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, humorous, touching, cult film and semi serious films and TV shows about / with welfare, family relations, society, friendship, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, father son relationship, mother son relationship and coming of age plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as welfare: Chafed Elbows (1966), Trash (1970), I, Daniel Blake (2016), House Arrest (2019), Me and Veronica (1992), Poetical Refugee (2000), The Delinquents (1989), Revenge in Olympia (2003), The Accidental Hero (2002), Unexpected (2015).

List of welfare movies

 6.3
 479
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, cult film
Plot: incest, welfare, psychiatrist, impersonating a police officer, absurdism, pregnancy, murder, murder of a pregnant woman, death of cousin, ku klux klan, racial slur, cousin cousin relationship ...
Place: new york
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 6.1
 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: erotic, disturbing, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: welfare, pregnancy, masturbation, male nudity, male prostitute, drug addict, gay, infidelity, coming of age, art, exploitation, lgbt ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, working class, carpenter, bureaucracy, single mother, homeless, friendship, immigrants, self discovery, heart attack, social services, prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: britain, england, united kingdom, northern england
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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, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social isolation, friends, problem solving, house arrest, welfare, friendship, friendship between men, group of friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friends, everyday life, couple relations ...
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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: suicide, sister, social worker, welfare, waitress, mental illness, male female relationship, family secret, estrangement, pregnancy, homecoming, rebel ...
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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
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sex addict, friendship, hospital, family life, looking for love, lifestyle, social outcast, curses spells and rituals, adoption, romance, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, abortion, forbidden love, rock and roll, sailor, baby, runaway, teenage love, welfare, family relations, couples, small town life ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia
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Revenge in Olympia (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In the middle of a desperate search for his well-connected American father, a young Vietnamese boy named Dustin decides -- ill-advisedly -- to spend a romantic night in the woods with his gay lover. News of a brutal bias attack on the couple by a ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: gay, gay interest, interracial sex, man in a wheelchair, oral sex, erection, brother sister relationship, personal trainer, hysterical man, child prostitution, billionaire, hitman ...
Place: vietnam, thailand, los angeles, saigon
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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: moroccan, patience, anger, father son relationship, doctor, food, money, father daughter relationship, trust, murder, paranoia, police ...
Place: acapulco mexico
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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, sincere, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, teachers and students, teenage pregnancy, dedicated educator, society, teenage girl, intergenerational friendship, teenager, professor, babies and infants, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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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: melancholic, talky, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, justice, depression, mental illness, revolution, injustice, conspiracy theory, on the run, drug abuse, environmentalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, 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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: sasquatch, bigfoot, self discovery, partners, obsessive quest, twentysomething life, wilderness, friends, silly humor, drugs, camping, monologue ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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 5.7
 2K
The Wog Boy (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for Employment, he finds himself on national television branded as Australia's biggest dole bludger. Now Steve has to prove to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, working class, friends, social differences, love and romance, fighting the system, father son relationship, male female relationship, identity, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.8
 4K
Putney Swope (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, political, mind bending, funny ...
Plot: advertising, satire, absurdism, business, husband wife relationship, advertising agency, employer employee relationship, midget, ceo, advertising executive, board of directors, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia
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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, woman, pregnancy, hip hop, urban ghetto, medical school, family relations, power relations, kids in trouble, dedicated educator, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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The Life of Jesus (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty-something Freddy is becalmed in a podunk French village where the only sign of life is the local amateur brass band and youth aimlessly roaming around the countryside on scooters. He has an intense sexual connection with his girlfriend but ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, erection, racial prejudice, prejudice, racist, sex, interracial relations, epilepsy, gay, sexual content, biker, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
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 6.7
 5K
The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, parody, witty ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, working class, food, irish, creativity, erotica, dysfunctional family, police investigation, addiction, distopia, transformation ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, new jersey
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: depressing, fairy tale, heartbreaking, erotic, non-linear ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, snow, family problems, small town life, winter, betrayal, redemption, sexual abuse, incest, tragedy, grief, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: road movie, suspenseful, sexy, affectionate, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: car chase, chase, prison escape, small town, kidnapping, car, prison, texas ranger, helicopter, on the run, on the road, manhunt ...
Time: year 1969, 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, california, usa, mexico
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 5.7
 190
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, contests and competitions, family, parents and children, friendship, pets, friends, animal life, family relations, youth, elementary school, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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Punishment Park (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: political, disturbing, philosophical, experimental, cerebral ...
Plot: distopia, found footage, military, politics, anti war, soldier, desert, anarchism, anarchist, racism, survival, worker ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, indochina
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 6.2
 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: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, prison, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
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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 6.6
 12K
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, allegory ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, overnight success, hip hop, society, showbiz, media satire, tv show, civil rights, artists and showbiz, gangsters, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alabama, iowa, brooklyn new york city, africa ...
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 6.7
 800
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: serious, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, deaf, children, girl, family relations, mother daughter relationship, neighborhood, rock star, child custody, electric shock, death of husband ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.8
 10K
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, realistic, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, porn, lgbt, love triangle, character study, family problems, life turned upside down, love affair, eccentric family, infidelity, female nudity, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: reykjavik iceland, iceland, europe
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 4.5
 268
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: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, evil spirit, crimes, supernatural, ghost, mentally unstable, investigation, special agents, law enforcement, psychopath, dark humor, hotel ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 4K
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: mind bending, slasher, surprise ending, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister sex, social worker, psychopath, birthday party, dysfunctional family, mental retardation, abusive mother, female psychopath, age difference, exploitation, supernatural, mental disorder ...
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, touching, sincere
Plot: african american, single mother, black history, teenage pregnancy, gangsters, women, girl, single parent, social worker, garbage collector, dedicated educator, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 3K
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, homeless, society, life is a bitch, hopes, prejudice, musician, hometown, loneliness, self discovery, social injustice, drug addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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 4.8
 79
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: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: drug addiction, painter, musician, bisexuality, religions or cults, friends, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, africa, morocco
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