Needing money movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant needing money movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, feel good and melancholic films and TV shows about / with needing money, family relations, friendship, cigarette smoking, hospital, money problems, violence, prostitute, money and cell phone plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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needing money movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as needing money: Second Chances (2013), Lea (2011), Melody (2014), Squid Game (2021), Chiki (2020), Animal World (2018), Paprika (1991), Dream Home (2010), Shield of Straw (2013), After the Storm (2016).

List of needing money movies

Second Chances (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jenny McLean is a single mom working at a 911-call center struggling to make ends meet and raise her two kids, Elsie and Luke. Although still reeling from her divorce, Jenny can’t help but flirt when she gets emergency calls from Jeff, a local ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: firefighter, single mother, needing money, therapy, chore, male female relationship, boy, love and romance, parents and children, human nature, second chance, good deed ...
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 4.7
 384
Lea (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Léa lives in Le Havre, where she attends college whilst taking care of her elderly grandmother. To make ends meet, she works as a waitress in a night club. Her admittance to the Institute of Political Studies in Paris offers her new ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), introspection, nightlife, human nature, youth, hopes, lifestyle, strong female presence, strong sexual content, student life, student, needing money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 6.3
 241
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: surrogate mother, terminal illness, hairdresser, homeless, baby, money, follow your dream, social differences, hopes, social relations, pregnancy, grandmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, england, europe
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 8.2
 173K
Squid Game (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: "Round Six" is a story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win ten million US dollars. The game takes place at an unknown location, and the ...
Style: mysterious, disturbing, suspense, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, game of death, fictional game show, game, prize, death, contests and competitions, brutality, moral dilemma, characters killed one by one, mortal combat, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: south korea
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 7.7
 976
Chiki (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: In the south of Russia, where roadside cafes alternate with ripe fruit ruins, three friends of Sveta, Marina and Lyudka work in a brothel. Their former colleague - enterprising Jeanne - went to conquer Moscow, but returned to the girls with a ...
Style: social, touching, sad, feminist film, uplifting ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, business venture, ex prostitute, prostitute, women, provincial life, woman in danger, new life, life is a bitch, parents and children, country girl, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 6.5
 4K
Animal World (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Drifting aimlessly through life, Kaisi (Li Yi Feng) has racked up debts of several million having borrowed money from his friends. Lured with the promise of writing it all off, Kaisi leaves his ailing mother and childhood sweetheart Qing (Zhou ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, disturbing, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: rock paper scissors, card game, most dangerous game, superhero, sick mother, redemption, game, daydreamer, slacker, stabbing, video game, monster ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 4K
Paprika (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. "Paprika" is the name given to her by the madam.
Style: erotic, cult film
Plot: brothel, anal sex, female genitalia, erotica, prostitute, prostitution, pimp, self sacrifice, femme fatale, lust, female nudity, marriage ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: italy, rome italy
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 6.6
 5K
Dream Home (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman will go to whatever lengths necessary to obtain her dream home with a view of the sea. This includes driving down the property value and decreasing the occupancy rate by killing her potential neighbors ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, slasher, stylized, rough ...
Plot: severed penis, murder, female psychopath, female killer, psychopath, gory, blind ambition, deadly, crimes, violence spree, plan gone awry, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, xian
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Shield of Straw (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ninagawa is a powerful man in Japanese politics and with top economic connections.His granddaughter is then murdered. The suspect is Kunihide Kiyomaru (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Kunihide Kiyomaru has a prior conviction for assaulting and killing a girl 8 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mole, vengeance, protection, manhunt, danger, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, murder, husband wife relationship, swat, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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After the Storm (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ryota is an unpopular writer although he won a literary award 15 years ago. Now, Ryota works as a private detective. He is divorced from his ex-wife Kyoko and he has an 11-year-old son Shingo. His mother Yoshiko lives alone at her apartment. One ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, melancholic, touching, sincere
Plot: divorce, private detective, lottery ticket, slice of life, storm, gambling, father son relationship, lie, divorced father, bet, trust, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 924
Virgin Snow (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Min is a Korean boy moves to Japan with his father who is a potter. One day at a local shrine, he meets Nanae, a beautiful Japanese girl with stunning eyes who is aspiring to be a painter. Min falls in love at first sight and finds out that Nanae ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: japanese school, romance, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, lovers apart, youth, teenager, disappearance, art, promise, drawing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, east asia
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My Little Sweet Pea (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It isn't easy to find a dream to chase when you're young, but Mugiko (Maki Horikita) has one: she can't wait to become an anime voice actress. Saving up for classes while she works part time in a manga store, she lives with her older, ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, manga
Plot: family, mother, mother daughter relationship, lie, brother sister relationship, single mother, parent child relationship, parents and children, mother child separation, family relations, relationships, comeback ...
