25 best royal movies ever

Richard III (1995)

Director Richard Loncraine's reworking of the Shakespearian tragedy relocates the action to a distorted, Fascist Britain of the 1930s – cheerfully hacking away at the original text to force it into its new setting. Ian McKellan delivers an outstanding performance in the title role as the twisted, seething monarch, conjuring up images of Adolf Hitler and – particularly – Joseph Goebbels.

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