5,974 total votes
Amistad

Amistad

Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors' ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S. revenue cutter. The case was ultimately resolved by the United States Supreme Court in 1841. Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey had starring roles. David Franzoni's screenplay was based on the book Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, ... more on Wikipedia

Amistad is ranked on...

#21 of 35 The Best Steven Spielberg Movies 23.7k votes This list ranks the top films ever made by Steven Spielberg, arguably the most famous and celebrated of all American filmmak...
#54 of 748 List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst 472.1k votes The best black movies are favorites that explore African-American culture and themes. This list is ranked by film fans, many...
#11 of 39 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories 1.4k votes Historical movies about famous black people often focus on stories of bravery in the face of oppression. The top historical ...
#24 of 119 The Best Movies of 1997 6.7k votes A list of the best movies of 1997, from blockbusters like Men in Black to film noirs like L.A. Confidential. The '90s were a...
#56 of 158 The Best Movies Based on True Stories 21.0k votes "Based on a true story" is so commonly thrown around it's practically the new "in a world where...." as ...
#12 of 43 The Best Historical Movies from the '90s 3.9k votes What are the best historical movies from the 1990s? This list includes great period pieces such as Schindler's List, The Sha...
#26 of 33 Great Movies About Racism Against Black People 1.2k votes Movies about racism are some of the most emotional and dramatic films to ever hit the silver screen. The top black racism mo...
#24 of 48 The Greatest Legal Dramas Ever Made 1.2k votes A good courtroom drama can be suspenseful, heartbreaking, hopeful, smart, and even action packed if done well. The American ...
#39 of 89 The Best Courtroom Drama Movies 5.9k votes This list of courtroom drama films includes only the best movies about the legal system. If it features a trial, judge, and ...
#37 of 123 The Best Historical Drama Movies of All Time, Ranked 8.5k votes Moviegoers rank the best historical drama movies  and period pieces of all time below. So what makes a good historical ...
#49 of 56 The Best Black Movies of the 1990s 8.5k votes This list of the best '90s black movies contains many of the best films about the African American experience of any decade....
#31 of 127 The Most Powerful Movies About Racism 8.6k votes A list of the best racism movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This racism movie list i...
#5 of 39 Well-Made Movies About Slavery 9.3k votes A list of slave movies, ranked by their quality and storytelling. These are the top movies that deal with the issue of slave...
#17 of 55 The Best Morgan Freeman Movies 10.5k votes List of the best Morgan Freeman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Morgan Freeman's voice has ...
#13 of 46 The 20+ Best Matthew McConaughey Movies of All Time 8.9k votes The best Matthew McConaughey movies of all time prove that he is one of the top actors currently working. Since he first sta...
#25 of 48 The Best Law Movies 502 votes A list of the best law movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This law movie list is orde...
#39 of 199 The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies 1.5k votes List of R-Rated mystery movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rat...
#12 of 13 Great Movies About Life on a Plantation 183 votes A list of the best plantations in the american south movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when availabl...
#5 of 38 The Best R-Rated Historical Fiction Movies 329 votes List of R-Rated historical fiction movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the...
#5 of 42 The Best Movies About Presidents 4.1k votes The highest ranking American is the President. We absolutely love hearing stories from behind the scenes about events that...
#12 of 52 The Best Movies Produced by Steven Spielberg 988 votes List of the best Steven Spielberg produced movies, with trailers of the films when available. All the top movies produced by...
#13 of 98 The Best Anthony Hopkins Movies 3.5k votes Here are the best Anthony Hopkins movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Anthony Hopkins's highe...
#10 of 84 The Best R-Rated History Movies 1.0k votes List of R-Rated history movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rat...
#13 of 36 The Best Movies About Black History 134 votes Black history is extremely important in the United States. There are a number of award winning movies about black history th...
#31 of 204 The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies 2.3k votes List of R-Rated period piece movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best ...
#47 of 153 The Best Costume Drama Movies 1.9k votes A list of all the best costume drama movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This costume...
#77 of 150 The Best DreamWorks Movies 95.2k votes List of DreamWorks movies, ranked best to worst, including trailers, genres, and release dates. DreamWorks produced and/or d...
#3 of 28 The Best Djimon Hounsou Movies 286 votes List of the best Djimon Hounsou movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Djimon Hounsou's highest gr...
#32 of 40 The Best Movies About Not Giving Up 1.5k votes There’s nothing more inspirational than hearing a story of a person surviving against all odds, holding on to hope with all ...
#8 of 29 The Best Jeremy Northam Movies 240 votes List of the best Jeremy Northam movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jeremy Northam's highest gr...
#15 of 33 The Best Anna Paquin Movies 513 votes List of the best Anna Paquin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Anna Paquin's highest grossing...
#13 of 26 The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies 109 votes List of the best Chiwetel Ejiofor movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Chiwetel Ejiofor's highes...
#5 of 54 The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies 313 votes List of the best Pete Postlethwaite movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Pete Postlethwaite's hi...
#6 of 88 The Best R-Rated Courtroom Drama Movies 402 votes List of R-Rated courtroom dramas, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-R...
#2 of 55 The Best David Paymer Movies 207 votes List of the best David Paymer movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. David Paymer's highest grossi...
#6 of 54 The Best R-Rated Costume Drama Movies 340 votes List of R-Rated costume dramas, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rat...
#2 of 46 The Best Tomas Milian Movies 197 votes List of the best Tomas Milian movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tomas Milian's highest grossi...

Amistad is also found on...

Famous Movies Filmed in Connecticut List of All Movies Released in 1997 Morgan Freeman Mystery Roles Films Scored By John Williams Movies Produced by Colin Wilson HBO Films Movies List Movies Distributed by DreamWorks