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 romantic films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, royal family, royalty, queen, rivalry, king, politics, state affairs, court intrigue and throne plots mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres shot in UK, South Korea, USA and other countries.
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palace intrigue movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as palace intrigue: The White Princess (2017), Catherine the Great (2019), Ekaterina (2014), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Isabel (2011), Empress Ki (2013), Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988), The Virgin Queen (2005), Elizabeth I (2005).

List of palace intrigue movies

The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: palace intrigue, british royal family, arranged marriage, princess, monarchy, loveless marriage, royalty, secrets, dishonesty, romance, court intrigue, medieval ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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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: based on true events, realistic, captivating, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: palace intrigue, russian history, historical character, empress, queen, russian empire, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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 8.1
 1K
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, touching, lyrical, sentimental ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, empress, royal court, royal family, loveless marriage, russian history, coup d'etat, heir to the throne, family, love, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female character, royal family, strong female lead, strongman, bossy woman, harem, power struggle, intrigue, rise to the top, empire ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople
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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: sexy, stylized, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, family relations, palace intrigue, jealousy ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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 8.3
 2K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, royal family, palace intrigue, aristocracy, unfaithful husband, throne, state affairs, conquering, royalty, intrigue, religions or cults, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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 8.5
 2K
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: romantic, suspenseful, harsh, multicultural, semi serious
Plot: female warrior, love, empress, crown prince, love triangle, palace intrigue, betrayal, battles, throne, culture clash, historical figure, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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: fencing, palace intrigue, friendship, conspiracy, russian empire, love and romance, spy, romance, queen, danger, corruption, horse chase ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
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, court intrigue, state affairs, head of state, love affair, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
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 7.9
 6K
Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
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, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, portugal ...
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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 elizabeth i, queen, throne, period piece, british history, palace intrigue, royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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 8.7
 2K
Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
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, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, tragic hero, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, romanticism, sweet ...
Plot: love triangle, broken heart, rivalry, time travel, time traveler, royal family, sweetheart, prince, king, palace, romantic triangle, love ...
Place: korea
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, love and romance, political intrigue, couple relations, state affairs, power struggle, political unrest, battles, parent child relationship, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
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 8.7
 151K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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, monarchy, queen, british history, winston churchill, woman, prime minister, power, monarch, palace intrigue, politics ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, buckingham palace, london
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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, anti semitism, betrayal, old testament, head of state, danger, society, religions or cults, self discovery, heroic mission, genocide, 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: sentimental, captivating, romantic, exciting
Plot: duke, kingdom, palace intrigue, queen, king, court intrigue, poison, ceremony, princess, marriage, ambition, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, central europe
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
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, exciting, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, martial arts, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, treason, political corruption, political prisoner, husband wife relationship, political unrest ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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Elizabeth I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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.
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: british history, queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, palace intrigue, rivalry, ambition, power, reenactment, war, throne, historian ...
Time: 16th century
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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, crown, zombie, rivalry, martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, danger, warrior, duel ...
Time: 17th century
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Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, semi documentary
Plot: palace intrigue, british royal family, palace, king of england, british history, love affair, storytelling, love story, mistress, king, historical figure, royal court ...
Time: 16th century
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, queen, murder, royal family, political leader, prophecy, palace, empire, court intrigue, gender disguise, palace intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
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 8.3
 877
Three Kingdoms (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, psychological, tense
Plot: chinese, court intrigue, palace intrigue, politics, political conflict, rise to power, battles, heroes, mercenary, envy, duel, hypocrisy ...
Place: ancient china
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Charles, King and Emperor (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
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, serious, captivating
Plot: king, spanish history, royal family, palace intrigue, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, church, society, kingdom, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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D'artagnan and Three Musketeers (1979)
Genre: Adventure, History, Musical
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 220 min.
TV show
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: romantic, lyrical, captivating, stylized
Plot: musketeer, king of france, king, friends, adventure, palace intrigue, secret mission, escapades, queen, secret, honor, courage ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france
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 8.2
 8K
Kings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, biblical
Plot: royal family, alternate reality, chosen one, queen, king, manipulation, power struggle, ambition, politics, dishonesty, rise to the top, against the odds ...
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 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, rough, realistic, surprise ending, epic ...
Plot: historical character, clergy, political intrigue, church, european history, power struggle, politics, political corruption, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence italy, france ...
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 5.3
 366
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, royal family, love affair, love and romance, crimes, political intrigue, political conspiracy, ambition, state affairs, royal court, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
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, secret organization, political conspiracy, king, palace, 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, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, who done it, murder, politics ...
Place: asia, korea
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