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The Best Movies About Royalty

Updated December 21, 2020 8.7k votes 1.3k voters 74.1k views51 items

List RulesFilms 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 Speech1
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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

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    The Queen

    Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Frears

    The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's...  more

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    Elizabeth

    Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig

    Released1998

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and...  more

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  • The Young Victoria4
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    The Young Victoria

    Emily Blunt, Mark Strong

    Released2009

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée...  more

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  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age5
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    Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen

    Released2007

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar...  more

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  • Victoria & Abdul6
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    Victoria & Abdul

    Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

    Released2017

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British-American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen...  more
  • The Man in the Iron Mask7
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    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie

    Released1998

    Directed byRandall Wallace

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  • The Madness of King George8
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    The Madness of King George

    Helen Mirren, Ian Holm

    Released1994

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    The Madness of King George is a 1994 British biographical historical comedy-drama film...  more

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  • Mary Queen of Scots9
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    Mary Queen of Scots

    Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

    Released2018

    Directed byJosie Rourke

    Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 British-American historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke,...  more
  • The Other Boleyn Girl10
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    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman

    Released2008

    Directed byJustin Chadwick

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  • Ever After11
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    Ever After

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston

    Released1998

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale...  more

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  • Anastasia12
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    Anastasia

    Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan

    Released1997

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

    Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation...  more

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  • Cleopatra13
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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1963

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

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  • The Favourite14
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    The Favourite

    Olivia Colman, Emma Stone

    Released2018

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe16

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure...  more

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  • Henry V17
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    Henry V

    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson

    Released1989

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail18
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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  • Downton Abbey19
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    Downton Abbey

    Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Engler

    Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler, and a...  more
  • Marie Antoinette20
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    Marie Antoinette

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy

    Released2006

    Directed bySofia Coppola

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  • Enchanted21
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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

    Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film,...  more

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  • Sleeping Beauty22
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

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  • A Royal Affair23
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    A Royal Affair

    Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander

    Released2012

    Directed byNikolaj Arcel

    A Royal Affair is a 2012 Danish romantic drama film directed by Nikolaj Arcel. A young queen...  more

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  • First Knight24
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    First Knight

    Sean Connery, Richard Gere

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It...  more

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  • Beauty and the Beast25
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

    Released2017

    Directed byBill Condon

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