Keyword: working class

Tammy

Tammy (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 07/01/2014
Tammy is having a bad day. She's totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl, is her only option-with a car, cash...
Fighter

The Fighter (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 12/09/2010
Up-and-coming boxer Micky Ward always lived in the shadow of his half-brother Dicky, who was a boxing hero. Dicky eventually ruined his career by getting involved with drugs and crime and now works as Micky's trainer. Together, the two brothers work to win a title bout that would redeem each of them, unite their family, and bring pride to their town.
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 08/20/1987
Its the summer of 1963 and Baby is stuck at the Catskills with her parents. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Baby attends the organized classes on merengue dancing and wig demonstration. Suddenly, all of that changes when she meets Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor. With Johnny, Baby learns the steps to a new dance--a dirty dance--that allows her to discover new strengths...
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 03/16/2000
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working...
God's Pocket

God's Pocket (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction "accident," and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't...

These Times (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Angie has little formal education, but she does possess three vital qualities: energy, wit and ambition. Angie works in a twilight zone between gang-masters and employment agencies and is tired of being pushed around. This is a tale set against the background of the dynamic Anglo Saxon miracle of flexible labor, globalization, double shifts and lots of happy, happy, happy consumers: Us.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 03/04/1999
A collection of law-dodging characters in London are brought together by coincidence when a streetwise young man loses half-a-million pounds in a card game. He has a week to get together the money or face losing some fingers. Desperate, he and his friends decide to rip off a gang who are planning to rip off a bunch of ganja farmers. Simple. Except the drug dealers want their money back, as do the...
Machinist

The Machinist (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 10/21/2004
Trevor Reznik, a quiet and reserved loner who works as a machinist, is wasting away from lack of food and sleep deprivation leaving him gaunt and fatigued. After a year of suffering from severe insomnia, he is involved in an accident at the workplace that leaves a co-worker seriously injured. What follows is a dark descent into paranoia, as Trevor's downward spiral leaves him obsessed with finding...
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 09/22/2005
Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr. Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meager rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escape to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the sinister Fagin--the mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets. Oliver's rescue by the kindly Mr...
Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Grand Seduction

The Grand Seduction (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin "The Grand...
Beauty Shop

Beauty Shop (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 03/29/2005
Leaving the Chicago crew behind, Gina Norris is a long way from the Barbershop--she now lives in Atlanta and is making a name for herself and her cutting-edge hairstyles at a posh Southern salon. But when her flamboyant, egotistical boss, Jorge, takes it one criticism too far, she storms out of his salon to open a shop of her own, taking the shampoo girl and a few key clients with her. Gina risks...

Stealing Bess (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/02/2014
English twins, who despise each other, start rival vacuum cleaner companies across the street from each other.
Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 12/03/2013
Russell Baze has a rough life: he works a dead-end, blue collar job at the local steel mill by day and cares for his terminally-ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he is lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so-with nothing left to lose-Russell takes...
Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 09/23/2010
A young boy lives an idyllic life with his adoptive parents on the coast of Florida until the day they receive a disturbing phone call: his birth parents want Joey back. A judge's decision could tear him away from the only home he's ever known. One family is determined to keep the son they love, the other to begin a new life, one they've always dreamed of, and rise above the challenges of...
Here Comes the Boom

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/11/2012
Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher, Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy - most of all the school nurse, Bella - but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he...
Norma Rae

Norma Rae (1978)

Rated: PG Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/31/1978
Norma Rae works for minimum wage in a cotton mill. Her whole family has experienced health problems from working there, and after hearing a New York union organizer named Reuben speak, she decides to unionize the shop. In addition to the problems this causes for Norma Rae at work, it also disturbs her life at home, because her husband Sonny thinks that she must be having an affair with Reuben...
Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Rated: R Runtime: 183 minutes Release date: 11/29/1978
A group of Russian-American friends from a small Pennsylvannia industrial town prepare to leave for Vietnam. When they return from the war, their lives are indelibly changed.
Joe

Joe (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
Hard-living, ex-con Joe hires teenage Gary and his destitute father into his "tree-poisoning" crew for a lumber company. Joe sees in Gary a determination, raw decency and a sense of resilience that he barely believes possible. Gary has had nothing in life, has never spent a day in school, yet something drives him to take care of his family, protect his sister from his father's ugly moods and hope...
Summer Catch

Summer Catch (2001)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 08/23/2001
This summer couldn't be more crucial for Ryan Dunne, a blue-collar kid with aspirations to become a major league baseball player. Every summer, the hottest college ball players descend upon Cape Cod to pursue their baseball dreams during the day and blow off steam in town at night. The first local boy in years to earn a slot in the team, Ryan finally got his shot...but the temptations off-field...

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 11/11/2012
The American dream says that with hard work and perseverance, anyone can pull himself up from poverty to achieve success. But is this really true? Park Avenue in Manhattan is home to some of the wealthiest people in the country, but just ten minutes away there's another Park Avenue in the South Bronx, where residents subsist on food stamps and face dire futures. Income inequality has skyrocketed...
One Chance

One Chance (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
This is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for "Britain's Got Talent." Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win the talent competition and the hearts of millions.
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
The story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades is recounted. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Honeymooners

The Honeymooners (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 06/09/2005
Meet Ralph Kramden--a man of vision, taste, and refinement. Now, if he can just get the rest of the world to see it. By day, Ralph's an ordinary New York City bus driver. But in his off-hours, he's an innovator, an inventor, an entrepreneur who's just one great idea away from instant wealth. (Unfortunately for Ralph, none of those ideas has yet panned out.) His best friend (and neighbor) is Ed...
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 02/13/2007
A single father, Monty, is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia, a beautiful--and hard-nosed--attorney he meets during his short stint as a...