7 Movies That Highlight Freedom

Team FC

The Great Escape - John Sturges (1963)

An all-star cast play a group of Allied Prisoners of War in the middle of World War 2, and Sturges' film aims to sets them free, mentally first, and then physically, from the dullness of being prisoners.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Frank Darabont

Adapted from a Stephen King story, Darabont's film is about literal and figurative freedom, following life inside a penitentiary in mid-20th century America and detailing the existence of the inmates inside.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) - Rajkumar Santoshi

Being independent is not enough for Bhagat Singh (Ajay Devgn) and his comrades in this biopic. The country and her people need to be truly free, of corruption, of discrimination, and of mindsets that make them bow in servitude.

Udaan (2010) - Vikramaditya Motwane

Vikramaditya Motwane's directorial debut followed the traumatic existence of a teenager (Rajat Barmecha) living under the rule of his totalitarian father (Ronit Bose Roy) and how he breaks free of tyranny to take flight.

Highway (2014) - Imtiaz Ali

Despite being focussed around an abduction, the film gradually brings viewers round to seeing how her kidnapping sets Veera (Alia Bhatt) free and gives her the courage to confront her experiences.

Queen (2014) - Vikas Bahl

Jilted by her fiancé, Rani (Kangana Ranaut) embarks on the planned European honeymoon by herself, and in the process discovers sides to herself she didn't know existed.

Tamasha (2015) - Imtiaz Ali

Ved Vardhan Sahni (Ranbir Kapoor) is voluntarily imprisoned in a job and an existence he doesn't know is suppressing his true self, and Ali's narrative puts him through the motions to begin seeing the world the way he actually wants to.