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1. The King (I) (2019)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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67 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Tara Fitzgerald, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 349

2. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tom Hughes

Votes: 19,156

3. Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

Votes: 241,722 | Gross: $105.27M

4. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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

6.8
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58 Metascore

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 26,673 | Gross: $22.25M

5. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 140,546 | Gross: $31.60M

6. Gunpowder (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, History

6.6
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British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

Stars: Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 8,233

7. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 98,804 | Gross: $56.44M

8. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 38,167 | Gross: $4.46M

9. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.9
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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 44,470 | Gross: $3.98M

10. 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: 11,435 | Gross: $0.58M

11. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,560 | Gross: $8.72M

12. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The meeting and courtship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: Parisa Fitz-Henley, Melanie Nicholls-King, Burgess Abernethy, Steve Coulter

Votes: 1,258

13. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 11,615 | Gross: $7.74M

14. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

6.0
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 3,225 | Gross: $0.63M

15. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 4,401

16. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 1,082

17. To Kill a King (2003)

Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

Votes: 2,869

18. William & Kate (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.0
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At university, Prince William and Kate Middleton fall in love. However, their relationship becomes strained under intense media scrutiny.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Camilla Luddington, Nico Evers-Swindell, Victoria Tennant, Charles Shaughnessy

Votes: 2,608

19. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

8.0
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After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,159

20. Almost Royal (2014–2016)

23 min | Comedy

7.2
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Two young British aristocrats venture outside the palace and across the pond on their first trip to the U.S., where they interact with real-life, unsuspecting everyday Americans.

Stars: Ed Gamble, Amy Hoggart, Gemma Whelan, Nerissa Knight

Votes: 934

21. The Royal House of Windsor (2017– )

History

7.5
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The history of Britain's ruling dynasty, the Windsors, over the last 100 years, starting with the time around the outbreak of WWI.

Votes: 578

22. Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,199

23. The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of the courtship of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, told at a time when their union still seemed to be a match made in heaven.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Catherine Oxenberg, Christopher Baines, Olivia de Havilland, Dana Wynter

Votes: 108

24. Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Historian Lucy Worsley visits the time of Henry VIII and tells the story of his six successive wives.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Nicholas Agnew, Scott Arthur, Paola Bontempi

Votes: 443

25. 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: 426

26. Elizabeth I (2017)

180 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Docu-drama starring Lily Cole as a young Elizabeth I, featuring dramatic reconstructions of key moments in her life. Presented by historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones.

Stars: Lily Cole, Vincent Kerschbaum, Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Jones

Votes: 183

27. William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

4.9
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The love story of Prince William (Dan Amboyer) and Kate Middleton (Alice St. Clair) that resulted in one of the most celebrated weddings in history. At a pivotal point in their courtship, ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen | Stars: Jane Alexander, Dan Amboyer, Victor Garber, Alice St. Clair

Votes: 450

28. Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)

Not Rated | 350 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in Parliament, especially ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, David Waller, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 326

29. Whatever Love Means (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

5.5
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Dramatized story of the relationship of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, during the time of the Prince's marriage to Princess Diana and after his divorce and the death of the Princess.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Laurence Fox, Olivia Poulet, Simon Wilson, Alexandra Moen

Votes: 121

30. 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: 262

31. Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal (2018)

Documentary, Biography

7.4
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How the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, for better or worse, fully embraced the great social changes of the 1960s and 70s, which reshaped both England's social norms and the way people saw the royal family.

Stars: Craig Brown, Anne de Courcy, Lady Glenconner, Clive Irving

Votes: 61

32. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.8
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The adventures of Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood.

Directors: Henry Levin, George Sherman | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 377 | Gross: $3.00M

33. Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama

5.4
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When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: John Derek, Diana Lynn, George Macready, Alan Hale

Votes: 269

34. The Ripper (1997 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Thriller

5.8
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In 1888, in London, a prostitute is slaughtered on the street. The Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Jim Hansen is in charge of the investigation and realizes that the killer is a person with ... See full summary »

Director: Janet Meyers | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Gabrielle Anwar, Samuel West, Michael York

Votes: 540

35. AKA (2002)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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64 Metascore

AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Roy | Stars: Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Lindsey Coulson

Votes: 1,134

36. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood (2014– )

11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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A teenage Robin of Locksley and his outlaw friends fight back against the tyrannical plots of a young Prince John.

