Who doesn’t love a good Royal drama? Watching the nobles tear each other apart is pretty damn satisfying for us commoners. And Harry and Meghan ditching “The Firm” is just the tip of the iceberg. So grab your popcorn and pitchforks for this epic binge.
Created by Aussie Tony McNamara, who gave us The Favourite, this 10-part series is loosely based on Russia’s Catherine The Great and how she became, well, great. And by loose I mean it gets very loose. Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult are hilarious in the lead roles of this dark comedy.
Sofia Coppola’s colourful film about “the most hated woman in France” was so divisive when it was released in 2006 that it received an epic booing at Cannes Film Festival. It’s an absolutely over-the-top romp starring Kirsten Dunst, who delivers that infamous line: “Let them eat cake”. Which, of course, ultimately led to the French Revolution.
Grace of Monaco
Ok, this is another divisive one, but stick with me. Nicole Kidman stars as Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly known as Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, and the result is 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it’s on this list because it will set you off down a rabbit hole of glorious stories about Grace Kelly, who she was, all the movies she made, and what she gave up to become a princess.
Chris Pine gives it his all as Robert The Bruce. Literally – he bares all in a blink-and-you’ll miss it full-frontal nude scene that seemed to be all anybody could talk about when the film hit Netflix in 2018. The real meat in this story is how he led the Scots in a guerrilla war against England.
A Royal Night Out
This is much more of a loving look at the British Royal Family, with a heavy dose of poetic licensing thrown in. It’s V.E. Day in 1945, and a young Princess Elizabeth and her absolute baller little sister Princess Margaret are allowed out to celebrate with the general public. But the film takes on a romantic fantasy and imagines what might have happened when the future Queen of England was let loose on the biggest party in history.
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