Keyword: slavery

Gladiator

Gladiator (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 150 minutes Release date: 05/04/2000
In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor angers his son Commodus by making it known that he wants Maximus, a fearsome and respected Roman general, to be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees, only to discover that his wife and child have been murdered by Commodus. Captured, Maximus is forced into slavery...
Shrek Forever After

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Rated: PG Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 05/20/2010
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws' kingdom, what's an ogre to do? Well, if you're Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What's happened to this ogre's roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is...
Django Unchained

Django Unchained (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 12/24/2012
Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though...
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur (1959)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 212 minutes Release date: 11/29/1959
When rich Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur is framed for a crime and sold into slavery, he escapes and comes back for revenge in this Academy Award-winning Biblical epic. With Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, a cast of thousands and the greatest chariot race ever put on film.
Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 172 minutes Release date: 10/25/2012
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn. As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of...
Pompeii

Pompeii (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 02/20/2014
Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...
Exodus: Gods And Kings

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/11/2014
Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The Keeping Room (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Belle

Belle (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
This is the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an...
Year One

Year One (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/18/2009
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
Battle of Pussywillow Creek

The Battle of Pussywillow Creek (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
In this mockumentary, the outrageous life stories of four forgotten Civil War heroes are recounted. An opium-addicted, gay colonel, an aging Chinese launderer, a nerdy escaped slave and a one-armed, teenage prostitute manage to save the Union from a nefarious foreign plot, only to have their stunning victory stricken from the history books.
Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aid workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it's most needed-in the middle of territory controlled...
47 Ronin 3D

47 Ronin 3D (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai -a half-breed they once rejected-as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As...
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Rated: PG Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 05/18/1999
Sci-fi adventure which takes place before the birth of Luke Skywalker, featuring the friendship between the young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, who would later become Darth Vader. The galactic government has been weakened, and when the peaceful planet of Naboo is threatened by the giant Trade Federation, it seems that nobody will step in to defend Queen Amidala and her people. Jedi Knight...
Conspirator

The Conspirator (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 04/14/2011
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt,, owns the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, a newly-minted lawyer...
Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 01/31/2013
Soon after Andy and Lisa Wyrick and their daughter Heidi move to an historic home in Georgia, they discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. The family are joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister, Joyce, and come face-to-face with a mystery that rises from underground and threatens anyone in its path.

I Am Slave (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2009
Based on a true story about slave trading in contemporary London.

Kavi (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: 02/18/2010
An Indian boy and his parents are forced to work as slave labor in a brick kiln.
Retrieval

The Retrieval (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
On the outskirts of the Civil War, a fatherless 13-year-old boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang on a dangerous mission to retrieve a wanted man under false pretense. During their journey towards the unwitting man's reckoning, the initially distant pair develops unexpected bonds. As his feelings grow, the boy is consumed by conflicting emotions and a gut wrenching ultimate decision: betray...

Transfer (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/21/2011
Germany in the near future. The dream of being young forever has been fulfilled by a technology company, who managed to transfer personalities to different bodies. Hermann and his deadly sick wife Anna dare to try this experiment and pick a black couple named Sarah and Apolain from the catalogue of the company. For 20 hours, they are able to have a young, athletic body. Only at night, Sarah and...

The Shanghai Hotel (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 01/16/2014
Twenty two year-old Yin Yin has paid her own way to the United States under the impression that she will be trained for a computer job. After a harrowing journey on a crowded and disease infested cargo ship she arrives to the Shanghai Hotel, a rundown brothel in New York City. There Yin Yin is threaten and forced to slave labor and sexual exploitation. Hope is nearly obliterated from her life...
Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Rated: G Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/14/1939
Scarlett O'Hara is in love with drippy Ashley Wilkes, and is devastated when he announces that he plans to marry his cousin Melanie. She pleads with Ashley to marry her instead, but then, on the first day of the Civil War, she meets mercurial Rhett Butler. A man to match her strength of character and romantic desires, Butler changes the course of her life. Despite hunger, and the burning of...
Pascal's Library

Pascal's Library (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 03/17/2010
Transylvania. In order to regain custody of her daughter, Mona must explain her story to a social worker. The tale she tells is a wild, surreal adventure in which people are able to project and enter each other's dreams. Mona explains how she was sold into slavery and then found herself in a Liverpool brothel where the patrons enacted their literary/sexual fantasies with Lolita, St. Joan, and...