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1. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 600,228 | Gross: $138.80M

2. 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: 11,430 | Gross: $0.58M

3. Any Human Heart (2010)

Drama, Romance

7.9
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 1,927

4. 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: 60

5. Royal Wives at War (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events of 1936, which led to King Edward Vlll giving up the throne for the woman he loved.

Director: Tim Dunn | Stars: Gina McKee, Emma Davies, Nick Waring, John Sackville

Votes: 87

6. 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

7. 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

8. Edward VIII: The Plot to Topple a King (2013 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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Ever since King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, the official explanation had been simply that the government disapproved of his marriage to a twice-divorced woman. However newly-released ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Wardle | Stars: Steve John Shepherd, David Calder, Rupert Procter, Hugo Vickers

Votes: 9

9. The Royal House of Windsor (2017– )
Episode: Adapt or Die (2017)

60 min | History

7.8
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New research with access to the archives at Windsor Castle reveal fresh insights into King George V's re-branding of the Royal Family in 1917 and the Edward VIII abdication crisis.

Votes: 61

10. Spying on the Royals (2017)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2017)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary

7.0
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In 1935, suspecting that Edward was being blackmailed, King George V ordered his son to be put under surveillance. In 1936 the Home Office ordered MI5 to listen into the future king's phone calls.

Director: Paul Elston | Stars: Samuel West, Richard Crowest, Luke Hope

Votes: 13

11. Million Dollar American Princesses (2015– )
Episode: Movers & Shakers (2015)

TV-PG | 49 min | History

7.4
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It's the early 20th century, about forty years after American heiresses first streamed overseas to trade cash for British titles, and England finds itself undergoing seismic political ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Aslet, Nancy Astor, William Astor, Stanley Baldwin

Votes: 14



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