Pageant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pageant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with masquerade, dancing, storytelling, catastrophe, singing, brutality, mentor, adaptation, theater and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Musical genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
pageant
 145
pageant movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pageant: Miss Congeniality (2000), Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017), Whip It (2009), Tristan & Isolde (2006), Echo Park, L.A. (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Hairspray (2007), Happy, Texas (1999), The Immigrant (2013), Miss India America (2015).

List of pageant movies

Miss Congeniality (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: undercover agent, crimes, fbi agent, beauty pageant, female agent, personality change, working undercover, strong female lead, tomboy, fish out of water, beauty queen, tough girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2000, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: hawaii, austin texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
Is relevant ?
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, youth, characters killed one by one, high school, mystery, hidden truth, small town, urban legend, fisherman, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
Is relevant ?
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After their mother ends up in jail, two sisters turn to train robbery in order to support their family.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenager, theft, love, friendship, coming of age, crimes, adaptation, life is a bitch, escapades, adventure, partners, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 68K
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, feel good, light, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, adolescence, teenager, sport, strong female lead, small town, female athlete, relationships, high school, women, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas, california, texas
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Tristan & Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, romantic, fairy tale, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: medieval, love affair, romance, love story, forbidden love, knight, true love, betrayal, tragic love, legends and myths, star crossed lovers, infidelity ...
Time: middle ages, 50s
Place: ireland, england, cornwall, europe, san francisco
Is relevant ?
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, gay, culture clash, unwanted pregnancy, religion, virginity, lgbt, character study, life turned upside down, starting over, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, spain, usa
Is relevant ?
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, funny, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, obsessive quest, family relations, escapades, coming of age, parenthood, drugs, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 132K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, lyrical, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, dream come true, teenage love, racism, follow your dream, fat girl, teenager, teenage girl, music, stereotypes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 10K
Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, clever, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gay, mistaken identity, pretending to be gay, small town, beauty pageant, farce, lgbt, fish out of water, bank robbery, runaway, dark humor, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 32K
The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, emotional, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitution, immigrants, survival, immigration, corruption, family relations, confession, love affair, american dream, exploitation, society, performance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: poland, latin america, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
Is relevant ?
Miss India America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lily is a winner, but when her boyfriend leaves her for a vapid beauty pageant queen, she gets the notion that winning the Miss India America title would bring him back. Since Lily is perfect in everything else she does, it should be a cinch...or so ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous
Plot: beauty pageant, love triangle, direction and purpose, love interest, romantic rivalry, rivalry, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, relationship problems, love affair, ambition ...
Place: india, california, america, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 94K
Hamilton (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.
Style: epic
Plot: hip hop, american history, friendship, death, father son relationship, murder, george washington, violence, dancing, friends, music, social change ...
Time: 18th century
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Notre Dame de Paris - Live Arena di Verona (2002)
Genre: Musical, Music, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier ...
Plot: hunchback, live performance, opera, notre dame cathedral, obsessive love, unfaithful, gypsy, dancing, priest, obsession, spectacle, masquerade ...
Time: middle ages
Is relevant ?
Notre-Dame de Paris (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: notre dame cathedral, love and romance, impossible love, unfulfilled love, theater, hunchback, tragedy, obsessive love, musical performance, unfaithful, life is a bitch, priest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 22K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychedelic, dark, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, circus, serial killer, revenge, art, magic realism, clown, cult, insanity, murder, mental illness, sexualized violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 11K
A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: stylized, lyrical, sexy, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, audition, music, dancing, ballet, rehearsal, rise to the top, broadway, choreography, backstage, choreographer, ballet school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 273
Miss Arizona (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rose Raynes was crowned Miss Arizona - 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a less-than-ideal-marriage , and mourning the independence of her 10-year-old-son, Rose accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women's ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, satirical, captivating, semi serious
Plot: feminism, women, friends, satire, female friendship, coping, social issues, female female relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, social problems, girlfriend, beauty queen ...
Place: arizona, los angeles
Is relevant ?
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, Ireland, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Irish boy named Keegan and Spanish girl named Moya journey into a magical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus who teach them to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life. Based on the stage show phenomenon of the same name and featuring ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, stylized, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: dancing, deer, grandparent grandchild relationship, boy, friends, unlikely friendships, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, masquerade, creature, teamwork ...
Place: ireland
Is relevant ?
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Based on Puccini's opera La bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City in the 1990s. This is a live recording of Rent's final performance after more than 12 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: theater, music band, showbiz, performance, musician's life, drug abuse, social differences, opera, artist, music, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Fedoras, mom's underpants, and puppy love all make Jim Norton's s**t list in 'Mouthful of Shame'.
Style: live comedy
Plot: sexual humor, live performance, comedian, stand up special, stand up comedian, sexual joke, theater, masquerade, stand up, netflix, live audience, stage
Is relevant ?
Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Comedian Jim Norton tackles the twisted state of the 21st century, including how modern technology affects everything from free speech to hooking up.
Style: live comedy
Plot: live performance, sexual humor, irreverence, comedian, joke, theater, sexual joke, masquerade, stand up comedian, stand up, stage, live audience ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 1K
Company (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: theater, friends, friendship, bachelor, live performance, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love, husband wife relationship, marriage, broadway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
The Phantom of the Opera (1991)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedy musical stage version of the Phantom of the Opera, filmed live on-stage during a performance in Florida.
Style: gothic horror, psychotronic
Plot: phantom, empire, performance art, theatre play, opera, masquerade, theater, stage, mask
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, parody, visually appealing, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: alien, adaptation, alter ego, camp, british, brutality, destiny, catastrophe, culture clash, writers, solitude, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
Is relevant ?
Christmas Every Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball for Christmas and just cannot make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his Dad's store out of business. When he tells his little ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: time loop, christmas, time travel, family relations, time, youth, hopes, bullying, prank, teen angst, holiday, masquerade ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
Elvis & Anabelle (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small-town beauty queen and an unlicensed mortician set out across the Texas plains on a journey of self-discovery.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, fairy tale, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: back from the dead, love and romance, love at first sight, suicide, mortician, miraculous event, self discovery, fall in love, ambition, parents and children, suicide attempt, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 16K
Mafia! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, farce, father son relationship, casino, nothing goes right, stupidity, multiple storylines, dumb, satire, justice, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1933, year 1967, year 1938
Place: las vegas, italy, sicily, europe, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 165
Acropole (1996)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Akropol is a musical by Pantelis Voulgaris about the set of a theatre in Athens and the people trying to make their way in the show business. The movie claimed the Music Award in the Valencia Festival, and also the Directing Award in the Cairo ...
Plot: child star, replacement, dancing, drunkenness, success, diva, theater, cross dressing, actor, masquerade, singing, stage
Time: 50s
Is relevant ?
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, scary, gothic horror, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, loneliness, goth, vampirism, dark hero, bonding, child vampire, vampire human love, monster as victim, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1870s, georgian era, 1790s ...
Place: new orleans, paris france, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 11K
City Hunter (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
Style: semi serious, realistic, parody, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorist, hostage, cruise, one man army, womanizer, private detective, heroes, ocean liner, kung fu, fight, terrorist group ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
Is relevant ?