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 realistic, exciting, entertaining, serious, touching and clever films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, ambition, mentor, dialogue, rivalry, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny, transformation and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as contests and competitions: The Hunger Games (2012), Real Steel (2011), Pitch Perfect (2012), Death Race (2008), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Turbo (2013), She's the Man (2006), The Quest (1996), Warrior (2011), Rat Race (2001).
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Sport
USA
132 min.
 8.1
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Comedy, Music, Romance
USA
112 min.
 7.2
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Game Night (2018)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
USA
100 min.
 7.0
Uncle Drew (2018)
Comedy, Sport
USA
103 min.
 5.7

List of contests and competitions movies

The Hunger Games (2012)
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma, trap ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 278K
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, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, contests and competitions, underdog, sport, boxing, against the odds, father son relationship, technology, family relations, rise to the top, bonding, ambition ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 246K
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, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, rivalry, friends, contests and competitions, college life, social relations, youth, musician, training, follow your dream, young woman, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 183K
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, serious, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, prison, car chase, violence, ex convict, chases and races, police brutality, survival, corruption, confined, car race, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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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, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, europe ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 71K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, underdog, car race, family, accident, chases and races, genetically altered, supportive friend ...
Place: indiana, usa, cross country, midwest
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, surreal, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, chocolate, young heroes, factory, social differences, mysterious character, candy, adventure, contests and competitions, imaginary, imagination, factory worker ...
Place: england, germany, atlanta georgia, bavaria, denver colorado ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 132K
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, funny, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, cross dressing, hidden identity, twins, tomboy, sport, high school, contests and competitions, love and romance, soccer, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 21K
The Quest (1996)
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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, martial arts, adventure, island, against the odds, ambition, escapades, rivalry, mixed martial arts, one man army, fight scenes, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: himalaya, thailand, tibet, new york, asia
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 389K
Warrior (2011)
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: emotional, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, martial arts, training, ambition, mixed martial arts, warrior, exercise, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 100K
Rat Race (2001)
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, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, chase, escapades, partners, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 155K
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, realistic, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, island, captivity, kids in trouble, future dystopia, survivor, death, survival, antisocial behavior, game of death, gory, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 52K
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: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 218K
8 Mile (2002)
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, gloomy, lyrical, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, follow your dream, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, street gang, life is a bitch, racial slur, drugs/alcohol, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 39K
Shall We Dance (2004)
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, dancer's life, dance school, marriage, hopes, jealousy, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, rebel, strong sexual content, warrior, master warrior, death, gory, soldier, intrigue ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 22K
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, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, boss and employee, resort, skiing, young lovers, social differences, workplace romance, workplace, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 3K
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: contests and competitions, couples, follow your dream, opposites attract, hopes, disorder, extreme sport, athlete's life, parents and children, nothing goes right, rivalry, one more chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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 6.2
 140K
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, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, underdog, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, family, mentor, intergenerational friendship, perseverance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, michigan, detroit, beijing china ...
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
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: uplifting, sincere, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, athlete and trainer, self discovery, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, mysterious character, friendship, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 194K
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, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 6K
Honey 2 (2011)
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 school, music, dancer's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, dance, contests and competitions, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 34K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, rescue, teenage life, fish out of water, small town, youth, true love, friends, best friends, couples ...
Place: florida, australia, usa
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 6.2
 27K
Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, military life, power relations, contests and competitions, mischievous children, school, children, stupidity, sarcasm, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: 90s
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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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, sport, high school, underdog, human spirit, against the odds, football, american football, prejudice, interracial relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 134K
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: captivating, exciting, humorous, entertaining, twist ending ...
Plot: game, brother brother relationship, friends, contests and competitions, kidnapping, neighbor, husband wife relationship, group of friends, fictional reality show, game playing, plan gone wrong, who to trust ...
Time: 2010s
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
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, exciting, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, american football, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, small town, rise to the top, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
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: prodigy, chess, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, paranoia, genius, obsession, eccentricity, politics, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 66K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
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, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, underdog, shaolin, soccer, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, kung fu, football, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, parents and children, mentor, supportive parent, human spirit, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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