Down on your luck movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant down on your luck movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous, serious, stylized and entertaining films and TV shows about / with down on your luck, life philosophy, mentor, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, life is a bitch, family and catastrophe plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as down on your luck: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Southpaw (2015), Kids (1995), Winter's Bone (2010), Bad Hair Day (2015), Time Out of Mind (2014), BoJack Horseman (2014), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Gutshot Straight (2014).

List of down on your luck movies

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, rise to the top, against the odds, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, ambition, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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 7.4
 203K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, family relations, contests and competitions, sport, tragedy, rise and fall, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, death, rivalry, boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 69K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: strong sexual content, virginity, youth, coming of age, puberty, urban ghetto life, underage sex, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 129K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, small town, poverty, family problems, family relations, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 6.0
 2K
Bad Hair Day (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is about a high school tech whiz (Laura Marano), who is determined to become prom queen. But on the big day, she suddenly wakes up having a bad hair day, and her destroyed prom dress, and everything that can go wrong, does go badly wrong. A ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, light, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, physical appearance, down on your luck, teenage life, crime gone awry, high school graduation, police detective, chase, youth, happy ending, chases and races, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: estrangement, social decay, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, society, parents and children, homelessness, depression, friendship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful ...
Style: humorous, satirical, melancholic, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, desire for fame, showbiz, washed up star, down on your luck, hollywood, depression, cynicism, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, relationships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he ...
Style: macabre, humorous, feel good, dark humor, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dentist, flower, murder, experiment gone awry, workplace, impossible love, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, crimes, deadly creature, plan gone awry, nerd ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york
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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, loss of job, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, scapegoat, husband wife relationship, heist, travel agent, humiliation, greed, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family dinner, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family gatherings, down on your luck, farce, vacation, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Gutshot Straight (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, down on your luck, deadly, rivalry, couple relations, crime boss, poker, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
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 7.4
 3K
Family Tree (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Having recently lost his job and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick has a rather unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box of belongings from a great aunt he never met, Tom starts investigating his lineage and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: inheritance, down on your luck, self discovery, research, eccentric family, family relations, thirtysomething life, surprising revelation, hopes, family, search, odd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Show Must Go On (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: With middle age creeping up on him, the life and achievements of amiable, mid-level Korean gangster Kang In-gu are about due for an objective assessment. He’s certainly not in top streetfighting form anymore, and the young thugs under his command ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, down on your luck, rivalry, chase, drinking, gang, family relations, disorder, family problems, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, depressing, tense ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, down on your luck, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
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 6.3
 5K
Rigor Mortis (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Juno Mak’s debut feature Rigor Mortis is an eerie and chilling, contemporary action- and special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980s.
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, ghost, black magic, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, supernatural ability, down on your luck, loneliness, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china
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OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, sentimental
Plot: religions or cults, hopes, down on your luck, supernatural, against the odds, righting the wronged, forces of nature, legal action, clergy, earthquake, media, talking to god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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 5.9
 44K
The Fan (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, sport, murder, stalking, psychopath, athlete's life, rivalry, sport team, down on your luck, ambition, danger, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.5
 17K
Rudderless (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: rock band, down on your luck, family problems, parent child relationship, death in the family, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, dealing with death, coping, loss of son, intergenerational friendship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Little Indian, Big City (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephen, an international trader, tracks down his ex-wife Patricia in some Amazonian backwater. He needs her consent to a divorce so that he can marry Charlotte. Unfortunately, he discovers a son he didn’t know he had – Mimi-Siku. The young ...
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, disorder, estrangement, nothing goes right, city life, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: venezuela, latin america, france, europe, paris france ...
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Witching and Bitching (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this heist film turned horror fest, director Álex de la Iglesia's love of mayhem is on full display as a gang of gold thieves lands in a coven of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual -- and in need of a sacrifice.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, light, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, danger, countryside, down on your luck, witches, cult, sacrifice, impossible love, kidnapping, runaway, good versus evil, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, biting ...
Plot: unemployment, nervous breakdown, midlife crisis, down on your luck, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, odd couple, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.2
 5K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: suspenseful, serious, touching, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, introspection, crime, down on your luck, gangsters, on the run, orphan, urban, prison, justice, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, addiction, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crimes, society, going straight, family problems, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
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 5.5
 59K
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, children, mischievous children, farce, fish out of water, goofy hero, friends, workplace situations, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kindergarten, usa
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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: shrinking, fish out of water, family, experiment gone awry, adventure, inventor, parents and children, mischievous children, nothing goes right, rescue, misfit, disorder ...
Place: usa
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 5.7
 500
Money Kings (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's assigned a hotheaded kid, Tony, the nephew of a ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, gambling, crime, bookie, bet, loser, dishonesty, down on your luck, life is a bitch, gangsters, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida
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Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close friends, think he's washed up. Harry is given one last ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: threat, filmmaking, showbiz, one last chance, down on your luck, parody, sex, money, old dark house, blood, director, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, fish out of water, teenage life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, buddies, disorder, youth, society, gang, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, new jersey
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 6.6
 13K
Factotum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, USA, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along ...
Style: serious, realistic, philosophical, humorous, meditative ...
Plot: unemployment, gambling, alcoholic, horse race, writer's life, lifestyle, down on your luck, life is a bitch, bookies, society, drinking, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
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 6.4
 64K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, human nature, down on your luck, losing-it hero, custody battle, uninhibited rivalry, legal, rivalry, corruption, police arrest, bankruptcy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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