Top 10 Royal Movies

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Missing your fix of the Jubilee? Our pick of regal-themed films will keep you entertained

w&h cover star Helen Mirren in her Oscar-winning portrayal of the monarch. The movie focuses on the period following the death of Princess Diana.

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The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

Two of today's most stunning actresses, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson light up the screen in this tale of two sisters contending for the affection of King Henry VIII, played by Eric Bana. Buy The Other Boleyn Girl (opens in new tab)

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

Was this the best movie of 2010? We think so! It tells the story of King George VI's battle to overcome a speech impediment in order to cope with his position as monarch. Colin Firth as the King, Helena Bonham Carter as his wife and Geoffrey Rush as the speech therapist are all brilliant. Buy The King's Speech  (opens in new tab)

The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria

Tells the tale of the early years of Queen Victoria's rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. Emily Blunt proved her star credentials in this movie. Buy The Young Victoria (opens in new tab)

The King and I

The King and I

This 1956 movie still pleases with its songs and dances as it tells the story of a widow who accepts the job of governess for the King of Siam's children. Starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. Buy The King and I (opens in new tab)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

The golden oldie of our picks, this 1939 movie depicts the love-hate relationship between Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. A glittering cast comprises Bette Davis, Erro Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Delicious! Buy The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (opens in new tab)

The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George

Helen Mirren in another royal role, this time as Queen Charlotte playing opposite Nigel Hawthorne as George III, who gradually loses his senses. Buy The Madness of King George (opens in new tab)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Cate Blanchett shines as Queen Elizabeth I, who progresses from girlish beauty to formidable monarch as she endures multiple court intrigues, crises and romantic disappointments. Buy Elizabeth: The Golden Age (opens in new tab)

Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

Utterly enchanting film, starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly as her faithful servant, who helps bring her out of her depression following the death of her husband Prince Albert. Buy Mrs Brown (opens in new tab)

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

Truly girly movie that tells the story of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers she is heir to the throne of Genovia and, with her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, tries to navigate through the rest of her 15th year. Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway star. Buy The Princess Diaries (opens in new tab)