British Royaltyby t-xy | created - 25 Sep 2016 | updated - 02 Jan 2019 | Public
Biographical and fictionalized films and TV productions about historical British royals.
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1. The Favourite (2018)
R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Votes: 144,323 | Gross: $34.37M
2. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 100,029 | Gross: $56.44M
3. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 610,672 | Gross: $138.80M
4. The Young Victoria (2009)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Votes: 55,248 | Gross: $11.00M
5. Mrs Brown (1997)
PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.
Votes: 12,821 | Gross: $9.22M
6. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 88,043 | Gross: $30.08M
7. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 63,964 | Gross: $16.29M
8. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land.
9. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Votes: 31,980 | Gross: $16.47M
11. Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary (2016 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary
A dramatised documentary detailing the bitter feud between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. The two Queens never met, but communicated for many years via letter. Mary's turmoil is ... See full summary »
12. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 27,663 | Gross: $22.28M
13. Becket (1964)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.
14. The Duchess (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the life of 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Votes: 74,678 | Gross: $13.82M
15. The Madness of King George (1994)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
When King George III (Sir Nigel Hawthorne) goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.
Votes: 14,620 | Gross: $15.24M
18. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Votes: 6,322 | Gross: $2.07M
21. Diana (2013)
PG-13 | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Votes: 18,105 | Gross: $0.33M
22. Alfred the Great (I) (1969)
M/PG | 122 min | Drama, History, War
While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the ninth century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows, to... See full summary »
23. Henry V (1989)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama
In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England (Sir Kenneth Branagh) embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Votes: 27,113 | Gross: $10.16M
25. Richard III (1995)
R | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming King staged in an alternative fascist England setting.
Votes: 13,189 | Gross: $2.60M
26. Richard III (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama
"Now is the winter of our discontent..." With these timeless words, Duke Richard - lounging on his sun deck - sets his murderous plans in motion. His goal: to eliminate the hated rival ... See full summary »
27. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
30. Richard III (1911)
23 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King ... See full summary »
31. King John (1899)
5 min | Short, Drama
King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.
32. The Virgin Queen (2005)
237 min | Biography, Drama, History
The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »
33. The Virgin Queen (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History
Sir Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd) overcomes court intrigue to win favor with Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis) in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
35. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001– )
50 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A dramatic documentary narrated and presented by controversial historian David Starkey about the lives as wives and Queens of the six wives of Tudor king Henry VIII.
36. Monarch (2000)
109 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shortly before his death in 1547, the injured King Henry VIII is forced to take refuge a manor house closed for the season. While there, he must confront both his mortality and the ghosts of his past.
37. Elizabeth R (1971– )
85 min | Biography, Drama, History
When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.
40. Lady Jane (1986)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son King Edward VI is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a... See full summary »
Votes: 5,887 | Gross: $0.28M
41. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 205 min | Drama, History
Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.