25 best royal movies ever

A Man For All Seasons (1966)

Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) faces a crisis of conscience as King Henry VIII tries to force through the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon – which conflicts with More's Catholic faith and ultimately leads to his execution for treason. Rather appropriately, director Fred Zimmerman faced a similar battle in trying to force the producers to accept Scofield – who'd played More in the stage version – for the role. Fortunately it didn't result in anyone losing their heads – and the film won a brace of Oscars.

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