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The Best Movies About Loss of Personal Liberties  

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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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Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Patricia Neal
The Fountainhead is a 1949 American film directed by King Vidor, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ayn Rand, who wrote the screenplay adaptation. The film and novel are ...more
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Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening
In 1996 Nestor Cerpa and his Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took over 400 people hostage at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence in Lima. Over the next four months a chilling, ...more
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PeteBoyle added Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, commonly referred to as simply Salò, is a 1975 Italian-French art film written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, with uncredited writing ...more