The Best Princess Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy
Finding a good Princess movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Princess movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Kanopy.
1. The Thief of Bagdad
What it's about: A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).
What it's about: A famed artist fights his passion for a male model, until the young man falls for a woman.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).
3. The Princess and the Pirate
What it's about: Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy).
4. The Man in the Iron Mask
What it's about: Tyrannical King Louis XIV learns that he has an identical twin brother, Philippe, who was raised from birth by his late father's trusted friend D'Artagnan and his faithful musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. After Philippe falls for the king's betrothed, Spanish Princess Maria Theresa, Louis imprisons him, forcing his brother to don an iron mask that will slowly suffocate him -- and it's up to D'Artagnan to rescue him.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Kanopy & Shout Factory TV).
5. The Rise of Catherine the Great
What it's about: The woman who will become Catherine the Great marries into the Russian royal family when she weds Grand Duke Peter, the nephew of Empress Elizabeth. Although the couple has moments of contentment, Peter's cruel and erratic behavior causes a rift between him and Catherine. Mere months after Peter succeeds his aunt as the ruler of Russia, a revolt is brewing, and Catherine is poised to ascend to the throne as the country's new empress.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
6. Princess Ka'iulani
What it's about: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American businessmen. After being sent to England as a child by her Scottish father, Ka'iulani returns to Hawaii and becomes a political activist who fights to retain her throne, even though she must leave her English paramour.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).