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1. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 539,446 | Gross: $138.80M

2. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 5,999 | Gross: $3.90M

3. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 52,648

4. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 75,552 | Gross: $43.98M

5. The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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37 Metascore

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant

Votes: 2,093

6. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 10,369 | Gross: $0.58M

7. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 6,440

8. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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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.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 3,556

9. Xin hai ge ming (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

Directors: Li Zhang, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun

Votes: 5,045 | Gross: $0.13M

10. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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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.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 5,933

11. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: James Wilby, Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, Dolly Wells

Votes: 458

12. Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world. Wallis and Edward is an ... See full summary »

Director: David Moore | Stars: Joely Richardson, David Westhead, Lisa Kay, Helena Michell

Votes: 372

13. Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

Votes: 196

14. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 638

15. The Woman He Loved (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Olivia de Havilland, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 221

16. Feng yue (1996)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Not far from Shanghai, in a country twon stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Saifei He

Votes: 1,563 | Gross: $1.08M

17. Napoléon (1955)

190 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.2
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From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 372

18. The Abdication (1974)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church. Today, she is mostly known for the rumors that she was lesbian.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers

Votes: 163

19. The Woman I Love (1972 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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The love of King Edward VIII for American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson eventually leads to his abdication.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Faye Dunaway, Patrick Macnee, Eileen Herlie

Votes: 34

20. The Real King's Speech (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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The story of King George VI of Britain and his struggles with his speech impediment and the unexpected responsibilities of the throne.

Directors: David Barrie, Mark Rossiter | Stars: Laurence Fox, King George VI, Sarah Bradford, Peter Conradi

Votes: 65

21. Where the Wild Things Are (1973)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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A boy named Max imagines he is "Where The Wild Things Are''.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Peter Schickele

Votes: 225

22. Ritter Rost 2: Das Schrottkomplott (2017)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Directors: Thomas Bodenstein, Marcus Hamann | Stars: Tom Gerhardt, Jella Haase, Bianca Heinicke, Christoph Maria Herbst

Votes: 24

23. Le diable boiteux (1948)

125 min | History

7.2
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Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Lana Marconi, Émile Drain, Henry Laverne

Votes: 179

24. Spying on the Royals (2017)

Documentary

6.2
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Recently declassified documents reveal the extent of the espionage operation conducted against Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson by Britain's own intelligence services.

Stars: Richard Crowest, Luke Hope, Samuel West

Votes: 8

25. Forbidden Hours (1928)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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Set in the fictitious European kingdom of Balanca, Prince Michael IV is being coerced, by his advisers, to marry a young woman of royal blood. However, he has fallen for a peasant.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Dorothy Cumming, Edward Connelly

26. A King's Story (1965)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Duke of Windsor, Duchess of Windsor, Orson Welles, Carleton Hobbs

Votes: 27

27. Crimson Dynasty (1935)

96 min | Drama, History

6.0
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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Elissa Landi, John Lodge, Antonin Artaud

Votes: 43

28. Drottning Christina (1981– )

180 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Stars: Yvonne Lombard, Ingvar Hirdwall, Mats Bergman, Malin Ek

29. Young April (1926)

70 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Young orphan Victoria Sax becomes a grand duchess and is summoned to a remote kingdom.

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Rudolph Schildkraut, Bessie Love, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 25

30. Imperator, kotoryy znal svoyu sudbu (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Author systematized the little-known facts of the biography of the last Russian Emperor Nicolai II. For example: in September, 1896, during Nicolai's visit to the Great Britain, Prince of ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Ershov | Star: Igor Dobryakov

Votes: 10

31. La rascrucea marilor furtuni (1980)

86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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In 1848 during the tumultuous era of European revolutions shaking the continent out of its feudal-based empire-based system the Wallachian politician Nicolae Balcescu is trying to reach the same revolutionary goals at home.

