After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Whoopi played Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost." Moviegoers and critics alike loved her as the hilariously outrageous psychic who helps a spirit warn his girlfriend of the danger she's in. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1991, becoming only the second black actress to ever win—after Hattie McDaniel in "Gone with the Wind."
Check out this hilarious scene from "Ghost" below.
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
"Sister Act" was originally supposed to go to Bette Midler. Whoopi got the part and slayed it as Deloris Van-Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence, a lounge singer-turned-nun. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical in 1993. And the film itself grossed more than $231 million globally. The sequel, "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit," didn't achieve the same success, but is still a cult classic to many millennials.
Get up and get down to this performance clip from "Sister Act" below.