Welfare movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant welfare movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, semi serious, melancholic and touching films and TV shows about / with welfare, family relations, friendship, death, mother daughter relationship, runaway, life is a bitch, storytelling, drinking and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as welfare: I, Daniel Blake (2016), Me and Veronica (1992), Chafed Elbows (1966), Trash (1970), House Arrest (2019), Poetical Refugee (2000), The Delinquents (1989), Tough Guys (1986), Runaway Father (1991), Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut (2011).

List of welfare movies

I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: carpenter, single mother, poverty, heart attack, social services, working class, welfare, friendship, compassion, public health, self discovery, immigrants ...
Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, britain
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Me and Veronica (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters share a disturbing family secret.
Plot: waitress, social worker, sister, suicide, welfare, estrangement, prison, rebel, marriage, hometown, flashback, miscarriage ...
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 6.8
 315
Chafed Elbows (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: A day in the life of a young Manhattanite who is in love with his mother, gives birth to $1890 from his hip, and kills indiscriminately.
Style: underground film
Plot: photograph, welfare, psychiatrist, defenestration, incest, parent child relationship, murder, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnancy, pregnant woman murdered, surrealism, bald man ...
Place: new york
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 6.3
 3K
Trash (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie follows Joe (Dallesandro), a heroin addict, throughout his quest to score more drugs. The episodic plot occurs over a single day and centers around Joe's problematic relationship with his on-off, sexually frustrated girlfriend ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: pregnancy, welfare, infidelity, drug addict, male prostitute, social differences, social misfits, transsexual, prostitute, gender, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.5
 1K
House Arrest (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A world-weary man’s self-imposed home confinement becomes a comedy of errors with the simultaneous arrivals of a peculiar package and a curious journalist.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social isolation, welfare, problem solving, friends, house arrest, self discovery, couple relations, friendship between men, buddies, best friends, male protagonist, best friend ...
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Poetical Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like a Candide dreaming of Eldorado, Jallel lands in France, hoping to try his luck. From encounter to encounter, hostel to social welfare group, Jallel will make his way through a Paris of outcasts. Although failing to achieve his hopes, he ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sex addict, friendship, hospital, looking for love, family life, lifestyle, romance, life is a bitch, society, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
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The Delinquents (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: romance, forbidden love, abortion, small town, unfulfilled love, teenage life, tragic love, small town life, rock, unfulfillment, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
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 6.3
 7K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crimes, crime, odd couple, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, buddies, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
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Runaway Father (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman's husband leaves her and their three daughters. Years later she sets out to find him and get him to pay back child support.
Plot: redhead, welfare, fast food restaurant, abortion, secret identity, library, mother daughter relationship, abandoned by father, father daughter relationship, abandoned by husband
Place: virginia
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Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Franziska had to release her newborn son for adoption on pressure from her parents as she was a teenager. Now 25 years later she has a successful career as a businesswoman. When her friends Bogdan and Mimi adopt a Ukrainian child, she remembers her ...
Plot: female director, adopted son, drug addict, mother son reunion, deep cleavage, suicide attempt, drugs, junkie, businesswoman, kissing, adoptive mother, domestic violence ...
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The Accidental Hero (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A 16 year old son and his single mother are forced to reckon their true identities. What and who is an accidental hero? The answers are forthcoming as tragic circumstances upset the lives of our protagonists.
Plot: fight, sparring, car accident, judge, classroom, car keys, airplane stewardess, surgical operation, social worker, boxing, vandalism, basketball ...
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 5.7
 3K
Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, teachers and students, dedicated educator, society, intergenerational friendship, teenage girl, teenage pregnancy, high school, teacher student relationship, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.1
 50K
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, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, teenage life, rebelliousness, family problems, anti conformity, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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 7.2
 2K
1981 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, family life, youth, misfit, cons and scams, social differences, physical appearance, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship, boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942, 60s ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec, italy, quebec, montreal
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Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, pentagon ...
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Drawing Flies (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Donner and his roomates are out of money and about to get evicted from their home. So as a diversion from their situation, he invites them to his father's cabin in the Canadian wilderness. They all go along, but soon learn that there's no ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, biting, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, sasquatch, silly humor, obsessive quest, partners, wilderness, twentysomething life, friends, journey, search, diaper, cannabis ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, midlife crisis, couple relations, family life, human nature, love and romance, family problems, haunted by the past, innocence lost, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, fairy tale, complex ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, adventure, chase, family, parents and children, police corruption, alcohol abuse, friends, fairy, legends and myths, siblings relations ...
Place: ireland, europe
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Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: doctor, village, culture clash, goofy hero, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, social relations, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, friendship, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, australia
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 6.8
 26K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
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 5.1
 15K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, interracial relations, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, racism, mystery, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
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Follow That Dream (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, psychotronic ...
Plot: surfing, gangsters, twins, orphan, casino, gambling, performer's life, rise to the top, music, criminal heroes, society, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa
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 6.5
 10K
Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, overnight success, rise and fall, society, tv show, showbiz, media satire, satire, artists and showbiz, censorship, ambition, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, south carolina, yale university, harvard university, africa ...
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 6.7
 746
Amy (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amy's father, Franco, was a popular rock musician accidentally electrocuted while performing on stage. The psychological trauma leaves Amy mute and deaf. So the 8-year-old is brought by her mother, Tanya, to Melbourne to diagnose the reasons ...
Style: touching, psychological, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, estrangement, bittersweet, teenage life, human nature, dysfunctional family, family life, disability, family problems, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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101 Reykjavík (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Iceland, Denmark, France, Norway, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sexy, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: porn, lesbian, love triangle, family problems, life turned upside down, eccentric family, love affair, living with parents, family relations, lesbian relationship, new year, coming out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: iceland, europe
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 4.2
 219
Evil Spirits (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dark comedy thriller that manages to skillfully blend humor and mystery into one incredible film from its thrilling beginning to the shocking climax! The superb all-star cast is a unique collection of characters who find themselves with one very ...
Style: serious, realistic, dark humor, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, law enforcement, ghost, alcohol abuse, curses spells and rituals, voyeurism, hotel, crimes, supernatural, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 3K
The Baby (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, offbeat, rough, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, mental illness, psychopath, family relations, mind game, social worker, baby, babies and infants, rivalry, deadly, adult as child, gory ...
Time: 70s
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 7.2
 2K
Claudine (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Diahann Carroll was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for her gripping portrayal as the indomitable Claudine in this heartwarming comedy. While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: single parent, social worker, single mother, racism, fall in love, down on your luck, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, society, romance, dedicated educator ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 2K
Parked (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, society, life is a bitch, hopes, drugs/alcohol, homeless, prejudice, loneliness, hometown, musician, self discovery, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 62
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: sincere, sexual, rough, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: drug addiction, looking for love, gender, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, society, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, morocco, africa
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