Riches to rags movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant riches to rags movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, clever, light, melancholic and feel good films and TV shows about / with riches to rags, runaway, mentor, adaptation, storytelling, friendship, destiny, catastrophe, dialogue and redemption plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
riches to rags
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riches to rags movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as riches to rags: Promises (2010), Trading Places (1983), The Long Firm (2004), Schitt's Creek (2015), Material Girls (2006), Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988), Blue Jasmine (2013), 2 Broke Girls (2011), A New Leaf (1971), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005).

List of riches to rags movies

 7.1
 11
Promises (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Self made millionaire Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero) could not resist the tempting pleasures that came with his success and now finds himself homeless, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, touching
Plot: riches to rags, crazy, millionaire, promise, parent child relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, family relations, father son relationship, money, wealth, homeless, rich ...
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 7.5
 138K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, bet, experiment, wager, wrongful arrest, investor, suprisingly clever ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
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 8.0
 610
The Long Firm (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 236 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of characters who live, love and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks.
Plot: nightclub owner, politician, racketeer, riches to rags, female director, male homosexuality, drug trade, pornography, british, homosexual, corrupt politician, rags to riches ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: london
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 8.5
 70K
Schitt's Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, ironic, situational comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, eccentric family, parents and children, life turned upside down, couple relations, brother sister relationship, class differences, motel, riches to rags, bankruptcy, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 4.0
 22K
Material Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, downfall, fish out of water, rise to the top, rise and fall, ambition, youth, wealth, disorder, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, ghost, alcohol abuse, riches to rags, alcoholic, vengeance, babies and infants, rise to the top, nothing goes right, rise and fall, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 192K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, starting over, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, family relations, introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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 6.7
 90K
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing ...
Style: not serious, feel good, witty, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, money raising, friendship, financial problem, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, diner, friends, lifestyle change, everyday life, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 5K
A New Leaf (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder.
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, bankruptcy, nerd, camping, lawyer, clumsy, mountain, couples, loan, romance, crimes, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, scapegoat, husband wife relationship, heist, travel agent, retribution, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 324
Maya (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An American boy runs away in the Indian jungle after a fight with his father.
Plot: jungle, elephant, tiger, train station, doppelganger, riches to rags, train, snake, runaway, cheetah, boy, father son relationship ...
Place: india
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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, intrigue, on the run, fish out of water, disorder, couples, lifestyle, screwball, disco, switching roles, nudity (full frontal - brief), police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city ...
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, faked suicide, fake suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
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Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: serious, sentimental, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, war, military, romance, infidelity, wartime life, missing person, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
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Pocket Listing (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A satirical thriller about L.A.'s real estate roller coaster. Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensues when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: realtor, money, broker, fired from the job, murder, corruption, seduction, adultery, salesman, greed, femme fatale, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Burning Train (1980)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The plot revolves around a train named Super Express that catches fire on its inaugural run from New Delhi to Mumbai.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: train, race against time, friendship, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, terrorism, bollywood, hostage, friends, workplace, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, new delhi
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The American Clock (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class family who find the world completely changed when ...
Plot: poor, suicide, wealth, brooklyn new york city, unemployment, father son relationship, theft, card playing, poverty, banker, prostitute, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: manhattan new york city
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The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless college graduate drives a taxi while rebelling against his parents, the Establishment and whatever else he happens to loathe on any given day (including pigeons). Then he meets a girl.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: rags to riches, arrested development, weirdo, riches to rags, taxi driver, college graduate, pigeon
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 7.2
 302
Mr. Bharath (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Mr.Bharath is a Tamil film is directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film stars Rajnikant, Sathyaraj, Ambika, Goundamani, S. V. Shekhar and others. The plot is about a son's revenge against his father. It is a remake of the 1978 Hindi film Trishul ...
Plot: biological father, construction, construction worker, riches to rags, rivalry, revenge, builder, death of mother, father son relationship, bankruptcy, orphanage, betrayal ...
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The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, downfall, family life, parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, love and romance, society, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, boarding school, orphan, princess, servant, reunion, fantasy life, rescue, french, private school, rich poor, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, coming of age, crimes, parents and children, urban ghetto life, high school life, urban ghetto, friendship, family relations, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.2
 53K
The Jerk (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, coming of age, sniper, leaving home, butler, birthday, fish out of water, fall in love, tennis court, phone book, self discovery, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, st. louis missouri, los angeles, southern usa
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The House Bunny (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sorority, rivalry, college, friends, youth, makeover, college life, female friendship, love and romance, friendship, playboy, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
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Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father, and shows how he influenced Brian's life both ...
Plot: father son relationship, gay slur, riches to rags, gunfight, ice hockey, domestic violence, twin brother, hockey, death threat, rags to riches, husband wife relationship, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, canada
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 7.9
 231K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 8.1
 7K
My Friends (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Like in many other Monicelli movies, the main theme of Amici miei is friendship, seen from a rather bitter point of view. It tells the story of four middle-aged friends in Florence who organize together idle pranks (called zingarate, "gypsy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, italian comedy
Plot: friendship, prank, joke, friends, social relations, architect, small town, small town life, buddies, screwball, disorder, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, florence italy, tuscany, florence
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The Noble Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tells the "riches to rags" story of the Nobles, three upper-class twenty-somethings that appear to have no limits to their checkbooks, and no direction in their lives. Until one day, their father tries to teach them a lesson by staging a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, inheritance, slacker, fish out of water, life turned upside down, disorder, materialism, society, youth, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.5
 15K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, surrealism, philosophy, love affair, honeymoon, love and romance, collector, escapades, tragic love, marriage proposal, job seeking, loss of fortune ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times. A fish out of water, far from her comfort zone, she befriends an amazing horse, and undertakes a misguided ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, light, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, family relations, young girl, dancing, horse, school, adventure, family life, teenage life, hopes, family, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, ireland, philadelphia
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