British monarchy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british monarchy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, factual, stylized and clever films and TV shows about / with british monarchy, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, betrayal, royalty, british royal family, politics, british history and queen plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british monarchy: The Crown (2016), King Charles III (2017), Henry VIII (2003), The Madness of King George (1994), The King (2019), To Play the King (1993), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Carry on Henry VIII (1971), The Favourite (2018), Victoria & Albert (2001).

List of british monarchy movies

The Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, queen, monarchy, winston churchill, woman, prime minister, power, monarch, politics, palace intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, buckingham palace, london
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King Charles III (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince Charles' accession to the throne following the Queen's death. When he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law, political chaos ensues: a constitutional crisis, rioting on the streets and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace.
Style: controversial, based on true events
Plot: king of england, british monarchy, palace, riot, republican, breaking the fourth wall, interracial relations, scandal, woman slaps man, ghost, scheming, father son relationship ...
Time: near future
Place: buckingham palace
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, rivalry, head of state, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, royal court, king, queen, parliament, royal family, doctors and patients, political unrest, couple relations, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspense, surprise ending, rough
Plot: king, british history, king of england, father son relationship, mentor protege relationship, warrior, kingdom, war, death of father, prince, boy, aristocrat ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
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To Play the King (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: Francis Urquhart, unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician, managed to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition. But his survival on the top is threatened by a liberal monarch and some skeletons in the closet.
Style: suspenseful, witty, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, royal family, merciless, mistress, conservative, tough heroes, priest, satire, throne, cards, campaign, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, throne, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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Carry on Henry VIII (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of her in his usual manner, Henry has to find some way of doing ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, not serious
Plot: farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, innuendo, couples, odd couple, state affairs, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, royal family, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 70s
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lesbian, rivalry, aristocracy, queen, lgbt, ambitious woman, british history, rise and fall, period piece, queen of england, duchess, royal court ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
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Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, queen victoria, politics, queen, widow, romance, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1860s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
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Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Examine the history of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention ...
Style: uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorced woman, royal family, actress, prince, love, true love, jealousy, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, reunion, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 1990s, 90s
Place: africa
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, head of state, ambition, strong female presence, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, epic, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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The Prince and the Pauper (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic, "The Prince and the Pauper" is the retelling of Edward Tudor and young Thomas Canty, two amazing look-alikes caught up in imperial intrigue and scandal. In fleeing from his violent father, Tom stumbles into ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rich and poor, hidden identity, switching roles, mistaken identity, fish out of water, social differences, adventure, young heroes, wish come true, disorder, intrigue, youth ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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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 Bastard Executioner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set ...
Style: rough, bleak, melancholic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, executioner, knight, betrayal, corruption, forbidden love, crimes, false identity, society, brutality, disguise, intrigue ...
Time: 14th century
Place: wales
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Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, touching
Plot: servant, british history, queen victoria, queen of england, friendship, interracial friendship, intergenerational friendship, woman, hindu, muslim, racism, death of protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, scotland, buckingham palace, florence, florence italy ...
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, betrayal, state affairs, rise to the top, tragic hero, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, romance, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, queen, period piece, royal court, queen of england, couple relations, love and romance, marriage, politics, destiny ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: queen, historical character, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, couple relations, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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The Callback Queen (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sex comedy
Plot: casting, rivalry, love, film producer, mentor, actress, friendship, agent, female protagonist, flirting, employer employee relationship, film industry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london
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Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, royal family, monarchy, queen of england, european history, power, queen, female protagonist, prime minister, husband wife relationship, royalty ...
Time: victorian era, 1830s, 19th century
Place: britain, london, buckingham palace
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From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, who done it, serial killer, graphic violence, police detective, crimes, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, a vision, murder, clairvoyant ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, east end london ...
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All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war one, military, human spirit, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, against the odds, wartime life, campaign, state affairs, soldier, heroes ...
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