Well-Made Movies About Slavery Films
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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.
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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick Released: 1989

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

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

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

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    added by zxray Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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

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    added by Malibu369 Don Cheadle, Jon Voight, Ving Rhames

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

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    added by zxray Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, David Wayne Released: 1960

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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 property  

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

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    ranked low on reranks Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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

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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 the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade

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    added by DarrenDesepoli Louis Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton Roots: The Gift features two key characters from Roots and the actors who portrayed them: Fiddler, the seasoned plantation slave (Louis Gossett Jr.) and his young friend Kunta Kinte, (LeVar

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    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li Released: 2005

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    added by PeteBoyle

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    added by ErlingStoehr Taye Diggs, Gabriel Mann, Jason Flemyng

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    added by zxray Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael York

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

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    added by PeteBoyle Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère

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    added by RJZTV John Ford, Lillian Gish, Raoul Walsh

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