25 best royal movies ever

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

The first Brit flick to be nominated for a best picture gong at the Oscars is, as the title suggests, a colourful behind-the-scenes retelling of Henry VIII’s private life and the English king’s unlikely quantity of wives. Charles Laughton scooped the Academy’s Best Actor prize, but the movie also set a dangerous precedent for historical inaccuracy in Hollywood.

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