Entertainment The Best Movies About Queens  

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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.
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Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen
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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300 55
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne
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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249 56
The Young Victoria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany
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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206 41
The Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
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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Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne
Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It is based on the life of the Queen in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It won the Academy ...more
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248 108
The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 drama film directed by Justin Chadwick. The screenplay by Peter Morgan was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory. It is a romanticized ...more
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128 42
Mary, Queen of Scots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Ian Holm
Mary, Queen of Scots is a 1971 Universal Pictures biographical film based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Leading an all-star cast are Vanessa Redgrave as the titular character and Glenda ...more
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169 79
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer
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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117 44
The Virgin Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor
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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89 25
Lady Jane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Amanda Walck added Helena Bonham Carter, Patrick Stewart, Cary Elwes
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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155 74
Ever After is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
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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87 30
The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
ValerieStarkNewsome added Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole
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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58 11
The Favourite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
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 Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Moshimallow added Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Anthony Quayle
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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Mary Queen of Scots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant
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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131 94
The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews
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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51 30
The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price
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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53 33
Mary of Scotland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine
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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88 74
Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench
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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton
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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53 50
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Tom Islava added Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more
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One Night with the King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, John Noble
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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72 74
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine
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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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
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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Farewell, My Queen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Queens
Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen
Farewell, My Queen is a 2012 French drama film directed by Benoît Jacquot and based on the novel of the same name by Chantal Thomas, who won the Prix Femina in 2002. It gives a fictional ...more