Homeless movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant homeless movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, feel good and emotional films and TV shows about / with homeless, homelessness, redemption, runaway, culture clash, storytelling, mentor, friendship, society and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
homeless movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as homeless: A Street Cat Named Bob (2016), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Life Stinks (1991), Surviving the Game (1994), Redemption (2013), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), The Soloist (2009), The Good Heart (2009), Being Flynn (2012), All the Invisible Children (2005).

List of homeless movies

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, based on true events
Plot: cat, human animal relationship, street musician, homeless, guitarist, pet cat, drug addict, singer, brat, moral transformation, addiction, pets ...
Place: london
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The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, painting, blind character, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love, dishonesty, beggar ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, paris france, france, tokyo
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Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, self discovery, survival, switching roles, social differences, society, downfall, goofy hero, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, human prey, chases and races, deadly, hunting, isolation, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
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Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, vengeance, redemption, homeless, haunted by the past, crimes, swat team, tough heroes, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, chase, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and ...
Style: rough, psychotronic, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, violence, vigilante, vigilantism, brutality, homeless, social decay, violence spree, vengeance, bum, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: homeless, musician, prodigy, cello, music, street musician, mental illness, genius, life is a bitch, musician's life, rich and poor, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, friendship, profanity, redemption, social misfits, misfit, drifter, friends, elderly, workplace, human nature, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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Being Flynn (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, social misfits, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, poet, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, misfit, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
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All the Invisible Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.
Style: touching, atmospheric, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, homeless, aids, social decay, life is a bitch, young heroes, child abandonment, society, danger, youth, neo realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, africa, napoli italy, sao paulo brazil
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Street Trash (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of hobos begin melting into multicolored piles of goo after drinking sixty-year-old liquor. At the same time, the psychotic Vietnam War vet who rules the hobo camp snaps and begins killing at random. Two brothers set out to stop the liquor ...
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: body horror, toxic, homeless, store, alcohol, supernatural, experiment gone awry, violence spree, deadly, society, contamination, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, cynical, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, superhuman powers, friends, teenage life, swearing, anti heroes, supernatural, heroes, imaginary, friendship, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, rape, misanthrope, death sentence, destructive relationship, tragic love, lesbian love, homeless, murder, death penalty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
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Land of Plenty (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, homeless, hopes, politics, paranoia, self discovery, haunted by the past, redemption, introspection, society, obsessive quest, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, israel, middle east ...
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Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, teacher, changing lives, teachers and students, idealism, hopes, society, youth, power relations, reach out, children, dedication ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
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3-Iron (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: enigmatic, contemplative, melancholic, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: golf, destiny, homeless, romance, domestic violence, jealousy, love triangle, escape, invasion, drifter, husband wife relationship, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, little girl, family, single father, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, rich and poor, urban, children, friendship, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, homeless, life is a bitch, parents and children, friends, family relations, female impersonator, baby, eccentric family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, homeless, deportation, social differences, human nature, breaking point, alienation, social decay, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, kosovo, france, europe, africa ...
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Parasites (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of friends get lost in the seedy streets where they encounter a crazed gang of homeless derelicts that seizes them and kills them one by one. The surviving man escapes on foot, naked and unarmed, with a pack of depraved transients in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: homeless, chase, murder, college student, police, gang, one night, racist, death, friendship, manhunt, death of friend ...
Place: los angeles
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Melody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Melody, 28 years old, a confused child born under the name X, decides to rent out her body in order to get the money she needs to realize her dream: opening a hair-dressing salon. To do so, she accepts to carry the child of Emily, a rich English ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: surrogate mother, terminal illness, hairdresser, homeless, money, baby, follow your dream, social differences, hopes, social relations, pregnancy, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, england, europe
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With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, youth, ambition, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
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The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, strong female character, interracial relations, american football, life, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, family drama, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully, not realising he is just a homeless beggar and petty thief looking for some easy cash.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, bodyguard, nerd, self defense, teacher, friendship, high school life, homeless, protector, boss, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, homeless, female friendship, love and romance, goodhearted, hopes, roommate, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami
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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, life, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, single father, hopes, down on your luck, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Tag (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, homeless, couples, drug addict, murder, runaway, hiv, abusive parent, flashback sequence, gay teenager, love, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician's life, music, musician, loneliness, cat, singer, guitar, homeless, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, homeless, lifestyle, teenage life, redemption, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, street kid, homeless, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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