Keyword poverty Movies

Captain Phillips 7.6

2013 Action, Drama, Thriller

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

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Harakiri 8.2

1962 Action, Drama, History

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or…

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Taxi 6.8

2015 Documentary, Drama, Comedy

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else…

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Invictus 7.0

2009 Drama, History

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela…

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Monster 7.0

2003 Crime, Drama

Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.

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Withnail & I 7.3

1987 Comedy, Drama

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a…

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Days of Heaven 7.7

1978 Drama, Romance

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle…

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All We Had 5.8

2016 Drama

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

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Lilya 4-ever 7.7

2002 Crime, Drama

Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate…

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Greed 7.4

1924 Drama, History

Greed is the classic 1924 silent film by Erich von Stroheim about a woman who wins the lottery thus becoming obsessed with money and ruining her marriage and the people around her. The film was originally 10 hours…

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Le Havre 6.8

2011 Drama, Comedy

Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his…

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Lawn Dogs 7.2

1997 Drama

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the…

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Satantango 8.1

1994 Drama

In a small, dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual stand-still. The Autumn rains have started. A few of the villagers expect to receive a large cash payment that evening, and then plan…

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Class Divide 7.0

2016 Documentary

A look at NYC’s gentrification and growing inequality in a microcosm, Class Divide explores two distinct worlds that share the same Chelsea intersection – 10th Avenue and 26th Street. On one side of the avenue,…

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Accattone 7.7

1961 Drama

A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 7.3

1945 Drama

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession…

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Rosetta 7.2

1999 Drama

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

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Azhagu Kutti Chellam 7.0

2016 Comedy, Drama, Family

The lives of several individuals in the city criss-cross, thanks to children, who offer them a chance at redemption.

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Hallows Eve 2.0

2016 Horror, Thriller

The Hallows Estate is on alert as strange graffiti tags with messages declaring the streets will be taken over on Halloween night begin to appear on walls around the place, along with sightings of strange figures…

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Gods 6.0

2008 Drama

A Peruvian teen lusts after his wild sister while the new wife of their difficult, wealthy father tries to hide her lower-class background.

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