The critically acclaimed film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (2005) is one of my favorite films of all time. There's biting 19th century humor, tangled romantic storylines, and a pre-SuccessionMatthew Macfadyen!
On the topic of romance, there are some titillating scenes in this period piece: the sexually charged dance Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth share at Mr. Bingley's ball (seen above), Mr. Darcy's proposal to Elizabeth in the rain (see below), Mr. Darcy rising to stand every time Elizabeth enters a room (see the film), the list goes on and on.
But perhaps the most titillating scene was when the Bennetts came to collect Jane from her stay at Netherfield and Mr. Darcy helped Elizabeth get into the carriage...
...and then reacted with the now-iconic hand flex after their hands touched for the first time.
Me when I saw that scene for the first time:
Anywho, here are the best jokes about the iconic hand-touch scene from Pride & Prejudice: