Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler

By Lee Daniels

  • Genre: Lee Daniels
  • Release Date: 2013-08-16
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Director: Lee Daniels
  • Production Company: Follow Through Productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 2 Ratings


Inspired by a true story, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, the devoted husband, father and White House butler who served seven presidents during some of the most tumultuous and defining moments of the 20th century. Oprah Winfrey co-stars with a stellar supporting cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams in this powerful drama from the Oscar® nominated director of Precious (2009).




  • 1 Of Best Films Out There

    By WidgetAshley86
    I loved this film from 😿 beginning to end.
  • Beautiful!

    By sleptwell2
    This movie is absolutely amazing. It's beautiful and heartwrenching and just wow. I love the way they portrayed slavery, the civil rights movement, black/latino segregation in a way that doesn't 'water' it down. Most of these negative reviews are (sadly, white) people who get offended at the mere reminder of slavery and injustice. Y'all need to realize that this HAPPENED and getting offended when POC's bring it up is stupid, insensitive, and illogical. Racism still runs rampant in our society, and we're gonna need as many people as we can to fight it. 100% would watch again.
  • Endearing film about how far we have to go to ensure equality

    By Harveytom
    Cast is superb. Still not sure why the Oscars snubbed this gem. Oprah puts on one of her best performances ever and story takes you through more than 4 decades of White House staff.
  • Fantastic

    By Ms. Milwaukee
    Really enjoyed this story from this particular angle throughout the many decades.
  • Great movie

    By Beeneverywhere
    This was a great movie
  • Others out there

    By Riddlerrulz
    This is one of the many movies out there about fighting racism. Unfortunately it is very poorly made and panders to a certain audience. Please don't waste your money watch Selma, the help, twelve years a slave, even django unchained instead
  • Pretty good

    By JoshTheAwesome101
    This movie was very enjoyable I like it
  • Two sides for every coin

    By Happiestgirl
    This was an excellent movie . Two sides For every mans struggle . This movie has depth. I'm glad I finally watched it . It's a long one but worth every penny.
  • Well Done

    By Goodvweather
    We seem only upset when liberties are taken towards a certain view... It was well done. Yes, SOME entertainment liberties were taken, and yet it was WELL DONE! We have such a hard time confronting the race complexities and history of this country.
  • Wow

    By JadeA.1001
    I am in complete shock at the other comments, this movie was good! People are complaining about "race baiting" and trying to make whites feel "guilty" which is hilarious, this movie is about the journey of a butler who was raised as a house slave and served eight presidents in his life! And what he had to go through! His son was part of the civil rights movement so of course their going to include the blunt and obvious racism that blacks had to face back in that era, it's not trying make whites "feel guilty" ( if you guys are even capable of that) it was just including the facts. The movie was based off this butlers life and racism just happened to be a part of it duh? I think Whitaker did an excellent job.... Oprah.... She tried her best. This movie is touching and sweet and it made me cry especially at the end when he met Obama and granted I hate Obama, but I was happy for the butler cause growing up on a plantation to seeing the first U.S "black" president must have been special for him. Watch the movie it's great.