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, romantic and touching films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, court intrigue, rivalry, royalty, royal family, romance, mistress, political intrigue, queen and politics plots mostly in History, Drama and Romance genres shot in China, South Korea, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as court intrigue: Empress Ki (2013), Borgia (2011), Scarlet Heart (2011), The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), The Broken Crown (2016), The Virgin Queen (2005), Sound of the Desert (2014), Three Kingdoms (2010), Charles, Emperor King (2015), Isabel (2011).

List of court intrigue movies

 8.5
 2K
Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
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, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious ...
Plot: female warrior, love, empress, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, historical figure, love triangle, crown prince, culture clash, betrayal, sword fight, court intrigue ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, realistic, rough, tragic, surprise ending ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister sex, political intrigue, clergy, european history, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, court intrigue, ambition, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 1400s, 16th century, 15th century ...
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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 8.0
 474
Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, exciting, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: court intrigue, time travel, marriage proposal, romance, qing dynasty, father son relationship, sister sister relationship, royal family, love triangle, political intrigue, prince, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, beijing china
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, empire, queen, murder, political leader, royal family, prophecy, palace, court intrigue, escape, conspiracy ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
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.
Style: captivating, romantic, sentimental, exciting
Plot: king, duke, palace intrigue, queen, court intrigue, empire, princess, kingdom, spanish history, wedding, prince, castle ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, central europe
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
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, tudors, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, palace intrigue, court intrigue, head of state, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
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Sound of the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: Sound of the Desert traces the fate of Xin Yue, a young orphan who was adopted by the nomadic Xiongnu tribe. When political turmoil forces Xin Yue to flee, she finds herself in the company of two very different, but alluring men: Mo Xun, a kind ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, emotional
Plot: romance, palace intrigue, court intrigue, rivalry, love triangle, royal family, warlord, unrequited love, empire, high society, political intrigue, fleeing ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 8.3
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Three Kingdoms (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: chinese, court intrigue, politics, rise to power, political conflict, battles, heroes, hypocrisy, mercenary, combat, envy, duel ...
Place: ancient china
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Charles, Emperor King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
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, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: spanish history, king, aristocracy, royal family, court intrigue, catholicism, european history, palace intrigue, society, church, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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 8.3
 2K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, unfaithful husband, royal family, aristocracy, royalty, palace intrigue, conquering, throne, state affairs, heir, religions or cults, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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 8.1
 71K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, queen, royal court, king, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, throne, betrayal, king of england, aristocracy, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
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General and I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Brilliant strategist Bai Ping Ting and prince-general Chu Bei Jie of rival kingdoms find themselves torn between loyalty to the country and their passionate love for each other.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: palace intrigue, romance, rivalry, court intrigue, warlord, love triangle, love and romance, destiny, love, couple relations, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china
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 5.3
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic, tense ...
Plot: love affair, royal family, politics, political intrigue, royal court, love and romance, crimes, political conspiracy, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 6.6
 113
Go Princess Go (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: feel good, visually appealing, humorous, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, harem, conspiracy, combat, rivalry, court intrigue, husband wife relationship, love and romance, youth, palace intrigue, royal family, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, empress, historical character, queen, russian empire, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, imperial russia, lovers ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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The Eternal Love (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
TV show
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: humorous, captivating, semi serious, feel good
Plot: forced marriage, romance, love triangle, split personality, reincarnation, supernatural power, secret, lost love, romantic rivalry, dual identity, damsel in distress, secret identity ...
Place: ancient china, china
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 6.2
 2K
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, romantic, baroque, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: royal court, forced marriage, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, young wife, fall in love, society, couples, true love, escapades, rich and poor, nobility ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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 ...
Style: twists and turns, sincere, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: strong female lead, intrigue, female rivalry, female friendship, queen, affair, duel, queen of england, royalty, lady in waiting, court intrigue, palace intrigue ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
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The King's Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
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, touching, romantic, uplifting, sweet
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, murderer, love triangle, revenge, lost love, rivalry, warlord, love and romance, reunion, love, couples, love affair ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 6.8
 3K
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: romantic, stylized, sexy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, woman in danger, palaces castles and temples, noblewoman, fall in love, wedding night, marriage of convenience, tragic love, nobility, romance, forced marriage, escapades ...
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, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: joseon dynasty, king, sex scene, humiliation, rape, revenge, obsession, danger, society, palace intrigue, court intrigue, crimes ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: south korea
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The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: palace intrigue, arranged marriage, monarchy, british royal family, princess, royalty, loveless marriage, secrets, dishonesty, romance, medieval, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: aristocracy, queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, love and romance, young woman, seduction, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.2
 8K
Kings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, epic, exciting, captivating, biblical
Plot: royal family, alternate reality, chosen one, manipulation, power struggle, king, queen, against the odds, dishonesty, rise to the top, politics, high society ...
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Lost Love in Times (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Feng Qingchen is a sorceress of Mingyi Tower, the secret organisation tasked with protecting the royal family. Yuan Ling is a prince from Western Wei, a ruling kingdom during the Northern and Southern Dynasties. Yuan Zhan, the seventh prince, is ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: romance, fantasy world, prince, magical power, supernatural, crown prince, heir to the throne, lost love, magician, royal palace, supernatural power, love and romance ...
Place: china, ancient china
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The Longest Day in Chang'an (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, History, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chang'an. The city of Eternal Peace. China's ancient imperial capital and the world's most magnificent metropolis. Its treasures and wealth are now under siege from a mysterious army. In 24 hours the enemies will launch a devastating ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: chinese emperor, royal court, political conspiracy, power struggle, conspiracy, royal palace, security, unlikely hero, protector, palace intrigue, master warrior, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 8th century
Place: ancient china
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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, heroic mission, lifesaver, widow, secret, adventure, laboratory, friendship, against the odds, rescue, cure, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: cynical, romantic, touching, captivating, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, empress, love hate relationship, intrigue, betrayal, tang dynasty, historical character, historical figure, family drama, chinese history, strong female lead, palace intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric, prehistoric times
Place: ancient china
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My Country: The New Age (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense, sincere
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder, power struggle, warlord, friendship, rivalry, danger, society, culture clash, destiny, deadly, violence ...
Time: 14th century
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, adultery, love triangle, unrequited love, love affair, love and romance, royal family, sword fight, gay relationship, gay, rivalry, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: asia, korea
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