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1. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 125,220 | Gross: $95.64M

2. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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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: 61,318 | Gross: $44.18M

3. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,272

4. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 22,019 | Gross: $21.21M

5. Grey Knight (1993)

R | 80 min | Horror, War

4.6
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Slave traders bring back an evil voodoo entity that is accidentally freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Adrian Pasdar, Ray Wise, Cynda Williams

Votes: 520

6. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,552

7. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,246 | Gross: $0.20M

8. Guldkysten (2015)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.

Director: Daniel Dencik | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Danica Curcic, John Aggrey, Luise Skov

Votes: 502

9. Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee, Henry Wilcoxon

Votes: 532

10. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1945)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.8
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The adventures of Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood.

Directors: Henry Levin, George Sherman | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 347 | Gross: $3.00M

11. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.

Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Douglas A. Blackmon, Mary Ellen Curtin

Votes: 114

12. The House of Dies Drear (1984 TV Movie)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they ... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Shavar Ross, Gloria Foster, Moses Gunn

Votes: 165

13. The Underground Railroad (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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The history of the Underground Railroad.

Director: Jeff Lengyel | Star: Alfre Woodard

Votes: 27

14. Dear America: A Picture of Freedom (1999 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.0
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Living on a Southern plantation before the Civil War, a young slave girl secretly learns how to read and write, and determines to teach others.

Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Shadia Simmons, Alison Sealy-Smith, Erica Luttrell, Jason Burke

Votes: 48

15. Lions Among Men (2011)

22 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.5
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After masking her identity as a woman and joining the British Royal Navy in 1808, Victoria finds herself shipwrecked on an unknown island with the Lieutenant who betrayed her, the slave ... See full summary »

Director: Traci Hays | Stars: Johanna Watts, Dayo Okeniyi, Crispian Belfrage, Jonah Priour

Votes: 22

16. How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace (2007 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.3
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An overview of the making of Amazing Grace (2006) and a look at the historical facts behind the film.

Stars: Michael Apted, David Arnold, Paul Bates, Jenny Beavan

Votes: 16

17. Abolição (1988)

Documentary

7.5
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A documentary, mostly in color, but with historical photography and pictures in black and white. It marks 100 years of abolition (Abolicao) of slavery in Brazil. It describes the many ... See full summary »

Director: Zózimo Bulbul | Stars: Camila Amado, Benedita da Silva, Abdias do Nascimento, Gilberto Freyre

Votes: 31

18. The Journey to Lincoln (2013 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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The cast and crew of Lincoln (2012) discuss how and why the film was conceived, with emphasis on the choice to narrow its focus to the passage of the 13th Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives in early 1865.

Stars: Rick Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 16

19. A Time to Be Remembered (A Juneteenth Story) (1997)

58 min | History

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A Time to be Remembered is a documentary film about slavery in America and the people and events that led to slavery's abolition. Included in the film is the history of famous real people ... See full summary »

Stars: Carry Farley, Mary Galde, Gail Fisher, Etha Gray

20. Daughters of the New Republic: Sarah Bradford and Harriet Tubman (2016 TV Movie)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed

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Today, Harriet Tubman is an icon for the struggle for freedom in the United States. Her story might have been lost to history except for one woman, Sarah Bradford, who agreed to write her ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Robertson | Stars: J.G. Hertzler, Keillan Lecky, Stephen Baer, Beatrice Carson

21. Their Future in Your Hands (2006)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A moving introductory exploration of society's use of animals. By presenting facts about animals' rich emotional complexity and drawing parallels between the animal rights movement and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Gold | Star: Carol Royle

Votes: 5

22. Kanbrik or Allah's Outcast (2005)

8 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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A young man is thinking about his dead lover. The Atlas Mountains landscape and the muezzin chants give rhythm to this parable of vanished desire.

Director: Hervé Joseph Lebrun

Votes: 13

23. CNN Runs Out of Legitimate Roy Moore Fodder and Publishes a Smear Piece (2017 Video)

19 min | Short, News

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Styx dislikes Roy Moore, but feels compelled to defend him against CNN's hit piece.

Star: Tarl Warwick

24. How the States Got Their Shapes (2011–2012)
Episode: Church and States (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.4
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Ever since the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower, what we believe and how we believe has shaped the American map. Could Utah have been bigger than Texas? How did religion shatter New England ... See full summary »

Director: David Konschnik | Stars: Brian Unger, Mark Stein, Kerry Altenbernd, Chuck Magerl

Votes: 16

25. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Frederick Douglass (1996)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The life, times, and accomplishments of American abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.

Director: Craig Haffner | Stars: Thomas Battle, David W. Blight, Peter Graves, William Gwaltney

Votes: 50

26. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: John Brown's Holy War (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Melendy Britt, Scott Cleverdon, Richard Doyle

Votes: 25

27. Days of Revolt (2015– )
Episode: The Long Distance Revolutionary (2015)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Larry Hamm, Chris Hedges