It takes all a man has to succeed in this big, bad world. Some people pour every ounce of their being into a dream but sadly cannot even create even a ripple in the vast reaches of the universe. This list isn’t about those people. Nope. The list is about the rags to riches movies.
In this list, we talk of films which tell the tales of dogged, tenacious, sometimes a little-too-headstrong people who started from the bottom and reached right at the pinnacle. Some managed to stay there, some fell into the vices of their own being. No matter what such stories evoke – inspiration or lessons – they guarantee classic cinema, which explains the presence of some of the greatest films of all time on this list. Without further ado, here is the list of top rags to riches movies ever. You can watch some of these best rags to riches movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Rocky (1976)
I remember an instance when I urged someone I knew to watch this legendary film which made Sylvester Stallone an icon. She replied “But I don’t like boxing!”. That’s where most people are wrong! ‘Rocky’ is about so much more than boxing. It is about a blue-collar Italian-American who is single, broke and touching 30 but hasn’t gotten anywhere in life. Then he gets a shot at the elusive glory of fighting the World Heavyweight Champ Apollo Creed, and boy does he make the most of it! A dramatic tale of resilience, which shows the importance of giving a fight even when all odds are stacked up against you, ‘Rocky’ can inspire even the biggest sloth to go out and “eat lightning and crap thunder.”
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9. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)