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, realistic, serious, feel good and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, friendship, youth, mentor, fight, dialogue, brutality and championship plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
contests and competitions
 1686
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), Real Steel (2011), Glee (2009), Southpaw (2015), Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Karate Kid (2010), 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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, heroes, rivalry, youth, society, danger, against the odds, heroine, death ...
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, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, contests and competitions, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.1
 281K
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: rivalry, music band, female protagonist, young people, contests and competitions, friends, competition, youth, singing competition, follow your dream, performance, lifestyle ...
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: UK, USA, 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, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, imaginary, children, chocolate, candy, social differences, family, contests and competitions, adventure, cooking and food, family relations ...
Place: new delhi, india, switzerland, germany, england ...
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 7.6
 171K
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, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, death, cruelty, contests and competitions, desperation, survival, island, future dystopia, captivity, survivor, massacre, teacher ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, lifestyle, youth, siblings relations, high school hunk, teenage life, interracial couple, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, los angeles
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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: young people, contests and competitions, rivalry, summer camp, competition, youth, best friends, survival, reward, isolation, reality tv, reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
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 7.0
 302K
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, contests and competitions, against the odds, technology, robot vs. robot, fight, sport, parents and children, boxing ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2016, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
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 6.7
 138K
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, music band, contests and competitions, singing, coach, desire for fame, performance, teenage life, musician, ambition, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 221K
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, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, sport, rise and fall, family relations, down on your luck, boxer, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
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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: boxing, determination, underdog, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, female boxer, sport, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, mentor protege relationship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, europe, england ...
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 6.2
 165K
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, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, friendship, martial arts, coach, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, family, martial arts school, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, michigan, beijing china ...
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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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, wedding, against the odds, street kid, sport team, disorder, nothing goes right, race against time, mistaken identity, fall in love, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.9
 65K
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, roller skates, female friendship, skating, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
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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, serious, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, youth, contests and competitions, dance school, hip hop, breakdance, dancer, ballet, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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 8.7
 12K
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, disturbing, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, follow your dream, youth, friends, friendship, prodigy, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, social misfits, diary, teenage life, danger, imaginary, battles, loner, misfit, foreknowledge, classmate ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, 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, life turned upside down, survival, young heroes, 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
 5K
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, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, friends, youth, supernatural ability, rivalry, master warrior, shaman, samurai, contests and competitions ...
Place: japan
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 7.5
 38K
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, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: pokemon, friendship, adventure, rivalry, team, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, villain, danger, childhood, creature ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: japan
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Not Born Beautiful (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Katya, a plain-looking girl, works as a secretary at the company Zimaletto, a manufacturer of uniforms and wedding dresses. No man has paid attention to her yet, but she doesn't allow her looks to keep her from dreaming about love and happiness.
Style: romantic, realistic, entertaining, semi serious
Plot: character change, career, personality change, love and romance, contests and competitions, love story, friends, fish out of water, lifestyle change, physical appearance, outcast, boss and employee ...
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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, uplifting, exciting, tense, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, hopes, rivalry, ambition, teenager, lifestyle, adventure, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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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, danger, goofy hero, disorder, superhero, survival, heroes, toilet humor, fight, female protagonist, investigation, struggle for survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.6
 31K
Death Race II (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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, car chase, contests and competitions, prison, warden, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes, confined, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: future
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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, not serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
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, rivalry, food, contests and competitions, chef, school life, adventure, friends, twists & turns, adaptation, father son relationship, recipe ...
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 6.3
 200K
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, car race, tough guy, tough heroes, contests and competitions, ex convict, chases and races, violence, prison life, police brutality, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 2K
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: contests and competitions, samurai, martial arts, mercilessness, rivalry, duel, mortal combat, championship, blind character, ambition, haunted by the past, ruler ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 99K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, martial artist, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, courage, heroes, hopes, fistfight, translator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 50s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, fist fighting, prison life, prison, hand to hand combat, contests and competitions, confined, boxing, martial arts, convict, fistfight, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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