Movies about luck

Movies about luck
List of the best movies about luck, selected by visitors to our site: Pirates of Silicon Valley, The Pursuit of Happyness, Boiler Room, Knock on Wood, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Social Network, The Fan, Le Trou, Flash of Genius, L'Eclisse.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Rich, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Success, Computers, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleAction, Soulful, Smart, Serious

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBusinessmen, Parents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotPoker, Money, Success
PlaceOffice, Wall Street, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime
CountryFrance, Mexico, Malta
Duration01:31
CharactersFriends, Partners, Accountant
PlotAdventure, Missing people, Luck, Lost memory
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Jungle, France, Mexico
Time18th century

When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Scientists, Students
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Social Media, Success
PlaceCourt, College, Party, USA, California
StyleSmart, Makes me think, Intellectual

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, sport
CountryUSA
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Baseball, Radio, Luck
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory—not even murder.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Partners
PlotPrison Break, Hostage, Intrigue, Fate, Pads
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Uprising, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:05
PlotLove triangle
PlaceItaly, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

This romantic drama by Michelangelo Antonioni follows the love life of Vittoria, a beautiful literary translator living in Rome. After splitting from her writer boyfriend, Riccardo, Vittoria meets Piero, a lively stockbroker, on the hectic floor of the Roman stock exchange. Though Vittoria and Piero begin a relationship, it is not one without difficulties, and their commitment to one another is tested during an eclipse.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Family, Scientists, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Apocalypse, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year, Post apocalypse
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Vital signs, Makes me think

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotFate, Luck, Shopping
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Light

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration02:38
CharactersRich, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Success
StyleInspirational

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Businessmen, Strangers
PlotFriendship, Death, Depression, Holidays
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleLight, Tense

The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever, as Wright is suddenly thrust into a far-from-mundane existence that he takes to surprisingly well … once he gets acclimated to it.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Strong women, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Gambling, Chess, Poker
PlaceCourt, Casino, New York

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, musical, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersGiants, Lions, Businessmen, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Fight, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceParty, Beach, USA
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:48
PlotTravel, Gambling, Fate, Luck
StyleAction, Twisted plot

An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from which only one of them will emerge intact.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryItaly
Duration01:55
CharactersAliens, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Gambling, Boxing, Fight, Seduction
PlaceSpace, Casino
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, For men

An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his self-doubts, but the corrupt system. Far in the future, on a distant space station, the legendary Arena is where the best fighters from every planet come to vie for the championship. But for over half a century, no Earthling has been good enough to be a contender. Until out of nowhere, comes an underdog: the great human hope, Steve Armstrong... and the best anyone's ever seen. He's been training all his life for a shot at the big time, but now he's up against some mighty big muscle: a ruthless extra-terrestrial crimelord who'll pull no punches to make sure he stops Steve dead. In the mood for hard-hitting sci-fi action? Arena will knock you out!

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleGloomy

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersLosers
PlotLove, Experiments, Luck, Fate
StyleRomantic, Philosophical

The story of the forbidden relationship between a 'low born' boy and a 'high born' girl in an alternate reality where every person's relationships and life worth are determined by their innate 'frequencies'.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:49
CharactersMusicians, Child Prodigies, Orphans, Singers
PlotDancing, Travel, Music, Chase, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, True love, Fate, Lost memory
PlaceIslands
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, To cry, Cute, Touching

Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because the delightful Lucy has no short-term memory, so Henry must woo her day after day until he finally sweeps her off her feet.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends, Partners, Celebrities, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Success
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Family, Businessmen, Investigators
PlotTravel, Contests
StyleFancy

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotTravel, Gambling, Poker, Friendship, Card games
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Action

Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersLosers, Inventors
PlotLove triangle, Success, Happiness, Luck
StylePhilosophical, Smart

Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersFriends, Taxi drivers
PlotFriendship, Fate
PlacePrison, Paris, France
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Intellectual

Michel takes up pickpocketing on a lark and is arrested soon after. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques, and his mother's neighbor Jeanne, Michel teams up with a couple of petty thieves in order to improve his craft. With a police inspector keeping an eye on him, Michel also tries to get a straight job, but the temptation to steal is hard to resist.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Billionaires, Surgeons
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Touching

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.





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