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 realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, romantic and based on true events films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, royal family, intrigue, queen, state affairs, rivalry, monarchy, politics, betrayal and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as palace intrigue: Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), The Crown (2016), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The Royals (2015), Magnificent Century (2011), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Victoria (2016), The Virgin Queen (2005), Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988), Empress Ki (2013).

List of palace intrigue movies

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: based on true events, realistic, captivating, emotional, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, royal family, power struggle, strong female character, power, female protagonist, sultan, strongman, destiny, bossy woman, strong female lead, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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 8.7
 79K
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, disturbing, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, queen, british history, british royal family, palace intrigue, woman, power, prime minister, winston churchill, monarch, monarchy, politics ...
Time: 1950s
Place: buckingham palace, england
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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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, british history, queen elizabeth i, execution, political intrigue, period piece, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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 7.5
 10K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, state affairs, love and romance, monarchy, palace intrigue, paparazzi, couple relations, scandal, palaces castles and temples, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, couple relations, political unrest, state affairs, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, war, sultan, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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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: captivating, romantic, touching, harsh
Plot: love triangle, time travel, prince, throne, rivalry, princess, romance, palace intrigue, brother brother relationship, drowning, mother son conflict, time traveler ...
Place: korea
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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, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, king, seduction, mistress, jealousy, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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 8.2
 17K
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, touching, romantic, based on true events, factual ...
Plot: royal family, british history, queen victoria, monarchy, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, queen of england, queen, politics, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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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, forbidden love, queen of england, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, throne, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: romantic, captivating, entertaining, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: conspiracy, palace intrigue, fencing, russian empire, spy, friendship, love and romance, danger, corruption, romance, queen, horse chase ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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 8.6
 834
Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, semi serious, multicultural, romantic, harsh
Plot: empress, love triangle, female warrior, love, battle, betrayal, palace intrigue, culture clash, friendship, orphan, crown prince, throne ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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 8.1
 6K
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, emotional, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, queen, hanging, execution, queen of england, queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, royal court, couple relations, poet, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, dungeon, europe, spain, portugal ...
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 8.3
 9K
Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
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, bleak, twists and turns, scary
Plot: zombie apocalypse, royal family, zombie, prince, rivalry, palace intrigue, medieval, father son relationship
Place: korea
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 8.2
 752
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: romantic, lyrical, touching, sentimental
Plot: royal family, russian empire, royal court, empress, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, heir to the throne, palace intrigue, arranged marriage, russian history, aunt
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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Grace of Monaco (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early ...
Style: stylized, sincere, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, mother daughter relationship, family relations, politics, society, couple relations, state affairs, royal court, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, prince, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, french riviera, europe
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 6.9
 543
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, romantic
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: russian history, family drama, unspoken love, love hate, love and romance, intrigue, orphan, dream girl, mystery, love at first sight, family history, innocence lost ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 7.8
 3K
Shaka Zulu (1986)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, South Africa, West Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: tribe, rise and fall, camp, chief, society, head of state, political unrest, heroes, leadership, military, politics, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1700s, 1910s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 1K
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: realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, society, head of state, couples, royal family, political unrest, political conspiracy, blind ambition, couple relations, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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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 ...
Plot: palace intrigue, royal family, interracial romance, prince, mother daughter relationship, white male black female relationship, biracial, divorced woman, actress, lion, true love, jealousy ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: africa
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 66
Albert II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Story: Largely fictionalized, partly fictitious chapters from the life of the Belgian royal family during and around the reign of king Albert II. Besides his duties, including signing a more federal regime for the Belgian state, focus is on his marital ...
Plot: king, palace intrigue, kingdom, father son relationship
Place: belgium
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The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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.
Plot: princess, arranged marriage, british royal family, palace intrigue, monarchy, court intrigue
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In an ambitious and groundbreaking approach to drama and history featuring dramatic reconstruction, historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives.
Plot: british history, palace intrigue, arranged marriage, divorce, king of england, palace, castle, catholic church, religion
Time: 16th century
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 10K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: royal court, intrigue, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, royal family, rivalry, ambition, infidelity, king, rise to the top, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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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: epic
Plot: palace intrigue, assumed dead, false identity, corruption, betrayal, torture, social class, medieval, executioner, peasant, traitor, baroness ...
Time: 14th century
Place: wales
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 160
Elizabeth I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling.
Plot: queen, british history, palace intrigue, royal family, queen elizabeth i, reenactment, power, reconstruction, female protagonist, ambition, historian, rivalry
Time: 16th century
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, love and romance, intrigue, king, betrayal, aristocracy, palaces castles and temples, throne, rivalry, marriage ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 1K
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, state affairs, throne, king, intrigue, royal family, aristocracy, conquering, rise to the top, rivalry, religions or cults, heir heiress ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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Inside the Forbidden City (1965)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It seems that Li Zhenfei was once an imperial concubine, who often found herself competing with her rival Madame Liu for the emperor's sole, undivided attention. When Li gives birth to the Emperor's child, the jealous Liu switches the boy ...
Plot: palace intrigue, eunuch, retribution
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 48
King Cat (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Chang Yi plays Chan Chao, a knight of justice, who thwarts the plans of Minister Peng to assassinate the revered Judge Pao Cheng over and over again. Lo Lieh gives Chang a good run for his money as the evil and sinister henchman of Minister Peng.
Plot: kidnapping, pride, bodyguard, booby trap, ensemble, based on a novel, palace intrigue, rapist, murder mystery
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 103
Taj Mahal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Taj Mahal is a 1963 film based on the historical legend of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. As per the legend Shah Jahan created the Taj Mahal in fond remembrance and as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It was a commercial and critical hit, ...
Plot: matchmaking, wedding, mausoleum, fort, palace intrigue, necklace, ambush, period piece, love at first sight, love, emperor, pigeon
Time: 17th century
Place: taj mahal
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