With no release date for "Outlander" season 3 yet, fans need to find ways to make Droughtlander endurable, and discover others great literary adaptations to spend time in front of the TV with. Here's 5 period movies for every "#Outlander" fan who can't wait to see #Sam Heughan and #Caitriona Balfe as Jamie and Claire Fraser again:
'Far From The Madding Crowd' (2015)
The movie is based on the novel written by Thomas Hardy, and it suits perfectly those fans who love a strong female character. Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is an independent young woman who inherits her uncle’s estate and has to go against the patriarchal Victorian society to manage her own property and her own life. Meanwhile, Bathsheba has three admirers: the farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), the officer Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), and the lonely and rich William Boldwood (Michael Sheen).
This one will make fans think of all the times Jamie Fraser was unjustly imprisoned. This is the very tragic tale of Robbie Turner (played by James McAvoy) and Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley), a couple that is stopped from living a love story by Cecilia’s sister, the 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan), who accuses Robbie of a crime he didn’t commit. It’s based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
'Wuthering Heights' (1992)
This one goes to those who want love, tragedy and a big time-jump. Also perfect for fans who enjoy a love triangle dynamic in which the lady involved really loves only one of the gentlemen. Based on the book by Emily Brontë, it’s the complicated story of Cathy (Juliette Binoche) and Heathcliff (Ralph Fiennes), a couple who is raised together as siblings and fall in love, but have to follow different paths when her biological brother decides to ruin Heathcliff’s future. Heathcliff then plans vengeance against all his enemies, and innocent people have to deal with the consequences of his obssession.
'The Notebook' (2004)
All right, this is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, which doesn’t say much when it comes to literary adaptations. Yet, it’s the beautiful and very romantic story of Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams), two people who deeply love each other and spend several years separated against their will.
'Pride & Prejudice' (1995)
This is much longer than a movie, but absolutely worth your time. It’s actually a TV mini-series, and one of the best adaptations ever. Certainly the best one of this list (and the others are really good). Based on Jane Austen’s finest novel, it’s the tale of Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) and Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth). There’s no tragedy or big time-jump here, but if you want a beautiful love story, this is it.