6.5/10
3,591
153 user 81 critic

Harriet (2019)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer

In Theaters Now

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Director:

Kasi Lemmons

Writers:

Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
113 ( 51)

'Harriet' Cast Discuss the Role Music Plays in the Film

Cynthia Erivo and director Kasi Lemmons describe the important role that music plays in the film Harriet.

Watch now

3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Raven Adamson, Katie Coseni, Madeleine Bisson
Tango libre (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne
Stars: François Damiens, Sergi López, Jan Hammenecker
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Director: Edward Norton
Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan
Vongozero (2019)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An unknown virus turns Moscow into a city of the dead. There is no electricity, money has lost all value and those who are still not infected, are desperately fighting for food and fuel. ... See full summary »

Stars: Viktoriya Agalakova, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Anna Mikhalkova
The Good Liar (2019)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey
Nyukhach (TV Series 2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

They call him the Sniffer. He's the proud owner of an acute sense of smell, he knows things about you even you don't and would rather keep to yourself.

Stars: Kirill Käro, Ivan Oganesyan, Nikolay Chindyaykin
Golos morya (2018)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Ivan Sosnin
Stars: Kirill Käro, Olga Sutulova, Aleksandr Volkhonsky
Sniffer (2013)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This a journey of a detective,his life and how things are to him. His life is about following people, finding though he is still in search for himself, how he connects to the people he meets and gets intertwined in their lives.

Director: Buddhadev Dasgupta
Stars: Ananya Chatterjee, Amrita Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Liquidation (TV Series 2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Wide-scale operation against criminality turning into something more dangerous in post-WWII Odessa.

Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mikhail Porechenkov, Vladimir Menshov
Party Girl I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married.

Directors: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis
Green Cats (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This is a story of two old folks, who have spent most of their lives behind prison walls. Now, as seventy year old men, they have been granted amnesty. Both men have a passionate desire to ... See full summary »

Director: Andres Puustusmaa
Stars: Tõnu Kark, Sergey Makovetskiy, Jüri Aarma
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Erivo ... Harriet / Minty
Leslie Odom Jr. ... William Still
Joe Alwyn ... Gideon Brodess
Clarke Peters ... Ben Ross
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Rit Ross
Omar J. Dorsey ... Bigger Long
Henry Hunter Hall ... Walter
Tim Guinee ... Thomas Garrett
Nick Basta ... Foxx
Joseph Lee Anderson ... Robert Ross
Antonio J Bell ... Henry Ross
CJ McBath ... Junyah Ross
Alexis Louder ... Jane
Aria Brooks ... Anger (8)
Janelle Monáe ... Marie Buchanon
Edit

Storyline

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be free or die


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harriet See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,676,720, 3 November 2019

Gross USA:

$40,291,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,491,550
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first feature film to be made about the life of Harriet Tubman. See more »

Quotes

Walter: We're gonna need a bigger cart.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Harriet (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand Up
Written by Cynthia Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell
Performed by Cynthia Erivo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
"Must have been wearing my high boots that day"
5 November 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Oscar season is fully underway as there's nearly a new film every week that is attempting to garner enough praise to warrant awards consideration. Harriet's marketing campaign was less than stellar, and without a lot of buzz, I figured it was going to be a throwaway period piece about an iconic American hero. Luckily, Cynthia Ervo and a great ensemble help put this fill over the mediocre edge and instead boast a crowd-pleaser of a film. One that audiences seem to be on board with, and rightfully so. It's certainly not re-inventing the biopic formula, but it's undeniably engaging.

7.0/10


11 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 153 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed