Empress movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant empress movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, captivating, epic, exciting and realistic films and TV shows about / with empress, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, emperor, martial arts, intrigue, heroes and adventure plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in China, USA, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as empress: Empress Ki (2013), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Blade of Kings (2004), The Great (2020), Raspoutine (2011), Ekaterina (2014), Ludwig (1973), Catherine the Great (2019), Empresses In The Palace (2011).

List of empress movies

 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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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: empress, martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, power, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Blade of Kings (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne.
Style: epic, humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, twins, vampire, heroic mission, martial arts, humble, wiretap, heroes, adventure, danger, rivalry, imaginary ...
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 8.1
 12K
The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: realistic, stylized, humorous, epic, dark humor
Plot: king, royal court, empress, royal family, monarch, intrigue, queen, russian empire, palaces castles and temples, ambition, rivalry, imperial russia ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, martial arts, assassination attempt, crimes, law enforcement, state affairs, political intrigue, murder, deadly, police investigation, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 5.0
 781
Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, society, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, battle, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 8.1
 1K
Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, romantic, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, royal family, royal court, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, russian history, empress, heir to the throne, love, family, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.6
 4K
Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life, palaces castles and temples, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, southern germany, bavaria
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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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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: empress, poison, magic, temple, dragon, investigation, political intrigue, crimes, state affairs, conspiracy, law enforcement, throne ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, ancient china
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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to ...
Plot: empress, love triangle, heir to the throne, chinese history, qing dynasty, female rivalry, prince, harem, scheming, chinese emperor, mistress, royal palace ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, fantasy world, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, youth, empress ...
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Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, royal family, corrupted ruler, frame up, state affairs, rivalry, vengeance, empress, conspiracy, false accusation, danger, heroes ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, politics, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, couples, tragic hero, dishonesty, love and romance, intrigue ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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On His Majesty's Secret Service (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays 009, or translated literally from its aural pronunciation, double-O Dog. He's one of 12 special Royal Bodyguards of a simpleton Emperor (Liu Yiwei) who named these 12 guards after the Chinese Zodiac, hence 9 translated to Dog. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: martial arts, farce, empress, save the day, assassination attempt, parody, escapades, silly humor, inventions and discoveries, disorder, goofy hero, royal family ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, magic, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, palaces castles and temples, danger ...
Time: middle ages
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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, giant, good versus evil, book, friendship, empress, invisibility, sorceress, fear of heights, reading, imaginary kingdom, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rasputin, a crazed and debauched monk wreaks havoc at the local inn one night, chopping off the hand of one of the drinkers. As the bitter locals plan their revenge, the evil Rasputin works his satanic power over the beautiful women who serve at the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: hypnosis, empress, assassination, rise to the top, political unrest, political intrigue, royal family, healing power, rivalry, intrigue, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: siege, battles, imperialism, military, politics, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
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 6.7
 10K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, battlefield, death, king, village, heroic mission, leadership, heroes, war ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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 6.4
 7K
The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, manipulation, rivalry, state affairs, tragic hero, manipulations ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, confession, arson, empress, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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 7.4
 19K
Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, experimental, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, museum, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, czar, painting, empress, surveillance, monarchy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1900s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr, europe, tokyo
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 7.2
 109K
Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, royal family, happy ending, adventure, cinderella story, childhood, good versus evil, family, memory loss, hopes, fall in love, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
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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: sentimental, romantic, cynical, touching
Plot: love hate relationship, historical character, chinese emperor, intrigue, family drama, betrayal, love hate, empress, cheating wife, baby, heir to the throne, love triangle ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: ancient china
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
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 6.5
 609
Poor Nastya (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Poor Nastya is a Russian telenovela originally aired from 31 October 2003 to 30 April 2004 on the STS. Based on the imperial setting of the 19th century, the series reached international success and was shown in Ukraine, China, Israel, Serbia, ...
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: nobility, intrigue, love and romance, russian history, country girl, love at first sight, dream girl, emperor, girl heroine, unspoken love, love hate, family drama ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 6.3
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, revolution, politics, infidelity, romance, royal family, society, state affairs, hopes, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
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