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Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies

We all love movies where we get to cheer for the underdog whose luck changes and makes him a millionaire. Here's a list of some of the best rags to riches movies ever made in no order in particular.

1

The Pursuit of Happiness

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | The Pursuit of Happiness

If this movie doesn't melt your heart then i don't know what will. Will Smith is a salesman who's left with his son (in reel AND real life, Jaden Smith) after his wife walks out on him and the movie is about his struggle for the pursuit of happiness. Keep your tissue box ready.

2

Slumdog Millionaire

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Slumdog Millionaire

Just like in the movie, the movie itself was quite an underdog with it's oscar victory. A slum-dweller Mumbai teen becomes a contestant on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and when faced with suspicion, reveals how he knows the answers.

3

Maid in Manhattan

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Maid in Manhattan

In this movie, Jennifer Lopez proves that she's not only a talented singer but also a talented actress. A hotel maid is mistaken for a socialite by a senatorial candidate while she tries on a wealthy woman's dress and finds himself falling for her.

4

The Social Network

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | The Social Network

A story about how Mark Zukerberg started Facebook and got where he is. Bring out the Popcorn!

5

The Great Gatsby

Jun 05, 2016
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | The Great Gatsby

Directed by Baz Luhrmann and based on the novel by the same name, The Great Gatsby is no less than a masterpiece in terms of the story and the direction. Nick Carraway, a World War I veteran, shares his experience on being attracted to Gatsby and his flamboyant lifestyle.

6

Limitless

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Limitless

Ladies, feast your eyes to the 105 minutes of the drool-worthy Bradley Cooper and don't worry, the movie's great too. Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer who uses a miracle pill which lets him use 100% of his brain capacity making him a financial wizard overnight.

7

Cinderella

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Cinderella

Come on! You know the story! It's made you wish for Prince Charming ever since!

8

Arthur

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Arthur

A story about Arthur who is a happy go lucky drunk who is also the heir to a vast fortune.

9

A Prophet

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | A Prophet

A young Arab man becomes a mafia king when he's sent to a French prison. Tahar Rahim sure is an eye candy! swooning

10

Brideshead Revisited

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Brideshead Revisited

A moving tale set in england about forbidden love and the loss of innocence.

11

Pretty Woman

Dec 08, 2015
Top 10 Rags to Riches Movies | Pretty Woman

Edward (Richard Gere) is a rich buisnessman who hires Vivian(Julia Roberts) a prostitute, to escort him to social events only to fall for her. Julia Roberts beautifully portrays her character with genuinity and Richard Gere is every bit the handsome and gentlemanly Edward.