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, romantic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, royal family, royalty, rivalry, state affairs, betrayal, queen, politics, king and intrigue plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as palace intrigue: Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Empress Ki (2013), Elizabeth I (2005), Six Flying Dragons (2015), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), The Book of Esther (2013), The White Princess (2017), The Crown (2016), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).

List of palace intrigue movies

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: 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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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, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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 8.5
 1K
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, empress, love triangle, love, crown prince, betrayal, palace intrigue, battles, throne, female protagonist, friendship, culture clash ...
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea
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 7.9
 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, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, royal court, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest, age difference ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, netherlands, portugal ...
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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: exciting, tense, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, palace intrigue, tragedy, betrayal, treason, political conspiracy, royal family, political corruption, political intrigue, political repression, government corruption, political prisoner ...
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, romanticism ...
Plot: love triangle, time travel, rivalry, prince, mother son conflict, broken heart, queen, time traveler, royal family, throne, kiss, sweetheart ...
Place: korea
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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, royal family, palace intrigue, strongman, strong female lead, power struggle, rise to the top, bossy woman, intrigue, power, harem ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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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, religions or cults, heroic mission, head of state, society, danger, self discovery, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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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, monarchy, princess, british royal family, loveless marriage, palace intrigue, royalty, secrets, dishonesty, dual role, romance, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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 8.7
 113K
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: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, monarchy, queen, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, monarch, power, 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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, period piece, queen elizabeth i, throne, british history, 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
 23K
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, zombie, royal family, rivalry, palace intrigue, crown prince, medieval, outburst, joseon dynasty, prince, undead, father son relationship
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
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 8.7
 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, factual
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, political conspiracy, royal family, throne, palace intrigue, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 11K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, state affairs, forbidden love, monarchy, love and romance, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, palace intrigue, paparazzi, scandal, society, crown prince ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sultan, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, war, battles, parent child relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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 6.3
 3K
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: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: joseon dynasty, palace intrigue, prince, decapitation, crown, rivalry, master warrior, warrior, martial arts, vengeance, danger, duel ...
Time: 17th century
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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, romantic, touching, sweet
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorced woman, royal family, palace intrigue, love, actress, true love, prince, jealousy, destiny, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 2010s
Place: africa
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 8.2
 21K
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, monarchy, royal family, queen of england, european history, queen, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace, london
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 8.3
 2K
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, captivating, realistic, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, throne, state affairs, conquering, inheritance, religions or cults, intrigue, rise to the top, heir heiress, palace intrigue ...
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, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, intrigue, treason, love affair ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
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, psychological, factual, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, murder, power struggle, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, secret organization, king, revenge, palace, rivalry, injury ...
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, murder, intrigue, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, korea
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 8.1
 1K
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: lyrical, romantic, touching, sentimental
Plot: russian empire, royal family, royal court, russian history, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, empress, palace intrigue, heir to the throne, royalty, aunt, arranged marriage
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Lady of the Dynasty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
Style: emotional, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: chinese emperor, romance, love story, political unrest, palace intrigue, rivalry, conspiracy, betrayal, suicide, rebellion, chinese, emperor ...
Place: ancient china
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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, betrayal, eunuch, retribution
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D'artagnan and Three Musketeers (1979)
Genre: Adventure, History, Musical
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 220 min.
Story: This is a wonderful three-part music video, shot by one of the most famous adventure novels of Alexandre Dumas. Four friends - the musketeers save the honor of the Queen of France, the battle against the all-powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the ...
Style: captivating, romantic, lyrical, stylized
Plot: musketeer, king of france, friends, adventure, queen, king, escapades, secret, honor, secret mission, palace intrigue, courage ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france
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 7.0
 2K
The Throne (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, July 4, 1762. The Crown Prince Hyojang, posthumously named Sado, son of King Yeongjo of Joseon, is accused of treason. Thus, the king asks him to commit suicide, but his closest vassals prevent it, so the king orders the prince to get ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, crown prince, royal family, king, family conflict, joseon dynasty, royalty, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, palace intrigue, politics, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, south korea
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 6.7
 16K
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, intense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, adventure, life is a bitch, vengeance, love triangle, rape, escapades, kidnapping, knight, plague, strong sexual content ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: sentimental, stylized, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, family relations, society, couple relations, state affairs, politics, husband wife relationship, royal court, supportive spouse, prince, mother daughter relationship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: monte carlo, french riviera, europe
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 6.5
 602
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: romantic, sincere, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: nobility, love and romance, russian history, intrigue, country girl, love at first sight, dream girl, girl heroine, emperor, love hate, unspoken love, love hate relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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