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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good and entertaining films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, friendship, youth, fight, mentor, fantasy world, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Comedy, Sport and Action 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), Pitch Perfect (2012), Battle Royale (2000), Total Drama Island (2007), Lucky Trouble (2011), Whip It (2009), Real Steel (2011), Pokemon (1997), Southpaw (2015), Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015).

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, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 272K
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, young woman, friends, competition, lifestyle, follow your dream, female friendship, student, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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, fairy tale, atmospheric, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, witch, boarding school, supernatural ability, wizards, school, contests and competitions, boarding school life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1994, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 167K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, 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, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, survivor, cruelty, future dystopia, island, captivity, desperation, game of death, teacher, survival, trap ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
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, colourful, fairy tale, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, imaginary, fantasy world, candy, social differences, chocolate, family, contests and competitions, adventure, childhood, family relations, society ...
Place: germany, england, denver colorado, bavaria, new york ...
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Total Drama Island (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 22 min.
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, realistic, adult animation
Audience: teens
Plot: young people, contests and competitions, rivalry, isolation, youth, best friends, outsmarting, reward, summer camp, group of strangers, survival, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, wedding, street kid, against the odds, sport team, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, romance, love and romance, conquering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.9
 63K
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, female friendship, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, unsupportive parent, anti conformity, roller skates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
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 7.1
 293K
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, stylized, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, androids and robots, father son relationship, against the odds, contests and competitions, technology, sport, boxing, rise to the top, bonding, family relations, training ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s, year 2016
Place: usa, brazil
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cheerleading, cheerleader, teenage love, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, best friends, rivalry, high school hunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, los angeles
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 7.5
 36K
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, pokemon, heroes, rivalry, team, battles, contests and competitions, villain, childhood, underdog, supernatural power ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 213K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, death, boxer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, chef, adventure, twists & turns, school life, father son relationship, friends, adaptation, school ...
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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, goofy hero, disorder, superhero, survival, heroes, most dangerous game, female protagonist, fight, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 134K
Glee (2009)
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, sentimental, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: gay teenager, high school, singing, desire for fame, teenage life, performance, contests and competitions, ambition, outcast, music band, friendship, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: ohio, 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: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, teacher, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, 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, sad, bleak, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, athlete and trainer, female boxer, underdog, determination, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, mentor protege relationship, sport, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, missouri, england, california ...
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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, disturbing, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, adventure, rivalry, youth, computers and web, game, danger, cyberspace, save the world, prodigy, imaginary, contests and competitions ...
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The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, diary, contests and competitions, survival, battles, teenage life, imaginary, danger, loner, misfit, foreknowledge, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 82K
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: exciting, humorous, inspirational, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: car race, underdog, cars, adventure, follow your dream, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, accident, chases and races, snail, talking animals ...
Place: usa, indiana, midwest
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 5K
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: emotional, exciting, semi serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, good versus evil, supernatural ability, master warrior, youth, samurai, contests and competitions, ambition, friends, best friends ...
Place: japan
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Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: serious, tense, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, survival, uncover truth, contests and competitions, life turned upside down, false accusation, future dystopia, supernatural, frame up, power of media, massacre ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 4K
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: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, couples, snowboarding, opposites attract, athlete's life, parents and children, rivalry, extreme sport, disorder, contests and competitions, ambition, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, utah
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 6.3
 144K
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, romantic, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, cross dressing, teenage love, teen romance, high school life, high school, tomboy, roommate, twins, hidden identity, lookalikes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 24K
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: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, cinderella story, love and romance, skiing, boss and employee, snowboarding, resort, competition, lifestyle, ambition, workplace romance, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: austria, europe, alps
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 7K
Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, disturbing, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, youth, friends, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, against the odds, stubbornness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes, ambition, adventure, teenager, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 199K
Game Night (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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: exciting, captivating, entertaining, humorous, neo screwball comedy ...
Plot: game, friends, neighbor, group of friends, board game, plan gone wrong, contests and competitions, brother brother relationship, best friends, search, happy ending, kidnapping ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 129K
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, distopia, cyberspace, contests and competitions, danger, future dystopia, chases and races, computer genius, profanity, wrongful imprisonment, prison ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 158K
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: sincere, inspirational, sentimental, uplifting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: contests and competitions, martial arts, human spirit, underdog, friendship, sport, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, intergenerational friendship, perseverance, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, michigan, detroit, beijing china ...
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