Director: Mircea Moldovan | Stars: Vlad Radescu, Cornel Ciupercescu, Constantin Codrescu, Silviu Stanculescu

Votes: 20

32. De Troon (2010)
Episode: 'Willem, Willem, Willem en Willem' (2010)

Drama, History, Romance

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1840, Guillot, who just became grandfather of Willem 'Wiwil', arranges for the press to leak father's marriage to a Flemish navy daughter and hints at his mental condition. Shortly after, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dragan Bakema, Guy Clemens, Nanette Drazic, Loes Haverkort

33. Secrets d'histoire (2007– )
Episode: Christine de Suède, la Reine des scandales (2012)

Documentary, History

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About Christina, Queen of Sweden, a queen of scandals, at least in her time, for her unconventional behavior and choices in life.

Star: Stéphane Bern

34. The Diamond Queen (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2012)

62 min | Documentary

7.9
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At the rare occasion of a monarch's diamond (60 years reign) jubilee, Andrew Marr examines the nature and practice of the British monarchy, notably during that period. George V '... See full summary »

Director: Sally Norris | Stars: Andrew Marr, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince William

Votes: 10

35. The Royal House of Windsor (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2017)

History

7.6
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New research with access to the archives at Windsor Castle reveal fresh insights into King George V's re-branding of the Royal Family in 1917 and the Edward VIII abdication crisis.

Votes: 5

36. Being Human (2008–2013)
Episode: In the Morning (2010)

56 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Molly catches George in a lie, Annie aids a damaged psychic, a conflicted Lucy seriously betrays Mitchell, and Kemp makes a bold strike at the vampires.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lyndsey Marshal

Votes: 158

37. The Elephant Princess (2008– )
Episode: It's an Ordinary Life (2009)

26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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Having learned Omar is her dad, Alex has ran back to the Wilsons. Kuru comes pack, take his leave from the Wilsons and offer generous gifts. They include a model and wood for a Manjipoorean... See full summary »

Director: Grant Brown | Stars: Emily Robins, Miles Szanto, Sebastian Gregory, Damien Bodie

Votes: 6

38. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Long Live the Queen (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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Samantha is elected Queen of the Witches which causes problems with Darrin's marriage and household.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, J. Edward McKinley

Votes: 151

39. Million Dollar American Princesses (2015– )
Episode: Movers & Shakers (2015)

49 min | History

8.4
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It's the early 20th century, about forty years after American heiresses first streamed overseas to trade cash for British titles, and England finds itself undergoing seismic political ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Aslet, Nancy Astor, William Astor, Stanley Baldwin

Votes: 11

40. Henry IX (2017– )
Episode: Reigned In (2017)

Comedy

6.8
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Henry's dissatisfaction with life on the throne is heightened during a visit to a halfway-house for recovering crack addicts. A chance meeting with florist Serena at the Palace prompts him to make a shock decision to abdicate.

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Ben Ashenden, Gina Bellman, Annette Crosbie, Charles Edwards

Votes: 8

41. The Flintstones (1960–1966)
Episode: Royal Rubble (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Rockarabians seek the missing heir to their nation's throne. They know what he looks like: enough like Barney Rubble to be his twin. Ignoring his protests that they have the wrong fellow, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl, Mel Blanc, Gerry Johnson

Votes: 50

42. Upstairs Downstairs (2010–2012)
Episode: The Cuckoo (2010)

61 min | Drama

7.4
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Persie begins to develop a relationship with Ribbentrop, the King decides to abdicate, Lotta continues to be traumatized and Hellam discovers he has a sister.

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 92

43. Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978– )
Episode: The Decision (1978)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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With Wallis Simpson's interim divorce decree issued, the King makes his intentions known. He advises his friend Walter Monkton and Prime Minister Baldwin that he has every intention of ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 10

44. Conspiracy (2015– )
Episode: The Nazi King (2015)

Documentary, History

5.7
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The British Royal Family may have changed its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor but some believe they didn't lose their allegiance to Germany. Was Edward VIII a Nazi sympathizer? Did his brother try to negotiate peace with Germany?

Director: Paul Nelson | Stars: Mark Bazeley, Robert Andrew Brown, Aidan Creegan, John Cuzick

Votes: 15

45. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)
Episode: The Nice Sumatran (1994)

24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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After the castle is attacked King John decides to abdicate in favour of Guy. He goes off to the outlaws' hideout where Robin, hoping the king will leave him money, entertains him. However ... See full summary »

Director: David Bell | Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis