White Savior Movies, Ranked


19. 
Finding Forrester (2000)

Here is the setup: A black teen boy named Jamal (Rob Brown) is dared to sneak into the home of reclusive writer William (Sean Connery). Jamal leaves his backpack behind and William goes through his stuff, makes notes on his writing, and returns the backpack. They form a mentor/mentee relationship. It is utterly ridiculous, especially when Jamal is repeatedly accused of plagiarism because his writing has improved. It eventually culminates with William reading an essay in front of the school to wild applause, and then revealing that — surprise! — it was actually written by Jamal. Who knew a black boy could write?!