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1. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 147,420 | Gross: $34.37M

2. Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 59,316

3. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 55,010 | Gross: $34.97M

4. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.8
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43 Metascore

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 70,195 | Gross: $95.17M

5. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.3
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 5,235

6. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 55,362 | Gross: $11.00M

7. The Empress Ki (2013– )

Action, Drama, History

8.5
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A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hye-Rin Han, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 1,179

8. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 41,014 | Gross: $6.57M

9. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016–2017)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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Revolves around an elite group of male warrior youth called Hwarang who grow through passion and love in Seorabeol, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.

Stars: Da-In Lee, Won-hae Kim, Hyun Joon Kim, Yoon-woo Jo

Votes: 1,370

10. Empresses in the Palace (2011– )

90 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

Stars: Li Sun, Jianbin Chen, Qian Sun, Ada Choi

Votes: 1,108

11. Story of Yanxi Palace (2018)

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A young girl searches for the truth about her older sister's death by becoming a seamstress in the Emperor's harem.

Stars: Jinyan Wu, Yuan Nie, Enshang Liu, Charmaine Sheh

Votes: 504

12. Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)

145 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 11,909

13. Nirvana in Fire (2015– )

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Fantasy

9.0
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Story about a son's search for his family's lost honor.

Stars: Ge Hu, Yongdai Ding, Kai Wang, Lei Wu

Votes: 1,390

14. Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (2018)

Drama, History

7.6
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Chronicle the marriage of Qianlong Emperor and the Step Empress, Ru Yi Ulanara.

Stars: Xun Zhou, Wallace Huo, Janine Chun-Ning Chang, Youming Huang

Votes: 312

15. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

TV-Y | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong, founder of the ancient Korean kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C.

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-ryul Jun

Votes: 1,550

16. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey

Votes: 3,987

17. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 14,060

18. The King's Woman (2017)

Action, History, Romance

7.5
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Gongsun Li is the granddaughter and disciple of military commander Gongsun Yu. When she was young, she met and rescued Ying Zheng, who then fell in love with her at first sight. When the ... See full summary »

Stars: Dilraba Dilmurat, Vin Zhang, Chang Liu, Tae Lee

Votes: 221

19. Great Queen Seonduk (2009)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Story of Queen Seondeok who was born a princess, brought up among commoners and overcame many trials to become the ruler of Silla.

Stars: Woong-in Jeong, Jeong-hyeon Kim, Dam Ryu, Yo-won Lee

Votes: 814

20. Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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69 Metascore

As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan

Votes: 3,022 | Gross: $1.10M

21. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

7.3
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In the 17th century Spain, Minister of Finance tries to dishonour the queen. But his plan is too much intricate.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert

Votes: 5,968

22. Novoland: Eagle Flag (2019)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Lv Gui Chen is the heir of the nomadic Qingyang tribe, and is sent to the Eastern Land as hostage. He meets Ji Ye, an unfavoured illegitimate son who is training to become a warrior, and Yu... See full summary »

Stars: Mingxuan Li, Haoran Liu, Zuer Song, Ruoxuan Chen

Votes: 40

23. Tree with Deep Roots (2011)

Not Rated | Drama, History

8.2
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A series of murder occurred during the reign of King Sejong. As Kang Chae Yoon who is investigating these cases gets closer to the root of the truth, he finds himself embroiled in a massive... See full summary »

Stars: Suk-hwan Ahn, Jin-woong Cho, Hie-bong Jo, Gi-Bang Kim

Votes: 323

24. Secret of the Three Kingdoms (2018– )

Drama, History

8.7
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An alternative history version of one of the Three kingdoms era plots focusing on the rivalry between the last Han emperor and Cao family.

Stars: Xuan Dong, Dongjun Han, Tianyu Ma, Jianci Tan

Votes: 15

25. Lost Love in Times (2017)

40 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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This is a story of loss and love of Feng Qingchen, a sorceress of Mingyi Tower (a secret organization tasked with protecting the royal family), and Yuan Lin, a prince from Western Wei (a ... See full summary »

Stars: William Wai-Ting Chan, Shi Shi Liu, Jun Gong, Haiqiao Xu

Votes: 75

26. The Palace (2013)

115 min | History, Romance

5.9
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During Kangxi's reign in the Qing Dynasty, Chen Xiang enters the palace and meets the maid Liu Li who is the same age as her. The two girls become bast friends. Liu Li desires to achieve ... See full summary »

Director: Anzi Pan | Stars: Dongyu Zhou, Xiao Chen, Zixiao Zhu, Zanilia Zhao

Votes: 231

27. From Hong Kong with Love (1975)

97 min | Comedy

3.8
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The Queen of England has been kidnapped. As " their best man " has been dead for three years - according to Bernard Lee very own M , the British S.I.S. ask the French secret service for ... See full summary »

Director: Yvan Chiffre | Stars: Gérard Rinaldi, Gérard Filipelli, Jean Sarrus, Jean-Guy Fechner

Votes: 195

28. Startling by Each Step (2011– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.0
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After a car accident plunges a woman into the dreamy Chinese past that gave the whole life in the Beijing imperial palace after that she returns to her life in the modern world.

Stars: Shi Shi Liu, Nicky Wu, Kevin Cheng, Hong Yuan

Votes: 352

29. The Legend (2007)

Drama, Fantasy, History

8.0
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A fairy tale about king-Arthur-type main character, story of karma, passions and political ambitions in the ancient kingdom.

