“Bridgerton” Fans, Rejoice! Exciting New Period Dramas Will Be Everywhere This July

Dakota Johnson in
Dakota Johnson in "Persuasion" (2022)

If you’re looking for a movie to fill a Bridgerton-shaped hole in your heart and you’ve already burned through all the old ones, you’ll be happy to hear there are some new period dramas coming our way. Here are three upcoming movies that you should put on your watch list if you’re an old soul craving some romance.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

Based on the novel and the short film of the same name, Mr. Malcolm’s List stars Freida Pinto and Sope Dirisu. It follows the adventures of a young woman trying to court a mysterious wealthy suitor in 1800s England, only to learn that he has a list of conditions for his future wife.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

This film based on Paul Gallico’s novel Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris is a perfect fit for you if you enjoy period dramas with a comedic touch. It stars Lesley Manville as a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London, who decides to travel to Paris after falling madly in love with a couture Dior dress.


If you’re always in the mood for an adaptation of Jane Austen’s iconic novels, Persuasion will be your cup of tea. It stars Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, and Henry Golding, and follows a young woman whose life turns upside down after a man she once rejected comes back into her life.