Bridget Jones' Diary is a whimsy interpretation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Jones (Renée Zellweger) is the film’s female heroine as a contemporary Elizabeth Bennet in search of love. Her love interest, Colin Firth, was cast to play the real Mr. Darcy as he played the character in the BBC adaptation of Austen's tale.
What could a 19th century aristocrat and Valley Girl have in common? Clueless (1995) addresses this conundrum as it was loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma. For those who've read the classic, you'll soon recognize that Cher is the spoiled yet altruistic Emma. She's always playing matchmaker and eventually finds her own charming suitor, Josh, who's a modern day Mr. Knightley.