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The Best Movies About Queens 

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Updated October 8, 2019 5.8k votes 1.2k voters 94k views 37 items

List Rules Films about queens (royalty, not drag). Vote up the best queen movies.

Us common folk love discussing and learning about the lives of royalty. Our fascination with royalty varies from the roles a king or queen has played in history, to what their palace is like, what love interests they had, and what political differences they made during their reign. The news is constantly full of stories about the Royal Family and it’s no wonder that so many great movies have been made the life of royalty! What are the best movies about queens? Vote up the best below and see where your favorite queen films rank.
 
The movies on this list discuss the life of queens in one way or another. Most of the flicks featured here are more literal and biographical in nature, though some are completely fictional stories about fictional queens. Perhaps the most famous queen featured in several of these movies is Queen Elizabeth of England. Cate Blanchett has played the queen multiple times.
 
This list features the best queen movies, including: Elizabeth, One Night with the King, The Princess Diaries, Anastasia, The Other Boleyn Girl, Mad Love, and The Young Victoria. Vote up the best films below or add a film about a queen that you love if it isn't already on the list. Then check out these other royal movies.

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Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

Released: 1998

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, ...more

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Elizabeth: The Golden Ag... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne

Released: 2007

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. It stars Cate Blanchett in the title ...more

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The Young Victoria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes, based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her ...more

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The Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Stephen Frears

The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's response to Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen Frears, written by ...more

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The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2008

Directed by: Justin Chadwick

The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 historical romantic drama film directed by Justin Chadwick, based on the 2001 novel by Philippa Gregory. 16th-century aristocrats Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) ...more

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Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film directed by Sofia Coppola. The retelling of Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst), from her marriage to her reign and to her eventual downfall.

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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

Released: 1997

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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Ever After is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more

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Mary, Queen of Scots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Ian Holm

Released: 1971

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587) was queen regnant of Scotland and queen consort of France. Mary, Queen of Scots may also refer to:

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The Virgin Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

Released: 1955

Directed by: Henry Koster

The Virgin Queen is a 1955 DeLuxe Color historical drama film in CinemaScope starring Bette Davis, Richard Todd and Joan Collins. It focuses on the relationship between Elizabeth I of England ...more
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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

Released: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Lady Jane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Amanda Walck added Helena Bonham Carter, Patrick Stewart, Cary Elwes

Released: 1986

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Lady Jane is a 1986 British costume drama romance film directed by Trevor Nunn, written by David Edgar, and starring Helena Bonham Carter as the titular character. It tells the story of Lady ...more

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Mary Queen of Scots is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant

Released: 2018

Directed by: Josie Rourke

Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 British-American historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke, based on John Guy's biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots. After failing to ...more

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The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
ValerieStarkNewsome added Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

Released: 1968

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey and produced by Joseph E. Levine ...more

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The Favourite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Released: 2018

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

The Favourite is a 2018 biographical historical film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The close relationship between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is threatened by ...more

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Anne of the Thousand Day... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
AnneForever added Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Anthony Quayle

Released: 1969

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Anne of the Thousand Days is a 1969 British costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Charles Jarrott and produced by Hal B. Wallis. ...more

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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Madden

Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

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Mary of Scotland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine

Released: 1936

Directed by: Leslie Goodwins, John Ford

Mary of Scotland is a 1936 RKO film starring Katharine Hepburn as the 16th century ruler, Mary, Queen of Scots. Directed by John Ford, it is an adaptation of the 1933 Maxwell Anderson play. The ...more
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The Private Lives of Eli... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

Released: 1939

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex is a 1939 American historical romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the ...more
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The Princess Diaries 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

Released: 2004

Directed by: Garry Marshall

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

Released: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Tom Islava added Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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One Night with the King ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, John Noble

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael O. Sajbel

One Night with the King is a historical epic film that was released in 2006 in the United States. Based on the novel Hadassah: One Night with the King by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, One ...more

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La Reine Margot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Nathaniel Rogers added Isabelle Adjani, Asia Argento, Virna Lisi

Released: 1994

Directed by: Patrice Chéreau

La Reine Margot is a 1994 French period film directed by Patrice Chéreau, based on the 1845 historical novel La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas. It stars Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, ...more
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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Engler

Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler, and a continuation of the TV series. The Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English ...more