Live Poll: What Film Best Celebrates Personal Independence?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/xAH2twg-390/

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The 4th of July is Independence Day in the United States, a celebration of the American colonies declaring independence from England. A nation's independence is of great importance but it's hard to imagine that any country could envision claiming independence if individuals didn't strive for their own personal independence. The movies below depict brave individuals who fought great odds to gain independence from social and political injustice, control by others, or their own demons, disabilities, or insecurities. Of the films below, which depicts the struggle for freedom that inspires you the most?

*Film suggestions very welcome.*
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12 years Slave & Hidden Figures.
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Hi, rubyfruit76. You probably should have made this suggestion five days before the first day of July. Well, hopefully we can sort out any suggestions and see it go live by the eve.
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Any suggestions, anyone?
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FYC:

Braveheart (1995)
Pride (2014)
The Matrix (1999)
300 (2006)
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Thank you! I added 'Pride' and 'The Matrix.' '300' and 'Braveheart' are about movements larger than what I want the focus of this poll to be but 'Braveheart' was a big vote getter in an independence poll that I did a few years ago. Thanks, again. :)
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Thunderbolt & Lightfoot, Emperor of the North, Hondo, Shane, Maverick, 
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Unfortunately, the list is at 35 now. I really appreciate the suggestions, though. I've only seen one of these films (and their summaries didn't give me a sense of the them) but if I find a few minutes, I will go over the list and see if I can find a movie that doesn't really need to be on there and replace it with 'Shane.' 
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Hello, rubyfruit76. :)
I feel pretty honored to be with you at the polls of Independence Day.
I know, it's one of the biggest days in America. I take this as a positive
sign of friendship between Germany and America. Polititians shouldn't
be able to devide the little people, no matter from what side.
And I know there are political tensions between our countrys.

You mentioned my poll as very creative. Thank you for that. :)  I had an idea,
I didn't want to forget, now I will not forget! ;D


This  special Independence Day poll you made is awesome. Voted
for '12 Years a Slave'. Big creative work! Now I'm off now for about half a day.
Greetings ! :D
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