Movies about the poor

Movies about the poor
List of the best movies about the poor, selected by visitors to our site: Skater Girl, In the Heights, Paper Lives, The Blind Side, The Brass Teapot, Angrezi Medium, Beasts Clawing at Straws, Isi & Ossi, Jackie & Ryan, Katie Says Goodbye.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Skater Girl (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryIndia, USA

Prerna, a teenager growing up in rural India, comes of age when she’s introduced to the sport of skateboarding. As a result, she has to fight the odds to follow her dreams and compete in the national championship.

In the Heights (2021)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

Paper Lives (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryTurkey

In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

The Brass Teapot (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

Angrezi Medium (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia

When his daughter decides to further her studies in London, a hardworking Haryanvi businessman does everything in power to make her dreams come true.

Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea

The destinies of hard-luck lowlifes slowly converge and come crashing down: Jung-man barely gets by working at a sauna and taking care of his sick mother until he finds a bag full of cash in the locker room; Tae-young is in trouble after his girlfriend runs away with the money he borrowed from a loan shark. Soon, a dead body mysteriously turns up; Mi-ran, caught between her husband’s violence and a dead-end job as a bar hostess, she finds a young lover, Jin-tae who offers to kill her husband… And now their dog-eat-dog game starts.

Isi & Ossi (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany

Isi and Ossi couldn't be any more different: She's a billionaire's daughter from Heidelberg, he's a struggling boxer from the nearby town of Mannheim. But when Isi meets Ossi, the two quickly realize that they can take advantage of one another: She dates the broke boxer to provoke her parents and get them to fund a long-desired chef training in New York. He tries to rip off the rich daughter to finance his first professional boxing match. Their plans soon develop into emotional chaos that challenges everything the two believe to know about money, career and love.

Jackie & Ryan (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A modern day train hopper fighting to be a successful musician and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever.

Katie Says Goodbye (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA, France

A kindhearted seventeen-year-old in the American Southwest turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.

20 more movies
Little Women (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Southside with You (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

I, Tonya (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Qatar
Duration02:00

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:42

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither will ever be the same.

The Girl (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:35

A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Sold (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. When the Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's father says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution...

Kings (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, China, USA
Duration02:21

A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Capernaum (2018)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryLebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, United Kingdom
Duration02:05

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.

Marley (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:24

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

All We Had (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.

The Turin Horse (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryHungary, France, Luxembourg, Germany, USA
Duration02:26

A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.

Captive State (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

Elysium (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:49

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

The Florida Project (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Les Misérables (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA

Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down.




MoviesList