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

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Cate Blanchett returns for the sequel to Elizabeth, this time fending off the Spanish Armada with the help of Clive Owen's Sir Walter Raleigh, and dealing with the plots of Mary Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton). The film necessarily dials back on Liz's fright makeup from the end of the first film – which was central to the character, but oh well – and adds a bit of swash and buckle courtesy of the dashing Raleigh.