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 captivating, stylized, serious, epic, exciting and realistic films and TV shows about / with empress, emperor, rivalry, betrayal, state affairs, intrigue, royal family, political intrigue, adventure and political unrest plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in China, Hong Kong, USA and other countries.
empress movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as empress: Empress Ki (2013), Ekaterina (2014), The Empress of China (2014), Catherine the Great (2019), The Great (2020), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), The Twins Effect II (2004), An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Russian Ark (2002), Raspoutine (2011).

List of empress movies

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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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, touching, sentimental, lyrical ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, royal court, royal family, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, heir to the throne, imperial russia, intrigue, queen ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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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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 Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: stylized, realistic, epic, humorous, based on true events
Plot: royal court, king, queen, empress, royal family, palaces castles and temples, monarch, russian empire, intrigue, imperial russia, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
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: sexy, serious, captivating, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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The Twins Effect II (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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, escapades, imaginary, adventure, danger, martial arts, heroic mission, vampire, save the world, chosen one, twins, heroes ...
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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: captivating, stylized, serious, tense, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, state affairs, deadly, adventure, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, battle zone, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, asia, china
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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: museum, time travel, empress, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, painting, surveillance, czar, monarchy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, contemporary, 1800s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr, europe, tokyo
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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: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, political intrigue, royal court, society, state affairs, clergy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, political intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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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: parody, not serious, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: farce, empress, goofy hero, save the day, disorder, silly humor, assassination attempt, escapades, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inventor, royal family, martial arts ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, downfall, palaces castles and temples, love affair, family life, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, munich germany, southern germany, bavaria
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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, tang dynasty, martial arts, empress, political intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, state affairs, police investigation, deadly, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: qing dynasty, empress, love triangle, strong female lead, royal palace, mistress, chinese history, harem, scheming, heir to the throne, prince, chinese emperor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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Lissi and the Wild Emperor (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The plot concerns a yeti who makes a pact with the devil to kidnap the most beautiful girl in the world. This turns out to be the Princess Lissi, who is clearly the Austrian Princess and later Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, and much of the film is ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, comedy of errors, disorder, empress, escapades, silly humor, computer animation, royal family, kidnapping, royal palace, royal court, royal romance ...
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
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: feel good, touching, stylized, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, save the kingdom, youth, danger, escapades, self discovery ...
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, giant, revolution, politics, chinese history, danger, patriotism, hopes, empress, occupation, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hong kong, asia
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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: tang dynasty, dragon, empress, poison, magic, temple, political intrigue, investigation, crimes, throne, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, ancient china
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Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
TV show
Story: The road to becoming an empress is paved with treachery. Ruyi is a consort who quickly learns to navigate the treacherous politics of the the royal court and move up the ranks. After becoming Empress, Ruyi still must survive the many conspiracies ...
Style: factual, tense, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, empress, rise and fall, heir, death, prince, intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, love triangle, royalty, mistress ...
Time: 18th century
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The Last Empress (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: In an alternate-reality South Korea, where a constitutional monarchical system prevails, Oh Sunny, a musical actress, becomes the empress of the country. Thus begins a dispute for power in the royal palace. Nothing is what it seems, and Oh Sunny is ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: queen, monarchy, empress, love triangle, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, emperor, love and romance, alternate timeline, romantic relationship, alternate universe, parallel world ...
Place: korea
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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, cinderella story, adventure, disney, good versus evil, childhood, family, memory loss, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
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Beauty's Rival in Palace (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: A dramatized account of Empress Dou and how her efforts and achievements in the royal court positively influenced the reign of her husband Emperor Wen, which paved the way for the creation of the Rule of Wen and Jing. Set in Chang'an, China ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: empress, chinese emperor, power struggle, ruler, fight for supremacy, political intrigue, palace intrigue, political unrest, empire, kingdom, political leader, dynasty ...
Place: ancient china
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, talking animals, change of heart, emperor, family, adventure, friendship, partners, escapades, rescue, treason, anthropomorphic animal ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: latin america, south america, peru
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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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, dragon, fantasy world, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, adventure, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 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, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reading, imaginary kingdom, giant, good versus evil, fantasy world, dragon, empress, invisibility, friendship, fear of heights, sorceress, swamp ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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: suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: empress, hypnosis, assassination, supernatural, rise and fall, intrigue, clergy, state affairs, politics, manipulation, graphic violence, royal family ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, death, battlefield, village, roman, ancient rome, leadership, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
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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: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, intrigue, betrayal, exile, politics, royal family, manipulation, tragic hero, state affairs, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, 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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, suicide attempt, communism, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, breast feeding, teacher, arson, empress, divorce, confession ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
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