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

Excalibur (1981)

Excalibur (1981)

John Boorman's retelling of the legend of King Arthur doesn't even attempt to tie itself to the history of Britain – it's an out and out fantasy based on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, in which knights in shining armour stride around waving magic swords. Nicol Williamson's mercurial Merlin is a particular highlight.

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