Top Ten Flicks – Poverty

Hey folks… here for your pleasure, our Top Ten “soul stretching non-“poverty porn” films that delve into the tragedy of poverty, inequality, and moral relativism.

Yep, that’s a mouthful.  Here we go…

Top Ten Picks

  1. O Brother Where Art Thou? – Every aspect of a Greek heroic journey, set to fabulous music in the depression.
  2. The Pursuit of Happyness – Will Smith as a struggling salesman in SF.
  3. Modern Times has Charlie Chaplin’s adorable tramp as the quintessential everyman facing the world.
  4. Life is Beautiful – World War II is the backdrop.
  5. Schindler’s List – Another WWII film, with heroism and horror, together.
  6. Twelve Years a Slave – On the abomination of slavery in the USA
  7. The Help – On post-slavery experience as domestic help.
  8. How Green Was My Valley – an Irish classic.
  9. Freedom Writers – Hillary Swank, at-risk students and overcoming.
  10. Stand & Deliver – A math teacher teaches calculus against all odds.


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Categories Pop Culture, Top Ten | Tags: , | Posted on April 28, 2015

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