Inspiring Rags to Riches Movies

Limitless (2011)

Dir: Neil Burger

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Dir: Gabriele Muccino

Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

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The Internship (2013)

Dir: Shawn Levy

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi

Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

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21 (2008)

Dir: Robert Luketic

Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

“21” is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

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Flash of Genius (2008)

Dir: Marc Abraham

Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tim Eddis

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Dir: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

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Accepted (2006)

Dir: Steve Pink

Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman

A high school slacker who’s rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

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