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1. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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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.

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

2. 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.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

3. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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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.

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

4. 1911 (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.

Writers: Xingdong Wang, Baoguang Chen | Directors: Li Zhang, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun

5. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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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.

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vittorio Bonicelli, Mario Soldati | Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

6. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Goldman, Robert K. Massie | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

7. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife ... See full summary »

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

8. Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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 and Wallis has since been ... See full summary »

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

9. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The life and career of the respected World War II German general.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Desmond Young | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

10. Temptress Moon (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 »

Writers: Kaige Chen, Kei Shu, Anyi Wang | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Saifei He

11. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Writers: H.M. Harwood, Salka Viertel, Margaret P. Levino, S.N. Behrman | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

12. The Woman He Loved (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Writer: William Luce | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Olivia de Havilland, Lucy Gutteridge

13. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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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.

Writers: Inna Churikova, Gleb Panfilov, Ivan Panfilov | Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

14. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Writer: Charles MacArthur | Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

15. The Abdication (1974)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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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.

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

16. 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.

Director: David Barrie | Stars: Laurence Fox, King George VI, Sarah Bradford, Peter Conradi

17. Where the Wild Things Are (1973)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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A boy named Max imagines he is "Where The Wild Things Are''.

Writers: Gene Deitch, Maurice Sendak | Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Peter Schickele

18. The Woman I Love (1972 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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The love of King Edward VIII for American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson eventually leads to his abdication.

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

19. A King's Story (1965)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Sydney Box, Duke of Windsor, Glyn Jones | Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Duke of Windsor, Duchess of Windsor, Orson Welles, Carleton Hobbs

20. Crimson Dynasty (1935)

96 min | Drama, History

5.8
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Writers: André-Paul Antoine, Pierre Benoît, René Champigny, Mrs. Dreyfus, Léonce Perret | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Elissa Landi, John Lodge, Antonin Artaud

21. La rascrucea marilor furtuni (1980)

86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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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.

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

22. The Emperor Who Knew the Fate (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.6
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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 »

Writer: Boris Romanov | Director: Roman Ershov | Star: Igor Dobryakov

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

Drama

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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

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

Documentary

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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 »

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

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

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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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.

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

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

26 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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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 »

Creator: Jonathan M. Shiff | Director: Grant Brown | Stars: Emily Robins, Miles Szanto, Sebastian Gregory, Damien Bodie

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

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

7.4
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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 »

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

28. Upstairs Downstairs (2010– )
Episode: The Cuckoo (2010)

61 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

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

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

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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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 »

Writers: Frances Donaldson, Simon Raven | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Hawthorne

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

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 »

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