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, humorous, melancholic, light, entertaining and semi serious films and TV shows about / with down on your luck, life philosophy, mentor, runaway, dialogue, family, storytelling, catastrophe, redemption and destiny plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada 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), BoJack Horseman (2014), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Gutshot Straight (2014), The Show Must Go On (2007).

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: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 7.4
 200K
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, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, down on your luck, tragedy, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, death, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 67K
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: coming of age, strong sexual content, youth, drugs/alcohol, virginity, social decay, urban ghetto life, first sex, teenage life, innocence lost, puberty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 127K
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, life is a bitch, poverty, family in crisis, small town, family problems, family relations, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 6.2
 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, not serious, light
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: contemporary, 21st century
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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, entertaining, cynical ...
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, womanizer ...
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, nerd, experiment gone awry, workplace, crimes, unlikely criminals, plan gone awry, down on your luck, impossible love, deadly creature ...
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, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, loss of job, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, scapegoat, husband wife relationship, heist, humiliation, travel agent, greed, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, yuppie, vacation ...
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: stylized, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, deadly, down on your luck, couple relations, crime boss, poker, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
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The Show Must Go On (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, rough, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, down on your luck, rivalry, chase, drinking, family relations, gang, hopes, family problems, disorder, 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, obsessive quest, down on your luck, unlikely partners, gambler, card game, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
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 5.8
 43K
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, california, usa, new jersey
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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, estrangement, disorder, city life, nothing goes right, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: venezuela, france, latin america, 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, down on your luck, danger, countryside, witches, cult, sacrifice, impossible love, kidnapping, runaway, good versus evil, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, semi serious, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, nervous breakdown, midlife crisis, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, odd couple, family problems, 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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 5.6
 58K
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: children, mischievous children, farce, fish out of water, unemployment, goofy hero, friends, nothing goes right, workplace situations, down on your luck, workplace, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: inventor, shrinking, experiment gone awry, family, adventure, fish out of water, parents and children, mischievous children, nothing goes right, disorder, rescue, misfit ...
Place: usa
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 5.8
 10K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, satirical, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich and poor, rich kid, friendship, mischievous children, farce, misfit, social differences, family problems, down on your luck, youth, power relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
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 5.9
 496
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, gambling, crime, bookie, loser, bet, dishonesty, life is a bitch, down on your luck, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals, gangsters ...
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, down on your luck, one last chance, showbiz, parody, sex, money, old dark house, audition, director, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.5
 63K
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, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, human nature, losing-it hero, down on your luck, custody battle, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, legal, corruption, police arrest, bankruptcy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Big Empty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Struggling actor John Person agrees to drive a blue suitcase from Los Angeles to the small town of Baker, Calif., and hand it over to a mysterious cowboy in return for having his credit card debt of $27,000 paid off. Upon his arrival, John ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, cynical, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, neighbor, crimes, fbi, cons and scams, down on your luck, nothing goes right, special agents, investigation, disorder, dishonesty, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Thunderstruck (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: switching roles, disorder, basketball, athlete's life, body swapping, supernatural, life turned upside down, family, down on your luck, wish come true, teenage life, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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The Dream Team (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport team, buddies, sport, lifestyle, working class, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, self discovery, reunion, society, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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A Railway Station for Two (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He meets Vera, a waitress, after he refuses to pay her for the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, train, nothing goes right, romance, haunted by the past, tragic love, false accusation, down on your luck, disorder, station, police investigation, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Longest Week (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont, the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, sweet, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, down on your luck, romance, money, secret, love, relationship vs career, couple relations, love story, singleness, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 5.8
 47K
The Cobbler (2014)
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, feel good, entertaining, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: switching roles, supernatural ability, disorder, workplace, lone hero, family business, down on your luck, justice, mother son relationship, fish out of water, shoemaker, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 42K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, oedipus complex, sexual relations, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, anti conformity, rebelliousness, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
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Modern Problems (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, romance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, supernatural ability, disorder, control room, stupidity, happy ending, parody, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
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