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1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

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97 Metascore

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

Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

2. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, William Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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53 Metascore

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni, C.S. Lewis | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter

4. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

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63 Metascore

About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

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

5. Mansfield Park (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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71 Metascore

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Patricia Rozema | Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Hannah Taylor Gordon

6. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

7. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

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

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

8. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

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65 Metascore

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

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

9. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Action, Romance

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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Writers: Kyle Onstott, Jack Kirkland, Norman Wexler | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

10. The Naked Prey (1965)

Unrated | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari ... See full summary »

Writers: Clint Johnston, Don Peters | Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt

11. I Am Slave (2010)

82 min | Thriller

6.7
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A thriller set in London's slave trade and centered on a woman's fight for freedom.

Writer: Jeremy Brock | Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Wunmi Mosaku, Isaach De Bankolé, Lubna Azabal, Igal Naor

12. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Ardrey | Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

13. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

14. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

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55 Metascore

The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Chatwin, Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

15. Indochine (1992)

PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance

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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was... See full summary »

Writers: Erik Orsenna, Louis Gardel, Catherine Cohen, Régis Wargnier | Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne

16. Triangle of Venus (1978)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

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Writer: Jean-Jacques Duval | Director: Hubert Frank | Stars: Olivia Pascal, Philippe Garnier, Elisa Servier, Bea Fiedler

17. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... See full summary »

Writers: Yiu Ming Leung, Elsa Tang, Hark Tsui, Gai Chi Yuen | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan, Jacky Cheung

18. Shaft in Africa (1973)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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P.I. John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Stirling Silliphant | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneric

19. Case départ (2011)

94 min | Comedy

5.7
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Writers: Fabrice Eboué, Thomas N'Gijol, Jérôme L'hotsky | Directors: Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Eboué, Thomas N'Gijol | Stars: Fabrice Eboué, Thomas N'Gijol, Stefi Celma, Eriq Ebouaney

20. Genghis Khan (1965)

127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.

Writers: Clarke Reynolds, Beverley Cross, Berkely Mather | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Omar Sharif, James Mason, Eli Wallach

21. Shanghai Joe (1973)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Western

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A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master.

Writers: Carlo Alberto Alfieri, Mario Caiano, Fabrizio Trifone Trecca | Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Chen Lee, Klaus Kinski, Gordon Mitchell, Claudio Undari

22. Warrior Queen (1987)

R | 79 min | Drama

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In ancient Pompeii, slaves are bought and sold for household chores and sex. A mysterious queen moves among the elite, meantime secretly helping the slaves to escape. Eventually her life is... See full summary »

Writers: Rick Marx, Harry Alan Towers | Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Sybil Danning, Donald Pleasence, Rick Hill, Josephine Jacqueline Jones

23. Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

73 min | Action, Adventure

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The plot follows the novel more closely than does any other Tarzan movie. John and Alice Clayton take ship for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die the newborn Tarzan is ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fred Miller, Lois Weber | Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman, Kathleen Kirkham

24. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Writers: Hervey Allen, Sheridan Gibney | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

25. The King Maker (2005)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow ... See full summary »

Writer: Sean Casey | Director: Lek Kitaparaporn | Stars: Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies, Cindy Burbridge, Dom Hetrakul

26. Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)

96 min

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A documentary exploring the sex-trade.

Writer: Benjamin Nolot | Directors: Benjamin Nolot, Matt Dickey | Stars: Christian J. Simpson, Jon Morgan Woodward, Sarah Agor, Julie Alexander

27. 500 Years Later (2005)

106 min | Documentary

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Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 ... See full summary »

Writer: M.K. Asante | Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Kolfi Adu, Sona Jobarteh, Hunter Adams III, Hakim Adi

28. Returner (2002)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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36 Metascore

A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

Writers: Kenya Hirata, Takashi Yamazaki | Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Gorô Kishitani, Kirin Kiki

29. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Writers: John Farrow, Jesse Lasky Jr., Clements Ripley | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

30. Iznogoud (2005)

95 min | Comedy

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A corrupt Vazeer (Minister) tries to get rid of the Caliph and gets away with every conspiracy until..

