivan adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

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I laughed and cried with Anne. I swooned over Gilbert Blythe. Not to mention, I even swore up and down I would marry a Gilbert one day (He was always my Mr. Darcy.)

So, I created a list of period dramas worth watching when you need that old-fashioned Anne fix.

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Anne of Green Gables (1934)

The main actress loved the part so much that she changed her name to Anne Shirley! It was one of the top-selling films of 1934.



Anne of Avonlea (1975)

Sadly, the first part is lost to time. But for those who already know the story, this 1970s mini-series is also lovely.


Anne of Green Gables (1985)

The dialogue, the impeccable performances by the cast, the humor, the romance and just the feeling. Anne makes you feel better. 

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Anne of Avonlea (1987)

Anne of Avonlea is just as superb as the first. While there are changes to the books, the spirit of Anne is present and very much alive.

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Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)

Look, this isn’t Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. But our favorite cast is back, and the romance is spectacular.

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