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Everyone loves a great Cinderella story. Whether it's in sports, life, or up on the big screen, we love to see underdogs succeed because it gives us hope when there seemingly is none. Rags to riches stories lift us up and carry us. They make us stand and cheer.

Some rags to riches tales are based, at least in part, on the Greek myth of Pygmalion, the sculptor who fell in love with his statue. Writers like George Bernard Shaw and movies like My Fair Lady and Gigi have looked to it for inspiration. And many others are simply stories about hard working people who caught a break and made it.

Perhaps the greatest of this type of story is A Star Is Born, the 1930s classic that's been remade three times, most recently in 2018 with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. So walk with us through movie history as we remember those movies and more. These are the greatest rags to riches tales in movie history.