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, feel good, serious and light films and TV shows about / with down on your luck, redemption, storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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down on your luck movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as down on your luck: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Southpaw (2015), JCVD (2008), Roadside Romeo (2008), Kids (1995), The Big White (2005), Body Slam (1986), Treacle Jr. (2010), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Winter's Bone (2010).

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: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, against the odds, life is a bitch, single parent, life, hopes, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.4
 215K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, death, boxer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas, manhattan new york city
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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, midlife crisis, showbiz, star, heist, nothing goes right, career, crimes, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium, los angeles, brussels belgium, brussels
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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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, misfit, life is a bitch, dog, down on your luck, love, fish out of water, lifestyle, disorder, computer animation, getting home, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, mumbai india
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 7.1
 72K
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, coming of age, puberty, virginity, strong sexual content, first sex, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, street kid, youth, rape, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, comedy of errors, crimes, insurance fraud, frozen body, life insurance, insurance agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
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 5.3
 924
Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, wrestling, showbiz, rivalry, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, rock, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
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 6.9
 592
Treacle Jr. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Tom, walks out one day on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life with no explanation. He opts to live on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent thugs, in his bid to escape ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, self discovery, human spirit, optimism, odd couple, hopes, social misfits, midlife crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental retardation, begging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe
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Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wedding, down on your luck, romance, love and romance, couples, parents and children, fall in love, weekend, family problems, unlikely relationship, one last chance, step parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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 7.2
 135K
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: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, social relations, realism, bail, down on your luck, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 5.9
 3K
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, high school prom, chase, youth, happy ending, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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How Not to Live Your Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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, love and romance, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, british humour, singleness, young people, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: social decay, down on your luck, estrangement, hopes, society, life is a bitch, redemption, parents and children, homelessness, depression, street life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.7
 105K
BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, adult animation, satirical, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, showbiz, anthropomorphic animal, hollywood, depression, desire for fame, washed up star, down on your luck, cynicism, horse, anthropomorphism, adult humor ...
Time: 21st century, hollywood star, 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: date night, teens
Plot: dentist, flowers, flower, murder, experiment gone awry, workplace, plan gone awry, down on your luck, impossible love, crimes, deadly creature, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york
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 5.3
 14K
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, college graduate, love and romance, eccentric family, down on your luck, society, rivalry, plan gone awry, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, family relations ...
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, retribution, travel agent, 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, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Wonderful World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, fall in love, society, chess, family relations, lawsuit, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter estrangement, guitar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, senegal, africa
Is relevant ?
 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, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rock band, family problems, down on your luck, parent child relationship, death in the family, dealing with death, life is a bitch, coping, life turned upside down, off the grid, alcohol abuse, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.5
 3K
Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, family problems, couples, disorder, down on your luck, siblings relations, relative ...
Time: 80s
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 5.9
 2K
Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
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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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, inhaler, murder, crimes, crime, woman in danger, down on your luck, introspection, gangsters, on the run, orphan, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, sincere, melancholic, enigmatic, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, night watchman, heist, crime, crimes, cons and scams, loneliness, misfit, down on your luck, regret, gem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe, argentina, scotland
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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, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, re-education ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
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 5.6
 63K
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: children, unemployment, mischievous children, farce, fish out of water, father son relationship, goofy hero, kindergarten, friends, nothing goes right, workplace situations, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Christmas Wish (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single mother, christmas, small town, family, parents and children, down on your luck, christmas movie, money problems, holiday season, prayer, holiday, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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 7.4
 5K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, crimes, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, deception, swindle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
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The Gangs of OSS (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, starting over, life is a bitch, violent husband, down on your luck, redemption, hopes, small town, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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