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, realistic and tense films and TV shows about / with empress, emperor, palace intrigue, intrigue, royalty, political intrigue, betrayal, political unrest, royal family and empire plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in China, USA, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as empress: Ekaterina (2014), The Empress of China (2014), Empress Ki (2013), The Great (2020), Catherine the Great (2015), The Last Empress (2018), Empresses In The Palace (2011), Catherine the Great (2019), The Twins Effect II (2004), Rasputin (2011).

List of empress movies

 8.1
 2K
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, sentimental, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: royal family, russian empire, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, coup d'etat, imperial russia, royal court, nobility, political conspiracy, nobleman, royalty ...
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, captivating, touching, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, palace intrigue, empress, intrigue, betrayal, historical character, palace, historical figure, harem, female protagonist, strong female lead, heir to the throne ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times
Place: ancient china, china
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 8.4
 3K
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, harsh, romantic, multicultural, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, empress, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, historical figure, love, crown prince, female warrior, betrayal, sword fight, battles, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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 8.2
 42K
The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: 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: humorous, stylized, epic, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: monarch, royal court, queen, royal family, empress, king, imperial russia, intrigue, rivalry, russian empire, coronation, military ...
Time: 18th century, future
Place: russia
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Catherine the Great (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, romantic ...
Plot: royal court, queen, empress, russian history, state affairs, power struggle, russian empire, lovers, betrayal, dishonesty, love, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: empress, queen, monarchy, love triangle, palace intrigue, revenge, political unrest, in love, alternate reality, parallel universe, fall in love, love and romance ...
Place: korea
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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: captivating, tense
Plot: qing dynasty, chinese emperor, chinese history, empress, palace, palace intrigue, love triangle, scheming, strong female lead, heir to the throne, mistress, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, 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: realistic, captivating, stylized, disturbing, colourful
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, historical character, imperial russia, empress, power struggle, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist, intrigue, politics, rise to the top ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, empress, chosen one, save the world, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, emperor, twins, heroes, vampire, empire ...
Place: china
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 5.0
 908
Rasputin (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: imperial russia, empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, society, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, europe, russia
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 6.3
 583
Sisi (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph falls in love with the young Elisabeth. It's love at first sight but Franz Joseph's mother Sophie doesn't approve this love.
Style: romantic, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: royalty, royal family, empress, emperor, royal court, etiquette, love, male female relationship, family problems, power struggle, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: austria
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 6.6
 561
Maria Theresa (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: aristocrat, female politician, female protagonist, motherhood, empress, european history, czech history, strong female lead, high society, political leader, noblewoman, strong female character ...
Time: 18th century
Place: central europe
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Palace of Desire (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Palace of Desire, also known as Da Ming Gong Ci, is a Chinese television series based on the life story of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: empress, historical figure, chinese emperor, princess, palace, political unrest, empire, political intrigue, imperial japan, political conspiracy, palace intrigue, tragic love ...
Time: 7th century
Place: ancient china
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Italy, UK, 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, political, visually appealing, emotional, breathtaking ...
Plot: childhood, world war two, chinese history, royalty, revolution, prison, drug addiction, emperor, interrogation, empress, eunuch, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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 7.3
 21K
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: non-linear, art house, lyrical, epic, captivating ...
Plot: russian history, museum, revolution, painting, time travel, surveillance, art, lifestyle, haunted by the past, culture clash, empress, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: russia, tokyo, europe, ussr, st. petersburg russia
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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, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, dragon, magic, sword and sorcery, wizards, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, adventure, fantasy world, empress, elf, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
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 6.6
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Poor Nastya (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: unspoken love, emperor, dream girl, palace intrigue, love and romance, love at first sight, girl heroine, intrigue, wealth, nobility, secret identity, innocence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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, humorous, not serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, farce, goofy hero, empress, save the day, absurd humor, silly humor, assassination attempt, escapades, disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, betrayal ...
Place: china, asia, 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: tense, factual, touching, captivating
Plot: harem, romance, empress, rise and fall, heir, death, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, rivalry, relationships, emperor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ancient china
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 7.6
 5K
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, homoerotic ...
Plot: royal family, decadence, empress, politics, betrayal, homosexual subtext, friendship, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: europe, southern germany, austria, munich germany, bavaria
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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, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, swordsman, state affairs, adventure, political unrest, dishonesty, assassination, daring rescue, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, battle zone ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: empress, chinese emperor, power struggle, palace intrigue, political intrigue, political unrest, fight for supremacy, ruler, female protagonist, politics, empire, intrigue ...
Place: ancient china
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: feel good, light, entertaining, fairy tale, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, adventure, talking animals, transformation, emperor, human becoming an animal, partners, escapades, friendship, family, good versus evil, change of heart ...
Time: 15th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, colourful, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, escape from reality, magic, imaginary kingdom, journey, youth, imagination, good versus evil, talking animals, cat, disney ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: london, china
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Catherine the Great (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: political, serious, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, royalty, historical event, russian, ancient, colonialism, ambition, political intrigue, pregnant from rape, rape, society, head of state ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ottoman empire, prussia
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 5.6
 3K
Rudhramadevi (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Rudraba, daughter of Ganapatideva, the emperor of the Kakatiya dynasty, was officially designated a son through the ancient Putrika ceremony and given the name Rudradeva so that she could succeed her father after his death. Despite opposition, she ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: queen, female warrior, warrior, empress, political leader, ruler, empire, historical figure, leadership, politician, political unrest, historical character ...
Time: 13th century
Place: india
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The Legend of Dugu (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: “He who has Dugu, has the world”. Daughters of a court official, Dugu Banruo, Dugu Mantuo, and Dugu Jialou were always destined for greatness. Blessed with beauty, intelligence, and connections, the Dugu sisters grew up knowing they were the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: politics, palace intrigue, intrigue, political intrigue, dynasty, dysfunctional family, fight for supremacy, empress, political unrest, power struggle, sister sister relationship, rivalry ...
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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, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sea monster, betrayal, empress, police investigation, tang dynasty, political conspiracy, kung fu, uncover truth, medieval, missing person, fight ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 8.4
 183
War and Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fifteen years after Qing Emperor Jiaqing was crowned the country appears to be in harmony. However, fights between the imperial concubines escalate. All the imperial concubines including the emperor's beloved Yu-Yue understand this and becomes ...
Style: captivating
Plot: qing dynasty, mistress, power, emperor, intrigue, palace intrigue, power struggle, kingdom, political unrest, fight for supremacy, royal court, empire ...
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 7.3
 114
Ming Dynasty (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: The drama tells the story of the early years of the Ming Dynasty, the country created a flourishing world, Yangwei overseas, after the Five Emperors and Six Dynasties, a hundred years of star-studded shining blood, a long-lasting Jinling old dream. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, dorama, romantic, multicultural
Plot: strong female lead, mistress, historical figure, love, mad love, ambitious woman, female protagonist, palace intrigue, throne, orphan, empress, royal palace ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china
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