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1. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 46,607

2. Wolf Hall (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 3,209

3. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Writers: Peter Morgan, Philippa Gregory | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 78,217

4. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

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.

Writer: Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 71,431

5. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 16,981

6. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 22,111

7. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 1,730

8. The Other Boleyn Girl (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance, Drama

6.2
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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn who becomes mistress to England's King Henry VIII, ... See full summary »

Writers: Philippa Gregory, Philippa Lowthorpe | Director: Philippa Lowthorpe | Stars: Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May, Jared Harris, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 790

9. Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)

PG | 125 min | Drama

6.9
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On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages.

Writer: Ian Thorne | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Asher

Votes: 467

10. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 2,425

11. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 825

12. The Prince and the Pauper (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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The King and a poor boy swap places.

Writers: Mark Twain, Duke Fenady, Dominic Minghella | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates, Jonathan Hyde, Jonathan Timmins

Votes: 518

13. Young Bess (1953)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

Writers: Margaret Irwin, Jan Lustig, Arthur Wimperis | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,013

14. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Two lookalike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.

Writers: Mark Twain, Laird Doyle, Catherine Chisholm Cushing | Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,707

15. Crossed Swords (1977)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Writers: Berta Domínguez D., Pierre Spengler, Mark Twain, George MacDonald Fraser | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 1,135

16. Carry on Henry VIII (1971)

GP | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

Writer: Talbot Rothwell | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,611

17. Tudor Rose (2008)

7 min | Short, Romance

7.9
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King Henry VIII doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve, he carries it with him in the emblem of the Tudor Dynasty a red rose. Love for him is a seasonal cycle. His first wife Katherine of ... See full summary »

Writer: Sarah R. Lotfi | Director: Sarah R. Lotfi | Stars: Tracey Allyn, Rebecca Bigler, Ethan Eagar, Mimi Forrester

Votes: 29

18. Nine Days a Queen (1936)

TV-PG | 80 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted) to her brief reign as monarch of England and finally to her beheading. The film portrays her as... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Stevenson, Miles Malleson | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Cedric Hardwicke, John Mills, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 124

19. When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

120 min | Romance, Drama

8.2
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Writers: William LeBaron, Charles Major, Luther Reed | Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Lyn Harding, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 703

20. Tales from the Royal Wardrobe (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History

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Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day paparazzi-inspired obsession. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Beatrice Behlen, Shaun Cole, Meredith Etherington-Smith

Votes: 18

21. The Undercover Scandals of Henry VIII (1970)

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Writer: Lawrence Morse | Director: Charlton De Serge | Stars: Steve Vincent, Elizabeth Knowles, Dee Lockwood, Keith McConnell

Votes: 6

22. Henry VIII (1991 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History, Music

7.9
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Writers: Pierre Léonce Détroyat, Armand Silvestre, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, William Shakespeare, John Fletcher | Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Philippe Rouillon, Michèle Command, Lucile Vignon, Alain Gabriel

Votes: 16

23. Sleeping Betty (2007)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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In a world of odd people and surreal habits, the Queen weeps and wails: her daughter Betty won't wake up. With the court looking on, the King swings into action, jiggling the bed with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Claude Cloutier | Director: Claude Cloutier

Votes: 336

24. The Truth About Mother Goose (1957)

Approved | 15 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.2
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The true story behind various nursery rhymes is explored.

Writer: Bill Peet | Directors: Bill Justice, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Page Cavanaugh Trio, John Dehner

Votes: 190

25. Henry the Ache (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

4.8
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King Henry the Eighth's new wife, Queen Annie, discovers that Henry doesn't know the first thing about the "facts of life", so she turns to the king's adviser, Sir Thomas.

Writers: Burnet Hershey, Bert Granet | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Bert Lahr, Janet Reade, Monte Collins, Shemp Howard

Votes: 14

26. Tower of London: The Innocent (1969 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Worried that the presence of the imprisoned Earl of Warwick will threaten his dynasty, Henry has him entrapped into an act of treason to justify his execution.

Writer: Derek Ingrey | Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: John Abineri, Bernard Archard, Paul Bacon, Peter Copley

Votes: 6

27. King and Women (1967 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

8.6
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Writers: Maurice Baring, Jan Werich | Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jan Werich, Jana Brejchová, Vladimír Klos

Votes: 19

28. Anne Boleyn's England (1969)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A promotional short for the film Anne of the Thousand Days (1969).

Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Burton, Charles Jarrott, Elizabeth Taylor

29. Exploring England with Will Rogers (1927)

12 min | Short

6.4
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Will Rogers, America's unofficial ambassador abroad, invites us to rural England. He starts at Windsor Castle, and we see the boys at Eton in their top hats. He motors past the oak trees of... See full summary »

Director: Carl Stearns Clancy | Star: Will Rogers

Votes: 15

30. Rose Without a Thorn (1958 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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The courtship and marriage of King Henry VIII and Catherine Howard.

