Movies about Emperors

Movies about Emperors
List of the best movies about emperors, selected by visitors to our site: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Legend of the Demon Cat, Conquest 1453, Last Knights, Voltron: Legendary Defender, The Amazing Screw-On Head, Luther, Emperor of the North Pole, Midway.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Morocco
Duration01:52

Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife and son to quash the so-called 'Dragon Emperor' and his abuse of supernatural power.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:01

A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, detective, biography, history
CountryChina, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:03

During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan. A poet is charged with investigating the case and meets up with a monk. The two work together and pull apart the thread of clues to reveal a history of truths leading to the events.

Conquest 1453 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryTurkey
Duration02:42

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.

Last Knights (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:37

When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.

Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Five unlikely teenage heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the megapowerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.

The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehorror, action, comedy, cartoon, short
CountryUSA

Based on the award-winning comic book by Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), The Amazing Screw-On Head chronicles the adventures of a Civil War-era secret agent with an extraordinary special power who serves under president Abraham Lincoln.

Luther (2003)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration02:03

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Emperor of the North Pole (1973)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.

Midway (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Hong Kong

The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.

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Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:47

The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and prosperity to her land, the evil Mage Profion (Jeremy Irons) plots to depose her. But this good-vs.-evil battle is no game!

Kagemusha (1980)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration03:00

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

The Veil (2017)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA

Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, he is healed by a mysterious princess and taken in by a hidden tribe that believes he was chosen to wage a final battle.

Kronk's New Groove (2005)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:12

Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:23

Fans of Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and the Star Wars movie franchise won't want to miss this collection of 30 sketches. This hilarious compilation features an array of skits -- such as "Darth Vader's Collect Call" and "Inside the AT-AT" -- as well as the incredible voice talents of Hulk Hogan, Malcolm McDowell, Conan O'Brien and even the original Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

Starcrash (1978)
Markimdb: 4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration01:34

A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartharn. The smugglers are soon recruited by the Emperor to complete the mission, as well as to rescue the Emperor's son, who has gone missing.

Emperor (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:45

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Stargate (1994)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:10

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Genghis Khan (1965)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, West Germany, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration02:07

This is the story of the shy Mongol boy Temujin who,during the 13th century, becomes the fearless Mongol leader Genghis Khan that unites all Mongol tribes and conquers India,China,Persia,Korea and parts of Rusia,Europe and Middle-East.

Flash Gordon (1980)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:51

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant—Ming the Merciless—to save Earth.

Julius Caesar (1953)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.

Quo Vadis (1951)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:51

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:58

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure would only be revealed by a gigantic storm every 60 years. The gang used the inn as a front to locate the lost treasure.

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy
CountryChina
Duration01:44

In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha fights the soldiers that oppress people for their own gain. As payback, local government officials decide to pin the murder of Governor Zhuo Zhonglian on Jade, turning her and the members of her cult into wanted fugitives for a crime they didn't commit.

Alexander (2004)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Mulan (1998)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.

Dune (1984)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:17

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune – the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Drifters (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:22

Shimazu Toyohisa is a real-life samurai who fought in the pivotal Battle of Sekigahara. In his dying moments, Shimazu is transported to a world of magic with other famous warriors throughout history. These warriors are forced to fight each other in an endless battle.




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