For some reason, these movies about trafficking don’t get the attention they deserve. I don’t think it’s because they are bad movies.
More like it’s a topic that doesn’t capture peoples attention.
OK – Harvey Weinstein would probably not support movies like this and maybe there are more producers who also don’t want to get the message out.
But I don’t think it is the main problem.
I’m convinced people doesn’t take trafficking seriously until someone close gets snatched or raped. I know I didn’t.
I didn’t even know it was a problem.
But my two sisters who were both sexually abused opened my mind on a horror roadshow in Albania a few years ago where we found Angelica abused by drugs and sexual monsters.
She was skinny, beaten up, exhausted and hurt – mind as well as body.
Trafficking is the fastest growing business in the world!
Drugs and guns can only be sold once. But women and children can be sold day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, over and over and over again!
Movies about human trafficking.
This is a list of good movies on trafficking. In all of the movies, it is only the trafficking part that is real. The hero part is NOT! There is no action heroes out there. There are a few cops around but they neither have the time nor the budget to do something serious. And traffickers know and they try to keep a low profile not to attract attention.
The Whistleblower is a drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a cop who served as a peacekeeper in Bosnia after the war. She blew the whistle on U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal involving a US military contractor and a lot of corruption. The movie is based on true events. You really see how big corp and governments cover up these crimes and try to make life miserable for people who want to expose the crimes.
Out of Reach. A Steven Seagal movie. He discovers that a foster program he knows actually is a human trafficking network. Very much like the foster home Len lived in. Apart from the hero in this movie, the rest is very real.
Trafficked (2017) with Ashley Judd. Inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria, and India are trafficked through an elaborate network and enslaved in a Texas brothel. Together, they attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.
Human Trafficking (2005) with Donald Sutherland. Thousands of women have vanished from their everyday lives, forced into an existence of slavery, brutality and prostitution. Fantastic movie and very realistic.
Taken 1, 2 & 3 with Liam Nesson. A trilogy based on trafficking. The plot is very realistic apart from the hero.
Sex Trafficking in America (2019). The scumbags are selling women right under our noses. In America! In Phoenix! This is a Documentary!
Trade (2007). This drama follows the story of a young Mexican man who is kidnapped and taken to New York, where he is forced into prostitution.
Eden. Based on a true story. This movie is violent and horrible. But very realistic. Right at our doorstep. In the US!
Not My Life (2011). This documentary film explores the global issue of human trafficking and the various forms it takes, including forced labour, sexual exploitation, and child soldiers.
Invisible Chains (2010). This documentary film explores the issue of human trafficking in the United States, focusing on the experiences of survivors and the efforts of law enforcement and advocacy groups to combat the problem.
Tricked 2013. This documentary exposes human trafficking in the US.
I am Jane Doe (2011). Is it legal to advertise for sex trafficking?
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009). This drama is based on the true story of a teenage girl who is abducted and held for ransom by a group of traffickers.
The Millennium Series. (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest are movies based on Steig Larssons Millennium Trilology. Besides trafficking it also deals with abuse of women and children. It is awesome!
Acts of Violence. Bruce Willis as cop. 3 young men and women gets involved in trafficking. Action movie. It doesn’t happen like this in the real world. The trafficking part though is very real. Unfortunately the heroes aren’t.
Sound of Freedom. 2023. Now, this is the real thing! A true story! Tim Ballard has been working under cover for twenty years doing sting operations, saved a lot of children and put a lot of perps behind bars. The movie has been a huge success and I can see the light spread for the first time. People all over the world is touched by this movie and information about the true and cruel nature of trafficking finds its way to a people like never before. Seems mankind finally is ready to face the horrors of this crime.