Talent contest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant talent contest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, cult film, light and feel good films and TV shows about / with talent show, family relations, singing, runaway, ambition, singer, drinking alcohol, artists and showbiz, musician and love plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as talent contest: Pearls and Pigs (2003), M/S Romantic (2019), Made in Hungaria (2009), Paquita Salas (2016), Coco (2017), Play-Back (1997), Record City (1977), Finding Fatimah (2017), Fag Hag (1998), Bigger Than Tina (1999).

List of talent contest movies

Pearls and Pigs (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by her prostitute mother. A karaoke set helps reveal that the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, step siblings, talent show, father son relationship, money, brother brother relationship, small town, girl, debt, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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 8.3
 1K
M/S Romantic (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 254 min.
TV show
Story: One night on a cruise ship between Helsinki and Stockholm, six stories of happiness and misfortune.
Style: light, humorous, touching, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: wedding ceremony, singer, ferry, cruise ship, wedding party, talent show, uncle nephew relationship, bachelor, bride and groom, anger, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, stockholm sweden, helsinki finland, sweden, eastern europe
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Made in Hungaria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Miklós Fenyö's parents returned to Communist Hungary in the mid sixties - when everyone else was fleeing to the West. Miki's old friends don't know what to make of his outrageous clothes, flawless American accent and collection of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music band, rise and fall, misfit, music, desire for fame, youth, rock, family relations, romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest
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Paquita Salas (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: One of Spain's best talent agents in the '90s, Paquita now finds herself searching desperately for new stars after suddenly losing her biggest client.
Style: feel good, light, humorous, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: talent agent, workplace situations, actress, businesswoman, creative block, showbiz, pop star, movie business, humour, movie actress, filmmaking, aspiring actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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 8.4
 505K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: day of the dead, afterlife, family, life & death, life after death, disney, childhood, memory, music, boy, betrayal, adventure ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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 5.5
 491
Play-Back (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France and sing in the music group "The Sirens". Suddenly their paths in music and in life drastically change...
Plot: friendship, tv show, female nudity, jealousy, songwriter, mining town, stage fright, pop star, fame, drug abuse, supermarket, talent ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
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 4.7
 251
Record City (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get Your Laughs Off at ... THE STORE WITH MORE
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dj, friends, young heroes, partners, store, workplace situations, youth, workplace, con artists, talent show, contest, clerk ...
Time: 70s
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Finding Fatimah (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Shahid struggles to find love in the Asian community due to the stigma of his divorce, several years prior.
Plot: diner, social media, talent show, ex wife, member of parliament, charity, failing business, anger management, filling station, caretaker, van, comedian ...
Place: manchester
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 3.7
 199
Fag Hag (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Fag Hag is the touching inspirational story of how two hopeless no-talent losers find each other in a cruel world, and through the strength of their deep bond are empowered to become two hopeless no-talent losers. Featuring a tour de force ...
Style: cult film
Plot: gay, lgbt, christian, gay bashing, sex, contest, homosexual, beauty pageant, diva, gay interest, satire, male female relationship ...
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Bigger Than Tina (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Dan Vardy-Cobb as he aspires to become a pop star.
Plot: record producer, male female relationship, satire, singer, money, music industry, rise and fall, vanity, new age, talent agent, musician, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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10 Promises to My Dog (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: One day a puppy comes to the house of Akari, who has just turned twelve, and was trying hard to act strong after her mother suddenly fell ill. She immediately falls in love with the puppy and names it "Socks" after the paws which looked ...
Style: sad
Plot: dog, painting, friend, promise, animals, best friend, marriage, love, school, wedding, marriage proposal, loneliness ...
Place: paris france, japan
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 7.0
 15K
Handsome Devil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.
Style: touching, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, gay cinema ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: gay, boarding school, school, friendship between men, outcast, team, gay teenager, friendship, gay slur, rugby, rivalry, humiliation ...
Place: ireland
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: atmospheric, breathtaking, surreal, lyrical, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: beer, surrealism, music, dysfunctional family, musician, love triangle, contest, great depression, tragic hero, rivalry, couple relations, jazz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: canada, albania, ohio, serbia, sarajevo ...
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 7.1
 2K
Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: realistic, suspense, biting, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: female nudity, choreographer, runaway, police investigation, sarcasm, screwball, secrets, irreverent, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, obsession, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Style: political, sincere, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: human experiment, racism, african american, women, racial issues, medical, black man, world war two, public health, interracial relations, medical experiment, medical malpractice ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1932, year 1973
Place: usa, alabama
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 6.4
 3K
Krush Groove (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, cult film
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, black man, dancing, hip hop culture, breakdance, rising to stardom, desire for fame, music, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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King of the Airways (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Be careful what you wish for...it just may come true. This is the underlying theme of this French-Canadian comedy drama that follows the travails of a TV addict who wins a talent contest and finds himself the subject of an embarrassingly revealing ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, couples, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, rise to the top, love and romance, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, romance, media, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: quebec
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The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: musician, family relations, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, twin brother, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, follow your dream, jazz, christian, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, alabama
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 5.0
 47K
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, curses spells and rituals, fairy, ice hockey, adventure, transformation, dreams, fantasy world, fish out of water, teenager, supernatural, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
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 5.2
 600
Sueño (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, ambition, couples, love and romance, relationship vs career, single parent, lifestyle, musician's life, fall in love, family business, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
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 6.9
 1K
Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: realistic, feel good, sexy, erotic, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: couples, friends, hopes, cinderella story, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, love and romance, showbiz, rock and roll, musician's life, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
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Soldier's Girl (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was ...
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, erotic, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, gender bending, murder, gay soldier, lgbt, gay bashing, love and romance, gender, rules and policies, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, kentucky, nashville tennessee, missouri, tennessee ...
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 6.7
 13K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: pregnancy, child abuse, pedophilia, coming of age, abortion, sexual abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, disability, suicide, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, new jersey, usa, india, wyoming
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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
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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, showbiz, family relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, human nature, movie business, overnight success, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1936
Place: california, usa, arizona, los angeles
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The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.
Style: humorous, teen sex comedy, sex comedy, parody, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: car, coming of age, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), drag racing, gang, high school, culture clash, revenge, nerd, lone hero, camp ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: beverly hills, california, vietnam, usa, asia
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 6.6
 74K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, dancing, music, showbiz, manager, musician, unlikely friendships, fame, backstage, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, los angeles, detroit, usa ...
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 7.0
 15K
The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: humorous, feel good, sweet, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: girl group, vietnam war, friendship, music band, family relations, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, goodhearted, musical tour ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1968, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, australia, england, saigon, asia ...
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 7.1
 171K
Sing (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Japan, USA, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.
Style: light, inspirational, entertaining, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: creativity, animals, anthropomorphic animal, pig, talent show, music, friendship, mentor, anthropomorphism, musician, theater, father son relationship ...
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 6.5
 49K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, feminist film, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: rock music, music band, music, lesbian, teenager, coming of age, musician, revisionist history, rock and roll, drugs, punk, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, japan, usa, los angeles, tokyo
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