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1. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 615,936 | Gross: $138.80M

2. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 104,636 | Gross: $3.52M

3. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 11,685 | Gross: $0.58M

4. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 60,181 | Gross: $0.60M

5. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 88,982 | Gross: $43.98M

6. The Exception (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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60 Metascore

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Director: David Leveaux | Stars: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer, Loïs Alessandra

Votes: 9,755 | Gross: $0.61M

7. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 13,113 | Gross: $3.90M

8. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,153

9. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 8,069 | Gross: $3.05M

10. The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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37 Metascore

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant

Votes: 3,319

11. A Christmas Prince (2017)

TV-PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.7
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When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 14,771

12. 1911 (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

Directors: Li Zhang, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun

Votes: 5,660 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Fall of Eagles (1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 482

14. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,820 | Gross: $0.77M

15. A Thousand & One Nights (1969)

X | 128 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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The incredible and often tragic adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Sachiko Itô, Haruko Katô, Noboru Mitani, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 425

16. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 850

17. Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world. Wallis and Edward is an ... See full summary »

Director: David Moore | Stars: Joely Richardson, David Westhead, Lisa Kay, Helena Michell

Votes: 439

18. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A chronicle of the life of George VI (James Wilby), who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth (Juliet Aubrey).

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: James Wilby, Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, Dolly Wells

Votes: 548

19. Henry IX (2017– )

40 min | Comedy

6.0
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A middle-aged man experiences a mid-life crisis. Unfortunately, this man is King of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

Stars: Ben Ashenden, Gina Bellman, Annette Crosbie, Charles Edwards

Votes: 114

20. The Woman He Loved (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Olivia de Havilland, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 267

21. Temptress Moon (1996)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Saifei He

Votes: 1,703 | Gross: $1.08M

22. Napoleon (1955)

190 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.2
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From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 445

23. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

Votes: 257

24. Where the Wild Things Are (1975)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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A boy named Max imagines he is "Where The Wild Things Are''.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Peter Schickele

Votes: 270

25. Spying on the Royals (2017)

Documentary

7.1
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Recently declassified documents reveal the extent of the espionage operation conducted against Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson by Britain's own intelligence services.

Stars: Samuel West, Richard Crowest, Luke Hope

Votes: 47

26. The Abdication (1974)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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Queen Christina of Sweden abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic Church.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers

Votes: 245

27. Royal Wives at War (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events of 1936, which led to King Edward Vlll giving up the throne for the woman he loved.

Director: Tim Dunn | Stars: Gina McKee, Emma Davies, Nick Waring, John Sackville

Votes: 94

28. The Real King's Speech (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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The story of King George VI of Britain and his struggles with his speech impediment and the unexpected responsibilities of the throne.

Directors: David Barrie, Mark Rossiter | Stars: Laurence Fox, King George VI, Sarah Bradford, Peter Conradi

Votes: 85

29. The Woman I Love (1972 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The love of King Edward VIII for American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson eventually leads to his abdication.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Faye Dunaway, Patrick Macnee, Eileen Herlie

Votes: 41

30. A King's Story (1965)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Duke of Windsor, Duchess of Windsor, Orson Welles, Carleton Hobbs

Votes: 31

31. The Lame Devil (1948)

125 min | History

7.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Lana Marconi, Émile Drain, Henry Laverne

Votes: 199

32. Knight Rusty 2: Full Metal Racket (2017)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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With the help of an inventor's secret workshop, Ritter Rost tries to lead his country out of a terrible crisis and become a knight again.

Directors: Thomas Bodenstein, Marcus Hamann | Stars: Tom Gerhardt, Jella Haase, Bianca Heinicke, Christoph Maria Herbst

Votes: 68

33. The King's Vacation (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A king finds himself with no purpose in his reign, abdicates his throne to return to the wife and child he left many years ago when he was called to duty to be the king of his country.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Marjorie Gateson, Dudley Digges, Patricia Ellis

Votes: 184

34. Young April (1926)

70 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Young orphan Victoria Sax becomes a grand duchess and is summoned to a remote kingdom.

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Rudolph Schildkraut, Bessie Love, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 30

35. Crimson Dynasty (1935)

96 min | Drama, History

6.1
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Vignerte, a preceptor at the court of a German principality, falls in love with Princess Aurore, whose first husband died under mysterious circumstances. Vignerte suspects the deceased's brother to be responsible for the death.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Elissa Landi, John Lodge, Antonin Artaud

Votes: 54

36. At the Crossroads of Great Storms (1980)

86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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In 1848 during the tumultuous era of European revolutions shaking the continent out of its feudal-based empire-based system the Wallachian politician Nicolae Balcescu is trying to reach the same revolutionary goals at home.

