Well-Made Movies About Slavery Films
Ultimate List
3,278 votes 347,082 views more info

Well-Made Movies About Slavery

List Criteria: Feature films that portray slavery as a main theme

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.
  • 5 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 150
    Down 32

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick Released: 1989

    open buy @ amazon
  2. 2
    Up 329
    Down 62

    Jacky Nercessian, Hulusi Keleş Released: 1977

    open buy @ amazon
  3. 3
    Up 241
    Down 53

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin Released: 1997

    open buy @ amazon
  4. 4
    Up 85
    Down 43

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Released: 1939

    open buy @ amazon
  5. 5
    Up 93
    Down 30

    most listed Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis Released: 1960

    open buy @ amazon
  6. 6
    Up 98
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks & added by PrincessCamieAlexander Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

    open buy @ amazon
  7. 7
    Up 67
    Down 17

    added by zxray Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

    open buy @ amazon
  8. 8
    Up 246
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks & added by carlybobarly Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

    open buy @ amazon
  9. 9
    Up 103
    Down 26

    added by Malibu369 Don Cheadle, Jon Voight, Ving Rhames

    open buy @ amazon
  10. 10
    Up 91
    Down 36

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

    open buy @ amazon
  11. 11
    Up 52
    Down 14

    added by zxray Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

    open buy @ amazon
  12. 12
    Up 74
    Down 46

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

    open buy @ amazon
  13. 13
    Up 40
    Down 10

    added by zxray Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

    open buy @ amazon
  14. 14
    Up 44
    Down 31

    Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, David Wayne Released: 1960

    open buy @ amazon
  15. 15
    Up 19
    Down 14

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

    open buy @ amazon
  16. 16
    Up 13
    Down 16

    often listed & added by zxray Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

    open buy @ amazon
  17. 17
    Up 113
    Down 46

    ranked low on reranks Sylvester Stallone, James Mason, Ken Norton Released: 1975

    open buy @ amazon
  18. 18
    Up 20
    Down 2

    new! Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

    open buy @ amazon
  19. 19
    Up 39
    Down 13

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

    open buy @ amazon
  20. 20
    Up 43
    Down 18

    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: ...

    open buy @ amazon
  21. 21
    Up 32
    Down 15

    added by annsmithcole

    open buy @ amazon
  22. 22
    Up 47
    Down 37

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li Released: 2005

    open buy @ amazon
  23. 23
    Up 26
    Down 19

    added by PeteBoyle Goodbye Uncle Tom

    open buy @ amazon
  24. 24
    Up 18
    Down 13

    added by zxray Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael York

    open buy @ amazon
  25. 25
    Up 27
    Down 25

    added by ErlingStoehr Taye Diggs, Gabriel Mann, Jason Flemyng

    open buy @ amazon
  26. 26
    Up 14
    Down 16

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

    open buy @ amazon
  27. 27
    Up 5
    Down 6

    added by MiguelT.Quiroga Sansho the Bailiff

    open buy @ amazon
  28. 28
    Up 2
    Down 4

    added by YàSsIiNe The Bill of Rights

    open buy @ amazon
  29. 29
    Up 10
    Down 17

    added by PeteBoyle Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère

    open buy @ amazon
  30. 30
    Up 19
    Down 29

    added by RJZTV John Ford, Lillian Gish, Raoul Walsh

    open buy @ amazon
  31. 31
    Up 5
    Down 12

    added by LynnSmedleyFaulkner Jezabel

    open buy @ amazon
32 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists