The 6 Best Historical Reboots *All* Rom-Com Lovers Need To Watch

While everyone’s gearing up for the fem-packed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this month, we’re still more than a bit obsessed with these surprising historical reboots…

The film… Clueless, 1995

Based on… Emma by Jane Austen, 1895

Was ‘as if!’ part of your regular vocab as a teen? Then no doubt Clueless was your favourite movie. I mean obvs, it’s incredible. Cher Horowitz taught us about the best way to wear a plaid skirt. Heck, she taught us about life! ““May I please remind you that it does not say ‘RSVP’ on the Statue of Liberty.” Here, here. But we wonder if Jane Austen would be totally buggin if she knew Cher was based on her match-making heroine Emma?

Too many quotes going through our head right now

 

The film… Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001

Based on… Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen

Good looks, brooding stare…an astonishingly bad Christmas jumper. Okay, so the last bit doesn’t scream Mr Darcy (the original Jane Austen version), but he was the inspiration behind Colin Firth’s character Mark in the classic rom-com.

Bridget VS. Lizzie Bennet…

 

The film… 10 Things I Hate About You, 1999

Based on… The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare,1590

The film that introduced all tween girls across the land to Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And of course to fiery Julia Stiles who taught us what a feminist was before we even really new what that word meant.

The best teen romance *ever*. Who’s with us?

 

The film… Twilight, 2008

Based on… Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

While not technically a comedy (although some might argue the acting frighteningly funny in the classic rom-drama), Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the best-selling 2008 novel adapted for screen says Jane Eyre served as inspo. RPatz vs Mr. Rochester, who would you choose?

Twi-hard fans rejoice

 

The film… Easy A, 2010

Based on…The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

Classic Emma Stone. After showing off her comedy chops in Superbad Miss Stone killed it in Easy A (which if you haven’t watched please stop reading and rent NOW).

The one with Emma Stone and that guy from Gossip Girl

 

The film… She’s The Man, 2006

Based on… Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, 1601

Before Amanda Bynes went abit… Amanda Bynes she was making us LOL is this classic gender-bending comedy with Channing Tatum. *Not jealous at all.

Perfect sunday night-in viewing…

 

*We made out with our TV screens while watching this.

By Emma Firth