All of us are bound by something in our lives and to be completely free seems like a utopian concept. These movies show us the struggle of people who are fighting to be free either from a cage, a tyrannical regime or their own limitations and it is very inspirational and emotional for us to watch. Here’s a list of top inspiring movies based on Freedom.
#10: Gandhi (1982)
We have all heard about the great Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a man who drove the British out of India without using any violence, and this movie tells his story spectacularly. Mahatma Gandhi has become the symbol of non-violence all over the world and this movie shows his journey beautifully. It is one of the best epics of all time.
#9: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
This movie portrays the story of T.E. Lawrence, an English officer who united and led the Arab tribes during World War I against the Turkish army. This movie is a must-watch and it really stands the test of time and movies like these are not made anymore.
#8: 12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 Years a Slave is a moving film about a man’s fight for survival and freedom. Set in the pre-Civil War United States, the movie is about Solomon Northup, a free black man, who is abducted and sold into slavery. The movie is at times very difficult to watch but it is essential that you soldier-through as this movie is a cruel reminder that slavery is one of the biggest tragedies of mankind.
#7: V For Vendetta (2005)
V For Vendetta is a very honest and intelligent movie about a mysterious freedom fighter, known as ‘V’ who plans to overthrow the British tyrant government with the help of a young woman. It lays out a very thought-provoking socio-political message that everybody must-see. This movie is still relevant in today’s climate.
#6: Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained is the unabashed story of Django, a slave who bands with a German bounty hunter to free his wife from a ruthless plantation owner. The movie is directed by Quentin Tarantino, so it is obvious that the movie has certain over-the-top sequences and no one is complaining as we absolutely love those.
#5: Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator is the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius, a former Roman General who is sent into slavery by the corrupt emperor. Directed by the visionary Ridley Scott, Gladiator is a spectacle, as the cinematography is beautiful. The movie is very long but you will not feel it as you’ll connect with the characters very deeply.
#4: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
This movie was way ahead of its time and it paved the way for many movies. It is about a criminal who is at a mental institution and fights against an oppressive nurse for the freedom of his fellow patients. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest is a great cinematic experience that will touch you emotionally.
#3: Schindler’s List (1993)
Schindler’s list is a gut-wrenching story set in German-occupied Poland during World War 2 and it is about Oskar Schindler, a hero who saved hundreds of Jewish people during the Holocaust. This movie will leave a long-lasting impact on your mind and it is entirely possible that it will leave you in tears.
#2: Braveheart (1995)
It is an amazing movie about William Wallace, a Scottish rebel who started an uprising against the English ruler Edward. We can assure that you cannot predict the events of this movie. Mel Gibson was amazing in the movie and it is one of his best works. The movie is about rising up to oppression and it is done in the best way possible.
#1: Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Shawshank Redemption is without a doubt one of the best movies of all time. It is a very emotional movie that will teach you many lessons and you are never going to forget this movie. We don’t think there is anyone left who hasn’t seen this movie and it should be considered as a crime to not watch this movie.