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What to Watch If You Love 'The Crown'  

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List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of The Crown will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen The Crown.

The Crown is a brilliant series that looks at behind the scenes goings on within the reign of the longest-serving monarch in history, Queen Elizabeth II that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like The Crown, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to The Crown often focus on historical events with either an accurate or fictitious take, and if you’re looking for more royal intrigue, The Tudors is sure to fill the void. This show followed the rather chaotic reign of one of QEII's ancestors, King Henry VIII who challenged the Catholic Church by creating his own Church of England. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like The Crown, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Elizabeth, for instance. This movie dives into the life of the Queen's namesake, the first Queen to be named Elizabeth, who was known as the Virgin Queen, and is a great choice for any The Crown fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of The Crown’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like The Crown, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Crown'
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Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 26 September 2010 and on PBS in the United States on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology. Five series have been made so far; the fifth airing in the autumn of 2014 in the UK and Ireland, and began airing in the United States on 4 January 2015. A sixth series was commissioned, which, on 26 March 2015, was confirmed to be the final series. The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their ...more on Wikipedia

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Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Crown'
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Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The miniseries covers approximately the last 24 years of her nearly 45-year reign. Part 1 focuses on the final years of her relationship with the Earl of Leicester, played by Jeremy Irons. Part 2 focuses on her subsequent relationship with the Earl of Essex, played by Hugh Dancy. The series originally was broadcast in the United Kingdom in two two-hour segments on Channel 4. It later aired on HBO in the United States, CBC and TMN in Canada, ATV in Hong Kong, ABC in Australia, and TVNZ Television One in New ...more on Wikipedia

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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Crown'
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The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime. The series, although named after the Tudor dynasty as a whole, is based specifically upon the reign of King Henry VIII of England. ...more on Wikipedia

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The White Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'The Crown'
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The White Queen is a British television drama series in ten parts, based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series The Cousins' War. The first episode was premiered on BBC One on 16 June 2013 in the United Kingdom. It was first broadcast in the United States on Starz on 9 August 2013. Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England. It starts in 1464—the nation has been at war for nine years fighting over who is the rightful King of England, as two sides of the same family, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, are in violent conflict over the throne. The story focuses on three ...more on Wikipedia

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