We all love films about messy families who live for drama—and what kind of family is messier than a royal family? Whether they're based on real-life historical monarchs or they're totally imaginary, movies about royals are fun to watch, even if only to indulge in that privileged lifestyle. Let me muster up my best Sandra Oh in The Princess Diaries impression and say "The Queen is coming" ...to your movie night. Or the king, or prince, princess, duchess, duke, empress, or emperor...you get it.
Royal movies are not a traditional "genre" per se, but that kind of makes picking a movie to watch all the more fun! Stories about monarchs and courts span both film categories and centuries. So pause your rewatch of The Crown, put on a pot of tea, and let's get into the 25 best royal movies.