13th(Movie, 2016)

1h 40min | Genre: Documentary
13thRating: 4.0/5 (with 297297 votes)
13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the American Civil War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings, and Jim Crow; politicians declaring a war on drugs that weighs more heavily on minority communities and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration affecting communities of color, especially American descendants of slavery, in the United States. She examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, discussing how much money is being made by corporations from such incarcerations. 13th garnered acclaim from a number of film critics. It was nominated for the Academy Award for... ()
Movie poster of 13th

Where to watch 13th (cinema/streaming/download)?

"13th" is currently available on 1 providers. 13th can be streamed on Netflix as part of a subscription.

Available languages: German, English (Audio Description), English (Original), Spanish, French, Italian
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Mandarin) (Simplified Chinese), Chinese (Mandarin) (Traditional Chinese)
Duration: 1h 41min
Genres: Documentary Films / Social \x26 Cultural Docs
Keywords: provocative / investigative
Netflix Original, Available to download

About 13th

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Watch Movies & Series on Amazon Prime Video Today!

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows/series, over two million songs ad free, free shipping, exclusive deals and more with Amazon Prime. Start your 30-day free trial today. After that, only $12.99/month or $119 annually; Prime Video standalone is available for just $8.99/month.

Trailer for 13th + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

13TH | official Trailer (2016) Netflix(Trailer, 2:20)

Play VideoPlay Video

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Made by: Kandoo Films
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 17 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/07/2016
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"13. lisäys"
"Det 13:e tillägget"
"The 13th"

Movie recommendations for 13th

If you like 13th then you might also like the following movies:

One of Us

Certification unknown

2017 | 3.5/5 | 1h 35min

The White Helmets

Certification unknown

2016 | 3.8/5 | 40min

Betting on Zero

Certification unknown

2017 | 3.6/5 | 1h 44min



2014 | 3.7/5 | 2h 7min

Team Foxcatcher

Certification unknown

2016 | 3.6/5 | 1h 31min

LA 92

Certification unknown

2017 | 4.0/5 | 1h 54min

Similar movies as 13th

These movies are similar to 13th (story/era etc.):

Ocean's Eleven


2001 | 3.7/5 | 1h 56min

Death Note

Certification unknown

2006 | 3.5/5 | 2h 6min



1983 | 4.1/5 | 2h 50min

Lock Up


1989 | 3.4/5 | 1h 55min

Legally Blonde


2001 | 3.4/5 | 1h 36min

Year One


2009 | 2.5/5 | 1h 37min
WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:9945, Added: 02/18/2018, Last updated: 10/24/2021