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The list contains the best, new and most relevant down on your luck movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, semi serious, clever and stylized films and TV shows about / with down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, family relations, culture clash, catastrophe, unfulfillment, mentor, brutality and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as down on your luck: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Witching and Bitching (2013), Little Indian, Big City (1994), Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997), The Cobbler (2014), A Serious Man (2009), Little Dorrit (2008), Ten Benny (1995).
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 7.6
Witching and Bitching
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Spain, France
110 min.
 6.4
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Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories
Drama
Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands
102 min.
 6.3
Southpaw
Drama, Sport
Hong Kong, USA
124 min.
 7.4

List of down on your luck movies

The Pursuit of Happyness
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, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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Little Shop of Horrors
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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: dark humor, macabre, absurd, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: flower, experiment gone awry, workplace, deadly creature, music, impossible love, nerd, down on your luck, crimes, murder, unlikely criminals, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Family
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, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, nothing goes right, holiday, eccentric family, farce, family, family gatherings, parents and children, down on your luck, family dinner, culture clash, creativity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Fun with Dick and Jane
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, funny, satirical, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: loss of job, unemployment, bankruptcy, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, husband wife relationship, greed, scapegoat, crime, vengeance, robbery, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Witching and Bitching
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, 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: witches, heist, cult, sacrifice, down on your luck, countryside, danger, impossible love, kidnapping, runaway, good versus evil, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Little Indian, Big City
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
Plot: culture clash, mischievous children, fish out of water, family, adventure, indians, nothing goes right, disorder, estrangement, city life, adaptation, jungle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, latin america, venezuela, africa ...
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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, shrinking, inventor, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, miniaturization, mischievous children, odd couple, rescue, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Place: usa
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 5.8
 45K
The Cobbler
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, entertaining, feel good, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: switching roles, supernatural ability, disorder, workplace, justice, lone hero, mother son relationship, lifestyle change, shoemaker, fish out of water, down on your luck, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 116K
A Serious Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, intellectual, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: jewish, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, marijuana, divorce, storytelling, down on your luck, culture clash, religion, professor, judaism, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: minnesota, poland, usa, campus, canada
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Little Dorrit
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: down on your luck, life is a bitch, youth, uncover truth, love and romance, society, debt, poverty, dying, widow widower, boss, struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Saigon in the late nineties. Photography student Vu rents a room in a shared flat. With his brand-new camera, a gift from his father, he explores the people, places and things around him. He is particularly fascinated by his flatmate Thang, a ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, friendship, birth control, hoodlum, gender roles, lack of money, mud, mobile phone ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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 5.7
 336
Ten Benny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: talky, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: down on your luck, best friends, dangerous animal, gangsters, betrayal, friendship, parents and children, gambling, twentysomething life, working class, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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Death in Brunswick
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: death, down on your luck, australian, nothing goes right, solitude, crimes, gunfight, working class, love and romance, drinking, disorder, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, california, ireland
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 6.1
 107
1 Out of 7
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, rough
Audience: kids
Plot: pregnancy, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, family problems, teenage life, youth, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.5
 280
Hard Times
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: infidelity, down on your luck, dull life, society, unfulfillment, parents and children, disability, love and romance, youth, couples, black market, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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Sunday Too Far Away
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk.
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, tough heroes, new wave, society, workplace, workplace situations, ambition, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia
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This Thing with Sarah
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: down on your luck, love and romance, romance, couples, surfing, beach
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Boy Eating the Bird's Food
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: serious, offbeat, stylized, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, life is a bitch, unemployment, society, ejaculation, semen, masturbation, male masturbation, male nudity, cumshot, shower, starvation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
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I Don't Give a Damn
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Like many, another young Israeli, Rafi never gave much thought to the fact that when he reached a certain age, he would be expected to serve in the Israeli Army and that he would experience active duty in combat. It certainly never occurred to him ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, life turned upside down, disability, life is a bitch, soldier, introspection, hopes, love and romance, military, youth, injury, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
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 6.9
 2K
Sea Fog
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: serious, gloomy, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: ocean or sea, down on your luck, immigrants, chase, rescue, human nature, society, boat chase, ship, fisherman, fishing boat, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
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China Cry: A True Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new society", but soon becomes disenchanted by the ...
Style: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: down on your luck, revolution, concentration camp, society, life is a bitch, survival, pregnancy, rich and poor, captivity, family life, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, china, shanghai china, hong kong
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 6.8
 4K
Heli
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: realism, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, police corruption, urban ghetto, social decay, kids in trouble, small town, society, youth, drug cartel, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
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I Hired a Contract Killer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, UK, Germany, Sweden, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to murder him at some unspecified time in the future. ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, dark humor, humorous, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, dull life, fall in love, love and romance, hitman, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, crimes, danger, florist, french, change of luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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Sign of the Lion
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An American in Paris lives by sponging off his working friends, and throws a party using borrowed money when his rich American aunt dies, believing firmly in his horoscope.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, humorous
Plot: down on your luck, city life, musician's life, new wave, downfall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, eviction, french new wave, fortune, bohemian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: france, paris france
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Memories of Matsuko
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: While combing through the belongings of his recently deceased aunt, Matsuko, nephew Sho pieces together the crucial events that sank Matsuko's life into a despairing tragedy.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, stylized, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: down on your luck, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, introspection, looking for love, parents and children, unfulfilled love, hopes, love and romance, family relations, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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 7.3
 2K
Autumn Ball
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young writer called Mati is stalking his ex-wife, while also trying to make unsuccessful passes at other women. Augusti is a barber living a dreary bachelor life who forms a bond with little girl, but his approaches are misconstrued as pedophilia. ...
Style: serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, social decay, suburban life, suburbs, working class, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, redemption, rich and poor, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
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 7.2
 1K
Hi, Tereska
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: down on your luck, teenage life, working class, life is a bitch, misfit, friendship, society, alcohol abuse, unemployment, dull life, youth, polish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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Bad Luck Love
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A shocking crime forces a man to re-evaluate his life, only to find that going straight is more complicated than he imagined in this acclaimed drama from Finland. Ali (Jorma Tommila) is a low-level criminal who spends much of his spare time working ...
Style: serious, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: down on your luck, crime, unfulfillment, going straight, starting over, haunted by the past, crimes, society, family problems, petty criminal, misfit, fatherhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
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Meet the Feebles
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, sex, vengeance, murder, splatter, drugs, violence, insanity, theater ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam
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 7.0
 676
In the House
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In the House is an American sitcom that premiered on April 10, 1995 on NBC. The series moved to UPN after its second season, where it remained for an additional three seasons until it was canceled on August 11, 1999. In the House starred LL Cool J ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, sitcom, clinic, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, football, career change, ex athlete, landlord, african american, doctor
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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