Films in Focus: Royalty

Royalty: Sometimes it is fun to imagine being a royal, but then reality hits and you realize it is not as easy or as fun as it might seem. All of these movies are about real royals to help you see what it is really like to be a royal!

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (DVD ELIZABETH)

 

The Favourite (2018)

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. (DVD FAVOURITE)

 

Grace of Monaco (2014)

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s. (DVD GRACE)

 

Henry V (1989)

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (DVD HENRY)

 

The King’s Speech (2010)

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. (DVD KING’S SPEECH)

 

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. (DVD MARY)

 

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (DVD OTHER BOLEYN)

 

 

The Queen (2006)

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

 

A Royal Night Out (2015)

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. (DVD ROYAL)

 

The Young Victoria (2009)

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (DVD YOUNG VICTORIA)

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