12 Best Movies About Slaves Escaping That You Should Watching Update 05/2024

Movies About Slaves Escaping
  1. Taken (2009)

Taken (2009)

Former government operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is seeking to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Soon after Kim and a companion arrive in Paris for a holiday, their greatest fears come true when they are kidnapped by pimps. Just four days remain until Kim is auctioned off and Bryan must use every black operations ability he’s mastered to save her.

  1. Glory (1989)

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry after the Battle of Antietam. Shaw assembles a formidable squad with the help of Junior Officer Cabot Forber (Cary Elwes), which includes an escaped slave named Trip (Denzel Washington), as well as gravedigger John Rawlins (Denzel Washington) (Morgan Freeman). The unit, initially relegated to menial manual labor, soon finds itself thrust into the thick of combat.

  1. The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)

Skeeter (Emma Stone), a young woman from a well-to-do family in 1960s Mississippi, returns from college with the goal of becoming a writer. She shocks the residents of her little community by interviewing the black ladies who have spent their entire lives caring for wealthy white households. First, it’s only Aibileen (Viola Davis) who’ll open up to Skeeter. Then more women decide to come forward, and it turns out that they have quite a bit to say as the partnership continues.

  1. Beloved (1987)

Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) is a mother of three in 1873 Ohio who is haunted by the horrors of her slavery background and the desperate measures she takes to liberate herself. Sethe Consequently, her two sons are driven from their mother’s house by an angry poltergeist. They put up with the ghost for another ten years until an old friend, Paul D. Garner (Danny Glover), shows up to put an end to their misery. Their lives take an unexpected turn when Beloved (Thandie Newton), a mysterious woman, moves in next door.

  1. Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)

Nefarious is an award-winning, critically praised documentary on the modern-day slavery trade around the world. Forced labor is gradually becoming a weapon of mass destruction for millions of women and children around the world. This film highlights this trend.

  1. Half the Sky (2012)

Half the Sky (2012)

Half the Sky is a passionate cry to arms, challenging us not merely to bear witness to the plight of women around the world, but to help change their tyranny into opportunity. It is the belief of this film that the future of the world is in the hands of women worldwide. It’s now available on Netflix!

  1. Not My Life (2011)

Not My Life is a thorough depiction of human trafficking and contemporary slavery on a global basis. At least a million children are exploited each year in a variety of ways, including forced labor, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering. Not My Life was filmed on five continents and 12 countries.

  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1987)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1987)

Following the exploits of a group of slaves in nineteenth-century America, this film adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel. Eliza (Phylicia Rashad) escapes from the plantation where she is a slave, leaving behind her friend Tom, when she learns that she and her kid would be separated despite a vow to the contrary (Avery Brooks). Tom’s story follows him as he clings to faith in the face of unspeakable horror, while Eliza and her son fight to stay together in the face of all the difficulties.

  1. Django Unchained (2012)

“Django Unchained” tells the story of a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who, two years before the Civil War, finds himself in the company of an unconventional German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Django is freed by Schultz, and the two start on the hunt for the South’s most wanted criminals. Calvin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) estate, where Django’s long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave, is the destination of their journey.

1.12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Free black man Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South in the years before to the Civil War. As he battles to survive and keep some of his dignity, he is subjected to the violence of one malicious master (Michael Fassbender). A serendipitous encounter with a Canadian abolitionist in Solomon’s 12th year of this depressing journey alters his life permanently.