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

The Madness of King George (1994)

King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) sinks into dementia but still has the small matter of running the country on his hands. Set during the Regency Crisis of 1788, Rupert Everett plays George III's scheming son the Prince of Wales – who’d quite like to don his father's shiny headgear himself. Based on the Alan Bennett play, The Madness of King George manages to be sad and tongue-in-cheek at the same time – and is a spirited riposte to the usual stuffy costume dramas.

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