Stars: Kwang-rok Oh, Min-su Choi, Sang-won Park, Yong-jun Bae

Votes: 149

30. Shine or Go Crazy (2015)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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Wang So is the Prince of Goryeo who has a cursed fate. He had to get married with the Last Princess of Balhae, Shin Yool. She was born with the fate of becoming the light for another ... See full summary »

Stars: Hyuk Jang, Yeon-Seo Oh, Lee Hanee, Ju-hwan Lim

Votes: 133

31. That Lady (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.6
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In 1570, widowed Princess Ana de Mendoza becomes the love object of a deadly rivalry between her cousin Don Inigo, King Philip II of Spain and his secretary of state Antonio Perez.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Gilbert Roland, Paul Scofield, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 119

32. The Conspiracy (2008)

128 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.2
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16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.

Director: Antonio del Real | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Julia Ormond, Jürgen Prochnow, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 344

33. The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone

Votes: 1,808 | Gross: $0.45M

34. Gye Baek (2011– )

Drama, History

8.0
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General Gye-Baek of Baekje and his 5,000 soldiers go up against the Silla and Tang Dynasties. Their combined forces are 10 times the size of Bekjae's army.

Stars: Seo-jin Lee, Jae-Hyun Cho, Ji-Hyo Song, Jong-hwan Choi

Votes: 71

35. Go Princess Go (2015– )

Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The adventures of a modern playboy who time travels to ancient China's harem and wakes up in the body of a lady married to the rude and arrogant crown prince.

Stars: Tian'ai Zhang, Yilun Sheng, Yongsheng An, Wei Chai

Votes: 71

36. Gwanggaeto, the Great Conqueror (2011–2012)

45 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Gwanggaeto the Great, is a historical drama based on the life of the nineteenth monarch of Goguryeo, Gwanggaeto the Great.

Stars: Seung-su Kim, In-hye Lee, Tae-gon Lee, Ho Lim

Votes: 34

37. Untouchable Lovers (2018)

Romance

7.7
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Her singular mission is to overthrow the emperor. When Liu Zi Ye (Zhang Yi Jie) ascends the throne in AD 464, he proves himself to be a tyrannical emperor, capable of great cruelty and violence.

Stars: Xiaotong Guan, Weilong Song, Lu Bai, Lusi Zhao

Votes: 22

38. The Emperor and the Golem (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 1,109

39. Inside Windsor Castle (2017)

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Documentary series marking the centenary of the Windsor dynasty by examining the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Stars: Roxana Lupu, Daphne Batson, Martin Challinor, Jessica Jay

Votes: 43

40. The Imperial Doctress (2016– )

Drama, Romance

7.7
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Set in the Ming Dynasty under the rule of Emperor Zhu Qi Zhen, Tan Yun Xian comes from a long line of medicine practitioners, her family having served as court physicians for several ... See full summary »

Stars: Shi Shi Liu, Wallace Huo, Qing He, Gina Chen Jin

Votes: 85

41. Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Auclair, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 394

42. I'm a Pet at Dali Temple (2018)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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Xiaolan is a modern young girl. Through a series of circumstances she travels to the ancient fantasy kingdom as a cat. Purely by chance, she meets there handsome Qing Moyan who's suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Chen, Yixuan Hu, Yizeng Li, Jovi Xu

Votes: 12

43. The Blade and Petal (2013)

70 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the final years of the Goguryeo kingdom, a deep unrest stirs within the court. General Yun Gae Soo Moon (Choi Min Soo), a voracious political player, sets his eyes on the throne, forcing... See full summary »

Stars: Min-su Choi, Tae-woong Eom, Ok-bin Kim, Yeong-cheol Kim

Votes: 32

44. Raja Jani (1972)

Action, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A queen is fooled into believing that a street-dancer is her grand-daughter.

Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Nath, Prem Chopra

Votes: 171

45. The King's Dream (2012–2013)

Drama, History

7.0
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Story of king Muyeol, who led the unification of three ancient Korean kingdoms.

Stars: Dong-Hyuk Sun, Su-jong Choi, Il-hwa Choi, So Young Choo

Votes: 41

46. Shadow Magic (2000)

PG | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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66 Metascore

Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hu | Stars: Jared Harris, Yu Xia, Yufei Xing, Peiqi Liu

Votes: 709 | Gross: $0.15M

47. Prince of Lan Ling (2013– )

Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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The legend reveals life and romance of ancient China's masterful warrior, who wears a mask to hide his beautiful features and to intimidate his enemies in battlefield.

Stars: Daniel Hiu Tung Chan, Shaofeng Feng, Qiang He, Tiara Huang

Votes: 106

48. The Desert Hawk (1944)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Evil Hassan slips back into his native land of Ahad and plots to overthrow his twin bother, Kasim, who has just been crowned the Caliph. Hassan enlists the aid of the chief Chamberlain, ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Mona Maris, Ben Welden, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 28

49. King Geunchogo (2010–2011)

Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of King Geunchogo, warrior king of Baekje. Under his reign, the kingdom experienced its glory days, with military conquests that saw him controlling most of the Korean peninsula ... See full summary »

Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Ji-Soo Kim, Jong-Won Lee, Ji-Hoon Lee

Votes: 29

50. Ja Myung Go (2009)

Drama, Fantasy, History

7.5
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A sad story of how the power struggle, female rivalry and a mystical omen destroyed the kingdom.

Stars: Young-yu Lee, Ryeowon Jung, Min-Young Park, Kyung-ho Jung

Votes: 86



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