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Favorite Royal Films

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People who added this item 1427 Average listal rating (825 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Elizabeth (1998)

Director Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Kathy Burke and Richard Attenborough

When Catholic Queen Mary dies the succession goes to Elizabeth, the Protestant half-sister Mary was not prepared to execute. The new Queen finds herself surrounded by advisors, some supportive but some plotting to restore the Catholic line by almost any means. She is also under pressure to marry and produce an heir but her lover Lord Robert Dudley is not considered suitable. Queen Elizabeth I realises she has some decisions to make, the most important being who rules England.
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Henry V (1989)

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin and Richard Briers

King Henry V of England is insulted by the King of France. As a result, he leads his army into battle against France. Along the way, the young King must struggle with the sinking morale of his troops and his own inner doubts. The war culminates at the bloody Battle of Agincourt.
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People who added this item 2766 Average listal rating (1861 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8

Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Derek Jacobi

King George VI, also known as Bertie, reluctantly takes the throne of England when his brother, Edward, abdicates in 1936. The unprepared king turns to a radical speech therapist, Lionel Logue, to help overcome his nervous stutter and the two forge a friendship.
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People who added this item 744 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3

Director: Jean-Marc Vallรฉe
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent and Mark Strong

A dramatisation of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Based on the play 'The Madness of King George' by Alan Bennett
Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm and Rupert Graves

A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by King George III (now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder). As he loses his senses, the King becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
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Director: Waris Hussein
Starring: Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling, Lynn Frederick, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Jane Asher

On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages.
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People who added this item 1585 Average listal rating (887 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Queen (2006)

Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory and Sylvia Syms

An intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.
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People who added this item 1083 Average listal rating (597 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollร  and Abbie Cornish

As Elizabeth I's cousin Mary Stuart conspires with King Philip of Spain to topple the throne, Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth's trusty advisor works tirelessly to protect her from the many plots and conspiracies against her. Preparing to go to war against the Spanish Armada to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her attraction to explorer Sir Walter Raleigh.
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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Lady Jane (1986)

Director: Trevor Nunn
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern and Jane Lapotaire

After the deaths of King Henry VIII and his young son and heir King Edward VI, Henry's 15-year-old great-niece, Lady Jane Grey is chosen to rule by a group of palace conspirators who vow to keep the country Protestant and out of the hands of the Church of Rome.

She is crowned, against her will, and her reign lasts only nine days until Princess Mary, Henry's legitimate daughter by first wife, the Catholic Catherine of Aragon, and her supporters rally around and crown her Queen. Jane is imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually beheaded, along with her husband, Guilford Dudley, for what is presumed to be their part in the conspiracy.
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cromwell (1970)

Director: Ken Hughes
Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley and Dorothy Tutin

In 17th-century England, ambitious country gentleman Oliver Cromwell is disgusted with the policies of King Charles I and plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
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