Keyword: rags to riches

Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 179 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcomer to a thoroughly corrupted stock-pumper and IPO cowboy. Having quickly amassed an absurd fortune...
Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Chris Gardener is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother of his five-year-old son, Christopher, is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave. Chris, now a single father, continues doggedly to pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows...
Trading Places

Trading Places (1983)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 06/07/1983
The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs. environment. Curious as to what would happen if different lifestyles were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray Valentine to be placed in the lap of luxury. Simultaneously, they strip wealthy Louis Winthorpe III of his identity and wealth. When Billy Ray figures out that...
Kid Cannabis

Kid Cannabis (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
An teenage dropout in Idaho traffics drug across the Canadian border and winds up creating a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring.
Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/11/2008
Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to...
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/03/2006
Ricky Bobby has always dreamed of driving fast--real fast--like his father, Reese Bobby, who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky's mother, Lucy Bobby worried that her boy was also destined to end up as a professional daredevil on wheels. Ricky enters the racing arena as a "jackman" for slovenly driver Terry Cheveaux and accidentally gets his big break behind the wheel when...
Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 06/27/2002
When Deeds inherits controlling interest in a media corporation from his deceased uncle, he's quickly besieged by opportunists gunning for their piece of the pie. When Babe, a television tabloid reporter posing as an innocent smalltown girl, is sent to do an expose on Deeds, she instead feels herself falling in love.
Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/13/2015
A drama about N.W.A., the Los Angeles hip hop group that pioneered gangsta rap in the 1980s and 1990s. The story chronicles the rise and fall of the rap quartet, which was formed by Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren. The group's songs were so riotous and raw that they were banned from radio, but N.W.A. still sold millions of albums and gained unprecedented popularity - and notoriety. Then came...
Authors Anonymous

Authors Anonymous (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
A group of struggling writers meet weekly to try out their material, air grievances, and lend one another support. However, the fabric of the group is tested when one of them lands an agent, a book deal, and a screen writing contract, all in quick succession.