Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana
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What To Watch: 7 movies & shows that feature Queen Elizabeth

From art films like “Spencer” to documentaries like “Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts.”

There’s a lot of stuff to stream nowadays. In hopes of helping you watch more good movies and TV, we sum up some of the most exciting titles streaming across all platforms every week. Today, we recommend TV shows and movies that feature Queen Elizabeth, who passed away on September 9th at 96 years old.

Spencer (Hulu)


Princess Diana has been explored in films and novels to an almost annoying degree, something that “Spencer” uses in its favor. The film is a fictionalized account of Diana’s Christmas in 1991, a time when her relationship with Prince Charles is reaching a boiling point, and plays like a psychological horror story. Kristen Stewart is amazing in the lead role.

The Crown (Netflix)


The British Monarchy has inspired numerous adaptations, perhaps none as popular and beloved as Netflix’s “The Crown.” The series, which aired its first season in 2016, has earned all sorts of awards since and is the perfect pick for someone who’s interested in Queen Elizabeth II, following her reign and encompassing the many controversies and complications that have occurred over the course of her life.

The Princess (HBO Max)


If looking for something more factual, “The Princess” is the latest documentary to tackle the legacy of Princess Diana. The documentary uses recently revealed testimony and rare archival footage to weave its narrative.

Churchill: The Hollywood Years


When looking for a film that broaches royal topics while being completely “out there,” “Churchill: The Hollywood Years” will do. The movie is a satire that stars Neve Campbell as the Queen and follows Hitler wanting to marry into the Windsors. It certainly takes some licenses from the real world, but there’s nothing else like it.

The Queen (HBO Max)


“The Queen” stars Helen Mirren and follows the Queen and the royal family in the wake of Princess Diana’s death.

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts (Paramount+)


“Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts” is for the most die-hard royal fans, following the Queen’s life and reign and painting the monarch in a generally positive light.

A Royal Night Out (Paramount+)


“A Royal Night Out” gives the royals a romantic comedy twist, starring a teenage Queen Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) as they escape their mother for a night out in London as Europe celebrates the end of World War II.

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