Bodice Rippers

It's great fun watching stiff people lose their inhibitions in love.
By
Kim Linekin

Bright Star

This drama details the passionate three-year romance between Romantic poet John Keats -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse.

Emma

This adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about manners and misguided matchmaking takes a comic look at the romantic meddling of Emma Woodhouse.

Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley stars as the titular 19th-century Russian aristocrat who enters into a forbidden love affair with the well-heeled Count Vronsky.