New Study Reveals Highest Rated Coronations on Film and TV

Published on: April 27, 2023

From Tommen Baratheon, to Elsa of Arendelle, to the late Queen Elizabeth II, film and TV has depicted royal coronations in a variety of different fashions.

As King Charles III coronation approaches, Funky Pigeon, analysed IMDB and Rotten Tomato’s Tomatometer and Audience reviews to discover which coronations take the title as the highest rated by viewers worldwide.


15 Highest Rated Coronations on Film/ TV

Film/TV Show IMDB Rating Tomato meter Audience Score Total Points Final Rank
Games of Thrones (First of His Name) 86 98 97 281 1
The Lion King 85 93 93 271 2
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 90 93 86 269 3
House of the Dragon (The Black Queen) 92 93 82 267 4
The Crown (Smoke and Mirrors) 85 88 94 267 4
Wolf Hall (Anna Regina) 81 98 85 264 7
The Last Emperor 77 87 88 252 8
Frozen 74 90 85 249 9
Black Panther 73 96 79 248 10
Victoria (Doll 123) 82 80 84 246 11
Elizabeth 74 83 86 243 12
The White Queen (The Prince of Power) 76 80 84 240 13
Shadow and Bone (No Funerals) 74 77 81 232 14
The King 73 71 83 227 15
Macbeth (2015) 66 80 64 210 16


Providing us with some of the most shocking moments in TV, it’s no surprise that Game of Thrones’ coronations have hooked viewers across the world for years.

Tommen Baratheon’s coronation in season 4 of the hit show, attained an average score of 97.5% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 8.6 stars on IMDB.

In comparison, the coronation of Rhaenyra Targaryen in the spin off series House of the Dragon scored 9.2 stars on IMDB, and 87.5% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It can be said that Simba stepping out on to Pride Rock in Disney’s The Lion King is arguably the most historic scene in animated history and viewers would agree with the film scoring an audience score of 93% and a 93% Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The British monarchy’s rule has been performed to audiences for centuries, from Shakespearean plays to bingeable Netflix series.

Chronicling the life and rule of Elizabeth II, Netflix’s The Crown, has captured the attention of 73 million households since it began in 2016. Our late queen’s coronation was depicted halfway through the first season, gaining a rating of 7.4 from IMDB.

Anne Boleyn played by Claire Foy in the adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall, Cate Blanchett’s depiction of Elizabeth Tudor, and Queen Victoria played by Jenna Coleman in the 2016 series Victoria, also all ranked within the top 10.

“Great Britain hasn’t seen a coronation since 1953, yet the rule of kings and queens has captured our attention for years through television and film.”

“Whilst we hope King Charles’s coronation won’t mirror any of those from Game of Thrones, it’s interesting to note where the public’s taste lies when it comes to fictional depictions of rulers and coronations.”

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