Well Made Movies about Slavery Films
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Well Made Movies about Slavery

A list of slave movies, ranked by their quality and storytelling. These are the top movies that deal with the issue of slaves, the slave trade, and slavery in general. What are the best slavery movies of all time? If you believe we left something off of this list,  please feel free to add it yourself. Slavery is among the most despicable institutions of any society that supports it. The United States came close to permanently splitting in two because of slavery. It's a delicate subject that deserves attention, so we can learn from history and never fall into it again. These movies handle slavery with aplomb (sometimes metaphorically) and are definitely worth watching.
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    Jacky Nercessian, Hulusi Keleş Released: 1977

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    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin Released: 1997

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    added by PrincessCamieAlexander Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    added by carlybobarly Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick Released: 1989

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    added by Malibu369 Don Cheadle, Jon Voight, Ving Rhames

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis Released: 1960

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Mason, Ken Norton Released: 1975

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    added by zxray Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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    Virginia Grey, Margarita Fischer, Arthur Edmund Carewe Released: 1927

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    added by zxray Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    added by zxray Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Released: 1939

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    added by stephaniebabatola Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney, Rufus Sewell Amazing Grace is a 2006 film about the campaign against slave trade in ...

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    added by DarrenDesepoli Roots: The Gift Louis Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton Roots: The Gift features two key characters from Roots and the actors who portrayed them: ...

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti Released: 1968

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    Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, David Wayne Released: 1960

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    new! Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li Released: 2005

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    added by Clifanovich Thandie Newton, Maya Angelou, Sam Waterston A very exciting movie, showing the brutality of a slaveowner against what he called his ...

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    added by PeteBoyle Goodbye Uncle Tom

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    added by zxray Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael York

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    added by ErlingStoehr Taye Diggs, Gabriel Mann, Jason Flemyng

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    added by MiguelT.Quiroga Sansho the Bailiff

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    added by annsmithcole Diahann Carroll, Sam Neill, Mario Van Peebles

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    added by zxray Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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    added by YàSsIiNe The Bill of Rights

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    added by PeteBoyle Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère

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    added by LynnSmedleyFaulkner Jezabel

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    added by RJZTV John Ford, Lillian Gish, Raoul Walsh

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    added by RebekahBarnes Lydia McLane, Pierre Dulat, Magi Avila It's a movie about women who are willingly or unwillingly treat like pets/slaves and sold on ...

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    added by lindsey.eva Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Thengai Srinivasan

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