Chronic homelessness is terrifying, and temporary homelessness is something that more and more Americans experience at least once in their life. It's a humbling experience. The older you get, the more likely you are to know someone who had to sleep outside, in their car, in a shelter, or with friends or family members for a time. With the rise of homelessness in the 1980s, Hollywood recognized the phenomenon and set about making movies that show how normal or even extraordinary people are among the homeless. Check out clips from movies built around homeless people at TVOM. I haven't seen all the movies, but if I know anything about Hollywood, I would bet that they all have homes by the end of the film.