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

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Roots Louis Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton - Released: 1977

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carlybobarly added Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick - Released: 1989

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PrincessCamieAlexander added The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin - Released: 1997

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Malibu369 added Rosewood Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

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zxray added Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis - Released: 1960

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zxray added Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland - Released: 1939

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Virginia Grey, Margarita Fischer, Arthur Edmund Carewe - Released: 1927

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zxray added The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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Mandingo Sylvester Stallone, Ken Norton, Laura Misch - Released: 1975

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stephaniebabatola added Amazing Grace Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd - 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 legislation through ...

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DarrenDesepoli added Roots: The Gift 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 Burton), who is determined to be free.

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Planet of the Apes Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti - Released: 1968

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Huckleberry Finn Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, Arthur O'Connell - Released: 1960

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annsmithcole added Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Sam Neill, Diahann Carroll, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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PeteBoyle added Goodbye Uncle Tom

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darren-bell added I Am Slave Lubna Azabal, Nonso Anozie, Isaach de Bankolé

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Memoirs of a Geisha Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li - Released: 2005

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zxray added Bicentennial Man Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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zxray added Logan's Run Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter

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Clifanovich added The Journey of August King 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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ErlingStoehr added Drum Taye Diggs, Jason Flemyng, Gabriel Mann

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MiguelT.Quiroga added Sansho the Bailiff Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyōko Kagawa, Eitarō Shindō

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RJZTV added The Birth of a Nation Lillian Gish, John Ford, Raoul Walsh

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Well-Made Movies About Slavery
kenny-martin added Freedom Ifoghale I. Amata, Manasseh Moerane

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YàSsIiNe added The Bill of Rights

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

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lindsey.eva added Meendum Kokila Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Thengai Srinivasan

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Jezabel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Well-Made Movies About Slavery
LynnSmedleyFaulkner added Jezabel

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RebekahBarnes added The Pet Lydia McLane, Pierre Dulat, Magi Avila - It's a movie about women who are willingly or unwillingly treat like pets/slaves and sold on the global slave market.

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Really Bitch ?? is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Well-Made Movies About Slavery
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Pooooop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Well-Made Movies About Slavery
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