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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.

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 (and greatly inaccurate 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
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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 Ag... 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 Madness of King Geor... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett
The Madness of King George is a 1994 British biographical historical comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, The Madness of George III. It ...more

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Victoria & Abdul is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Favourite is listed (or ranked) 8 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 Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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 Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Man in the Iron Mask... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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

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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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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery
Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler, and a continuation of the TV series.

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A Royal Affair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
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A Royal Affair is a 2012 Danish romantic drama film directed by Nikolaj Arcel. A young queen (Alicia Vikander), who is married to an insane king (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard), falls secretly in love ...more
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The Private Lives of Eli... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Royalty
Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson
The King is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays from Shakespeare's Henriad. Hal (Timothée Chalamet), a wayward prince, ascends the ...more