Stars: Marc Thompson, Eli James, Billy Bob Thompson, David Nelson

Votes: 49

37. Elizabeth (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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The life of Queen Elizabeth I of England

Directors: Steven Clarke, Mark Fielder | Stars: Imogen Slaughter, David Starkey, Saskia Backwell, Karen Archer

Votes: 128

38. Inside Windsor Castle (2017)

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Documentary series marking the centenary of the Windsor dynasty by examining the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Stars: Roxana Lupu, Daphne Batson, Martin Challinor, Jessica Jay

Votes: 39

39. Diana: Her True Story (1993 TV Movie)

181 min | Biography, Drama

4.9
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Biopic attempting to tell the real story of Diana, Princess of Wales, made at a time when she was already deeply unhappy and her marriage to Prince Charles was known to be troubled, but ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Serena Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Elizabeth Garvie, Donald Douglas

Votes: 170

40. The Women of Windsor (1992 TV Movie)

182 min | Drama

5.9
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The film offers a dramatized look at the lives of two women who married into the Windsor family in the late 20th century: Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Sallyanne Law, Robert Meadmore, Jim Piddock, Nicola Formby

Votes: 34

41. Princess in Love (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama

4.0
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The relationship that blossomed between Diana, Princess of Wales, and Captain James Hewitt. Based on Hewitt's book.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Robert Beck, Christopher Bowen, Julie Cox, Lisa Daniely

Votes: 76

42. Royal Cousins at War (2014– )

Documentary

7.7
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Documentary about the closely related rulers of three different European empires: Georg V of Britain, Wilhelm II of Germany and Nicholas II of Russia, all of them grandchildren of Queen ... See full summary »

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Naomi Cooper

Votes: 102

43. London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones, Bill Nighy

Votes: 526

44. Royal Murder Mysteries (2017– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Royal Murder Mysteries is a hard-hitting upcoming series investigates all of these extraordinary stories, sifting through the evidence, the facts as it seeks to reach final conclusions and numerous theories surrounding royal deaths.

Stars: Jon Wright, Robert Ince, Anna Anderson, Eugene Botkin

Votes: 38

45. Richard III: The Princes in the Tower (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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A look at theories, possible motives and suspects behind the mysterious disappearance of two young princes, Edward and Richard, upon the ascension to the throne of their uncle, King Richard III.

Director: Ashley Gething | Stars: Shaun Dooley, Tom Bacon, James Garnon, Edward Bracey

Votes: 12

46. When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Romance (2017 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Romance

6.6
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A profile of the American actress who has won the heart of Prince Harry. Royal experts provide an insight into the couple's romance and friends and colleagues discuss Meghan's childhood in Los Angeles.

Directors: Edmond Buckley, Lisa Martinson, Richard Sanders | Stars: Diveen Henry, Marc Bernardin, Robert Jobson, Katie Nicholl

Votes: 25

47. Diana: Queen of Hearts (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

6.7
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Acclaimed director and screen actor Lord Richard Attenborough presents this tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales from his unique perspective as a trusted friend of the Princess for ... See full summary »

Stars: Princess Diana, Richard Attenborough, Hillary Clinton, Katharine Graham

Votes: 45

48. 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: 39

49. Harry & Meghan: The First Tour (2018 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

5.0
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ITV's royal editor, Chris Ship, follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they embark on their first official royal tour.

Director: Tim Maynard | Stars: Chris Ship, Daphne Dunne, Philippa Larkin, Aviva Basger

Votes: 5

50. A Very Royal Wedding (2017 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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Alexander Armstrong presents a documentary about the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on 20th November 1947 featuring archive footage, home-movies and interviews with attendees.

Director: Eleanor Scoones | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Joan Collins, Sophie Countess of Wessex, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Votes: 9



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