#5. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

- Director: Steve McQueen

- Metascore: 96

- Number of reviews: 57

- Runtime: 134 minutes

Adapted from a slave memoir of the same name, this movie tells the real-life story of a free black man in New York (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) who is kidnapped and re-sold into slavery. During his 12th year of slavery, he has a chance meeting with a Canadian that changes his life. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture.

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