Freedom Movies

List of the best movies about freedom, selected by visitors to our site: One Nation, One King, Cloud Atlas, Bandits, The Dragon Pearl, Omar, Summer of Giacomo, 12 Years a Slave, Tatanka, Point Break, Ghosts of Mississippi.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

One Nation, One King (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotLove, Uprising, Revolution, Freedom

„Un peuple et son roi" crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the French Republic.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
PlotUprising, Supernatural, Life after death, Death, Fate
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Bandits (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music
CountryGermany, France
PlotAdventure, Freedom

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws.

The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CharactersDragons, Wizards, Teens, Family, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Fate, Fulfillment of desires, Freedom
PlaceChina, Australia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned, the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since.

Omar (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
PlotLove, Freedom, Friendship, Blackmail
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Disturbing, Serious

The drama, the story of three childhood friends and a young woman who are torn apart in their fight for freedom, is billed as the first fully-financed film to come out of the Palestinian cinema industry.

Summer of Giacomo (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France, Belgium
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotDancing, On real events, Love, Freedom, Passion
PlaceForest, Italy
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Fancy, Serious

A summer day in Italy. The camera follows the deaf-mute Giacomo and a childhood girlfriend Stefi closely – in the woods, by the river – without wanting to disrupt the mystery of their relationship, between restrained sensuality and childhood games.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Musicians
PlotOn real events, Love, Travel, Abduction, Death
PlaceNew York, USA
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Heavy

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Tatanka (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime, sport
PlotSports, Freedom, Rivalry
PlaceItaly, Nature
StyleFascinating, Serious

Clemente Russo portrays himself in the story of a promising boxer who grew up in the Neapolitan mob heartland.

Point Break (1991)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersSpecial agents, Spy, Gangsters, FBI, Police
PlotBank robbery, Political, Money, Betrayal, Freedom
PlaceSea, Los Angeles, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, For men, Disturbing, Serious

In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Freedom
StyleMakes me think, Soulful, Serious

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.

Ghayal Once Again (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersFamily, Gangsters
PlotFreedom, Justice

Ajay Mehra (from previous Ghayal-1990), after finishing off his life sentence, starts a newspaper called Satyakam. Still dealing with the haunting trauma of losing his loved ones, Ajay manages to make a credible name for himself in investigative journalism. Working with a strange team of RTI activists, ex-criminals and ilk; and even stranger ways of unearthing and presenting truth, Ajay Mehra has earned quite a fan following among the youths, who finds his fearless and unforgiving approach in dealing with all kinds of sociopaths very inspiring.

Coming Home (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
PlotAbduction, Freedom, Loneliness

A young woman tries to adjust to freedom after she spends eight years as a prisoner to a strange man.

Young Black Stallion (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, adventure, family
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Orphans, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Survival, Freedom, Friendship, Life
PlaceDeserts, Mountains
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Serious

When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!

American Honey (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Losers, Spiders
PlotTime travel, Dancing, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Maze (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Germany
CharactersTerrorists, Friends
PlotPrison Break, The escape, Freedom, Confrontation, Hunger
PlacePrison, Ireland
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Psychological problems, For men

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

Missing You (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersManiacs, Detectives, Serial killers, Fathers
PlotRevenge, Death, Investigation, Freedom, Justice
PlacePrison, Korea
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Serious, Heavy, Psychological problems

A girl who lost her father to a serial killer, a detective and a killer are intertwined in a chaotic relationship and are met with an unprecedented series of events.

Kira (2015)
PlacePrison, Russia

The story of a day in freedom. After two years in a penal colony for minors, Kira is released ahead of schedule. She goes home to Borisoglebsk to see her mother. On the way Kira meets different people, who do not allow her plans to come true.

The Star (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersDogs, Horses, Kings, Babies, Mice
PlotAdventure, Wedding, Religious, Chase, Freedom
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the greatest story ever told, the first Christmas.

Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, Mexico, Cuba
CharactersFriends, Gay

Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. But can it last? Strawberry and Chocolate became an instant hit when it was released, and has become a classic of Cuban cinema due to its charming and authentic exploration of a connection between two people under historical circumstances that seem levelled against them.

Light Up! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersSingers, Friends
PlotMusic, Art, Freedom, Friendship, Birthday
PlacePrison, Russia, Women's Prison
StyleSerious, Touching, Tense, Fascinating, Makes me think

Alevtina Romanova is a warden in the woman's colony, and the only thing that is different from her «iron lady» image is her voice - a voice which even a notable opera diva would envy. However, Alevtina has been ashamed of her talent since the times she was a kid and nowadays, preliminarily making sure no one's around, she rarely sings for herself. Despite the fact that Alevtina is trying to stay invisible, one of the prisoners secretly records her singing on video by a cellphone and puts it online. The tape becomes a real sensation, and soon Alevtina is invited to Moscow to participate in the main singing show on national television. A sincere desire to change her life awakens inside Alevtina but she's not ready to compete in the show at all. The only person who could train her voice and prepare her for the performance is that very prisoner, who recorded the video, who turns out to be a singer in the past.