What to Watch on Netflix Canada After You’ve Binged The Crown Season Four
What’s a royal watcher to do after bingeing The Crown season four? Here's a handy guide to Netflix Canada that ought to cure your Olivia Colman hangover.
What to Watch After You’ve Binged The Crown Season Four
No need to remove your fascinators and top hats just yet. Even after you’ve watched all 10 episodes of The Crown season four, there’s plenty of Netflix Canada content to keep monarchists merry into December.
IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Sad to see the end of Olivia Colman’s take on Her Royal Highness? Satisfy your Colman fix by binge-watching all three seasons of Broadchurch. Although this acclaimed British crime drama is a bit dark (consider yourself warned), it makes a refreshing change from the historical dramas on our list, and serves to showcase Colman’s astonishing acting chops. Here she plays Ellie, a detective investigating the death of a young boy in a small coastal community, with the help (and occasional hindrance) of Doctor Who’s David Tennant.
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The Royal House of Windsor
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Although it’s based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown is a historical drama, which means many things in the series have been, well… Dramatized. (Find out exactly what The Crown gets wrong about the British royal family.) To set the record straight, check out Netflix Canada’s The Royal House of Windsor, a lavish six-part docuseries that charts the evolution of the British monarchy over the past 150-odd years. This is nothing less than a backstage pass to the palace, and provides fascinating insight into how the Windsors weathered the storm during a period of decline for most royal families across Europe.
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A Christmas Prince
IMDB rating: 5.8/10
If it’s a royal romance you’re looking for (with a guaranteed happy ending this time), then behold Netflix Canada’s A Christmas Prince. In this festive popcorn flick, Amber is an American journalist sent to the (purely fictitious) country of Aldolvia to cover a press conference with the soon-to-be king, Prince Richard. When the handsome heir doesn’t show up, the determined Amber breaks into the castle (apparently the guards are on break) and impersonates a tutor in order to get her story. When she finally meets the prince, she’s finds he’s not quite the carefree bachelor she was expecting. Spoiler alert: There are two sequels after you’ve finished with this one—The Royal Wedding and The Royal Baby.
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Diana: In Her Own Words
IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Season four of The Crown sees Princess Diana enter the narrative, joining the world’s most famous family in a “fairy tale marriage” that ends up rocking the royal family to its foundations. In Diana: In Her Own Words, an interview the Princess of Wales gave to a friend serves as the basis of a documentary about her life, from her “unhappy” childhood, to her first time meeting Prince Charles and later, overhearing Charles’s secret calls to Camilla. Is it heartbreaking? Absolutely. But it’s also a refreshingly candid look at one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century.
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The Young Victoria
IMDB rating: 7.3/10
We’ve reached 1990 by the end of The Crown’s fourth season, and if you go back to rewatch the very first episode, it’s mind-boggling to think of the changes Her Majesty has witnessed over the intervening decades. The advances in technology, the evolution of style… It truly is a different world from the one in which we met the young Princess Elizabeth. Stranger still to compare that to what things were like for the Queen’s great-grandmother in the mid-1800s, a world brought to dazzling life in The Young Victoria. Starring Emily Blunt as the Queen, this sumptuous 2007 costume drama scripted by Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes documents the legendary love affair between the young monarch and Prince Albert. Not one for romance? Not to worry—there’s plenty of court intrigue an even a shockingly brazen assassination attempt to keep you absolutely entranced. – Brett Walther
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IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Before The Crown turned Queen Elizabeth II’s reign into dramatic gold, Shakespeare did the same for Henry V. This Netflix original takes the Bard’s three Henry plays (Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V), and wraps them into one sweeping historical epic. Newly crowned as King Henry V, young Hal has to learn the royal ropes rather quickly: Not only has his father just died, but France has just declared war. The perfect recipe for drama! What’s most appealing about this flick is its impressive cast: Timothée Chalamet stars as King Henry V, pitted against Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin of France. Monarchs of the Middle Ages never looked so good.
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