10 Most Inspirational Movies About Poverty


SEATTLE — Hollywood has always been known for its glitz and glam. However, despite the constant displays of glamour, there have been a plethora of movies produced representing the billions of people suffering from poverty. Some of these movies have been so touching that many viewers have been inspired to make a difference. Below are some of the most inspirational movies about poverty.

The Grapes of Wrath

Poverty The Grapes of Wrath
Novel and movie Classic about a Dust Bowl family struggling through The Great Depression.
Photo: The Guardian

The Saint of Fort Washington

Poverty The Saints Of Fort Washington
A film about Mathew and Jerry, two homeless men working hard in hopes of finally getting an apartment together.
Photo: Telusuri Suir

The Hunger Games

Poverty The Hunger Games
Best seller trilogy and movie series about impoverished young adults forced to fight for their lives and well-being of their district.
Photo: WHD Wallpapers

Sergeant York

Poverty Sergeant York
He spends the vast majority of his time keeping records of his family’s poverty and his struggle to earn money.
Photo: SGT York


Poverty Scarface
Cuban refugee who claws his way out of poverty and into wealth.
Photo: Huffington Post

Slumdog Millionaire

Poverty Slumdog Millionaire
Jamal Malik, a poor 18-year-old orphan from Mumbai, rises from the slums to compete on a TV game show.
Photo: Rocker

Midnight Cowboy

Poverty Midnight Cowboy
Two friends struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Photo: Flick Facts


Poverty Oliver
Musical adaptation of “Oliver Twist” focusing on a gang of poor orphan pickpockets.
Photo: Sony Movie Channel

The Pursuit of Happyness

Poverty Pursuit of Happyness
A film portraying the struggles of Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, after becoming homeless due to a bad investment of his life savings. The movie breaks the stereotypical idea that homeless individuals suffer through poverty because they are just plain lazy.
Photo: IGN

Modern Times

Poverty Modern Times
A great Charlie Chaplin film about his struggles coping with modern society, while spending his time helping a homeless girl.
Photo: The Fan Carpet

Sources: Mcall, Screen Junkies, Huffington Post
Featured Photo: Huffington Post


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