6 Movies To Watch If You Loved 'The Crown'
European Royalty has always been a fascinating subject: the wealth, the politics, and the crazy secrets that their enchanting lives had! With so much intrigue, its no mystery why Netflix's show The Crown is such a big hit. But what happens when you finish all 20 of the show's episodes?
Well, these six movies are a great way to get your fill of royalty while we painfully wait for the premiere of The Crown's Season 3.
The Other Boleyn Girl
Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson play rival sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn (respectively) in the film adaptation of Philippa Gregory's critically acclaimed novel. Mary succumbs to King Henry VIII's advances almost immediately, while Anne uses his affections as a means to achieving a greater social status - Queen of England.
It's hard to imagine that the legendary Queen Victoria was actually young at one point, let alone the incredible life she lived before she became one of Britain's longest reigning monarchs. Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt, focuses on the young royal as she prepares for her ascension to the throne and to her journey to find true love.
Many think marrying into royalty means a life of happily-ever-after. The Duchess proves that despite the fortunate and fame that comes with marrying into one of British's most prestigious families, happiness isn't always a guarantee. Keira Knightley plays Georgina Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in this biopic about Princess Diana's great-great-great-grand aunt.
Kirsten Dunst and Sophia Coppala teamed up to bring the infamous French queen into the 21st century. Filmed in the actual Versailles Palace, its' easy to get lost in the opulence of the costumes and location in this 2006 masterpiece.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth of England in the 2007 sequel of Elizabeth. The movie tells the story of how Queen Elizabeth defied the odds and defeated the infamous Spanish Armada, ushering England into its Golden Age.
If you're in the mood for something a bit more light-hearted, go with this classic 90's animated film. Anya, a young Russian orphan, tries to discover her lost identity with the help of two new friends, Dimitri and Vlad. Unbeknownst to all of them, Anya is actually Anastasia, Tzar Nicholas Romanov's youngest daughter.