Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler

A White House butler (Forest Whitaker) serves seven administrations in three decades of history.

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Lee Daniels' The Butler


Historical drama132 Mins2013PG-13

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.


  • Calm
  • Solemn
  • Relaxing
  • Moving
  • Heartwarming
  • Powerful