Royalty The Best Movies About Royalty  

Ranker Film
5.5k votes 894 voters 57.9k views 39 items

List Rules Films about kings, queens, and all things royal. Vote up the best, most royal movies.

Most of us are fascinated with the life of royalty. We love to know all the little details of what living in a palace would be like, what it would be like to go from being a common person to marrying a royal, and we absolutely love the true stories of how royalty has affected the world around us in history. There are a ton of great films about royalty! What are the best movies about royalty? Vote up the best below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list all have a royalty theme in them, whether completely fictional in nature, a rags to riches story, a true historic and biographical approach, or a story of how actual kings or queens impacted their countries. No matter what aspect of royalty you're interested in, there is sure to be a movie to satisfy your curiosity below.
 
This list features the best royalty movies including, The Lion King, The King’s Speech, The Queen, Cinderella, Elizabeth, Ever After, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and The Princess Diaries. Vote up the best royalty movies below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
list ordered by
1
389 48
The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce
The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more
2
335 45
The Queen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
3
296 52
Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
4
138 20
The Young Victoria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
bi tch added 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
5
222 68
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
6
235 101
The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
7
136 45
The Madness of King George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett
The Madness of King George is a 1994 film directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, The Madness of George III. It tells the true story of George III's ...more
8
128 46
Victoria & Abdul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard
Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British-American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears. Based on the book by Shrabani Basu, the movie centers on the real-life relationship ...more
9
162 72
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
10
233 122
The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
11
197 101
Ever After is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
12
162 84
The Man in the Iron Mask is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich
The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy ...more
13
147 78
The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more
14
52 11
Ranker Video
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
15
53 12
The Favourite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
16
91 43
Henry V is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench
Henry V is a 1989 British drama film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name about King Henry V of England. The film stars ...more
17
93 47
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau
Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. ...more
18
120 71
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more
19
109 62
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton
Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more
20
100 78
Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews
Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more
21
75 64
First Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond
First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It stars Richard Gere as Lancelot, Julia Ormond as Guinevere, Sean Connery as King Arthur and Ben Cross ...more
22
57 48
The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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
23
52 45
A Royal Affair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Tom Zavoral added Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Harriet Walter
A Royal Affair is a 2012 romantic drama film written by Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg and directed by Nikolaj Arcel.
24
2 0
Ranker Video
MattGreene1 added Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more
25
2 0
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
MattGreene1 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