Place: tokyo
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 7.3
 1K
Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pretty Tokyo teen Hiromi Yoshii (Asumi Miwa) and her girlfriends struggle with rivalries, clothes and boyfriends, just like any other high school clique. But out for kicks and blind to the consequences, the girls of Love & Pop hide a dirty ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, society, youth, social decay, teenage life, looking for love, looking for sex, street kid, teenage girl, restaurant, dance lesson, white bra ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Henry Fonda plays Elegant John, an old trucker who steals back his prized rig in California and takes off with almost no money. His Kenworth tractor has the name Eleanor on it. Elegant John once met Eleanor Roosevelt. He pulls a Fruehauf van with a ...
Style: road movie
Plot: truck driver, hitchhiker, smoking, driving at night, dumb police, aging, illness, brother sister relationship, police raid, sex scene, diner, crush ...
Time: 70s
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 7.0
 50
75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: suspense, social realism, tense, psychological, tragic ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: double life, strong female character, organized crime, secret life, drug use, friendship between men, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, social problem, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: year 2016, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ohio, america, midwest, usa, kentucky ...
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 6.0
 274
Eva's Eye (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While Eva Magnus and her daughter, Jenny, are taking a walk, they discover a dead body floating along the riverside. Eva runs to the nearest phone booth and pretends to call the police. Then she leaves the body for someone else to find. Why? Konrad ...
Plot: female director, painting, suffocation, bandaged hand, investigator, reunion, funeral, painter, sex, drug dealer, artist, dead prostitute ...
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 7.4
 105K
Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: brutal, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, wheelchair, loneliness, brother, prison, bank robber, stolen money, one night, brother brother relationship, violence, game playing, promise ...
Time: year 2016
Place: new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 7.3
 1K
Happy Hour (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi truly believe that they can confide in each other. But one day, at a party, Jun confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband and this information seems to upset the other three. They follow her trial as she ...
Style: romantic, sexy, feel good, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: mother in law, divorce, career, relationships, missing person, unplanned pregnancy, lgbt, adultery, bisexual woman, alcohol, husband wife relationship, doctor ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Double Suicide (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful and married with children, paper-mill owner Jihei knows better than to contradict the strict social and moral codes of 18th-century Japan. But when he meets the lovely courtesan Koharu, he becomes a man obsessed. Koharu returns his love, ...
Style: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, jidai geki
Plot: prostitute, power relations, fighting the system, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, rebellion, bittersweet, destructive relationship, rich and poor, impossible love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, japan
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 5.1
 797
Naked Massacre (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Loosely based on the notorious Richard Speck murders, this is the grim tale of a disturbed Vietnam vet returning home via Belfast, who invades a house shared by eight nurses and proceeds to terrorize and murder them.
Style: suspense, cult film
Plot: nurse, murder, knife murder, tattoo, drinking, anger, psycho, street, bar, lesbianism, travel, cunnilingus ...
Place: ireland, belfast, northern ireland
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The Investigator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary, Sweden, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This multi-award winning film tells the story of precise and silent, Tibor Malkáv – your average 37 year-old man, who though not rich, leads a comfortable and uncomplicated life. All this changes when he finds out his mother is dying of cancer ...
Plot: pathologist, hospital, investigation, corpse, contract killing, needing money, murder for hire, sick mother, morgue, cat, murder, movie theatre ...
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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, scientist, surgery, supernatural, supernatural ability, experimenting, experiment gone awry, gambling, laboratory, scheming ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
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Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: christmas, prodigy, family relations, performer's life, college life, unfulfillment, tragic hero, youth, painting, ex husband ex wife relationship, mentor, artist ...
Time: 70s
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 6.2
 35K
Lionheart (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, on the run, heroes, bet, drug dealer, ambition, rivalry, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, family relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north africa, paris france ...
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, generosity, holiday, road not taken, alternate reality, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states
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The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.
Plot: homelessness, orphan, hardship, family, happy ending, letter, 19 year old, dancing couple, foster child, foster home, large family, house ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959, 1960s, 60s, 50s
Place: missouri
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, blues, race against time, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, soul music, car chase, nun, shopping mall, money problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: nanny, danger, criminal gang, one night, adventure, playboy magazine, car theft, friendship, nothing goes right, rescue, youth, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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All I Want for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tis the season for making dreams true. If everything goes according to plan for one young boy, he just may be sharing this Christmas with a new dad. Ever since her husband died, Sarah Armstrong has divided her time between working at a community ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: holiday, single parent, christmas, wish come true, hopes, romance, contests and competitions, parents and children, couples, family relations, looking for love, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
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 5.5
 5K
Pusher (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In London, a drug dealer grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless clutches of a ruthless crime lord. The more desperate his behavior, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, on the run, disorder, nothing goes right, chase, danger, debt, gangsters, gangster, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
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