Keyword: reversal of fortune

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...
Artist

The Artist (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/24/2011
It's the late 1920s in Hollywood and handsome George Valentin is a silent movie idol. During the premiere of his latest film, Valentin meets Peppy Miller, a star-struck extra and aspiring actress. The two are attracted to each other and Peppy is given a small dancing role in his next picture. As their romance progresses, Valentin's producer has to cope with a love-struck star who is distracted on...
Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights (1997)

Rated: R Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 10/11/1997
A dark comedy following the rise and fall of Eddie Adams, a handsome, uneducated teenager who works in the kitchen of a popular San Fernando Valley nightclub. Back at home, Eddie has to face the oppressive company of a passive father and a domineering mother who keeps reminding him he's stupid and a failure. But when he's spotted at the club by Jack Horner, a successful porn producer, Eddie is...

The Last Knights (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/01/2015
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.
Affluenza

Affluenza (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
Swept up in a heady pre-recession world of absentee parents, plentiful booze and casual sex, aspiring photographer Fisher Miller escapes his middle-class life for the moneyed mansions of the young, beautiful elite. With a stash of high-quality weed and a vintage camera, he gains access to his gorgeous cousin Kate's circle of wealthy and indulged friends, just as their entitled reality is about 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...
Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Craig is a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay telling his family, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend. The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger along with his mysterious wife. The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for...

Adult Beginners (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
When a self-centered entrepreneur's new company fails, he moves back to his childhood home in the suburbs and in with his pregnant sister, his brother-in-law and their 3-year-old son who is required to babysit on weekends.
Awakenings

Awakenings (1990)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 12/19/1990
Based on a true story, a passionate and somewhat unorthodox doctor struggles to cure patients of encephalitis, a sleeping disorder which struck many victims in the 1920s, rendering them motionless and seemingly thoughtless.

Temporary Family (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
When real estate agent Hong Siu Lung sees an ad for a penthouse for a low price, he decides to buy it and flip it for a profit. So he makes a deal with a wealthy divorcee, his stepdaughter and a rich college student from mainland China to split the purchase. But then the bottom falls out of the real estate market and the four of them are forced to live together.
Great Ziegfeld

The Great Ziegfeld (1935)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 180 minutes Release date: 11/29/1935
Ziegfeld begins his career as a sideshow barker and works his way to becoming the Broadway impresario extraordinaire. He marries temperamental actress Anna Held, but their relationship is too turbulent to last. Later, he marries another actress, Billie Burke and, after enduring many dark days, finds fame with four simultaneous Broadway hits.
Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/21/2014
Devereaux, the President of a large French financial group, is a powerful and self-assured man who leads a very active social life in Paris. A liberal, his political ambitions are only matched by his rough arrogance and an uncontrollable, voracious sexual appetite. He is addicted to prostitutes and uses them as leverage in official business. While in New York on business, Devereaux spends 12 hours...
Bends

Bends (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/20/2013