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, serious, melancholic, visually appealing, touching and humorous films and TV shows about / with welfare, death, family relations, friendship, life is a bitch, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, runaway and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), Herself (2020), The Curse of La Llorona (2019), Tough Guys (1986).

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, public health, compassion, self discovery, immigrants ...
Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, united kingdom, 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: sister, waitress, social worker, suicide, welfare, career, pregnancy, homecoming, painting, prison, rival, miscarriage ...
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 6.7
 356
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: psychiatrist, defenestration, welfare, photograph, incest, parent child relationship, murder, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnancy, impersonating a police officer, absurdism, 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, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: pregnancy, welfare, drug addict, infidelity, male prostitute, social differences, transsexual, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.5
 2K
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, light, captivating, realistic, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social isolation, welfare, house arrest, friends, problem solving, best friends, everyday life, couple relations, real world, group of friends, crimes, self discovery ...
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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, adoption, curses spells and rituals ...
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, touching, sexual ...
Plot: romance, forbidden love, abortion, small town, unfulfilled love, teenage life, tragic love, small town life, rock, family relations, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
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 7.0
 2K
Herself (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Struggling to provide her daughters with a safe, happy home, Sandra decides to build one - from scratch. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ...
Plot: domestic violence, black woman, volunteer, abusive husband, mother, dancer, freedom, punched in the face, computer, toy, husband wife relationship, pub ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.
Style: scary, rough, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: female ghost, single mother, supernatural, urban legend, violence, crime, death, investigation, kidnapping, danger, crimes, family ...
Time: year 1973, 70s
Place: los angeles, mexico
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 6.2
 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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 6.2
 43K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, survivor, murder of family, witness, prison, sibling relationship, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1968, year 1999 ...
Place: kansas, ireland, oklahoma, texas, california ...
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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, surprise ending, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, space and aliens, weed, drug abuse, lifestyle, nothing goes right, screwball, disorder, friends, friendship, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, secret identity, welfare, mother daughter relationship, abandoned by father, father daughter relationship, library, abortion, fast food restaurant, abandoned by husband
Place: virginia
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 6.3
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, society, life is a bitch, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport, female boxer, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, europe, missouri ...
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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, life is a bitch, family problems, innocence lost, haunted by the past, 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, fairy, friends, legends and myths, siblings relations ...
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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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, disorder, social relations, dishonesty, cons and scams, friendship, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, australia
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 6.8
 27K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 102 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, little red riding hood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 16K
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, interracial relations, missing child, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, racism, 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: surfing, twins, gangsters, orphan, casino, gambling, adoption, music, ambition, society, performer's life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa
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 7.6
 4K
Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, workplace situations, against the odds, rebelliousness, religions or cults, exploit, exploitation ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, vatican, flanders, poland ...
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 6.6
 11K
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, rise and fall, overnight success, showbiz, media satire, tv show, society, satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, censorship, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, alabama, iowa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 761
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: psychological, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, estrangement, down on your luck, human nature, homecoming, family life, teenage life, disability, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional 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, love triangle, lesbian, family problems, lesbian relationship, eccentric family, love affair, life turned upside down, family relations, living with parents, new year, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: iceland, europe
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 4.2
 243
Evil Spirits (1991)
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: suspenseful, psychological, humorous, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, law enforcement, ghost, hotel, voyeurism, alcohol abuse, curses spells and rituals, crimes, supernatural, special agents ...
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: offbeat, suspenseful, rough, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister sex, psychopath, family relations, mind game, mental illness, baby, social worker, sex slavery, incest, adult as child, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 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: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, social worker, single mother, down on your luck, city life, urban, racism, love and romance, dedicated educator, romance, society, social differences ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, 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, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, society, life is a bitch, hopes, drugs/alcohol, homeless, prejudice, musician, loneliness, hometown, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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 5.0
 72
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: sexual, rough, sincere, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: drug addiction, sexual content, looking for love, self discovery, human nature, addiction, destructive relationship, rock, love affair, religions or cults, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, africa, morocco
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