We’ve rounded up the ultimate list of royalty inspired movies and TV shows.
Movies Inspired By History
Caught in a power struggle with her closest advisors, a young and inexperienced queen draws strength from the handsome prince whose love and affection has stolen her heart.
An electrifying yet intimate re-telling of the turbulent life of history’s favorite villainess, Marie Antoinette, who married France’s young and indifferent King Louis XVI.
Winner of four Oscars® including “Best Picture” and “Best Actor,” The King’s Speech is based on the true story of King George VI’s quest to find his voice. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter.
After the death of Princess Diana, HRM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.
On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
Madonna’s beautifully crafted film tells the story of a lonely New Yorker who begins to explore the ultimate love story: King Edward VIII’s abdication of the throne for the woman he loved.
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.
Starring Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henry. Chronicling the love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including their early romance and the global media attention surrounding their relationship.
Starring Charlie Field and Tiffany Smith. The sequel to the 2018 hit movie continues the love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the Royal Family.
Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman captures the beauty and elegance of Grace Kelly in this true story of her transition from Hollywood starlet to Princess of Monaco.
Oscar-winning drama portrays the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I – royal intrigues, assassination attempts and foreign political interference cause turmoil in 16th century England.
Political and sexual intrigues at the royal court, an assassination plot. and a massive armada of Spanish warships bearing down on England all play a part in the story of Queen Elizabeth. Oscar winner for costume design.
An engrossing and sensual tale of intrigue, romance, and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in history. Two sisters (Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson) contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Chronicles the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana (Kiera Knightly), Duchess of Devonshire, an ancestor of Princess Diana.
The swashbuckling story of the Three Musketeers – their fight to dethrone the corrupt King of France and replace him with his long-imprisoned twin brother is told in sweeping style.
The classic Shakespearean tragedy of Hamlet is reimagined through a bold and new perspective, featuring Daisy Ridley as the title character. Naomi Watts & Clive Owen co-star.
Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess, rebelling against the royal obligations, who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love.
A fairy tale love-story about a pre-med student who falls in love with a Danish Prince who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to rebel.
Kelly and her father, Hank, a rancher, receive news that he has inherited an estate from a faraway land. When they travel there, they discover that Hank has not only inherited the estate, but the title that goes along with it – KING!
Jessica is a struggling chef living in a trendy New York borough. Prince Jack, who’s in the city for his family’s annual Christmas charity dinner, finds himself in need of a last-minute chef for this royal event when he meets Jessica. His parents, a would-be girlfriend and a pushy socialite (and ex-girlfriend) from Jack’s home country all stand in the way. But love is a powerful force.
A Hallmark Channel original movie. Hired because of her experience as a professional ice skater background, Katie helps the king of San Senova’s daughter prepare for a performance. When she falls in love with King Alex, she must win over his people.
Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold’s mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.
While on a last-minute European holiday, a young woman finds herself in the middle of a real-life fairy tale when a chance meeting with a handsome local leads to something more. However, things get complicated when she learns that the “local” is actually a prince who is about to be crowned King, and whose mother is dead-set against her royal son’s romance with the tourist. Starring Merritt Patterson, Jack Donnelly and Samantha Bond.
At a holiday masquerade ball, fledgling event planner Angie (Emma Rigby) and wealthy playboy Nicholas (Peter Porte), who needs to marry to retain his inheritance, meet and fall for each other anonymously.
Dateless for the Christmas ball, King Charles of Baltania, tracks down his American college sweetheart, only to discover Allison has never been married, yet raised a 17-year-old daughter, Lily, who might be Charles’ biological princess.
When an actual, honest-to-goodness royal princess runs off from her official obligations and duties for a couple of days around Christmas to see how the other half lives, she winds up falling for a good Samaritan who is unaware of her real identity. Stars Brianna Evigan, Paul Campbell and Greg Evigan.
Pediatric specialist Tasha Miller is caring for two young patients plus one sinfully gorgeous royal. She knew Prince Alexander at boarding school long ago and thinks he’s still a self-absorbed, incorrigible heartbreaker. But when Tasha sees him with the children, his kindness and caring nature shine through so brightly that Dr. Tasha can’t help but be attracted.
At the invitation of an estranged relative, a young woman travels with her niece and nephew to a castle in Europe for Christmas where she unwittingly falls for a dashing Prince
When a prince (Jack Turner) who is heir to the throne lands in hot water for his partying ways, a PR consultant is hired by the royal family to perform some damage control.
Allie, a struggling artist, takes a job as governess to a rebellious young princess. As Allie forms an unlikely bond with the princess, she gains the attention of the handsome king and an undeniable chemistry develops as Christmas draws near.
Schoolteacher Sara’s boyfriend Danny proposes, then reveals he is the prince of a small country called St. Ives, and they need his disapproving parents’ blessing to marry.
A struggling NYC matchmaker is hired by a king to find his son a suitable wife. As the clock ticks towards her deadline, the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife, only to realize that she’s fallen in love with him!
Sparks fly between Susanna and Nate, the handsome stranger who offers to help in her parent’s store. But she’s in for the shock of her life when Nate’s secret identity as the next King of Cambria is revealed!
A prince from Europe meets a charming waitress when he travels to America during the Christmas holiday to escape an arranged marriage.
When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.
Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing prince who’s poised to be king.
Disney & Disney Inspired
A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the prince of Genovia.
The legendary tale is now an action-adventure epic filled with intense battles and spectacular visual effects. Starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.
Bonus: The Huntsman: Winter’s War
The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.
A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City. In this story, an animated princess is sent into the real world by an evil queen, where she meets a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Disney’s Cinderella shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home.
An update of ‘Cinderella’ with Drew Barrymore as a sweet girl whose father’s death leaves her in the servitude of her wicked stepmother.
Created by Daisy Goodwin, this ambitious drama presents the early years of one of history’s greatest monarchs.
Set in modern-day England, The Royals follows the lives of a fictional British Royal family that inhabits a world of opulence and regal tradition catering to any and every desire – a world that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny. Prince Liam (William Moseley) is thrust into the spotlight after his older brother’s death puts him next in line to the throne.
Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch – beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.
The Tudors will present the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII’s nearly 40-year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547) of England. In addition to his famous female consorts and 20+ year marriage to Catherine of Aragon and the infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves into Henry’s most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in England.
“The White Queen” is a riveting tale of three different, yet equally relentless women who will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.
“The White Princess” charts one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the viewpoint of the women waging the battle for power.
“The Spanish Princess” is the vivid and captivating reclaiming of Catherine of Aragon’s story, , which has historically been overshadowed by her infamous marriage to King Henry VIII.
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half-sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control.
This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
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