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The list contains the best, new and most relevant contests and competitions movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, exciting, serious, entertaining, inspirational and feel good films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, transformation, destiny and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as contests and competitions: Death Race (2008), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), The Quest (1996), The Hunger Games (2012), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Shaolin Soccer (2001), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Rookie of the Year (1993), The Luzhin Defence (2000), Rat Race (2001).
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Spartacus: War of the Damned
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
USA
55 min.
 8.5
Warrior
Drama, Sport
USA
140 min.
 8.2
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Game Night
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
USA
100 min.
 7.0
Pele: Birth of a Legend
Biography, Drama, Sport
USA
107 min.
 7.2

List of contests and competitions movies

 6.4
 183K
Death Race
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chases and races, ex convict, prison, contests and competitions, survival, violence, corruption, betrayal, murder, racing, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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When the Game Stands Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, sport team, ambition, american football, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, coach, rivalry, youth, social relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 5.5
 21K
The Quest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, contests and competitions, fight scenes, against the odds, ambition, escapades, rivalry, island, mixed martial arts, one man army, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, himalaya, asia, tibet, thailand
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The Hunger Games
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, chase, contests and competitions, reality tv, future dystopia, against the odds, adventure, adaptation, mentor, death, violence ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, genius, obsession, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, paranoia, mental illness, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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 7.3
 66K
Shaolin Soccer
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, football, kung fu, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, sport team, shaolin, against the odds, follow your dream, fight scenes, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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Searching for Bobby Fischer
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, genius, prodigy, contests and competitions, child prodigy, mentor, parents and children, obsession, children, supportive parent, competition, tournament ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Rookie of the Year
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: baseball, contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, sport, underdog, children, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Luzhin Defence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, mentally unstable, obsession, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy
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 6.4
 100K
Rat Race
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, road trip, contests and competitions, money, chase, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, creativity, escapades, partners, bet, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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 8.2
 389K
Warrior
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, family drama, sport, fight scenes, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher, happy ending, courage, training, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
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 6.0
 2K
Shadowboxing
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: athlete's life, love affair, boxing, contests and competitions, ambition, blindness, chase, escape, rivalry, blackmail, betrayal, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, touching, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, ambition, competition, dancer's life, contests and competitions, music, rivalry, leadership, breakdance, teenage love, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
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 5.4
 6K
Honey 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: feel good, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dance, music, hip hop, dancer's life, contests and competitions, dance school, rise to the top, ambition, fall in love, rivalry, clubbing, r&b ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 175K
Happy Gilmore
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, sarcasm, dumb, stupidity, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.2
 52K
Step Up 3D
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, romance, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, happy ending, hip hop culture, dancer's life, ambition, high school, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 218K
8 Mile
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, lyrical, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, music business, follow your dream, white rapper, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, stereotypes, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 6.9
 10K
Populaire
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in 1958, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard. Louis ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, typewriter, boss and employee, love and romance, mentor, contests and competitions, receptionist, rise to the top, fall in love, workplace, love story, competition ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france
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Pele: Birth of a Legend
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, factual, uplifting, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, football player, soccer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, dream come true, playing football, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Disney's Air Bud
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, family, golden retriever, basketball, kids and family, sport, animals, small town, young heroes, contests and competitions, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington state
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 6.4
 134K
Space Jam
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, goofy hero, unlikely partners, imaginary, outer space, adventure, contests and competitions, talking animals, good versus evil, underdog, disorder, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1993, year 1973 ...
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, north carolina
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 5.6
 12K
Cadet Kelly
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, military school, teaching the ways of the world, military base, cadet, youth, contests and competitions, leadership, teenage life, ambition, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 6.1
 39K
Shall We Dance
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, romance, mentor, dancing, friendship, ambition, jealousy, contests and competitions, dance school, marriage, rags to riches, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Peaceful Warrior
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, gymnastics, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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Love Me If You Dare
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, dark humor, sexy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prank, friendship, romance, best friends, best friends in love, competition, destiny, love hate, obsession, love, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
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Spartacus: War of the Damned
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, gory, intrigue, battles, sword and sandal, arena, ambition, rebel, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 6.0
 22K
Ice Princess
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: figure skating, competition, athlete's life, sport, rivalry, happy ending, contests and competitions, family, school, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new england
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 6.7
 123K
Glee
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, sentimental, rockumentary ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, outcast, desire for fame, singing, choir, teenage life, contests and competitions, performance, musician's life, ambition, gay teenager, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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The Dream Team
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, sport, sport team, self discovery, hopes, contests and competitions, reunion, working class, ambition, lifestyle, village, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Kuroko's Basketball
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Story: In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, light, uplifting
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, lifestyle, teenagers, hopes, youth, ambition, rivalry, adventure, flashback ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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