Movies about Royalty

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1.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ There are quite a few movies already focused on this particular time in British monarchy. The good thing is..each of them focuses on a sliughtly differet aspect of the problem, take a different angle. Some of them are more didactic in their tone than others, and this one is most of all a beautiful story of friendship. ” - Silverquill
 
2.
The Madness of King George (1994)
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A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced... (104 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
3.
Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of the life of George VI, who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth. (99 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
 
4.
Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)
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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American... (94 mins.)
Director: David Moore
 
5.
Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837... (200 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
6.
The Young Victoria (2009)
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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (105 mins.)
 
7.
Mrs Brown (1997)
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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown... (105 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
8.
Princes in the Tower (2005 TV Movie)
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Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck... (120 mins.)
Director: Justin Hardy
 
9.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
10.
The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. (180 mins.)
 
11.
The Woman He Loved (1988 TV Movie)
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The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved. (100 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
12.
The Queen (2006)
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
13.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001 Mini-Series)
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A dramatic documentary narrated and presented by controversial historian David Starkey about the lives as wives and Queens of the six wives of Tudor king Henry VIII. (50 mins.)
 
14.
Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII. (193 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
 
15.
Lady Jane (1986)
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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward... (142 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
16.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
17.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn. (145 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
18.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
19.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
20.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
21.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
22.
The Duchess (2008)
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A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. (110 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
23.
The King and I (1956)
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. (133 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
24.
Anastasia (1956)
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her. (105 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
25.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
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1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
26.
Richard III (1995)
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting. (104 mins.)
 
27.
Camelot (2011 TV Series)
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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son... (45 mins.)
 
28.
Excalibur (1981)
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Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
29.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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Mary Stuart, named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland... (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
30.
The Prince and the Pauper (2000 TV Movie)
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The King and a poor boy swap places. (90 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
 
31.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
32.
Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
33.
Orlando (1992)
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that... (94 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
34.
King Arthur (2004)
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A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
35.
The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
 
36.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
37.
Henry V (1989)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
38.
The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
39.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
40.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
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As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar. (88 mins.)
 
41.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King. (128 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
42.
Edward the King (1975 TV Series)
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist. (50 mins.)
 
43.
Throne of Blood (1957)
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
44.
Macbeth (1971)
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches. (140 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
45.
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family. (183 mins.)
 
46.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
47.
Queen Christina (1933)
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves. (99 mins.)
 
48.
Young Bess (1953)
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
49.
Roman Holiday (1953)
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
50.
Coming to America (1988)
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An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
51.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time. (116 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
52.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year. (111 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
53.
The Prince and Me (2004)
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At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan. (111 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
54.
Cleopatra (1999 Mini-Series)
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Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18... (177 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
55.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
56.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North. (56 mins.)
 
57.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
58.
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978 Mini-Series)
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7x50min episodes. While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite... (350 mins.)
 
59.
Aristocrats (1999 Mini-Series)
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18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers. (300 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
 
60.
Othello (1995)
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The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
61.
Ashoka the Great (2001)
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The Epic tale of King Asoka's life. (176 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
62.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
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A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. (213 mins.)
 
63.
Sisi (2009 TV Movie)
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The Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph falls in love with the young Elisabeth. It's love at first sight but Franz Joseph's mother Sophie doesn't approve this love. (200 mins.)
 
64.
Murder in the Cathedral (1951)
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The tape version, if one exists, may be 114 minutes but the film, on original release, ran the same 140 minutes in the USA as it did in England... (140 mins.)
 
65.
Penny Princess (1952)
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A ordinary young American woman learns that she has become the owner of a tiny European country. Comedy and romance ensue. (94 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
66.
Prince Charming (2001 TV Movie)
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After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him. (87 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
67.
Just Visiting (2001)
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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard... (88 mins.)