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, semi serious, serious, touching and light films and TV shows about / with down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, disorder, life philosophy, family, storytelling, redemption, hopes and parents and children plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as down on your luck: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Southpaw (2015), JCVD (2008), Roadside Romeo (2008), Kids (1995), Winter's Bone (2010), Bad Hair Day (2015), How Not to Live Your Life (2007), Time Out of Mind (2014), BoJack Horseman (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, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, life, down on your luck, success, rags to riches, single father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.4
 210K
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: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, rise and fall, boxer, death, father daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, las vegas
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 7.1
 37K
JCVD (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, talky, clever ...
Plot: down on your luck, actor, native, lifestyle, showbiz, midlife crisis, star, heist, nothing goes right, career, crimes, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, los angeles, brussels, brussels belgium
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Roadside Romeo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This is the story of Romeo. A dude who was living the life. He had the works - the mansion to live in, the chicks to party with and the cars to be driven around in. Until one day, the family he was the favourite pet of, decided to move and left him ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, fish out of water, life is a bitch, down on your luck, misfit, lifestyle, love, disorder, computer animation, getting home, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
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 7.1
 71K
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: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, strong sexual content, puberty, coming of age, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, youth, street kid, teenage life, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 132K
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, poverty, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, 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, realistic, humorous, 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, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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How Not to Live Your Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: How Not to Live Your Life is a British sitcom, written by and starring Dan Clark that aired between 27 September 2007 and 22 December 2011, about a neurotic twenty-nine-year-old man who is trying to navigate his way through life but is not helped by ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, lifestyle, financial problem, roommate, unfulfillment, love and romance, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, british humour, crush, indoor, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: down on your luck, estrangement, social decay, society, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, parents and children, depression, homelessness, 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, adult animation, sitcom, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, showbiz, anthropomorphic animal, hollywood, depression, desire for fame, washed up star, down on your luck, cynicism, adult humor, horse, anthropomorphism ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: teens, date night
Plot: dentist, flower, murder, experiment gone awry, workplace, plan gone awry, crimes, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, deadly creature, impossible love, nerd ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york
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 5.3
 13K
Post Grad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ryden Malby has a master plan. Graduate college, get a great job, hang out with her best friend and find the perfect guy. But her plan spins hilariously out of control when she’s forced to move back home with her eccentric family.
Style: humorous, realistic, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family, parents and children, eccentric family, college graduate, love and romance, down on your luck, society, rivalry, plan gone awry, looking for love, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, san francisco, new jersey
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A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, loss of job, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, scapegoat, husband wife relationship, heist, travel agent, retribution, humiliation ...
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 gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Wonderful World (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed childrens folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, fall in love, parents and children, chess, interracial relations, lawsuit, family relations, father daughter estrangement, ex husband ex wife relationship, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa
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 5.5
 1K
The Martins (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: eccentric family, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, working class, down on your luck, contests and competitions, losing-it hero, disorder, family problems, social relations, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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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: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, dishonesty, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, down on your luck, deadly, couple relations, crime boss, poker, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
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 5.8
 2K
Whitewash (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brutality of winter and the power of the mind are aptly portrayed in this dark comedy set in Northern Quebec. Bruce (Thomas Haden Church) is merely trying to survive a harsh winter when he meets Jean. Conflict leads to an accidental death, and ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: mysterious character, losing-it hero, on the run, down on your luck, life is a bitch, wild ride, solitude, hit and run, wilderness, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.3
 3K
The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, contests and competitions, society, human spirit, friendship, down on your luck, change of luck, youth, family relations, post war, friends, misplaced guilt ...
Place: asia
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 6.1
 10K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, uncover truth, investigation, life turned upside down, working class, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, death, suspicion, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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12 Wishes of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman whose dog was taken by her landlord follows her life coach's instructions to make 12 wishes for a better future, and watches in surprise as each of those wishes comes true in this Christmas fantasy for the entire family. Laura was ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: life turned upside down, wish come true, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, hopes, christmas, nothing goes right, family, down on your luck, disorder, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.8
 923
Mr. Sloane (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Mr. Sloane's titular character is a buttoned-down 1960's man in crisis. Between his failed attempts at marriage, career success and even suicide, it's fair to say that 1969 isn't shaping up to be Watford-dweller Mr. Sloane's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, entertaining ...
Plot: looking for love, down on your luck, friends, free spirited, love and romance, self discovery, couples, friendship, society, bittersweet, buddies, living with parents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
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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, witty, humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: inheritance, down on your luck, research, self discovery, surprising revelation, thirtysomething life, hopes, family relations, eccentric family, family, odd, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Show Must Go On (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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, drinking, chase, graphic violence, family relations, gang, family problems, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi documentary, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, addiction, social misfits, society, drug abuse, down on your luck, heroin addict, city life, urban ghetto life, poverty, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Thailand, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mysterious Object at Noon is part fiction, part documentary, and part pseudo-documentary about several unrelated lives in Thailand. The film crew set out on an expedition across Thailand, from the north to the south, documenting several lives along ...
Style: psychological, surreal, semi serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: kidnapping, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, working class, political unrest, countryside, benign alien, young heroes, village life, city life, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, vietnam, cambodia, bangkok thailand
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The Christmas Secret (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While her life is falling apart, single mother Christine finds a magical family heirloom that leads to love and good fortune during Christmas.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, realistic
Plot: single parent, christmas, holiday, true love, love and romance, life turned upside down, downfall, parents and children, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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 4.9
 2K
Lap Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: lap dance, stripper, exotic dancer, cancer, life turned upside down, dancer's life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, nightclub, workplace, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.1
 14K
Lovesick (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After finding out he has an STI, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, buddies, sexually transmitted disease, disorder, sex, farce, british humour, silly humor, friends, twentysomething life, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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