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, humorous and inspirational films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, destiny, runaway, culture clash and transformation plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as contests and competitions: The Hunger Games (2012), Real Steel (2011), Battle Royale (2000), Pitch Perfect (2012), Southpaw (2015), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Step Up 3D (2010), The Starving Games (2013), Turbo (2013).

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, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 282K
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, father son relationship, underdog, sport, boxing, technology, against the odds, family relations, rise to the top, bonding, ambition ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 158K
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, futuristic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, future dystopia, captivity, survivor, death, survival, game of death, island, battle, school class, teacher, trap ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 254K
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, youth, social relations, musician, training, follow your dream, young woman, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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 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, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, boxing, rise and fall, tragedy, father daughter relationship, death, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: chocolate, factory, social differences, contests and competitions, candy, mysterious character, family, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, young heroes, imagination ...
Place: england, germany, denver colorado, bavaria, atlanta georgia ...
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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, touching, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, training, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, england ...
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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, high school teacher, underdog, prize money, martial arts, dedicated educator, against the odds, ambition, sport, lifestyle change, rivalry, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 53K
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, contests and competitions, music, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, 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: not serious, toilet humor, humorous, absurd, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, contests and competitions, disorder, goofy hero, heroes, superhero, survival, danger, most dangerous game, female protagonist, fight, struggle for survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 73K
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: adventure, car race, follow your dream, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, underdog, family, accident, snail, chases and races, genetically altered ...
Place: indiana, usa, cross country, midwest
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 6.4
 135K
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, cross dressing, high school life, hidden identity, sport, tomboy, twins, high school, contests and competitions, roommate, teenager, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 186K
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, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2012, 2010s
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 22K
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: martial arts, contests and competitions, adventure, island, against the odds, ambition, escapades, rivalry, one man army, mixed martial arts, fight scenes, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: himalaya, thailand, tibet, new york, asia
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 8.2
 400K
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, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, martial arts, training, contests and competitions, sport, mixed martial arts, exercise, coach, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 144K
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, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, underdog, friendship, mentor, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship, teaching the ways of the world, perseverance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, michigan, beijing china, detroit ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 19K
Butter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, small town, ambition, family relations, blind ambition, adoption, championship, mentor, creativity, dialogue, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 102K
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, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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 8.1
 4K
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: exciting, semi serious, emotional, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: master warrior, supernatural ability, ghost, youth, samurai, contests and competitions, friendship, good versus evil, supernatural, ambition, championship, adventure ...
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 226K
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, lyrical, gloomy, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, follow your dream, underdog, white rapper, contests and competitions, street gang, racial slur, drugs/alcohol, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 54K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport, elderly, contests and competitions, aging, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, parent child relationship, elderly man, comeback, ex athlete, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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No Game, No Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 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, semi serious, disturbing, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, contests and competitions, computers and web, imaginary, fate of humanity, adventure, prodigy, save the world, siblings relations, youth, utopia, cyberspace ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 40K
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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, jealousy, dancer's life, dance school, romance, marriage, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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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, death, master warrior, gladiator, ancient rome, sword and sandal ...
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: humorous, feel good, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, skiing, love and romance, boss and employee, resort, young lovers, workplace romance, lifestyle, workplace, social differences, snowboarding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 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: follow your dream, contests and competitions, couples, 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
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 466K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, contests and competitions, self esteem, fight, training, ambition, love of one's life, follow your dream, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 31K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, ambition, athlete's life, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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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, american football, athlete and trainer, 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 ?
 6.9
 61K
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: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, coming of age, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, female friendship, feminism, coach, mother daughter relationship, mentor, rebellion, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california
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