Best movies & tv shows about Poverty to watch so far in 2017

Audiences love ‘from rags to riches’ stories. Movies about people that start with nothing, but make it to the top anyway, because of their limitless devotion. There are filmmakers more honest too. Social realists like Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers who do not shy away from showing the actual bleakness of many peoples’ lives. This list features a wide range of movies that deal with poverty in interesting and diverse ways.


Find the latest tv shows & movies related to 'Poverty', released in 2017, 2016 and earlier. The best Poverty-related movies & series released so far. Foreign movies & series & American Hollywood productions.

New 2017 movies to watch right now

Movies categorized under 'Poverty' released in 2017 so far as well as upcoming releases.

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Sweat Rain

07 Mar 2017
by Hakim Belabbes

Mbarek tries to provide for his family as he farms a small plot of land. But his only source of livelihood..... Read more

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La familia

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by Gustavo Rondón Córdova

Father and son Andres and Pedro are running away after Pedro stabs a boy in their town. Andres tries to..... Read more

The Best movies & tv series about Poverty of the last decade

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    Little Dorrit

    2008–
    by N/A

    The story focuses on Amy Dorrit who leads a life of labour and toil to earn money for her family. Her life..... Read more

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    Mua Len Trau

    23 Mar 2005
    by Minh Nguyen-Vo

    15-year old Kim volunteers to take his family’s buffalo inland so they don’t starve. He..... Read more

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    Ice Poison

    18 Jul 2014
    by Midi Z

    A drama about two people in Burma-China that turn to Crystal Meth to escape their boring and difficult..... Read more

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    Stray Dogs

    21 Feb 2014
    by Ming-liang Tsai

    A homeless family struggles to survive in Taipei. Thankfully they meet a grocery clerk who helps them..... Read more

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    Atlantic.

    07 Dec 2014
    by Jan-Willem van Ewijk

    A Moroccan fisherman goes on a journey of a lifetime. Traveling on his wind surfboard, he must make..... Read more

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    Maami

    03 Feb 2012
    by Tunde Kelani

    Maami is a kind and brave single mother. She does everything in her power to protect and care for her son, ..... Read more

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    Noble

    08 May 2015
    by Stephen Bradley

    Christina Noble is an Irish woman who flies into Vietnam fourteen years after the war ended. She works hard..... Read more

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    Gente de Bien

    18 Mar 2015
    by Franco Lolli

    Eric, a 10-year old boy, ends up living with his father who he barely knows. Maria Isabel, who works for..... Read more

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    Sang Penari

    10 Nov 2011
    by Ifa Isfansyah

    Two teenagers fall in love in their small, poverty-stricken village. But when a political coup separates..... Read more


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