25 best royal movies ever

It's the Queen's birthday this week, so we've rounded up a right royal collection of films featuring British monarchs

We've stuck to films featuring British royals for this – well, it is the Queen's birthday, after all. So without further ado, the best royal films – in no particular order – are:

Henry V (1989)

Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s history is a who’s who of British luvvies, including Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Brian Blessed, Robbie Coltrane and Richard Briers, though Branagh reserved Henry V’s crown for himself. Admittedly, there are few people who can better deliver the immortal “Once more unto the breach” pep talk. Star spotters can also find a young Christian Bale.

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