Detective Sergeant Jessica King is a unique cop who works hard bringing justice to the bad guys using her unconventional but highly entertaining methods. With all this hard work, we feel like the detective deserves some sort of recognition so, in honor, we have decided to make a list of our top ten favorite movie Kings of all time. While we realize that Ms Jessica King does not yet have her own movie, we feel like its only a matter of time. This also happens to be the very week that a future British king was born, so what better a time could there be to count down movie kings?
1. King Kong
King Kong most recently wreaked havoc on New York in Peter Jackson’s epic take on Merian Cooper’s original movie monster. This colossal gorilla terrified us, won our hearts and was a big success at the box office. No other King is bigger. For that reason King Kong gets number one.
2. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll and king of our list, comes in at second for his role in the 1964 Viva Las Vegas. The singer/ actor has a selection of movies under his belt but Viva Las Vegas, also starring Ann-Margret, was widely considered his most successful.
The beloved (and gorgeous) ranger of the north was bought to life in the form of Vigo Mortenson in Peter Jackson’s award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. His sword skills and bravery know no bounds.
4. Jareth The Goblin King
How can anyone forget David Bowies’s Goblin King in the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth? The answer is you can’t, and for that reason he makes fourth on our list. Oh, and also because according to IMDb, he has been king of the goblins for over 1,000 years. That’s a long time to build up king points.
5. The Lion King
The ultimate animal king whose life was lost in what could quite possibly be the most heart breaking movie scene, ever. We still haven’t quite forgiven little Simba for not staying at home like a good little lion cub, so it’s the almighty Mufasa who made our list. Why Simba? Why?
6. King Mongkut
Yul Brynner stars as the majestic King Mongkut of Siam in the 1956 musical, The King and I and makes number six. In fact over here at REELZ, we may be closer to Yul Brynner than we first thought. It turns out that Beverly Hills Pawn's Yossi Dina is convinced the he and Yul are practically twins. Hmm we’re not so sure.
7. King Arthur
King Arthur has been depicted in many different ways in many different movies, but it is Graham Chapman’s goofy portrayal in cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail that makes our top kings list. The low-budget movie has been a huge success since its release in 1975 and has inspired a award-winning musical Spamalot.
8. The King
Well, we had to include the King of Florin from the most-loved movie of all time. The King from The Princess Bride may not have been entirely sane, but we love his kind hearted-highnessness. Aw.
9. The King's Speech
Colin Firth won Best Actor for his excellent performance in historical drama The King’s Speech. Firth starred as King George VI trying to cope with a stammer, all while trying to rule the country. What a performance.
10. King Jaffe Joffer
Finally King Jaffe Joffer makes the list. This suave ruler of the fictitious Zamunda provides a large amount of hilarity in the Eddie Murphy starring comedy Coming to America. Gold chains and a lion as an accessory. Need we say more?