Contests and competitions movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant contests and competitions movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, serious and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, friendship, youth, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, fight and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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contests and competitions movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as contests and competitions: The Hunger Games (2012), Total Drama Island (2007), Battle Royale (2000), Pitch Perfect (2012), Real Steel (2011), Southpaw (2015), The Starving Games (2013), Glee (2009), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Whip It (2009).

List of contests and competitions movies

The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, death, youth, heroes, rivalry, game of death, society, against the odds, heroine ...
Time: future
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, boarding school, school, contests and competitions, magic, witch, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1995, year 1994
Place: england, europe, london
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Total Drama Island (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Total Drama Island is a Canadian animated television series which premiered in Canada on Teletoon on July 8, 2007 and on June 5, 2008 in the U.S. on Cartoon Network. This is the first season of the Total Drama series and has 27 episodes, each 22 ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, parody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, group of strangers, competition, youth, reward, summer camp, island, survival, best friends, outsmarting, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: ontario canada, canada
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 7.6
 180K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, contests and competitions, death, cruelty, captivity, future dystopia, desperation, island, massacre, teacher, survival, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.1
 300K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, music band, student, contests and competitions, college life, performance, lifestyle, female friendship, singing competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, stylized, fairy tale, touching, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, social differences, children, family, candy, chocolate, contests and competitions, adventure, family relations, factory, mysterious character ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, denver colorado, switzerland, india, new york ...
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Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, teenage love, contests and competitions, interracial couple, high school hunk, siblings relations, lifestyle, youth, sport team, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, los angeles
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 7.0
 321K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, sentimental, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, father son relationship, androids and robots, robot, sport, boxing, against the odds, contests and competitions, technology, parents and children, robot vs. robot, arena ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s, year 2016
Place: usa, brazil
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 7.3
 233K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, tragedy, rise and fall, boxer, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, death of wife, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas, new york
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The Starving Games (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, absurd, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, goofy hero, disorder, superhero, survival, heroes, fight, female protagonist, investigation, toilet humor, struggle for survival, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 145K
Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, feel good, humorous, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, gay teenager, cheerleader, contests and competitions, coach, music band, teenage life, performance, ambition, musician, outcast, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: ohio, usa
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, missouri, california ...
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 6.9
 67K
Whip It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: uplifting, exciting, feel good, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, small town, adolescence, skating, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, anti conformity, unsupportive parent, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
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The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, contests and competitions, survival, battles, diary, teenage life, loner, misfit, foreknowledge, supernatural, power struggle, classmate ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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 6.2
 178K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, human spirit, family, martial arts, contests and competitions, teachers and students, sport, rivalry, coach, kung fu master, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, michigan, detroit ...
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Lucky Trouble (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Who said you have to win to be a champion? Slava Kolotiloff, a schoolteacher from a sleepy seaside town by the name of "Fingers" comes to conquer Moscow with the manuscript to his first novel in hand. But instead, quite by accident, he ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, wedding, against the odds, street kid, sport team, mistaken identity, disorder, race against time, nothing goes right, fall in love, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, inspirational, exciting, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, fight, against the odds, high school teacher, martial arts, financial problem, coach, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, las vegas
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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, youth, teenage love, dancer, contests and competitions, hip hop, dance contest, underdog, ballet, teenage life, breakdance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland
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 5.0
 4K
Snow Buddies (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dylan Sprouse, Jim Belushi and Kris Kristofferson lend their voices to this family-friendly tale about a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies that embarks on an Alaskan adventure. When they find themselves stranded in the northern wilderness, the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: golden retriever, pets, getting home, family, against the odds, adventure, dog sled, escapades, contests and competitions, friendship, husky dog, animal life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.4
 5K
Cloud 9 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9″ tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: snowboarding, follow your dream, opposites attract, couples, contests and competitions, athlete's life, extreme sport, parents and children, rivalry, disorder, ambition, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, utah
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Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, life turned upside down, survival, uncover truth, contests and competitions, false accusation, future dystopia, frame up, supernatural, confined, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.1
 6K
Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: emotional, exciting, semi serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, friends, youth, supernatural ability, good versus evil, rivalry, master warrior, shaman, samurai, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Place: japan
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 7.5
 42K
Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of many friends, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for new Pokémon, while avoiding the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, light, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: pokemon, rivalry, adventure, friendship, team, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, villain, underdog, teenage boy, childhood ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
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 8.8
 22K
Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, friends, friendship, high school, prodigy, follow your dream, youth, against the odds, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 6.1
 58K
Step Up 3D (2010)
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: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, young lovers, happy ending, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, ambition, music, romance, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, teenager, friendship, rivalry, hopes, sport, ambition, lifestyle, adventure, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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 5.6
 33K
Death Race 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, contests and competitions, street racing, prison, warden, heroes, rivalry, prison fight, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: future
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to ...
Style: captivating, feel good, twists and turns, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cooking, food, rivalry, contests and competitions, adventure, chef, friends, school, father son relationship, adaptation, high school life, competition ...
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 6.4
 207K
Death Race (2008)
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, car chase, tough guy, tough heroes, car race, contests and competitions, ex convict, street racing, prison life, police brutality, heroes, corruption ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s
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Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: contests and competitions, samurai, martial arts, mercilessness, rivalry, duel, mortal combat, haunted by the past, ambition, championship, blind character, ruler ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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