Don’t know what to do during the new normal? No interesting shows? Have you tried checking the Royal Movies yet? Or you want to watch a royal movie, but don’t know what a good royal movie is? Don’t worry, we’ll talk about it here.
Since ancient times, royal films have always been interesting to watch, whether they are interesting in terms of story, history or atmosphere. Especially if the setting of time, place and events of a royal film is set as nicely as possible so that the audience feels like they are brought into that atmosphere.
Well, here, Mariviu will review 5 recommendations for royal films that you can make your viewing choice during the new normal period, guys.
1. The Queen (2006)
Sutradara: Stephen Frears
Penulis: Peter Morgan
Aktor: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
The Queen is a 2006 British film about the death of Princess Diana. Where the process of his death which should have been held openly and treated as the British funeral procession in general, turned out to be a closed and secret process.
Instead of presenting conflict and grandiose themes, The Queen focuses on the Queen’s personal battles. Reveals what goes on behind the scenes of the British monarchy. Not as an ordinary drama, but in the realm of the kingdom; how a power is undermined by publications and the media.
2. The Great Battle (2018)
Genre : Action & Adventure
Director : Eui-Mok Jung, Kwang-shik Kim
Writer : Beau Willimon
‘The Great Battle’ is a 2018 film with a history theme from South Korea that is packed with action genre . Tells the story of the battle that took place between the Goguryeo (one of the three ancient kingdoms of Korea) and the Tang Dynasty for 88 days in the Ansi fort.
This battle took place in the year 645, and was led by General Yang Man-chun who brought 5,000 troops to fight Tang Dynasty troops from China. The story, which is an important part of South Korean history, is beautifully packaged by the director, Kim Kwang-sik.’
3. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Sutradara: Josie Rourke
Penulis: Beau Willimon
Aktor: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden
The film explores the life of charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan), the Queen of France who is sixteen and widowed at eighteen. Mary resists pressure to remarry.
Determined to rule as more than a puppet, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracy in every trial jeopardize both thrones – and change the course of history.
4. The Favourite (2018)
Sutradara: Yorgos Lanthimos
Penulis: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Aktor: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
This historical comedy drama film produced by the UK, US and Iceland, stars Olivia Colman who plays Queen Anne, a manipulative but fragile and spoiled woman who is helped by her two assistants, Abigail and Sarah, played by Emma Stone , and Rachel Weisz .
This film raises about the problems behind the politics of the British empire, namely Hertfordshire in the late 17th century to the early 18th century. The two assistants compete to win the queen’s heart, behind it apparently Queen Anne uses Sarah and Abigail to satisfy her physically and psychologically through the extraordinary attention they give.
5. The king (2019)
Sutradara: David Michôd
Penulis: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd
Aktor: Timothée Chalamet, Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
The 2019 film tells the story of Hal (Timothée Chalamet), a young prince who must take the place of the king left by his father, a cruel king, who has died. This resulted in Hal being crowned King Henry V and forced him to re-embrace the life he had previously tried to avoid.