Ten Top Films About Homelessness
As the city looks forward to over 10 days of TIFF, we look back on over 10 of the top rated films connected to homelessness from the past 20 years, including the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival 'International Critics Award' winner, Time Out Of Mind.
A real-life film about homelessness affords those involved the opportunity to accomplish artistic excellence while making a statement on the often misunderstood issues tied to homelessness, from working poor to mental health.
Many films true to homelessness have rated in the 90s on Rotten Tomatoes – a website that provides ratings and reviews for movies and TV. One even achieving 100 out of 100. The challenge with art, while appreciated, it often goes unnoticed.
Movies true to the themes of homeless have received critical acclaim despite paling financially compared to farcical films the likes of The Jerk and Down And Out In Beverly Hills.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, top rated films that feature a connection to homelessness include:
1. Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home (2012) – Rated 100%, Generated $120,000
Los Angeles' Skid Row is home to one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. And we found, inside that community, the remarkable and enormously moving stories of Olympic athletes, Harvard attorneys, accomplished musicians, scholars.