White Savior Movies, Ranked


11. Gran Torino (2008)

Who thought Gran Torino was a good idea? (Besides Clint Eastwood.) It’s a tricky white savior movie in that it revolves around an outright racist (but he’s racist because of the war, so it’s OK!) who befriends a young Hmong American boy but attacks other members of the Hmong community. It’s a delusional, fantastical film that ultimate turns a racist into a hero.