Most Similar Movies to 12 Years a Slave (2013)


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10 Years (2011), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), The Birth of a Nation (2016), Malcolm X (1992), Selma (2014), Cry Freedom (1987), Amazing Grace (2006) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

10 Years (2011)

10 Years (2011)

6.1/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

The night of their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

7.1/10 Biography, Drama, History

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

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The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

6.4/10 Biography, Drama, History

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

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Malcolm X (1992)

Malcolm X (1992)

7.7/10 Romance, Drama, Biography, History

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

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Selma (2014)

Selma (2014)

7.5/10 Drama, Biography, History

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

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Cry Freedom (1987)

Cry Freedom (1987)

7.4/10 Biography, Drama, History

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.

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Amazing Grace (2006)

Amazing Grace (2006)

7.4/10 Biography, Drama, History, Romance

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

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Marshall (2017)

Marshall (2017)

7.2/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, History

The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

7.4/10 Drama, Adventure, Biography, History

In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.

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The Butler (2013)

The Butler (2013)

7.2/10 Drama, Biography

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

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Glory (1989)

Glory (1989)

7.8/10 War, Drama, Biography, History

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

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Invictus (2009)

Invictus (2009)

7.3/10 Biography, Drama, History

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), in his first term as President of South African, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

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Free State of Jones (2016)

Free State of Jones (2016)

6.9/10 Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

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Heaven & Earth (1993)

Heaven & Earth (1993)

6.8/10 Action, Biography, Drama, History, War

During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

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A Mighty Heart (2007)

A Mighty Heart (2007)

6.6/10 Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

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Midnight Express (1978)

Midnight Express (1978)

7.6/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

8.1/10 Action, Drama, Biography, History

The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.

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Munich (2005)

Munich (2005)

7.5/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography, History

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

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Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

7.3/10 Biography, Drama, History, War

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

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Che: Part One (2008)

Che: Part One (2008)

7.2/10 War, Drama, Biography, History

In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

9.3/10 Drama, Crime

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Cinematic alchemy of a kind that's all too rare, propelled by a supremely talented cast, a sumptuous score by Thomas Newman and a first-rate script and direction from first-timer Frank Darabont.

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