These are all somewhat different takes on popular films, please feel free to come up with some moreto keep the thread going...
1. A man undergoing marital difficulties goes on a killing spree in his wife's office building.
2. Boy gets 'befriended' by unemployed loner, who buys him present for no good reason. Mother tries to kill herself.
3. An underprivileged Puerto Rican woman, with a degenerate partner, fights against the odds to become a gameshow champion.
4. Schizophrenic farmer from Iowa destroys his own property then kidnaps famous reclusive author.
5. Overworked glorified mailman takes an extended holiday, finds friendship in an unlikely sporting companion who's a ball to be around.