1. Roots

2. Django

3. Nate Parker's film Birth of a Nation

4. 12 Years a Slave

5. Roots (remade, with T.I.)

6. Harriet

7. Amistad

That's what I could think of without looking them up. When I did though, here are the other four that I had minimal interest in seeing:

8. Belle

9. Free State of Jones

10. Uncle Tom's Cabin

I've yet to see one of these films and wanted to watch it again. "Free State of Jones" and "Harriet" were pretty good though. I oddly liked Chicken George in "Roots" remake. The rest? Once was enough. There's absolutely no way I'll watch this Janelle Monae movie.

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