Royalty The Best Movies About Royalty  

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

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Henry V is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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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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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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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

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The Favourite is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
SpaceMonkey68 added Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more

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One Night with the King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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