2013: 12 Years a Slave


Regency Enterprises

– Director: Steve McQueen

– Stacker score: 92.2

– Metascore: 96

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 134 minutes

Based on the real-life memoir of Solomon Northup, this historical drama explores America’s cruel past. Living the life of a free man up North, Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, is abducted by kidnappers and sold into slavery down South. This was the first film produced and directed by an African American to win the Academy Award for best picture.