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 captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with court intrigue, royalty, royal family, murder, rivalry, king, betrayal, political intrigue, mistress and queen plots mostly in History, Drama and Romance genres shot in China, South Korea, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as court intrigue: Scarlet Heart (2011), Three Kingdoms (2010), The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), Charles, King and Emperor (2015), The Conspiracy (2008), Go Princess Go (2015), Catherine the Great (2019), The Eternal Love (2017), Angelique (2013), The Virgin Queen (2005).

List of court intrigue movies

 8.0
 376
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 ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, feel good, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: time travel, court intrigue, romance, royal family, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, palace, prince, rivalry, marriage proposal, brother brother relationship, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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 8.2
 769
Three Kingdoms (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is based on Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the historical text Records of ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, factual
Plot: politics, court intrigue, rise to power, ambition, murder, execution, civil war, rivalry, ruse, political leader, castle, chinese ...
Place: ancient china
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, queen, political leader, royal family, murder, prophecy, empire, palace, court intrigue, rebellion, revenge ...
Place: korea
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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 ...
Style: factual, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: king, royal family, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, church, society, kingdom, love and romance, rivalry, queen ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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 5.2
 351
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: royal family, politics, love affair, royal court, ambition, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy, political intrigue, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Go Princess Go (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China
Story: Zhang Peng is a playboy who hits his head as he falls into a pool when he's trying to run away from an ex-girlfriend. He wakes up to find that he's traveled a thousand years into the past but that's not even the biggest problem, he ...
Style: sweet, feel good, humorous, captivating, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, harem, combat, court intrigue, husband wife relationship, rivalry, love and romance, youth, royal family, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, stylized, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: russian history, queen, russian empire, power struggle, historical character, court intrigue, empress, state affairs, ambitious woman, female protagonist, politics, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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The Eternal Love (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Story: Mo Lian Cheng is the 8th prince of Dongyue who is forced to marry Qu Tan Er who was already in love with Mo Yi Huai (Mo Lian Cheng's elder brother). Qu Tan Er tries to commit suicide one day because she doesn't want to marry Mo Lian Cheng ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating
Plot: romance, split personality, love triangle, reincarnation, supernatural power, secret identity, lost love, amnesia, damsel in distress, dual identity, romantic rivalry, secret ...
Place: ancient china, china
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 6.2
 1K
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, touching, romantic, compassionate ...
Plot: royal court, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, forced marriage, society, couples, fall in love, nobility, rich and poor, escapades, true love, romance ...
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, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, intrigue, treason, love affair ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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The King's Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: Gong Sun Li is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gong Sun Yu. Jing Ke and Li have been in love with each other since they were children. While trying to protect Li during an attack, Jing Ke is poisoned. Li’s beauty has seized ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, uplifting, romantic
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lost love, revenge, murderer, love triangle, love affair, warlord, reunion, couples, destiny, love and romance, rivalry ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 8.5
 1K
Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: romantic, suspenseful, harsh, multicultural, semi serious
Plot: female warrior, empress, love triangle, love, crown prince, betrayal, palace intrigue, battles, throne, female protagonist, friendship, culture clash ...
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea
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 2K
Angelique (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
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, romantic, sentimental, sexy, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, escapades, noblewoman, woman in danger, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, wedding night, romance, nobility, marriage of convenience, tragic love, rich and poor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Treacherous (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: king, joseon dynasty, humiliation, rape, revenge, sex scene, obsession, danger, hopelessness, court intrigue, crimes, society ...
Time: 15th century
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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: court intrigue, queen, queen of england, duel, affair, love letter, strong female lead, intrigue, royalty, lady in waiting, friendship between women, female friendship
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
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 7.9
 2K
Jumong (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jumong  examines the life of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo. Few details have been found in the historical record about Jumong, so much of the series is fictionalized. The fantastic elements surrounding the original Jumong ...
Style: family saga, captivating, serious, suspense, epic
Plot: prince, redemption, betrayal, love, rescue mission, love triangle, emperor, family secret, friendship, treason, marriage, loveless marriage ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: korea
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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
Style: touching, feel good, atmospheric, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, widow, heroic mission, lifesaver, secret, adventure, friendship, against the odds, rescue, cure, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, cynical
Plot: historical character, chinese emperor, intrigue, family drama, love hate, betrayal, love hate relationship, cheating wife, empress, eunuch, evil woman, polygamy ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: ancient china
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My Country: The New Age (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set during the turbulent time of the fall of Goryeo and the founding of Joseon, two former friends face-off against one another over a woman and the future shape of the nation.
Style: disturbing, tense, sincere, exciting
Plot: murder, warlord, power struggle, friendship, joseon dynasty, rivalry, culture clash, danger, society, destiny, king, life is a bitch ...
Time: 14th century
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 6.2
 2K
Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, vengeance, betrayal, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, hidden identity, haunted by the past, murder, graphic violence, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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 ...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: false identity, justice, political conspiracy, political intrigue, loyalty, battles, battle, friendship, emperor, deception, betrayal, murder ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 8.0
 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: suspenseful, captivating, romantic, semi serious
Plot: time travel, military officer, political intrigue, romance, supernatural ability, friendship, medicine, betrayal, king, murder, acupuncture, swordsman ...
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, suspense, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, monarchy, royal family, aristocracy, king, love and romance, intrigue, betrayal, throne, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
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, royal family, medieval, execution, king, court intrigue, royalty, heir to the throne, murder
Time: 14th century
Place: france, paris france
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The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: arranged marriage, monarchy, princess, british royal family, loveless marriage, palace intrigue, royalty, secrets, dishonesty, dual role, romance, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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 8.3
 2K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, throne, state affairs, conquering, inheritance, religions or cults, intrigue, rise to the top, heir heiress, palace intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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 8.0
 61K
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: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, danger, escapades, rivalry, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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 7.8
 6K
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: captivating, rough, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, power struggle, politics, historical character, political unrest, ambition, rivalry, european history, crime ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1400s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, florence italy, europe, 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, revenge, erotic fantasy, joseon dynasty, court intrigue, investigation, cheating, mistress, period piece
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, letter, church, jail, princess, wedding, conspiracy, marriage, ceremony ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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