Director: Mircea Moldovan | Stars: Vlad Radescu, Cornel Ciupercescu, Constantin Codrescu, Silviu Stanculescu

Votes: 28

37. Drottning Christina (1981– )

180 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Kristina/Christina took over the government of Sweden in 1632, after her father, Gustav II Adolf, death in the Battle of Lützen. In 1654 she abdicated, converted to Catholicism and left Sweden for good.

Stars: Yvonne Lombard, Ingvar Hirdwall, Mats Bergman, Malin Ek

38. Forbidden Hours (1928)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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Set in the fictitious European kingdom of Balanca, Prince Michael IV is being coerced, by his advisers, to marry a young woman of royal blood. However, he has fallen for a peasant.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Dorothy Cumming, Edward Connelly

40. Story of Queen Elizabeth II (2002)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Queen Elizabeth has witnessed some of the most radical changes in British society's long history, but still remains a much-loved and respected monarch with an incredible story to tell, as ... See full summary »

Director: Mont Tombleson | Stars: Jennie Bond, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, King George VI

41. Imperator, kotoryy znal svoyu sudbu (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Author systematized the little-known facts of the biography of the last Russian Emperor Nicolai II. For example: in September, 1896, during Nicolai's visit to the Great Britain, Prince of ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Ershov | Stars: Igor Dobryakov, Tsar Nicholas II

Votes: 11

42. De Troon (2010)
Episode: 'Willem, Willem, Willem en Willem' (2010)

Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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1840, Guillot, who just became grandfather of Willem 'Wiwil', arranges for the press to leak father's marriage to a Flemish navy daughter and hints at his mental condition. Shortly after, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dragan Bakema, Guy Clemens, Nanette Drazic, Loes Haverkort

Votes: 8

43. The Royal House of Windsor (2017– )
Episode: Adapt or Die (2017)

60 min | History

7.9
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New research with access to the archives at Windsor Castle reveal fresh insights into King George V's re-branding of the Royal Family in 1917 and the Edward VIII abdication crisis.

Votes: 85

44. The Windsors: A Royal Family (1994– )
Episode: Brothers at War (1994)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life and times of Edward VIII and George VI, two brothers and complete opposites whose lives were forever changed when Edward made one serious scandal too many.

45. Secrets d'histoire (2007– )
Episode: Christine de Suède, la Reine des scandales (2012)

Documentary, Biography, History

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About Christina, Queen of Sweden, a queen of scandals, at least in her time, for her unconventional behavior and choices in life.

Star: Stéphane Bern

46. The Diamond Queen (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2012)

TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary

8.0
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At the rare occasion of a monarch's diamond (60 years reign) jubilee, Andrew Marr examines the nature and practice of the British monarchy, notably during that period. George V '... See full summary »

Director: Sally Norris | Stars: Andrew Marr, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince William

Votes: 11

47. Jeremy Vine (2018– )
Episode: Episode #3.2 (2020)

95 min | News, Talk-Show

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This morning Jeremy asks - Is it time to nationalise the rail network? Should the Queen step down in 2020? Is it right to have cosmetic plastic surgery or should we accept the ageing process? Plus, talking telly.

Director: Daniel Wright | Stars: Jeremy Vine, William Njobvu, Sherrie Hewson, Jamelia

48. Being Human (2008–2013)
Episode: In the Morning (2010)

TV-14 | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Molly catches George in a lie, Annie aids a damaged psychic, a conflicted Lucy seriously betrays Mitchell, and Kemp makes a bold strike at the vampires.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lyndsey Marshal

Votes: 190

49. The Elephant Princess (2008–2011)
Episode: It's an Ordinary Life (2009)

26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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Kuru says his final goodbyes as Alex is no longer a Princess, his job is over. Free of his obligations he speaks freely of his disappointment in her, causing a fractured departure.

Director: Grant Brown | Stars: Emily Robins, Miles Szanto, Siam, Maddy Tyers

Votes: 7

50. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Long Live the Queen (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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Samantha is elected Queen of the Witches which causes problems with Darrin's marriage and household.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, J. Edward McKinley

Votes: 187



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