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1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

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

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 588,650 | Gross: $56.67M

2. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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52 Metascore

The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 152,556 | Gross: $65.01M

3. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 58,386 | Gross: $93.74M

4. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

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

Votes: 66,925 | Gross: $44.18M

5. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,900

6. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 4,431

7. Skin Game (1971)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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73 Metascore

In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.

Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

Votes: 1,384

8. A Town Called Panic (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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70 Metascore

Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar | Stars: Stéphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse, François De Brigode

Votes: 7,096 | Gross: $0.17M

9. Arabian Nights (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson

Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $3.71M

10. A Woman Called Moses (1978– )

240 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Stars: Jason Bernard, Clifford David, Judyann Elder, John Getz

Votes: 204

11. Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History

6.4
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A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Falconer Abraham, Dwight Bacquie, Janet Bailey, Nigel Bennett

Votes: 146

12. Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

7.0
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James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Kate Nelligan, Ruby Dee, Peter Outerbridge

Votes: 199

13. Friendly Persuasion (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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During the Civil War, a Quaker couple risks their lives by helping runaway slaves.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Richard Kiley, Shirley Knight, Clifton James, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 21

14. God's Story: From Creation to Eternity (1996 Video)

80 min | Documentary, Family

5.3
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Dean Jones serves as The Storyteller for this unique journey through the Old and New Testaments, enhanced by the dramatic artwork of former Disney illustrator Norm McGary.

Director: David Minasian | Star: Dean Jones

Votes: 7

15. Voyagers! (1982–1983)
Episode: Created Equal (1982)

49 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Arriving in ancient Rome, Phineas and Jeffrey must save the slave Spartacus so that he can lead the revolt in Capra. They also meet a young Sam Clemens and help Harriet Tubman escape.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Ed Bakey, Leigh Hamilton

Votes: 43

16. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: December 1864 - February 1865 (1986)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Charles and Orry set out to rescue George Hazard, who is being held at Libby Prison in Richmond. They make sure he gets back to Union Lines and he makes it home for Christmas. As he ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 98

17. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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1842, Orry Main leaves Mont Royal, the cotton plantation near Charleston (South Carolina) he's heir to, on his way to West Point for two years of officer's training. On the way he stops a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 157

18. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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To distract Orry, whose brooding about Madeline wrecks his West Point performance, George drags him to Alice Peet for laundry and 'intimate' services. After Bent arranges for Fisk to be ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 140

19. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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1848, Orry plucks run-away slave Priam from the train Madelin suggested to flee on, George uses their friendship to let him escape. Three weeks later, Orry is best man when George weds ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 133

20. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1985)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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In 1854, the Hazards pay a visit to Mont Royal. Billy loses his interest in Ashton when he sees her in the cotton barn with another man and soon turns his interest to the demure Brett. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 118

21. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Having locked Madeline in her room and nearly starving her to death, Justin convinces the doctor that her condition is self-inflicted. The doctor prescribes his own tonic and a daily dose ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 117

22. North and South, Book I (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1985)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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With Abe Lincoln's election as President, secessionist feelings are running high. George Hazard pays a surprise visit to Orry at Mont Royal to apologize for what his fanatical sister said ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 127

23. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: July 1861 - Summer 1862 (1986)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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The ebb and flow of war has begun with victories and defeats on both sides. Brett and Semiramis make it safely back to Mont Royal, after a dangerous encounter with Northern troops. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 100

24. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: June 1861 - July 21, 1861 (1986)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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June 1861 - July 21, 1861.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 101

25. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Kanaka Hahai (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Five-0 tries to shut down an offshore fishing boat that is using slave labor. Meanwhile, Danny tracks down a pair of violent criminals who stole his car, and inspector Dunn comes clean about her secret mission.

Director: Eagle Egilsson | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 289

26. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: March 1865 - April 1865 (1986)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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March 1865 - April 1865.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 97

27. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864 (1986)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Ulysses S. Grant is made commander of the Armies of the Potomac and is having an immediate effect, but at a very high cost in terms of casualties. George Hazard, now a Brigadier General, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 92

28. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Secrets of Spanish Florida (2017)

115 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.6
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Long before the British invasion of America the Spanish had begun to settle in Florida. The land would become a multiracial community and its little known but colorful history would change the course of European and American history.

Director: Tony Haines | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Javier Cancio-Donlebun Ballve, Don Alvaro Armada Barcaiztegui, Robert Blount

Votes: 17

29. North and South, Book II (1986)
Episode: September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864 (1986)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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By September 1862, the South appears to be on the verge of victory. President Lincoln wants to emancipate all slaves but recognizes he needs a victory on the battlefield before he can do so... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 96

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Color Yellow (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.3
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While searching for an admirable ancestor for a class project, Lisa discovers the story of a relative named Eliza Simpson, who may or may not have helped a slave escape to freedom.

Directors: Raymond S. Persi, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 793

31. U.S. Of Archie (1974–1976)
Episode: The Underground Railroad (1974)

TV-Y7 | Animation, History

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Directors: Rudy Larriva, Bill Reed, Don Towsley, Lou Zukor | Stars: John Erwin, Dal McKennon, Howard Morris, Jane Webb



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