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List Rules Films that deal with issues of personal liberties and human rights.

List of the best movies involving personal liberties being taken away. This list features award-winning movies that tackle the issues of personal liberty and the right as a human being to live freely. Whether it is a film about slavery, like Oscar-winner 12 Years a Slave from 2013 or a film depicting a tyrannical government regime, like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, this list as them all and you have the personal right to watch them!
 
When it comes to freedom of speech being under attack, great films like Good Night, and Good Luck with George Clooney or The Front with Woody Allen speak to a time of American McCarthyism and Hollywood blacklisting. Similarly, the exploitation of religious freedom is depicted with such taste in the Academy Award winning movie Life is Beautiful. This list, which would make the ACLU probably want to sue somebody, contains movies that are brand spanking new (Elysium) and black-and-white old (12 Angry Men). Civil liberties are the antagonists' worst nightmares in these critically acclaimed feature films.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Loss of Personal Liberties
Street Team Central added Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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1984 Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Edmond O'Brien

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Fahrenheit 451 Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

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12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Loss of Personal Liberties
Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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The Crucible Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeffrey Jones

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Network Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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Rollerball James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson

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PeteBoyle added Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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Citizen Ruth Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston, Alicia Witt

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The Front Woody Allen, Danny Aiello, Michael Murphy

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Loss of Personal Liberties
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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The Fountainhead Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Patricia Neal

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Lenny Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Gary Morton

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Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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The Siege Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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Elysium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Loss of Personal Liberties
Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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The Majestic Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Rob Reiner

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PeteBoyle added Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère