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, harsh and sincere films and TV shows about / with homeless, homelessness, runaway, storytelling, redemption, mentor, life is a bitch, culture clash, friendship and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as homeless: The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), A Street Cat Named Bob (2016), Life Stinks (1991), Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), All the Invisible Children (2005), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), Being Flynn (2012), Hummingbird (2013), Surviving the Game (1994), The Soloist (2009).

List of homeless movies

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, beggar, romance, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, blind character, painting, life is a bitch, rise and fall, love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human animal relationship, cat, street musician, homeless, guitarist, singer, pet cat, addiction, drug addict, moral transformation, friendship, pets ...
Place: london
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 5.9
 11K
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: funny, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, goofy hero, wealth, survival, switching roles, self discovery, social differences, downfall, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic homeless man, whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: homeless, alcohol abuse, addiction, tragic hero, human nature, haunted by the past, abuse, suicide attempt, life is a bitch, homeless man, friendship between men, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england
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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, neorealism, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, homeless, juvenile delinquency, child abandonment, aids, young heroes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, youth, gypsy, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, serbia, sao paulo brazil, napoli italy
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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, brutality, vigilantism, homeless, bum, violence, social decay, violence spree, vigilante, vengeance, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 17K
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: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, absent father, writer's life, homeless man, social misfits, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, misfit, family problems, poet, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
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 6.2
 72K
Hummingbird (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, chinese mafia, chase, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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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: human prey, homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, manhunt, mountain, hunting, escapades, rivalry, isolation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, washington state
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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: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, street kid, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.7
 54K
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: prodigy, homeless, music, musician, street musician, mental illness, genius, musician's life, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, friendship, friends, misfit, social misfits, redemption, elderly, workplace, human nature, drifter, compassion, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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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: uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: homeless, teacher, changing lives, power relations, society, youth, hopes, teachers and students, idealism, dedication, school, new job ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, new mexico, salt lake city utah
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 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, infidelity, midlife crisis, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, human nature, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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 5.8
 22K
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, sentimental, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, family, little girl, single father, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, children, friendship, rich and poor, society, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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 6.7
 14K
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, kids
Plot: homeless, friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, ambition, youth, human nature, father son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, harvard university, new jersey
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 7.1
 14K
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, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, homeless, racism, deportation, social differences, human nature, life is a bitch, society, misfit, breaking point, alienation, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, kosovo, france, europe, africa ...
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 7.0
 40K
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, homeless, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, goodhearted, love and romance, selflessness, stranger, roommate, hopes ...
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, life, rags to riches, life philosophy, hopes, salesman, success, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, clever, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician's life, musician, loneliness, music, cat, homeless, aspiring singer, singer, introspection, ambition, financial problem, struggle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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 8.2
 100K
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, exciting, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, youth, friends, teenage life, swearing, friendship, supernatural, heroes, superhero, supernatural power, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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All Together Now (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An optimistic, talented teen clings to a huge secret: she's homeless and living on a school bus. When tragedy strikes, can she learn to accept a helping hand?
Style: captivating, thought provoking, touching, psychological, uplifting
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: homeless, human spirit, mother daughter relationship, death of mother, school, dream, friendship, best friend, social relations, best friends, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.6
 328K
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: inspirational, touching, uplifting, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, interracial relations, parents and children, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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Rocca Changes the World (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 11-year-old Rocca, a clever, creative and brave girl who lives all by herself in defiance of her teachers and the authorities has to fight to keep her independence and prove to everyone that a child also has the power to change the world.
Style: entertaining, captivating, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: bullying, homeless, female bully, astronaut, teacher student relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teenage life, teenage girl, home alone, father daughter relationship, car accident, taxi driver ...
Place: northern germany, hamburg germany
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, mischievous children, children, home alone, when the parents are away, family relations, young heroes, trap, robbery, homeless ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, miami, manhattan new york city, florida ...
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 7.4
 19K
The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, baby, black market, redemption, dysfunctional family, going straight, youth, social decay, life is a bitch, society, petty criminal, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, homeless, poverty, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, society, youth, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, death, crimes, homeless, vigilantism, haunted by the past, revenge, violence, vigilante, disorder, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
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 7.5
 5K
Up & Away (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story about two homeless brothers (Zana, 7) and (Dana, 10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, road movie, gloomy
Plot: brother brother relationship, homeless, survival, siblings relations, hopes, life is a bitch, follow your dream, family relations, dictatorship, escape from reality, ethnic, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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