5 Movies about a Queen



Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)


In 1585, Catholic Spain, ruled by King Philip of Spain, is the most powerful country in the world. Seeing Protestant England as a threat, and in retaliation for English piracy of Spanish ships, Philip plots to take over England and make his daughter, Isabella, the Queen of England in Elizabeth's place. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth Tudor I of England is pressured by her advisor, Francis Walsingham, to marry - if she dies childless, the throne will pass to her second cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who is Catholic.





Mary Queen of Scots (2018)


Based on John Guy's 2004 biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart.


Mary Stuart returns to Scotland in order to claim her rightful throne. She attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, but finds herself condemned to years of imprisonment.












The Young Victoria (2009)


Princess Victoria of Kent is the heir presumptive to the British throne during the reign of her uncle King William IV and is subject to a political tug of war for influence over her.


On one side is her mother, the Duchess of Kent, and the comptroller of the Duchess's household, Sir John Conroy, who tries to force Victoria to sign papers declaring a regency and giving him and her mother power.

On the other side is her uncle, King Leopold I of Belgium, who wishes to use his influence through family ties to secure an alliance between the United Kingdom and Belgium.





The Other Boleyn (2008)


King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon is troubled as she has not produced a living male heir to the throne, having only one surviving child, Mary. Mary Boleyn marries William Carey. After the festivities, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk and his brother-in-law Thomas Boleyn plot to install Thomas' eldest daughter, Anne, as the king's mistress, with the hope that Anne will bear him a son and improve the family's wealth and status, much to the disgust of Anne's mother, Lady Elizabeth. Despite knowing that being a mistress will damage her chances of a high ranking marriage, a reluctant Anne agrees to please her father and uncle.





The Queen (2006)


The 1997 general election has Tony Blair elected as the prime minister. Less than four months later, Diana, Princess of Wales is killed in a car crash at the Alma Bridge tunnel in Paris.

Immediately, her death presents problems for her ex-husband, Prince Charles, and Blair, to accord the mother of a future king that is no longer a member of the royal family.

In the press, Diana is dubbed the "People's Princess"; but the royal family's senior members make no effort to acknowledge Diana's significance to society and remain on holiday at Balmoral.





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