Palace intrigue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant palace intrigue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, tense and epic films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, royal family, royalty, rivalry, queen, politics, court intrigue, state affairs, king and conspiracy plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as palace intrigue: Ekaterina (2014), The White Princess (2017), Empress Ki (2013), Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Isabel (2011), The Virgin Queen (2005), Elizabeth I (2005), Elizabeth R (1971).

List of palace intrigue movies

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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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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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 8.5
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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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Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Three naval cadets accidentally get possession of a secret diary that was stolen from Bestuzhev, a vice-chancellor of Russia. If this diary ever gets abroad, the consequences for the country would be grave. The cadets are trying to return the papers ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: palace intrigue, fencing, russian empire, conspiracy, friendship, love and romance, spy, romance, danger, corruption, queen, secret agent ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: emotional, based on true events, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: sultan, strong female character, palace intrigue, royal family, bossy woman, strongman, harem, strong female lead, power struggle, intrigue, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, royal court, king, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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 8.3
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, palace intrigue, throne, state affairs, conquering, rise to the top, inheritance, intrigue, religions or cults, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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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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 7.9
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, queen elizabeth i, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, ireland ...
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 8.7
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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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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: enigmatic, tense, exciting, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, palace intrigue, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, joseon dynasty, political conspiracy, treason, political corruption, royal family, political prisoner, political unrest ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, harsh, sweet ...
Plot: love triangle, broken heart, time travel, rivalry, royal family, throne, time traveler, prince, king, palace, bad mother, mother son conflict ...
Place: korea
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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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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, palace intrigue, battles, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, europe
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The Book of Esther (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: biblical, epic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: palace intrigue, betrayal, anti semitism, old testament, genocide, heroic mission, self discovery, religions or cults, head of state, society, danger, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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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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 8.7
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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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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, period piece, british history, throne, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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 8.4
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Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 45 min.
Story: In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.
Style: bloody, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, bleak
Plot: zombie apocalypse, royal family, zombie, medieval, rivalry, palace intrigue, outburst, joseon dynasty, prince, crown prince, father son relationship, undead
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
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 6.3
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Rampant (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, 17th century. While the paranoid King Lee Jo of Joseon, vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled Prince Lee Cheung returns to the ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: palace intrigue, joseon dynasty, prince, decapitation, crown, master warrior, danger, vengeance, rivalry, warrior, martial arts, duel ...
Time: 17th century
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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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 8.2
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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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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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 8.2
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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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 7.8
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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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 5.2
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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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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, power struggle, murder, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, secret organization, palace, king, revenge, rivalry, royalty ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
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Shadows in the Palace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film is set amongst a group of gungnyeo, or palace women in Korea during the time of the Joseon dynasty, and is primarily about the hidden dynamics that unfold between them. Sworn into secrecy, submission, and celibacy, the women of the palace ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, intrigue, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, murder, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, korea
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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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 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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