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, exciting, stylized and tense films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, court intrigue, royal family, rivalry, royalty, mistress, murder, political intrigue, conspiracy and revenge plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, China, South Korea 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), Borgia (2011), The Broken Crown (2016), Go Princess Go (2015), Catherine the Great (2019), The Eternal Love (2017).

List of court intrigue movies

 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 ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: court intrigue, time travel, romance, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, royal family, palace intrigue, prince, marriage proposal, love triangle, political intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, beijing china
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 8.2
 819
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, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: court intrigue, palace intrigue, politics, rise to power, ruse, execution, castle, rivalry, ambition, murder, civil war, political leader ...
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, queen, murder, political leader, prophecy, royal family, empire, palace, palace intrigue, court intrigue, rebellion ...
Time: 7th century
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, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: king, royal family, palace intrigue, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, spanish history, society, church, kingdom, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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 5.2
 360
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic, talky ...
Plot: royal family, love affair, politics, political conspiracy, state affairs, love and romance, ambition, political intrigue, crimes, royal court, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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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: exciting, romantic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: kingdom, palace intrigue, king, queen, duke, power, court intrigue, aristocracy, princess, politics, ceremony, ambition ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century, 17th century
Place: spain, central europe, europe
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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: visually appealing, sweet, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, combat, harem, rivalry, court intrigue, husband wife relationship, palace intrigue, love and romance, youth, royal family, romance ...
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, captivating, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, queen, russian empire, empress, power struggle, historical character, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
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, humorous, feel good, captivating
Plot: romance, reincarnation, split personality, love triangle, supernatural power, romantic rivalry, dual identity, secret identity, amnesia, lost love, damsel in distress, 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, romantic, compassionate, touching ...
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, palace intrigue, forbidden love, throne, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, political conspiracy, political unrest, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
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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, romantic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love triangle, lost love, revenge, murderer, warlord, destiny, love and romance, love, couples, court intrigue, reunion ...
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, love, empress, love triangle, palace intrigue, crown prince, betrayal, throne, battles, female protagonist, culture clash, historical figure ...
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea
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 6.9
 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, sexy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, woman in danger, escapades, noblewoman, palaces castles and temples, tragic love, fall in love, wedding night, romance, nobility, marriage of convenience, 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, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: king, joseon dynasty, humiliation, rape, revenge, obsession, sex scene, danger, society, crimes, hopelessness, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century
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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, british royal family, monarchy, princess, palace intrigue, loveless marriage, royalty, secrets, romance, dishonesty, dual role, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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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, love letter, lady in waiting, affair, queen of england, intrigue, duel, queen, palace intrigue, strong female lead, female friendship, royalty ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, disorder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, heroes, graphic violence, 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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: political conspiracy, justice, political intrigue, loyalty, battle, friendship, battles, false identity, betrayal, emperor, murder, deception ...
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, swordsman, sword fight ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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 8.0
 62K
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, rivalry, escapades, danger, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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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: revenge, erotic fantasy, adultery, joseon dynasty, palace intrigue, mistress, court intrigue, period piece, investigation, cheating
Time: 18th century
Place: korea
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 4.5
 4K
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, based on true events, factual
Plot: cold weather, viking, christian, russian history, dysfunctional family, sex scene, fratricide, betrayal, revenge, murder, heroes, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: russia, ukraine
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
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: captivating, epic, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, religion, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, adventurer, ambition, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, political intrigue, tragic hero, discovery, new world, father son relationship, 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: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: ocean or sea, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, rebelliousness, intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, royal family, storm, spanish inquisition ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, 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: sexual, sexy, erotic, semi serious, sexploitation film
Plot: time travel, royal court, princess, model, chastity belt, palaces castles and temples, couples, royal family, sexual relations, imaginary, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 15th century
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 7.5
 42K
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: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, intrigue, historical character, state affairs, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, king ...
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: serious, epic, exciting, captivating, biblical
Plot: royal family, alternate reality, chosen one, queen, king, manipulation, power struggle, against the odds, ambition, politics, dishonesty, high society ...
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