#54. 13th (2016)



– Director: Ava DuVernay

– Stacker score: 89.2

– Metascore: 83

– IMDb user rating: 8.3

– Runtime: 100 minutes

“13th” focuses on the mass incarceration in the United States, and its disproportionate impact on Black Americans. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay argues that slavery has persisted since the end of the Civil War, through Reconstruction era chain gangs, the war on drugs, and “tough on crime” policies. Critics praised the film for simultaneously being provocative and measured.