Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’ll talk about some pretty cool rags to riches stories!
Honorable Mentions: Pretty Woman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Catch me If you Can
#1 Wolf of Wall Street
This is rags to filthy rich. The movie is loud, colorful, and in your face. I was surprised in many regards and it was a great time to watch.
#2 Slumdog Millionaire
Okay, don’t cancel me but I didn’t love Slumdog Millionaire as much as everybody else seemed to. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a solid movie, a good one even but I wasn’t completely blown away. Nevertheless, it perfectly fits the theme and Dev Patel’s performance was great!
#3 My Fair Lady
I normally adore everything Audrey Hepburn is in. However, the only time I had a chance to watch this movie was when it aired on German TV. The German dub straight up killed me. I couldn’t take the Berlin accent Audrey was talking with and I had to quit. I really hope to finally see this one in its original glory soon though. Eliza Dolittle is definitely a diamond in the rough that trods the rags to riches path.
What’s your favorite film with a rags to riches story? Let me know in the comments!