White Savior Movies, Ranked

17. The Soloist (2009)

When you rapidly consume and review insane amounts of culture, as I do, it becomes easy to shrug off some of the offensive fluff with the excuse that it just isn’t worth it, because there are bigger battles out there. That said, it was impossible to ignore the awfulness of The Soloist, a movie wherein a journalist Steve (Robert Downey, Jr.) just happens to overhear a skilled violinist. Nathaniel (Jamie Foxx) is homeless and schizophrenic, but thankfully, Steve is there to write an inspiring article and find him an apartment! Nathaniel even plays a recital!