My Collection: Biographies & Documentaries

This collection contains movies, TV shows and documentaries concerning royalty, and other historical figures. The list will be updated as I add to my collection.
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1.
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (2006 TV Movie)
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(120 mins.)
 
2.
Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great. (100 mins.)
 
3.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
4.
Elizabeth I (2005 Mini-Series)
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I. (223 mins.)
 
5.
Elizabeth R (1971 Mini-Series)
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement. (85 mins.)
 
6.
Queen Elizabeth II: 60 Glorious Years (1986 Documentary)
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(56 mins.)
 
7.
Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History (2013 Mini-Series)
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(59 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
The House of Windsor (1994 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
10.
Julie & Julia (2009)
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Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. (123 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Lady Jane (2008)
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Muriel, François and René, three childhood friends from a working class neighbourhood of Marseille,... (104 mins.)
 
13.
Edward VIII's Murderous Mistress (2013 Documentary)
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The extraordinary story of Edward VIII's first love affair, involving a murder trial, a secret cache of vanished letters, and a cover-up to save the reputation of the future King. (60 mins.)
Director: David Barrie
 
14.
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
 
15.
Witness to Yesterday (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Marie Antoinette (1998)
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16.
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
 
17.
Monarchy with David Starkey (2004 TV Series)
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A history of the English Crown from AD 400 to today. (60 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Diana: Legacy of a Princess (1998 Documentary)
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Director: Mark Gentile
 
21.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
 
22.
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 1970s (121 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
23.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
24.
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
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
Victoria's Empire (2007 TV Series)
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(58 mins.)
 
27.
MacArthur (1977)
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The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War... (130 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
28.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
29.
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (2006)
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Danish brilliant pre-teen student Nis uses his summer holiday to learn Latin so he can properly study... (85 mins.)
Director: Kasper Barfoed
 
30.
King Solomon's Treasure (1979)
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Three adventurers lead an expedition into darkest Africa in search of the treasure of King Solomon, and on the way encounter hostile natives, volcanoes, dinosaurs and a lost Phoenician city ruled by a beautiful queen. (88 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
31.
Secrets of Alchemy (2004 Documentary)
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In this visually compelling and thought provoking documentary, author, scholar and modern day Indiana Jones... (59 mins.)
Director: Jay Weidner
 
32.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
33.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted