4. The Butler Explores The Racial Intolerance Within The White House
While Cecil Gaines manages to be right next to the movers and shakers of history, the bigger trope within The Butler is the way he's treated within 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Notoriously during that period, the black help was paid less and hardly promoted in favor of the white help. This plays itself out in such a dynamic way that when you see it, you'll stand up and hoot when the final act arrives.