Due to the recent success of Quentin Tarantino’s new controversial film, Django Unchained, we at rolling out want to make note of other great movies, who in their time, dared to tackle slavery.

While Django Unchained may showcase a more modern slave narrative, mixed with Western bravado, filled to the brim with raw, bloody gunfights; n-word dropping; and possibly one of the best hip-hop soundtracks to ever hit the big screen, the following films got down to the nitty gritty well before Tarantino’s time.

Hit the flip for 12 blockbusters that have dared to break down barriers below. – ruthie hawkins

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