Highest-Rated Movies about 'Homeless Person', Sort by Popularity

On the Bowery (1956), The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004), Rosie (2018), The Caretaker (1964), Blind Chance (1987), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Dark Days (2000) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Homeless Person movies.

#2. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004)

Storyline: A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care. Over time he comes to appreciate their individual identities and makes a case for humans to reevaluate their relationship to animals. When he is forced to leave them, he despairs over the birds' fate.

Plot Keywords: musician, homeless person, parrot, neighbor, charming, uplifting, emotional ...

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#4. The Caretaker (1964)

Storyline: Naive and lonely Aston (Robert Shaw) rescues the homeless and manipulative Davies (Donald Pleasence), inviting him to stay at his rundown family home. Aston's brother and guardian, Mick (Alan Bates), dislikes the shiftless Davies, but comes to see him as someone to unload the house onto when Aston proposes that Davies become its caretaker. Mick, fed up with his responsibilities, hopes Davies' duties as caretaker will extend to caring for his brother as well.

Plot Keywords: homeless person, brother, handicapped, brooding, amusing, offbeat, house ...

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#6. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Storyline: In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna - Fuser to his friends and later better known as 'Ernesto Che Guevara' - one semester away from graduation, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany his twenty-nine year old biochemist friend 'Alberto Granado' - Mial to his friends - on his four month, 8,000 km long dream motorcycle trip throughout South America starting from their home in Buenos Aires. Their quest is to see things they've only read about in books about the continent on which they live, and to finish that quest on Alberto's thirtieth birthday on the other side of the continent in the Guajira Peninsula in Venezuela. Not all on this trip goes according to their rough plan due to a broken down motorbike, a continual lack of money (they often stretching the truth to gain the favor of a variety of strangers to help them), arguments between the two in their frequent isolation solely with each other, their raging libidos which sometimes get ...

Plot Keywords: che guevara, friend, homeless person, worker, engaging, incredible, fascinating ...

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#7. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Storyline: Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn. Hana, the transvestite with delusions of being a mother, convinces the others to keep it overnight. The next day, using a key found with the baby, they start tracking down the parents, with many adventures along the way.—Jon Reeves <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: homeless person, hobo, transsexual, runaway, alcoholic, baby, emotional ...

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#8. Dark Days (2000)

Storyline: Near Penn Station, next to the Amtrak tracks, squatters have been living for years. Marc Singer goes underground to live with them, and films this "family." A dozen or so men and one woman talk about their lives: horrors of childhood, jail time, losing children, being coke-heads. They scavenge, they've built themselves sturdy one-room shacks; they have pets, cook, chat, argue, give each other haircuts. A bucket is their toilet. Leaky overhead pipes are a source of water for showers. They live in virtual darkness. During the filming, Amtrak gives a 30-day eviction notice.—<[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: homeless person, convict, prisoner, dark, dense, uneasy, prison ...

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#9. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Storyline: Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York City for the first time. Preening himself as a real "hustler", he finds that he is the one getting "hustled" until he teams up with down-and-out but resilient outcast Ratso Rizzo. The initial "country cousin meets city cousin" relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend.

Plot Keywords: homeless person, dishwasher, artist, wealthy woman, girlfriend, mother, disturbing ...

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#10. Miracle in Milan (1951)

Storyline: An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden; she takes care of him and calls him Totò. When she dies, he is sent to an orphanage, which he leaves as a teenager. When Totò goes out in the world, he expects everyone to be open-hearted as himself, but they aren't. Without belongings and a place to live, he soon turns up among other homeless people, living scattered in boxes and cement pipes on a vast, barren field outside Milan. With his energy and enthusiasm, Totò quickly engages the outcasts in transforming the place into a small shanty-town. The eccentric misfits are turned into a warm-hearted community. But when the wealthy Mr. Mobbi buys the land, he tries to get rid of them.—Maths Jesperson {[email protected]}

Plot Keywords: homeless person, orphan, adoptive mother, capitalist, uplifting, charming, quirky ...

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#11. The Man Without a Past (2002)

Storyline: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track.

Plot Keywords: amnesiac, social worker, welder, homeless person, musician, love interest, amusing ...

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#12. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003)

Storyline: Filmed during nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal, this film brings audiences to the long-forbidden "rooftop of the world"... from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images. TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion.—Sue Peosay

Plot Keywords: buddhist, monk, warrior, homeless person, profound, moving, monastery ...

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#13. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

Storyline: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and an affliction which is slowly turning her blind. The film portrays the harsh existence of the homeless as Alex, Michele and Hans, an older vagrant survive on the streets with their wits. As they both slowly get their lives back together, Michele becomes increasingly dependent on Alex as her vision deteriorates further. Fearing that Michele will leave him if she receives a new medical treatment Alex attempts to keep Michele practically a prisoner. The streets, skies and waterways of Paris are used as a backdrop to the story in a series of stunning visuals which dominate the film.

Plot Keywords: painter, homeless person, emotional, melodramatic, touching, fascinating, france ...

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#14. August Rush (2007)

Storyline: Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) is a cellist studying at the Juilliard School and living under strict rule of her father (William Sadler). Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is the lead singer of "The Connelly Brothers", an Irish rock band. Lyla and Louis meet at a party after their respective concerts, and have a sexual encounter on the rooftop. The day after, they separate in a hurry, and are unable to maintain contact as Lyla is ushered away by her father to Chicago. Lyla is also aware that she is pregnant. Later, when in New York City, after an argument with her father over her unborn child, she is struck by a car. Due to the accident trauma, she gives birth prematurely, and her father secretly puts the baby boy up for adoption under her name, allowing Lyla to believe that her son died. Eleven years later, Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore) is living in a boys' orphanage outside New York City, where he meets Richard Jeffries (Terrence Howard), a social worker with Child and Family ...

Plot Keywords: orphan, homeless person, boy, cellist, mother, father, touching ...

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