Most Popular "Poor Family" Titles
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2. 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: 188,301 | Gross: $119.52M
3. 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.
4. 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: 237,394 | Gross: $53.57M
5. 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: 110,084 | Gross: $82.23M
8. 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. 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: 21,722 | Gross: $2.51M
10. 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: 6,079 | Gross: $4.81M
12. 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.
13. 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: 2,174 | Gross: $4.79M
14. 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".
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: 3,125 | Gross: $0.09M
17. Last Train Home (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: 2,844 | Gross: $0.29M
18. 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.
19. 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: 422 | Gross: $1.30M
20. Placido (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 »
21. 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 »
23. Mall Girls (2009)
77 min | Drama
Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
24. 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
26. If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band (1972 TV Movie)
73 min | Drama
Life in a black ghetto isn't easy for 14-year-old Billie Jean Sims, who has a father in jail, a blind grandmother, and a brother with a drug habit. Growing up among drug pushers, ... See full summary »
31. 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.
33. 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 »
36. The Scrapper (1956)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
Fed up with caprices of her employer's wife, Lia becomes a driver of architect Giorgi. Soon she falls in love with him, but different social status is an obstacle for their relationship.
38. 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 »
40. The Begger (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 »
41. 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.
43. Bitter Bread (1951)
83 min | Drama
Lymberis, a poor builder, has three sons: disabled Antonis, who lost both his hands during the German occupation, from a grenade explosion, bad-tempered Giagos, desperately seeking for a ... See full summary »
46. Children Only Once (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.
49. Woman Rebel (2010)
37 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
40% of the rebel army over the course of a ten year revolution in Nepal were women. Woman Rebel follows the incredible story of one such woman (codename 'Silu') from the jungles all the way to the halls of Parliament.
Director: Kiran Deol