Writers: René Goscinny, Jean Tabary, Patrick Braoudé | Director: Patrick Braoudé | Stars: Michaël Youn, Arno Chevrier, Jacques Villeret, Fred Jaspart

31. Lions Among Men (2011)

22 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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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 »

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

32. Trafficking (I) (2009)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Serge Grimbert wakes up to find himself in an unknown place. He soon finds out that he is in a shack in the middle of the desert. Shook up by a spell of amnesia and a wound to the head, he ... See full summary »

Writer: George C. Bujold | Director: Richard Khouri | Stars: George C. Bujold, Randy Cohlmia, Brittney Daylee, Edmund Lupinski

33. Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

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The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

34. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

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65 Metascore

A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.

Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga

35. King of Thieves (2004)

101 min | Drama

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Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. ... See full summary »

Writer: Ivan Fíla | Director: Ivan Fíla | Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Iakov Kultiasov, Katharina Thalbach, Julia Khanverdieva

36. Slavers (1978)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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As the slave trade is dwindling in East Africa in the late 19th century, two competing slave traders start a brutal violent conflict between each other for the monopoly on the remaining profits.

Writers: Henry Morrison, Nathaniel Kohn, Marcia McDonald | Director: Jürgen Goslar | Stars: Trevor Howard, Ron Ely, Britt Ekland, Jürgen Goslar

37. The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family.

Writers: Robert J. Jordan, Joan Kramer, David Heeley | Director: David Heeley | Stars: Ian Holm, Errol Flynn, Charles Chauvel, Patrice Wymore

38. Omega Cop (1990)

R | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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In the future, a cop goes after a gang of slave traders.

Writers: Denny Grayson, Paul Kyriazi, Salli McQuaid, Joe Meyer | Director: Paul Kyriazi | Stars: Ronald L. Marchini, Adam West, Meg Thayer, Jennifer Jostyn

39. The Middle Passage (2000)

78 min | Drama, History

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A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route.

Writers: Claude Chonville, Patrick Chamoiseau, Walter Mosley | Director: Guy Deslauriers | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Maka Kotto

40. Little Senegal (2001)

97 min | Drama

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After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Traoré

41. Ill Gotten Gains (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, History

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WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned.

Writers: Joel B. Marsden, Peter Steinberg | Director: Joel B. Marsden | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Akosua Busia, De'aundre Bonds, Eartha Kitt

42. Rage of the Buccaneers (1961)

88 min | Drama, Adventure

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Writers: John Byrne, Ottavio Poggi | Director: Mario Costa | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Vincent Price, Giulia Rubini, Liana Orfei

43. Adanggaman (2000)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

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In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Marie Adiaffi, Bertin Akaffou, Roger Gnoan M'Bala, Christophe Pellet | Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Stars: Rasmane Ouedraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko

44. Mamluqi (1958)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Writers: Uiarago, Davit Rondeli | Director: Davit Rondeli | Stars: Dato Danelia, V. Djodjua, M. Londaridze, Otar Koberidze

45. O dynasteias (1986)

89 min | Comedy

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The adventurous life of a man who wandered around the world, spent a few years playing "Tarzan" in the jungle, became rich and eventually returned back in his birth-place.

Writer: Giannis Sklavos | Director: Omiros Efstratiadis | Stars: Sotiris Moustakas, Rena Pagrati, Nana Veneti, Toni Antoni

46. Way of the Black Dragon (1979)

88 min | Action, Adventure

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Allison Wong gets abducted by a gang of drug smugglers with a nasty sideline business involving white slavery and prostitution. Interpol agent Bill Eaton, honest worker Chen, and Allison's ... See full summary »

Director: Chih Chen | Stars: Ron Van Clief, Charles Bonet, Lau Chan, Lung Chan

47. Equiano in Africa (2008)

11 min | Short

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An investigation into the kidnapping of Olaudah Equiano and the British slave trade.

Writer: Jason Young | Director: Jason Young

48. Heart of the Lion (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Boubacar Diallo | Director: Boubacar Diallo | Stars: Houseini Boly, Carole Bassolé, Mamadi Nana, Coumba Barry

49. The Swahili Beat (2008)

28 min | Documentary, Short, History

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An introduction to the history of East Africa's Swahili Coast, including live music and dance of the indigenous coastal peoples of Kenya and Tanzania.

Creator: Kenny Mann | Director: Kenny Mann

50. The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water (2004)

90 min | Documentary

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Prominent cultural artists explore the present-day residuals of the trans- Atlantic slave trade and use music, ritual, dolls, spoken word and visual art to create paths to healing.

Writer: S. Pearl Sharp | Director: S. Pearl Sharp | Stars: Riua Akinshegun, Ysaye M. Barnwell, Oscar Brown Jr., Katrina Browne