Slavery movies

by konjahman | created - 11 Jun 2017 | updated - 12 Jun 2017 | Public

How many movies are there on IMDB that involve slavery?

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1. Slave (2009)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

Fiancés Georgie and David head to Spain to get a wedding blessing from David's father, who has lived a criminal life. On a debauched night out, the couple are separated for only a few ... See full summary »

Director: Darryn Welch | Stars: Sam Page, Natassia Malthe, David Gant, Michael Maxwell

Votes: 565

3. Slave (2003)

102 min | Crime, Drama

Tatiana thought she was going to America to be an au pair girl, but instead is trafficked and forced into an underground world of sexual servitude. A chance meeting with Diana, an actress, changes both their lives.

Director: Noel Olken | Stars: Erinn Strain, Krissy Shields, Andrzej Krukowski, Beata Pilch

Votes: 36

4. Slave (2012)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

Twists and turns as a clever policeman investigates the death of an abusive businessman who has recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their only child, by revealing her past as a ... See full summary »

Director: Jorgo Papavassiliou | Stars: Boris Aljinovic, Lucas Babin, Rosalind Baffoe, Ben Braun

Votes: 16

7. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

TV-PG | 195 min | Drama, History, War

The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 21,081 | Gross: $10.00M

8. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Director: Nate Parker | Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 18,987 | Gross: $15.86M

9. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)

PG | 58 min | Documentary

The story and legacy of the enigmatic leader of the notorious 1831 homicidal slave revolt in Virginia, along with reviews of works about him, are explored; twentieth century civil rights discussed and cultural relativism mentioned.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Herbert Aptheker, Charles Burnett, Resharma Coleman, Ossie Davis

Votes: 110

10. Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner (2016 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

The documentary will give insight into Nat Turner's life, his role in the revolt and his death as well as detail the 1831 historical and bloody slave rebellion in Virginia. Beyond its focus... See full summary »

Director: Bengt Anderson | Stars: Alfred Brophy, Kelley Fanto Deetz, Brian Favors, Rick Francis

Votes: 19

12. Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

The true story of the most successful slave uprising in world history comes to the screen as filmmaker Nolan Walker explores the Haitian Revolution, the movement some historians site as the flashpoint for universal human rights.

Director: Noland Walker | Stars: Edwidge Danticat, Jacques Derosena, Krystel Roche

Votes: 16

13. People Like You

Drama, Thriller | Announced

PEOPLE LIKE YOU dives into the destructive and manipulative aspects of the social media machine. Through the eyes of aspiring actress, Chloe Zellers, we will experience her rise into the influencer elite, in hopes of leveraging an acting career.

Director: Clenet Verdi-Rose

14. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama

Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,563

16. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,354

17. Roots (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 6,774

18. Slave (2010)

5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

The year is 2089, a corporate one world government uses implanted RFID chips to control a human race - one man attempts to escape.

Director: Tom Sokalski | Star: Jordan Richards

19. Slave (2016)

5 min | Short, Drama | Completed

An ancestral prayer against the bondage of mental slavery serves as a weapon against his mesmerizing oppressor.

Director: Bryan Akili Willis | Star: Charles Miles

20. Emperor: The Story of Toussaint l'Ouverture

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

"Emperor" is the story of Toussaint l'Ouverture who founded the first black Republic in the world, Haiti, by ousting both the French under Napoleon and the Spaniards. At the time, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeta Amata | Star: Wyclef Jean

21. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 4,569

22. Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

NC-17 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York

Votes: 1,817 | Gross: $1.61M

23. Skin Game (1971)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

73 Metascore

In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.

Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

Votes: 1,409

24. Saving Lincoln (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

21 Metascore

The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs.

Director: Salvador Litvak | Stars: Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison

Votes: 257

25. A Woman Called Moses (1978– )

240 min | Biography, Drama

A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Stars: Jason Bernard, Clifford David, Judyann Elder, John Getz

Votes: 212

26. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

1842, Orry Main leaves Mont Royal, the cotton plantation near Charleston (South Carolina) he's heir to, on his way to West Point for two years of officer's training. On the way he stops a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 166

27. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: June 1861 - July 21, 1861 (1986)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

June 1861 - July 21, 1861.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 107

28. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

To distract Orry, whose brooding about Madeline wrecks his West Point performance, George drags him to Alice Peet for laundry and 'intimate' services. After Bent arranges for Fisk to be ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 149

29. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: July 1861 - Summer 1862 (1986)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

The ebb and flow of war has begun with victories and defeats on both sides. Brett and Semiramis make it safely back to Mont Royal, after a dangerous encounter with Northern troops. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 105

30. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

1848, Orry plucks run-away slave Priam from the train Madelin suggested to flee on, George uses their friendship to let him escape. Three weeks later, Orry is best man when George weds ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 139

31. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864 (1986)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

By September 1862, the South appears to be on the verge of victory. President Lincoln wants to emancipate all slaves but recognizes he needs a victory on the battlefield before he can do so... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 99

32. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1985)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

In 1854, the Hazards pay a visit to Mont Royal. Billy loses his interest in Ashton when he sees her in the cotton barn with another man and soon turns his interest to the demure Brett. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 124

33. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864 (1986)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ulysses S. Grant is made commander of the Armies of the Potomac and is having an immediate effect, but at a very high cost in terms of casualties. George Hazard, now a Brigadier General, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 95

34. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

Having locked Madeline in her room and nearly starving her to death, Justin convinces the doctor that her condition is self-inflicted. The doctor prescribes his own tonic and a daily dose ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 123

35. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: December 1864 - February 1865 (1986)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

Charles and Orry set out to rescue George Hazard, who is being held at Libby Prison in Richmond. They make sure he gets back to Union Lines and he makes it home for Christmas. As he ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 101

36. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1985)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

With Abe Lincoln's election as President, secessionist feelings are running high. George Hazard pays a surprise visit to Orry at Mont Royal to apologize for what his fanatical sister said ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 134

37. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: March 1865 - April 1865 (1986)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

March 1865 - April 1865.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 101

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Color Yellow (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

While searching for an admirable ancestor for a class project, Lisa discovers the story of a relative named Eliza Simpson, who may or may not have helped a slave escape to freedom.

Directors: Raymond S. Persi, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 809

40. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )
Episode: Zooey Deschanel (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Actress Zooey Deschanel seeks to learn the truth about her Quaker ancestors and their involvement in the anti-slavery movement.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Mocean Melvin, Cherie Lunghi, Fergus M. Bordewich

Votes: 39

41. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 9,091

42. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 599,176 | Gross: $56.67M

43. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 67,721 | Gross: $44.18M

44. Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History

A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Falconer Abraham, Dwight Bacquie, Janet Bailey, Nigel Bennett

Votes: 152

45. Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Kate Nelligan, Ruby Dee, Peter Outerbridge

Votes: 203

46. A Woman Called Moses (1978– )

240 min | Biography, Drama

A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Stars: Jason Bernard, Clifford David, Judyann Elder, John Getz

Votes: 212