Championship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant championship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out entertaining, realistic, exciting, inspirational, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with championship, contests and competitions, ambition, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, transformation, rivalry and redemption plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, Germany and other countries.
championship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as championship: Semi-Pro (2008), The Hunger Games (2012), Pitch Perfect (2012), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Miracle (2004), Chalet Girl (2011), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Shaman King (2001), Happy Gilmore (1996), Kingpin (1996).

List of championship movies

Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
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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
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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, 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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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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Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ice hockey, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hockey, coach, contests and competitions, grudge, olympics, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, female protagonist, mentor, danger, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: 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, 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
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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
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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: 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
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Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, championship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, bowling, on the road, fish out of water, against the odds, buddies, contests and competitions, prodigy, championship, road trip, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1969, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, pittsburgh, usa
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Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, president, human spirit, rugby, racism, celebration, apartheid, poverty, politician, hopes, blacks and whites, historical character ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
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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
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Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: car race, friendship, desert, car, small town life, ambition, social relations, small town, starting over, desire for fame, disney, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, arizona
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Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, power relations, rivalry, boxing, fist fighting, high school life, underground, duel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
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Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: sport, figure skating, rivalry, teenage life, competition, high school, athlete's life, school, family, contests and competitions, love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new england, new jersey
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Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson infiltrates a maximum security prison to take down legendary driver Frankenstein in a violent and brutal car race.
Style: bloody, brutal, rough, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, face mask, prison, fictional reality show, undercover cop, criminal heroes, blood, death, guilty pleasure, insanity, prison violence, championship ...
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Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.
Style: entertaining, inspirational, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, fight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, martial arts training, fight scenes, tournament, martial artist, fighting movie, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, redemption, high school, small town, underdog, athlete and trainer, championship, contests and competitions, son, parent child relationship, high school sports ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, coach, party, sport, comeback, small town, career, football, athlete and trainer, teenager, racism, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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Blades of Glory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a much-publicized ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, sport, farce, competition, friendship, sex addict, comeback, nervous breakdown, championship, coach, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, ukraine, montreal quebec canada
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Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, underdog, hospital, boxing match, coma, boxer, training, tough heroes, comeback, championship, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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: 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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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, follow your dream, championship, tournament, rags to riches, rise to the top, high school, ambition, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, romance, cinderella story, transformation, dancer's life, underdog, revelation, parent child relationship, dance lesson, dance school, dancer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Courage (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Style: football movie
Plot: american football, sport, championship, football team, coach, catholic, girlfriend, underdog, father son relationship, picnic, x ray, student athlete ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
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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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Final Impact (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former kick-boxing world champion discovers a young fighter, and believes together they can win back the world crown.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, swimming pool, kickboxing, training, vengeance, adventure, good versus evil, competition, casino, championship, relationship problems, washed up star ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, rough, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, boxer, underdog, self destructing, addiction, black eye, title bout, ex boxer, irish american, shame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
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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
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