27 Shows Like The Crown That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty
27 Shows Like The Crown That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty
As Lorde's song goes, we may never be royals, but we can binge-watch TV shows about them all day long. America's obsession with the royal family has reached new levels; we've managed to get one of our own to marry into the family! But for those of us who don't have an eligible British prince to marry, sorry ladies Prince George and Prince Louis are way, way too young for you, we have to be content with watching TV shows about the life of royalty. The Crown took the world by storm for its intimate and brutally honest portrayal of the young Queen's life. While you're waiting for Season 3 of The Crown to return to Netflix, here are 27 other shows to get you in the "yes your majesty" mood. So, without further adieu, here are the best shows like The Crown.
Following the life of notorious Tudor king Henry VIII, who was infamous for beheading his wives, this show is a must watch to get a taste of the spectacle and scandalous lives that early British monarchs led.
Continuing in the theme of controversial monarchs, Versailles chronicles the events of Louis XIV's decision to move the royal court from Paris to Versailles. The result of the move being possiblily the most grand and lavish palace ever built as well as the most egotistical king.
Like The Crown, Victoria follows the struggles of a young monarch who comes to power under devastating circumstances, the death of her father, and must quickly learn to navigate the responsibilities that are expected of being the most powerful woman in the world. Sound like another monarch you know?
A modern take on royal family drama, The Royals is based on a fictional British monarchy with plenty of family drama. When the King is killed, twins Prince Liam (William Moseley) and Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park must prove that they are responsible enough for the crown.
This multi-award-winning show is set in the fictional country estate of Downton Abbey and follows the lives of aristocrats, the Crawleys, and their servants. The show follows how events in history have an impact on their lives and threaten the social hierarchy of not just the estate but Britian in general. It's well worth the watch for **(Dame Maggie Smith's amazing one liners.
The Royal House of Windsor
A documentary series that covers the past 100 years of Britians ruling dynasty, the Windsors. Crowns and tiaras are great but what sacrifices are made at the cost of being part of the royal family?
The Windors tells the story of the royal family if the royal family was a soap opera. The stories are inspired by real events and reinterpreted through the lens of comedy. It's a trashy tabloid magazine come to life and it's hilarious.
Elizabeth I - The Virgin Queen
Hailed as one of Britain's greatest monarchs, Elizabeth I- The Virgin Queen, focuses on how the queen balanced her personal and political life. Hint: it wasn't easy.
Starring (Claire Foy) from The Crown, Wolf Hall depicts the rise of Thomas Cromwell's power in the court of Henry VIII (see Tudors), after he successfully arranged the first divorce for a British monarch.
The White Queen
Based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series, "The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmakers Daughter, The White Queen tells the story of the War of Roses and three women who will do anything to be on the throne. Anything.
This mini-series focuses on the last 25 years of Queen Elizabeth I's 45-year reign. The Queen still refuses to marry and must deal with rumors that her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, is plotting to kill her.
War and Peace
Leaving the UK for Russia, War and Peace is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel about 17th century Russia on the brink of war with France.
Probably one of the more peculiar TV shows out there, but nevertheless one of the most entertaining, Outlander formula of time travel plus sexy Scottish men equals endless entertainment. Soon too start its fourth season, Outlander is a unique love story for the ages.
Poldark is about a man named Ross Poldark who returns to his home in Britain after serving three years in the Revolutionary War. His estate is gone, his fiancee has married someone else, and his father has died. Poldark struggles in the wake of the crushing defeat of not only the war but the life he once knew.
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife is a period drama about midwives working in the East End of London during the 1950-60's. The show depicts the midwives struggle to keep up the health crisis of the area and the increasing number of babies being born, almost 100 a month!
Set in 1919, England Peaky Blinders follows the story of the Shelby crime family who ran the town of Birmingham. Considered royalty in their part of the world, the Shelby's set out to expand their organization but make a few enemies along the way, including the crown.
One man, angry with society and the crown devises a plan to blow up Parliment and the King.
A British classic since 1963, Doctor Who, follows the adventures of "The Doctor," who is a time lord gone rogue. He uses a TARDIS, "Time and Relative Dimension in Space" that looks like a blue police box to us earthlings to travel and cause chaos all over Earth. It's brilliantly batty.
Blackadder is a semi-historical British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson. It's an oldie but hysterical goodie.
Vikings is a TV series based on the adventures of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. In a way, its the story of the Scandinavian royal family.
The Hollow Crown
The land of the royal family is also the land of Shakespeare. The Hollow Crown is series of television series based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Who could resist the poetic words of Shakespeare plus the beautiful face of actors like (Tom Hiddleston)?
Not about royalty but stars a soon to be royal, (Meghan Markle) Suits is a must watch to see the actress turned princess in her final role!
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart is miniseries that follows a novelist's escapes through 1920's Paris, 50's New York and 80's London. Throughout the years he meets, kings, queens, dukes, duchesses, alcoholic writers and many other colorful characters.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom is set in 9th century AD when England was divided into 7 kingdoms. The kingdoms are eventually diminished by outside forces until The Kingdom of Wessex is the final stronghold. Led by Uhtred of Bebbanburg, they must try to ward of attackes from the Vikings to keep their kingdom.