The release of Hyde Park on Hudson is fast approaching, a film about the significant point in history of the King and Queen’s very first visit to America and their stay with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. With all royalness and respect for our Royal Family and Hyde Park on Hudson’s big screen debut, we have compiled a list of the top films based on the Royal Family.
The King’s Speech (2010)
Director Tom Hooper and writer David Seidler brilliantly expose the untold story behind King George V in this historical drama. King George V, played by Colin Firth, must cope with a stammer in his speech alongside the help of a speech therapist. Together the two go through struggles and triumphs, helping each other along the way.
The Queen (2006)
Following the death of Princess Diana, the Queen must come to face the wave of publicity and troubles that unfold. Winner of 2006 Academy Awards, this film does a magnificent job revealing the pressure, grief, and responsibility that comes with such royalty.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
This film is about the historical love triangle among two sisters, Queen Anne and Mary Boleyn, and King Henry VII. When pressures for a male heir to the throne arise, tension and conflict infect the royal family and politics.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I, Cate Blanchett is nothing short from gripping and extraordinary in the film. She exhibits the exact intensity and courage that England desperately needed most from their Queen during this historical time period, overcoming triumphs with Spain, her kingdom, and most privately her life.
The Madness of King George (1994)
When King George III’s mental state slowly deteriorates, slipping away from him; so does the fate of which England hoped for its future. The film focuses on the medical practices of the time, tuning into understanding the crisis that the royal family battled over for so long behind their private gates.
Hyde Park on Hudson (2013)
Based on the 1939 weekend when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt hosted the King and Queen of England during their visit to the United States of America, for the first in history.
*Don’t forget to catch Hyde Park on Hudson in cinemas from 1 February 2013*