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, romantic, realistic, stylized, serious and sentimental films and TV shows about / with palace intrigue, royal family, intrigue, royalty, queen, rivalry, female protagonist, politics, palace and political intrigue plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, South Korea, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as palace intrigue: Empress Ki (2013), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), The White Princess (2017), Magnificent Century (2011), Ekaterina (2014), Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016), Catherine the Great (2019), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Poor Nastya (2003), The Legend of Miyue (2015).

List of palace intrigue movies

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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: suspenseful, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious ...
Plot: empress, love, palace intrigue, love triangle, female warrior, chinese emperor, historical figure, betrayal, crown prince, throne, sword fight, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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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, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female character, strong female lead, royal family, strongman, power struggle, intrigue, bossy woman, female protagonist, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
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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: british royal family, palace intrigue, princess, monarchy, arranged marriage, medieval, royalty, loveless marriage, dishonesty, romance, royal family, secrets ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england
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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, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sultan, palace intrigue, intrigue, power struggle, political intrigue, royal family, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest, political conspiracy, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
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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, lyrical, romantic, touching ...
Plot: russian empire, royal family, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, royal court, coup d'etat, imperial russia, loveless marriage, political conspiracy, nobility, nobleman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: captivating, touching, romantic, sweet, harsh ...
Plot: love triangle, time travel, sweetheart, broken heart, palace, royal family, throne, rivalry, love, king, romantic triangle, palace intrigue ...
Time: 10th century
Place: korea
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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: realistic, disturbing, stylized, captivating, colourful
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, historical character, empress, imperial russia, russian empire, power struggle, queen, ambitious woman, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, 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: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, king, queen, intrigue, siblings relations, marriage, seduction, betrayal, aristocracy, medieval ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, france, europe
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Poor Nastya (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, emperor, nobility, unspoken love, dream girl, intrigue, palace intrigue, love at first sight, girl heroine, love hate relationship, russian history, wealth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Legend of Miyue (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: The story of Mi Yue (Queen Dowager Xuan), the first stateswoman in the history of China. Mi Yue was a young princess who lived in the Kingdom of Chu during the Warring States period. She was sent to Qin as a concubine and part of her sister Mi ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: chinese emperor, palace intrigue, strong female lead, chinese history, female rivalry, politics, love triangle, heir to the throne, harem, political intrigue, medieval, political unrest ...
Place: ancient china
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 7.0
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Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Style: social documentary
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, palace intrigue, historical figure, historical character, intrigue, husband wife relationship, power struggle, wife, family relations, political intrigue, high society ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
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The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: cynical, romantic, captivating, touching, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, empress, palace intrigue, intrigue, betrayal, historical character, chinese history, palace, historical figure, love hate relationship, harem, tang dynasty ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times
Place: ancient china, china
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Naval Cadets, Charge! (1988)
Genre: Adventure, History, Musical, 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: captivating, romantic, entertaining, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, russian empire, fencing, conspiracy, palace intrigue, love and romance, romance, queen, spy, corruption, secret agents, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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King Sejong the Great (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: "The Great King, Sejong" is a full-scale political drama describing how King Sejong and his loyal retainers cooperate and contrive to make his dynasty a better place. While King Sejong was on the throne, the Joseon Dynasty enjoyed ...
Style: political, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: palace intrigue, historical figure, king, royalty, faithfulness, government, political intrigue, crown prince, ruler, political unrest, korean history, family relations ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
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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, realistic, captivating, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: queen, unfaithful husband, royal family, royalty, aristocracy, conquering, spanish history, historical figure, palace intrigue, throne, heir, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: queen elizabeth i, royal family, palace intrigue, queen of england, monarchy, queen, throne, political conspiracy, betrayal, state affairs, patriotism, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, 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, realistic ...
Plot: ancient history, palace intrigue, betrayal, religions or cults, society, self discovery, heroic mission, genocide, destiny, old testament, female protagonist, christian ...
Place: persia
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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, colourful, factual, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, british history, throne, royal family, women, tudors, renaissance, catholicism, politics, head of state, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1920s, 1930s, 19th century ...
Place: england, scotland, spain, london, europe ...
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Story of Yanxi Palace (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The smart and witty Wei Yingluo enters the palace as a seamstress to find the truth behind her older sister’s death. Believing the imperial guard Fucha Fuheng to be her sister's killer, Yingluo purposely attracts the attention of his sister ...
Style: stylized, factual, multicultural, suspenseful, scenic
Plot: chinese emperor, qing dynasty, chinese history, palace intrigue, mistress, palace, revenge, royal palace, chambermaid, rivalry, female rivalry, harem ...
Time: 18th century
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The Royal Tailor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Depicts the love lives, jealousies and desires of those that work within the Sanguiwon during the Joseon Dynasty period. The Sanguiwon are responsible for the attire worn by royalty. Dol-Seok (Han Suk-Kyu) is the best master artisan in charge of ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, political
Plot: palace intrigue, tailor, designer, king, ambition, rivals, intrigue, showdown, workplace intrigue, dynasty, palace, rivalry ...
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 8.7
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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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, queen, british history, winston churchill, monarchy, queen elizabeth ii, prime minister, power, british monarchy, monarch, female protagonist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 70s, 80s
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, london
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, monarchy, couple relations, british history, royal court, older woman younger man relationship, family relations, political unrest, romance, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, scotland, spain ...
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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, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, empire, royal family, queen, political leader, prophecy, murder, palace, strong female character, rise to power, palace intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
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The Advisors Alliance (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Sima Yi, a great politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdoms era. By his side, Sima Yi has his politically-astute distaff members of his household, and pitted against them are the formidable Cao Cao and his heirs. ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: political intrigue, politics, palace intrigue, heir to the throne, advisor, power struggle, royal family, chinese emperor, love triangle, rivalry, family relations, mastermind ...
Place: china, ancient china
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General and I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Brilliant strategist Bai Ping Ting and prince-general Chu Bei Jie of rival kingdoms find themselves torn between loyalty to the country and their passionate love for each other.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, romantic
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: palace intrigue, romance, warlord, rivalry, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, hopes, destiny, love ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china
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 7.3
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: british history, queen, queen elizabeth i, ambition, rivalry, power, palace intrigue, royal family, throne, war, historian, renaissance ...
Time: 16th century
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 8.0
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, exciting, feel good, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: qing dynasty, time travel, romance, chinese history, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, palace intrigue, brother brother relationship, love triangle, marriage proposal, rivalry, chinese emperor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, beijing china
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, 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: captivating, exciting, romantic, sentimental
Plot: king, duke, spanish history, castle, princess, european history, palace intrigue, queen, kingdom, conspiracy, wedding, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 17th century
Place: spain, europe, central europe
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Mr. Queen (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: In the present day, Jang Bong Hwan works as a chef at the President's Blue House. She has a free spirit, but her spirit somehow finds its way into the body of Queen Kim So Yong in the Joseon period. King Cheol Jong has secrets. He seems like a ...
Style: touching, romantic, captivating, entertaining, sweet
Plot: gender bending, joseon dynasty, time travel, body swapping, husband wife relationship, queen, sent to the past, king, love, romantic relationship, romance, royal family ...
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Sultan of My Heart (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey, Russia
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Mahmud brings Anna to his palace to teach his children French. The Russian ambassador also sends him there with the pressure to 'spy on his country'.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: sultan, love and romance, strong female character, parent child relationship, female teacher, harem, parents and children, intrigue, society, female protagonist, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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