8.1/10
217
0 user 8 critic

Freedom Riders (2010)

Trailer
1:48 | Trailer
The story of the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign.

Director:

Stanley Nelson

Writer:

Stanley Nelson
Reviews
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Freedom Riders (Video 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In the 1970s, the Marin Klunkers, pioneers of mountain biking, shaped the industry with innovations from retrofitting bikes to blazing trails. Twenty years later, riders blazed a new sport ... See full summary »

Stars: Jed Cullivan, Clay Curly, Robert Floyd
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey
Drama

Based on the true story of the bus journey from Washington DC to New Orleans taken by the original Freedom Riders in 1961.

Freedom Riders (TV Series 2009)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Stars: Marcos Akiaten, Jeremy Arviso, Del-Marie Bachand
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Stars: Karin Kunstler Goldman, Julian Bond, Peggy Jean Connor
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson
Stars: Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Miles Davis
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968, he left a legacy of profound change. This one-hour documentary explores the key battles in the Civil Rights ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson
Keanu (2016)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through tough gangs, pitiless hit-men, and ruthless drug dealers who all claim him, to get him back. How hard can it be?

Director: Peter Atencio
Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond
GasLand (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox
Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger
Slavery by Another Name (TV Movie 2012)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Directors: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker
Stars: Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Andre Braugher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Arsenault Raymond Arsenault ... Himself, author of 'Freedom Riders'
Genevieve Houghton Genevieve Houghton ... Herself, Freedom Rider
Gordon Carey Gordon Carey ... Himself, core staff
Derek Catsam Derek Catsam ... Himself, historian
John Lewis ... Himself, Freedom Rider
Diane Nash ... Herself, student, Fisk University
Charles Person Charles Person ... Himself, Freedom Rider
Sangernetta Gilbert Bush Sangernetta Gilbert Bush ... Herself, Montgomery resident
John Seigenthaler ... Himself, Nashville resident
Evan Thomas ... Himself, Robert F. Kennedy biographer
John Patterson John Patterson ... Himself, Governor of Alabama 1959-1963
Clayborne Carson ... Himself, historian
James M. Lawson Jr. ... Himself, Nashville Christian Leadership Council
Jerry Ivor Moore Jerry Ivor Moore ... Himself, Freedom Rider
Hank Thomas ... Himself, Freedom Rider
Edit

Storyline

This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, 'Freedom Riders' challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kampen mot rasdiskriminering See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Some footage used about 40 minutes into the movie show Alabama State Trooper/Highway Patrol cars that clearly post-date the Spring/Summer 1961 Freedom Riders movement. One of the cars is a 1962 Plymouth and the other is a 1963 Chevrolet. The scene is used in context of the Freedom Riders arriving in Montgomery but apparently came from a later, unrelated incident. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed