Homelessness

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1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 409,594 | Gross: $163.57M

2. Ironweed (1987)

R | 143 min | Drama

An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 7,728 | Gross: $7.39M

3. Shelter (I) (2014)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama

43 Metascore

Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.

Director: Paul Bettany | Stars: Adolfo Mendez-Nouel, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Hoffman, Teddy Cañez

Votes: 3,989

4. God Bless the Child (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Mare Winningham, Grace Johnston, L. Scott Caldwell, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 374

5. Stone Pillow (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga, William Converse-Roberts, Stephen Lang

Votes: 384

6. The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama

A homeless schizophrenic seeks the help of a streetwise combat veteran as they attempt to overcome cruel life on the streets.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Danny Glover, Matt Dillon, Rick Aviles, Nina Siemaszko

Votes: 2,180 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

Gritty documentary that looks at the lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,464 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Where the Day Takes You (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Robert Knepper, Laura San Giacomo, Sean Astin

Votes: 2,981 | Gross: $0.39M

9. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

Votes: 19,177 | Gross: $33.69M

10. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 26,835 | Gross: $0.13M

11. The Rose Seller (1998)

116 min | Drama

13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Gaviria | Stars: Leidy María 'Lady' Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil, Diana Murillo

Votes: 1,568

12. Homeless (II) (2015)

92 min | Drama

An 18 year old boy navigates his way through life in a shelter after the passing of his grandmother.

Director: Clay Riley Hassler | Stars: Michael McDowell, Lance Megginson, Julie Dunagan, Hosanna Gourley

Votes: 125

13. No Place Like Home (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Christine Lahti, Jeff Daniels, Scott Marlowe, CCH Pounder

Votes: 282

14. Christmas on Division Street (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Fred Savage, Hume Cronyn, Badja Djola, Jim Byrnes

Votes: 382

15. Lights in the Dusk (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Ilkka Koivula

Votes: 5,919 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama

A writer takes a backwards look at the life of his unlikely friend Stuart, a homeless alcoholic who experienced a traumatic event in his childhood.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Nicola Duffett, Claire-Louise Cordwell

Votes: 8,356

17. Mondo (1995)

80 min | Drama

Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Ovidiu Balan, Philippe Petit, Pierrette Fesch, Jerry Smith

Votes: 510

18. Time Out of Mind (2014)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

75 Metascore

George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 3,591 | Gross: $0.16M

19. Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

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.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Robert Bockstael, Makyla Smith

Votes: 3,480



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