5. The Long Walk Home (Odessa Carter)
Before Aid There was this historical drama starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek as a maid and her employer, respectively. Taking place during the Montgomery bus boycotts of the 1950s, Whoopi Goldberg’s character Odessa has to walk to work due to the strike, and Sissy Spacek’s character Miriam drives Odessa to and from work. on certain days, even despite racial tension in the rest of the state.
Of course, this extends into their home lives, and this is where Whoopi Goldberg really shines as the proud but frustrated mother and employee who tries to keep everything together. Sure, there is a little white savior angle in the movie, but this movie was in 1990. What else are you waiting for? At least Whoopi Goldberg is still an acting gem.