Movies about slaves

Movies about slaves
List of the best films about slaves according to visitors: 300: Rise of an Empire, Amistad, Django Unchained, Manderlay, Gladiator, Amazing Grace, Lincoln, Antebellum, 12 Years a Slave, Trade.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
Duration01:42
CharactersKings, Heroes, Slaves, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Slavery, Sea battles
PlaceShips, Sparta
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, For men

Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
PlotOn real events, Travel, Slavery, Freedom, Uprising
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersCowboys, Lifeguards, Heroes, Hunters, Partners
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Slavery
PlaceWild West, Mansions, USA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Black humor, Epic, Serious

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration02:19
CharactersLawyers
PlotSlavery, Freedom
StyleSmart, Fancy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to influence the situation. But when harvest time comes Grace sees the social and economic reality of Manderlay.

Duration02:35
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceSparta, Spain, Mansions, Roman Empire
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Oscars, Fascinating

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersMusicians
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Friendship, Political, Freedom
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleSoulful, Serious

The true story of William Wilberforce and his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister urges him to see the cause through.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:30
CharactersPresidential
PlotWar, On real events, Slavery, Political, Justice
PlaceThe White House, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Epic

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Travel, Abduction
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, USA, Mexico
Duration02:00
CharactersCriminals, Brothers, Mentors
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Slavery, Pursuit, Human trafficking
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also becomes a victim.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersPirates
PlotAdventure, Magic, Supernatural, Treasures, Freedom
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Fantastic worlds, Tomb
Time18th century
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Twisted plot

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersCats
PlotDeath, Experiments
PlaceNature
StyleMind-altering, Vital signs, Makes me think, Serious, Sad ones

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChina, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Heroes, Singers
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Weapon, Chase, Freedom
PlaceCemetery, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Makes me think

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:42
CharactersPoor
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Death, Justice, Freedom
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleInspirational

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:17
CharactersGladiators, Slaves
PlotWar, Adventure, Slavery, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceSparta, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Multi-part, Technology, Freedom
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Dystopian, Mind-altering

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, western, crime, history
CountryAustralia
Duration01:51
CharactersSpy, Cowboys, Police, Judge, Farmers
PlotTravel, Skirmishes, Slavery, Investigation, Weapon
PlaceCourt, Deserts, Australia
StyleCute, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryWest Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration01:33
CharactersMilitary, Amazons, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Travel, Slavery, Obsession, Expeditions
PlaceJungle
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:32
CharactersHeroes, Jews, Gladiators, Friends
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Slavery, Friendship, Political
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
PlotAdventure, Slavery
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:59
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Heroes, Immortals, Friends
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Superpowers, Slavery, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePopular, Exciting, By comics, Black humor, For men

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersRobots, Police, Cyborgs, Hunters, Detectives
PlotArtificial Intelligence, The escape, Death
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersSlaves, Parents
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Uprising
PlaceCourt, England, Estate
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Gladiators, Slaves
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Slavery, Volcanoes, Feats
PlaceItaly, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersJews, Friends
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Slavery, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly, Deserts, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Epic, Serious

A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGods, Jews, Slaves, Prophets, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Slavery, Religious, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Deserts
StyleEpic

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersDogs, Snake, Slaves
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Slavery, Alien invasion, Uprising
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state. After being captured, it is up to Tyler to save mankind.

Duration03:42
CharactersPoor
PlotLove triangle, Jealousy
PlaceEstate
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, By books, Fascinating

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:06
CharactersRobots, Immortals, Family, Cyborgs, Androids
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Relationship, Mystery, Freedom
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.





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