Top 10 royalty-themed movies to watch over Jubilee weekend

The catalog of blood feuds, forbidden love affairs, wars, abdications and endless scandals of the British monarchy has provided material for writers throughout the ages. From Shakespeare’s thinly disguised commentary on Elizabeth and James I respectively to Peter Morgan’s reimagining of the Royals as high-end Soap Opera in The Crown, audiences for these golden dramas have never waned.

And now, as Elizabeth II, and indeed millions of Britons, celebrate that she has become not only Britain’s longest-serving monarch, but also the third-longest-serving monarch in world history, we enjoy the opportunity to take a look at some of the best royalty-themed. films of the first century of cinema. In no particular order, here are the top 10 picks to watch over Jubilee weekend courtesy of MetFilm School course instructor Justin Trefgame.

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