Writer: Clifford Bax | Stars: Philippa Baker, Kevin Brennan, Pamela Harvey, Margo Lee

31. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Anne Boleyn (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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Queen Catherine is dead and now Anne Boleyn is Queen, but now two years after her marriage her promise to give Henry a son remains unfulfilled and the outcome will lead more than one person to the scaffold.

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Nick McCarty | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Keith Michell, Dorothy Tutin, Anne Stallybrass, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 34

32. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001– )
Episode: Anne Boleyn (2001)

Documentary, Drama, History

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Director: Mary Cranitch | Stars: David Starkey, Julia Marsen, Annabelle Dowler, Chris Larkin

33. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Anne of Cleves (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Henry has been a widower for two years but political diplomacy and Thomas Cromwell urge the king to choose Anne of Cleves. Will the match prove a triumph or a disaster?

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Jean Morris | Director: John Glenister | Stars: Keith Michell, Elvi Hale, Angela Pleasence, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 30

34. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Catherine Howard (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Henry is suffering agony with his ulcerated leg .The Duke of Norfolk presents his young and pretty niece Catherine Howard to the King who becomes captivated . Henry soon marries Catherine but will she prove to be his rose without a thorn?

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Beverley Cross | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Keith Michell, Angela Pleasence, Patrick Troughton, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 30

35. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Catherine Parr (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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It is the year 1543 and the King is now grossly fat, semi-lame, and wrinkled. Beset by boredom he longs for a new wife to ease his lonely life, will the twice widowed and scholarly Katherine Parr, fulfill his needs?

Writers: Maurice Cowan, John Prebble | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Keith Michell, Rosalie Crutchley, John Ronane, Howard Goorney

Votes: 30

36. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Catherine of Aragon (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Catherine is widowed at only 16, and after the death of the miserly Henry VII, she happily marries the young handsome Henry VIII, could any two people be so much in love? The years ahead will provide many answers to that question.

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Rosemary Anne Sisson | Director: John Glenister | Stars: Keith Michell, Annette Crosbie, Dorothy Tutin, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 38

37. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001– )
Episode: Catherine of Aragon (2001)

Documentary, Drama, History

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Director: Steven Clarke | Stars: David Starkey, Annabelle Dowler, Chris Larkin, Michael Fitzgerald

38. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Civil Unrest (2009)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Henry's new wife Jane urges him to reconcile with his daughter Mary while Robert Aske leads a pilgrimage of thousands against Cromwell's monastic reforms.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Annabelle Wallis

Votes: 269

39. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Death of a Monarchy (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.7
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As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows introspective as various factions in the court try to position themselves for the seemingly inevitable succession.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Max Brown

Votes: 311

40. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Destiny and Fortune (2008)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.7
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Anne goes to her death continuing to pronounce her innocence and that of the accused men.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Nick Dunning

Votes: 341

41. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Dissension and Punishment (2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Henry feigns reconciliation with Aske but ultimately has the leaders of the rebellion arrested; later he becomes ecstatic over Jane's pregnancy.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Annabelle Wallis

Votes: 217

42. The Prince and the Pauper (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1996)

Drama

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Writers: Julian Fellowes, Mark Twain | Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Christopher Adamson, John Bowe, Richenda Carey, Paul Chapman

43. The Prince and the Pauper (1976– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Harris, Mark Twain | Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, June Brown, Martin Herdman, Ronald Herdman

45. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Jane Seymour (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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The King is embroiled with the Reformation, and after the execution of Anne Boleyn he marries the kind and loving gentlewoman Jane Seymour. Will she provide him with the peace and comfort he needs and, even more importantly, a male heir?

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Ian Thorne | Director: John Glenister | Stars: Keith Michell, Anne Stallybrass, Patrick Troughton, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 33

46. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001– )
Episode: Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves (2001)

Documentary, Drama, History

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Director: Louise Wardle | Stars: David Starkey, Andy Rashleigh, Charlotte Roach, Catherine Siggins

47. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001– )
Episode: Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr (2001)

Documentary, Drama, History

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Director: Nicholas White | Stars: David Starkey, Michelle Abrahams, Caroline Lintott, Andy Rashleigh

48. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Margical History Tour (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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Marge tells Lisa, Bart and Millhouse three history stories because the library doesn't have any.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 524

49. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Natural Ally (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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Catherine's buys the silence of an indiscreet former lover with a position in her chamber as her affair with Culpepper becomes more tempestuous.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Tamzin Merchant, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 183

50. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Protestant Anne of Cleves (2009)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Henry settles on Anne Of Cleves as his fourth wife but is disappointed with her attractiveness and blames Cromwell for his unhappy situation.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Joss Stone

Votes: 201