Anna and the King

(1999)

An old-fashioned historical romance (precisely the kind "they don't make anymore") based on the (supposedly) true story of the 19th century British governess whose story was told in The King and I. Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster) is hired to tutor the children of the King of Siam (Chow Yun-Fat), but ends up giving their monarch father a lesson in ruling with compassion. Adapted from Leonowens' two books Romance of the Harem and The English Governess at the Court of Siam.