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

Young Bess (1953)

Young Bess (1953)

Charles Laughton reprised his role as Henry VIII (20 years after The Private Life of Henry VIII) for Young Bess, a movie exploring Elizabeth I’s childhood and path to accession. But it’s Jean Simmons' engaging performance as the troubled queen-to-be that steals the limelight in this slick biopic.

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