A 2006 {{Biopic}} on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring Creator/IoanGruffudd, Romola Garai and Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.

Not to be confused with AmazingFreakingGrace, the actual song.

* AmazingFreakingGrace: Wilberforce sings [[TitleDrop the title hymn]] in a pub, mentioning that it was written by his pastor John Newton, a reformed slave trader (adding some resonance to "a wretch like me"). The film uses the familiar tune which was actually [[NewerThanTheyThink not paired with the text until the 19th century]], although since the original tune is lost to history, that's probably a {{justified}} case of artistic license.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: The abolitionists are surprised when Lord Charles Fox [[HeelFaceTurn walks in unexpectedly to join their side]], leading to the wry exchange:
-->'''Wilberforce:''' Dear God!\\
'''Fox:''' Well, almost.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:William and Barbara.]]
* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Wilberforce's entire struggle to abolish slavery is more or less this.
** Pitt tries to help out Wilberforce's cause in the House of Commons ([[HoYay by threatening to shoot an MP for him]]) but the MP more or less brushes him off. Later on, when a sick Wilberforce tries to get Pitt--now [[BenevolentBoss Prime Minister]]--to read his bill for him, Pitt says he can't openly support abolition while the revolution in France is going on. He does help out in the end, though.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Particularly in his younger years, Wilberforce refers to his strangeness, such as sitting in the wet grass and hiding in a slave's berth, multiple times throughout the film.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''One of Wilberforce's supporters:''' I sent a note of thanks to those who voted for us.
-->'''Thomas Clarkson:''' Oh, how sweet of you.
* EngagingConversation: William and Barbara.
* FieryRedhead: Barbara.
* FourthDateMarriage: Although Wilberforce and Barbara initially have no interest in each other, they bond in less than a day over their common desire to see the slave trade ended. Half of this is [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Television]]: the real Barbara showed little interest in Wilberforce's politics, but he did propose to her after just eight days, and they had a close marriage until his death.
-->'''Wilberforce:''' Barbara and I have discovered we are both impatient and prone to rash decisions.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Wilberforce is a bit ... extreme about having pets.
* GentlemanSnarker: Most Parliament scenes are basically a group of these having a Snarkfest Showdown.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Courtesy of Barbara.
* HeelFaceTurn: Charles Fox deciding to join up with the abolitionists is quite a shocker to them.
-->"I spent 18 months being torn apart in the House by you, Mr. Wilberforce. [[EnemyMine I thought I'd find out what it feels like on your side]]. [[INeedAFreakingDrink Any of you saints drink?]]"
* HeelFaithTurn: A very mild version, and Wilberforce was already against slavery beforehand, but his crusade really kicks into high gear after he finds God.
** Also the backstory of Wilberforce's pastor John Newton, who is shown to be very penitential about his past as a slave trader.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/8/2/1280771249672/William-Wilberforce-006.jpg William Wilberforce]] was, unsurprisingly, not so good-looking as [[http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/gallery/2007/03/05/WilliamWilberforce3.jpg Ioan Gruffudd]]. And the real [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Thomas_Clarkson_by_Carl_Frederik_at_the_National_Portrait_Galery.jpg Thomas Clarkson]] was, according to nearly all his portraits, slightly overweight, while Rufus Sewell was definitely [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15662-27699.gif not]].
** Averted with Benedict Cumberbatch, who actually does somewhat resemble [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/William_Pitt_the_Younger_2.jpg William Pitt the Younger]].
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: As pointed out in the link.
* InsultBackfire:
-->'''[[SmugSnake Duke of Clarence]]:''' Revolution is like the pox. It spreads from person to person.
-->'''William Wilberforce:''' I bow to my honorable friend's superior knowledge and experience in all matters regarding the pox.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: William and Barbara are shoved at each other at every single possible opportunity. Neither is amused. [[spoiler:They end up together anyway.]]
* LostHimInACardGame: Wilberforce pulls out of a card game in disgust when his opponent bets a slave.
* NatureLover: Wilberforce, after his spiritual enlightenment.
-->'''William Wilberforce:''' I have ten thousand engagements of state today but I would prefer to spend the day getting a wet arse, studying dandelions and marvelling at bloody spiders' webs.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Treats his butler more like a confidant than a servant.
* NotSoStoic: Wilberforce keeps his own disappointment and bitterness to himself, but finally bursts after a conversation with Barbara reminds him of everything that's been done to advance the abolition movement, to still no avail.
-->'''Barbara Spooner:''' It seemed that every spring the daffodils came out, every summer the cherries ripened, and every autumn William Wilberforce would present his bill to the House.
-->'''William Wilberforce:''' And still.
-->'''Barbara Spooner:''' And still?
-->'''William Wilberforce:''' And still, after all the badges, the petitions, all the speeches and bills, ships full of human souls sail around the world as cargo!
* ServileSnarker: Richard, Wilberforce's butler.
* ShamingTheMob: Wilberforce wines and dines a bunch of important people on a shipdeck, complete with a fancy music quartet, and then sails them straight past the ''Madagascar''-a slave ship. It works.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: After Wilberforce first brings out his idea he's booed out of court. The after meeting has most of his family and the Quakers; however, one of the speakers comes and joins them, William Dolben, who reveals that he's been on a slave ship as part of a journey and having witnessed the cruelty on it, he supports them, but is ashamed that he cannot do it publicly because he represents a town that thrives off it. He still helps put together the ShamingTheMob example. Fox as well, as detailed in HeelFaceTurn.