Court intrigue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant court intrigue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, factual and epic films and TV shows about / with court intrigue, royal family, betrayal, king, state affairs, royal court, queen, intrigue, political intrigue and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as court intrigue: Angelique (2013), The Virgin Queen (2005), Angelique (1964), The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), Scarlet Heart (2011), Empress Ki (2013), Nirvana in Fire (2015), Faith (2012), The White Queen (2013), The Accursed Kings (1972).

List of court intrigue movies

 6.1
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Angelique (2013)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The incredible destiny of Angélique: a beautiful girl who found in her love for Joffrey Peyrac the strength to fight injustice and submission in a century plagued by power struggles, inequality and the oppression.
Style: stylized, baroque, compassionate, romantic, touching ...
Plot: royal court, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, society, couples, rich and poor, escapades, nobility, true love, fall in love, romance, tragic love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, forbidden love, queen of england, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, throne, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.9
 2K
Angelique (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 17th-century France, beautiful country maiden Angélique (Michèle Mercier) marries wealthy neighbor Jeoffray de Peyrac (Robert Hossein) out of convenience, but eventually, she falls in love with him. So when Jeoffray is arrested and then ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, woman in danger, society, romance, escapades, palaces castles and temples, noblewoman, conspiracy, court intrigue, marriage of convenience, nobility ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic
Plot: queen, kingdom, empire, assassination plot, royal family, political intrigue, cross dressing, revenge, female protagonist, murder, priestess, prophecy ...
Place: korea
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 8.0
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart, also known as Bubu Jingxin, is a Chinese television series based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua. Filming for the series started on 6 December 2010 in Shanghai and ended on 22 March 2011. It first aired in China on ...
Plot: time travel, romance, political intrigue, coup, polygamy, rivalry, prince, tea, death of king, father son relationship, horse riding, royal family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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 8.6
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Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, multicultural, romantic, harsh
Plot: empress, love triangle, female warrior, love, battle, betrayal, palace intrigue, culture clash, friendship, orphan, crown prince, throne ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Plot: betrayal, escape, witness, murder, false identity, deception, kung fu, trap, loyalty, rehabilitation, revenge, false accusation ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 8.1
 2K
Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Faith is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series broadcast by SBS from August 13 to October 30, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon who gets kidnapped and ...
Style: romantic, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious
Plot: time travel, political intrigue, romance, supernatural ability, military officer, friendship, medicine, betrayal, murder, king, magic, court intrigue ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, love and romance, intrigue, king, betrayal, aristocracy, palaces castles and temples, throne, rivalry, marriage ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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The Accursed Kings (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 616 min.
Story: Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded by scandal and intrigue, brings a curse upon his family ...
Plot: french history, court intrigue, king
Time: 14th century
Place: france, paris france
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The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: The story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII. Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name.
Plot: princess, arranged marriage, british royal family, palace intrigue, monarchy, court intrigue
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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 8.3
 1K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, state affairs, throne, king, intrigue, royal family, aristocracy, conquering, rise to the top, rivalry, religions or cults, heir heiress ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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A Glass of Water (1979)
Genre: Comedy, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The beginning of the XVIII century. England (already Great Britain) is waging a long and ruinous war with France for the Spanish inheritance. The English court, formally in the hands of Queen Anne, is in fact completely under the control of her ...
Plot: duel, love letter, queen of england, queen, lady in waiting, friendship between women, affair, intrigue, court intrigue
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
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 8.1
 55K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forbidden love, royal family, martial arts, strong sexual content, explorer, intrigue, culture clash, danger, escapades, adventure, rivalry, royal court ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, mongolia, beijing china, venice
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 5.3
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: epic, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, crimes, blind ambition, political conspiracy, royal court, politics, ambition, love and romance, state affairs, political intrigue, royal family, deadly ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe
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 7.8
 5K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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Charles, King and Emperor (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Story: The series tells the story of Charles I or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of a empire as great in size as in diversity. As the life of Charles of Habsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it ...
Plot: king, queen, monarchy, royal family, kingdom, european history, palace, emperor, catholicism, aristocrat, aristocracy, court intrigue
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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Forbidden Quest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Yun-seo comes across an 'indecent novel' by chance. Hesitant to read such a book at first, he is soon inspired to write one himself. He even asks his family rival and infamous captain of guards, Gwang-heon, to draw the illustrations for ...
Plot: adultery, erotic fantasy, investigation, cheating, court intrigue, period piece, revenge
Time: 18th century
Place: korea
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.
Plot: queen, king, kingdom, power, wedding, princess, faith, marriage, ceremony, conspiracy, prince, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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 4.6
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Viking (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The early Middle Ages. A time of heavy swords and dark blood law. The ruling clan is in discord. The guilt for the accidental death of the brother has fallen on the Grand Duke. According to the law, revenge must be taken by the younger brother, a ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, factual, based on true events
Plot: revenge, viking, christian, sex scene, pagan, russian history, betrayal, cold weather, fratricide, dysfunctional family, murder, death ...
Time: middle ages
Place: russia, ukraine
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Catherine the Great (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ambition, political intrigue, royal court, cinderella story, intrigue, royal family, fall in love, dishonesty, political unrest, love triangle, military, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg
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 8.1
 62K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, factual ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, royal court, couple relations, king, womanizer, historical character, power struggle, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen, aristocracy, royal court, couple relations, love and romance, queen victoria, marriage, politics, destiny, head of state, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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 8.1
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, manipulations, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, blind ambition, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, battles, joan of arc, siege, rape, war, burned alive, heroic mission, brutality, betrayal, heroine, murder ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, ambition, political intrigue, tragic hero, new world, discovery, father son relationship, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, royal family, adventurer, escapades, heroes, rivalry, intrigue, betrayal, false accusation, dishonesty, obsessive quest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 15th century
Place: portugal, spain, europe, caribbean, west indies ...
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Dungeon of Desire (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When photographer Carrie Stevens and her two lovely models are transported back to a medieval castle in the fifteenth century by a magical chastity belt, they encounter a ruthless captain of the guard and more royal intrigue than they could have ...
Style: semi serious, sexy, sexual, erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: time travel, royal court, chastity belt, princess, model, rivalry, intrigue, imaginary, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century
Place: dungeon
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 7.5
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: stylized, serious, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, royal court, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, power struggle, heir heiress ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 8.2
 8K
Kings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A riveting drama about a modern day monarchy, a contemporary re-telling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath. This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances -- and a young hero who rises ...
Style: epic, serious, biblical
Plot: royal family, chosen one, queen, king, princess, mistress, prophecy, ruler, oracle, royal court, high society, dishonesty ...
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