Well-Made Movies About Slavery

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Feature films that portray slavery as a main theme

Here is 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, the Black slave trade in America, and slavery in general. What are the best slavery movies of all time? Vote up the movies that you think handled the subject matter the best. Good slave movies show the strength of the human spirit and are often inspiring while confronting the undeniable evils of the practice of slavery.

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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