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
Novel and movie Classic about a Dust Bowl family struggling through The Great Depression.
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The Saint of Fort Washington
A film about Mathew and Jerry, two homeless men working hard in hopes of finally getting an apartment together.
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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.
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He spends the vast majority of his time keeping records of his family’s poverty and his struggle to earn money.
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Two friends struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
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Musical adaptation of “Oliver Twist” focusing on a gang of poor orphan pickpockets.
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The 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.
A great Charlie Chaplin film about his struggles coping with modern society, while spending his time helping a homeless girl.
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