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 exciting, entertaining, realistic, humorous, serious and stylized films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, mentor, dialogue, destiny, storytelling, transformation, fantasy world and catastrophe plots mostly in Sport, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
contests and competitions
contests and competitions movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as contests and competitions: The Hunger Games (2012), Pitch Perfect (2012), Pokemon (1997), Real Steel (2011), Shaman King (2001), No Game, No Life (2014), Battle Royale (2000), Cloud 9 (2014), Southpaw (2015), Lucky Trouble (2011).

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, futuristic, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, youth, against the odds, heroes, trap, killings, death, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, college life, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, student life, female protagonist, rivalry, training, musician, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, pokemon, team, battles, villain, childhood, underdog, supernatural power ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
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Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, 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, stylized, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, contests and competitions, father son relationship, against the odds, underdog, boxing, sport, bonding, family relations, rise to the top, training, ambition ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
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Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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: humorous, emotional, exciting, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, friendship, master warrior, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, youth, ambition, samurai, supernatural, young heroes, shaman ...
Place: japan
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No Game, No Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Genius gamer siblings (plus being NEET & hikikomori) Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Their talents and skills are so good they are considered as urban legend. One day, a young boy named Tet appears before them, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, disturbing, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, adventure, contests and competitions, computers and web, rivalry, youth, heroes, cyberspace, fate of humanity, game, danger, save the world ...
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Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, 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, exciting, futuristic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, captivity, survival, survivor, island, desperation, future dystopia, game of death, teacher, trap, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Cloud 9 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: follow your dream, couples, contests and competitions, opposites attract, athlete's life, rivalry, parents and children, extreme sport, ambition, one more chance, nothing goes right, snowboarding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: 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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, tragedy, contests and competitions, sport, father daughter relationship, family relations, rise and fall, down on your luck, death, rivalry, boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, against the odds, street kid, sport team, nothing goes right, disorder, fall in love, romance, love and romance, conquering, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, light, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: contests and competitions, coming of age, small town, sport, female friendship, teenage life, rebel, ambition, anti conformity, unsupportive parent, coach, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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, humorous, surreal, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, candy, fantasy world, chocolate, adventure, social differences, factory, family, contests and competitions, mysterious character, imaginary, imagination ...
Place: germany, england, switzerland, atlanta georgia, india ...
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The Method (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Madrid seven candidates report for a job interview that uses "the Grönholm method" of selection, as protestors rise up in public protest in the street over the IMF-World Bank Summit attempting globalisation of workers' unions.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, mind game, contests and competitions, rivalry, workplace intrigue, workplace, workplace situations, job seeking, office, uninhibited rivalry, career, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
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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, rough, bleak, touching, sad ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, underdog, determination, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, missouri, europe ...
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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: not serious, toilet humor, humorous, absurd, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, contests and competitions, danger, disorder, superhero, goofy hero, survival, heroes, most dangerous game, fight, female protagonist, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, underdog, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, rivalry, ambition, character change, dedicated educator, championship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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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, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dancing, hip hop, contests and competitions, young lovers, music, youth, ambition, urban, romance, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
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Game Night (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, entertaining, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: game, neighbor, contests and competitions, friends, group of friends, brother brother relationship, plan gone wrong, fictional reality show, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, search, attempted murder ...
Time: 2010s
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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, atmospheric, fairy tale, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, boarding school, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, school, witch, dragon, boarding school life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995, year 1994, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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Turbo (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Style: humorous, exciting, inspirational, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: car race, follow your dream, underdog, adventure, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, accident, snail, genetically altered, supportive friend, ambitious ...
Place: indiana, usa, midwest, cross country
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She's the Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cross dressing, teenager, high school life, tomboy, high school, hidden identity, sport, twins, roommate, romance, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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Miss Congeniality (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, funny, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: beauty pageant, working undercover, undercover agent, special agents, fish out of water, fbi agent, beauty queen, fbi, tough girl, contests and competitions, friendship between girls, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1982, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, hawaii
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Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, computers and web, contests and competitions, danger, cyberspace, future dystopia, chases and races, lone wolves, computer genius, wrongful imprisonment, prison, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
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Chalet Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While working a job at an exclusive ski resort to support her Dad, Kim learns to snowboard and is so good at it that she enters a competition with a huge cash prize. She has to dig deep to overcome her fears, but her life gets more complicated ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, skiing, boss and employee, love and romance, resort, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers, snowboarding, workplace romance, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
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The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, 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: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, human spirit, underdog, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, intergenerational friendship, sport, perseverance, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, detroit, michigan ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, tough guy, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, survival, criminal\'s rights ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2010s, 2020s
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, sport, sport team, athlete and trainer, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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Rollerball (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, rebellion, stadium, future dystopia, survival, danger, chaos, ambition, dishonesty, ratings ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2005, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mine, texas
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The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: realistic, stylized, serious, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, martial arts, contests and competitions, island, ambition, escapades, against the odds, rivalry, mixed martial arts, one man army, fight scenes, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: himalaya, tibet, thailand, new york, asia
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