Most Popular "Poor Family" Titles
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2. Dark Places (2015)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
3. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 197,980 | Gross: $119.52M
4. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.
Votes: 119,040 | Gross: $82.23M
6. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 251,156 | Gross: $53.57M
7. The Client List (2010 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Drama
A young woman takes a job at a massage parlor to support her family when her husband is unable to work, and soon finds her life spiraling out of control.
9. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,468 | Gross: $4.81M
10. Frozen River (2008)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,470 | Gross: $2.51M
11. Into the West (1992)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.
Votes: 2,311 | Gross: $4.79M
13. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
14. A Bag of Hammers (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.
16. Raining Stones (1993)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,368 | Gross: $0.09M
17. The Organizer (1963)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History
A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.
18. Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.
Votes: 2,882 | Gross: $0.00M
19. I'll Never Forget You (1951)
90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.
20. Gui tu lie che (2009)
85 min | Documentary, Drama
A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.
Votes: 3,010 | Gross: $0.29M
21. Native Son (1986)
PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance
In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
Votes: 446 | Gross: $1.30M
22. Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Family
America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father ... See full summary »
23. Meri Zaat Zarrae Benishan (2009– )
A story about a woman who was wrongfully accused of adultery and her daughter from the second marriage, who later finds the truth about her mother's past as she herself gets married into the same family.
24. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »
26. Plácido (1961)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »
27. Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County (2010 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the ... See full summary »
Director: Alexandra Pelosi
29. Galerianki (2009)
77 min | Drama
Shopping malls are today's places of creating desires with the best jewelry, clothes and shoes. Unaffordable to young girls who decide to "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
32. Five Little Peppers at Home (1940)
Approved | 67 min | Drama
Ever since the poor Pepper family - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - warmed the once cold heart of wealthy businessman J.H. King, they have ... See full summary »
34. Minsan lang sila bata (1996)
50 min | Documentary
This is a documentary about child labor in the Philippine provinces. The directors recorded small children working under excruciating conditions in slaughterhouses, sugarcane fields, and ship docks in order to add to their family income.
39. Al-motasaul (1983)
120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Hassanein is a poor illiterate man who leaves his village and moves to the city to live with his maternal uncle and his family. However, he fails to keep a job and has no choice but to ... See full summary »
40. Magdana's Donkey (1956)
50 min | Drama
Small Georgian village (ca. 1890) Magdana a widow lives in a shack with her 3 children and ekes out a living selling yogurt. When the children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.
42. Dil Aur Deewaar (1978)
Action, Crime, Drama
Vijay (Jeetendra) is a Crime Reporter and very often helps the police in apprehending criminals. When his stepmother (Kamini Kaushal) passes away, she asks him to look after his ... See full summary »
44. Al-Kahira thalatin (1966)
132 min | Drama, Romance
Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support ... See full summary »
45. Zhenitba Balzaminova (1965)
90 min | Comedy, History, Romance
Listening to the sweet sound of the crazy old woman's song "Dobraya, dobraya!" curly dreamer can't decide to marry.
49. Epidemic Africa (1999)
15 min | Documentary, Short
A documentary short about the growing number of African children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The film was screened at the United Nations Headquarters (NYC) for World Aids Day in ... See full summary »
50. Quiet as Kept (2007)
6 min | Short, Drama
A teenager boy leaves a moment of boredom while his father works on his old car, and the mother wishes to go out for a stroll around the block. One more relocated family post Hurricane Katrina.