Most Popular Abdication Movies and TV Shows
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1. 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: 615,936 | Gross: $138.80M
2. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 104,636 | Gross: $3.52M
3. W.E. (2011)
R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance
The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
Votes: 11,685 | Gross: $0.58M
4. The Signal (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 60,181 | Gross: $0.60M
6. The Exception (2016)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 9,755 | Gross: $0.61M
7. A United Kingdom (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,113 | Gross: $3.90M
8. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
9. Waterloo (I) (1970)
G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.
Votes: 8,069 | Gross: $3.05M
10. The Girl King (2015)
Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
11. A Christmas Prince (2017)
TV-PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
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?
12. 1911 (2011)
R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.
Votes: 5,660 | Gross: $0.13M
14. Queen Christina (1933)
Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 6,820 | Gross: $0.77M
15. A Thousand & One Nights (1969)
X | 128 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The incredible and often tragic adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power.
16. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
17. Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
18. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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).
20. The Woman He Loved (1988 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Romance
The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.
21. Temptress Moon (1996)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 1,703 | Gross: $1.08M
22. Napoleon (1955)
190 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
23. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
140 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
27. Royal Wives at War (2016 TV Movie)
59 min | Drama, History
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.
28. The Real King's Speech (2011)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of King George VI of Britain and his struggles with his speech impediment and the unexpected responsibilities of the throne.
30. A King's Story (1965)
102 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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 »
32. Knight Rusty 2: Full Metal Racket (2017)
87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
33. The King's Vacation (1933)
Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
35. Crimson Dynasty (1935)
96 min | Drama, History
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.
36. At the Crossroads of Great Storms (1980)
86 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
37. Drottning Christina (1981– )
180 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
38. Forbidden Hours (1928)
60 min | Drama, Romance
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.
40. Story of Queen Elizabeth II (2002)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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 »
41. Imperator, kotoryy znal svoyu sudbu (2010)
52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
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 »
De Troon (2010)
'Willem, Willem, Willem en Willem'
Drama, History, Romance
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 »
The Diamond Queen (2012– )
TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary
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 »
Jeremy Vine (2018– )
95 min | News, Talk-Show
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.
Being Human (2008–2013)
In the Morning
TV-14 | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
The Elephant Princess (2008–2011)
It's an Ordinary Life
26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Long Live the Queen
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Samantha is elected Queen of the Witches which causes problems with Darrin's marriage and household.