Competition movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant competition movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, entertaining, feel good, realistic, weird and light films and TV shows about / with competition, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, friendship, storytelling, teenager, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
competition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as competition: Pitch Perfect (2012), The Hunger Games (2012), Bring It on Again (2004), Swimming for Gold (2020), SK8 the Infinity (2021), I, Tonya (2017), Beerfest (2006), Mascots (2016), The Tournament (2009), Bad Words (2013).

List of competition movies

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, humorous, realistic, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: music, music band, competition, college, youth, rivalry, friends, female protagonist, contests and competitions, performance, college life, singing competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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, disturbing, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: survival, death, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, future dystopia, female protagonist, young heroes, against the odds, killings, heroes, society ...
Time: future
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Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, competition, teenager, high school, sport, dancing, college, hip hop, friendship, teenage life, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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Swimming for Gold (2020)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young elite swimmer Claire is sent to Australia to coach a boys swimming team, where she must overcome an old rival and a secret fear to save the swimming camp from closing.
Style: light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: swimming, competition, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, coach, teenage angst, athlete's life, sport, coping, sport team, romantic relationship ...
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SK8 the Infinity (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: "S" is a dangerous, top secret, no-holds-barred downhill skateboarding race down an abandoned mine. When avid skateboarder Reki takes Langa to the mountain where "S" is held, Langa, who's never been on a skateboard in his ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: skateboard, competition, rivals, battles, rivalry, high school student, contests and competitions, adventure, rookie, friendship between men, friendship, snowboard ...
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I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Style: humorous, suspense, rough, absurd, ironic ...
Plot: figure skating, abusive mother, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, ice skater, violence, competition, abusive relationship, female athlete, domestic violence, winter olympics, abuse ...
Time: year 1992, 90s, 80s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: oregon, detroit, portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota
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Beerfest (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, beer, german, sport, championship, ambition, disorder, underdog, rivalry, buddies, uninhibited rivalry, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, munich germany, colorado, europe, usa ...
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, competition, dumb, coach, against the odds, pirate, redemption, rivalry, contests and competitions, cheerleading, tournament ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california, los angeles
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Mascots (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eager contestants don big heads and furry suits to vie for the title of World's Best Mascot.
Style: funny, absurd, satirical, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: mascot, competition, eccentricity, mentor, stupidity, existentialism, loneliness, brutality, satire, dancing, hedgehog, suburbs ...
Place: london
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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, exciting, suspenseful, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, competition, young heroes, rebellion, fight, mentor, warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: future, near future
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The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, survival, martial arts, fight, hitman, female fighter, competition, assassin, surveillance, tournament, vengeance, prize ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, britain, miami, brazil, united kingdom
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Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, cynical, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: competition, children, blind ambition, obsession, loser, social misfits, fish out of water, dark humor, disorder, rivalry, unlikely friendships, opponent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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: feel good, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, fall in love, skiing, resort, snowboarding, workplace, boss and employee, contests and competitions, ski resort, competition, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: austria, europe, alps
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The Big Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, scenic, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, obsession, bird, competition, father son relationship, eccentricity, adventure, marital problem, ambition, rivalry, midlife crisis, storm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa, new jersey, china, california ...
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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, adult animation, parody ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, reward, summer camp, island, group of strangers, youth, competition, reality, survival, tv show, outsmarting ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
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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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teacher, underdog, track and field, teenager, mentor, small town, school, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, new jersey
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Cuties (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named “the cuties” at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity—upsetting her mother and her values in the process.
Style: sad, controversial
Plot: coming of age, child, dancing, friendship, competition, pedophilia, teenager, dancer, friendship between girls, menstruation, dancehall girl, femininity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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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: funny, humorous, entertaining, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, sport, skating, homoeroticism, gay interest, competition, farce, rivalry, olympics, lgbt, championship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2002, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, ukraine, detroit, montreal
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: sexy, humorous, exciting, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, female fighter, female martial artist, competition, fight, island, female protagonist, master warrior, runaway, tournament, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, sexy, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, character study, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dancing, ballerina, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, melancholic, absurd, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, competition, family, farce, father son relationship, childhood, happy ending, colonel, family relations, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
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Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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: romantic, inspirational, sweet, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenager, figure skating, high school, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, happy ending, teenage girl, sport, disney, skating, competition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new england, usa
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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: feel good, romantic, entertaining, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage love, dancer, dancer's life, youth, ballet, contests and competitions, breakdance, dance contest, high school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, Iceland, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two small-town aspiring musicians chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.
Style: motivational, feel good, touching, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician, singer, small town, contest, ethnic stereotype, father son relationship, rivalry, competition, music, seaside town, racial stereotype, underdog ...
Time: 2020s, future
Place: iceland, edinburgh scotland, reykjavik iceland
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Speech & Debate (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Style: psychological, melancholic, sexy, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenager, high school student, competition, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, high school, teen angst, teenage girl, teenage boy, 18 year old ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portland oregon
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Planes (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Style: humorous, sexy, inspirational, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: airplane, underdog, friendship, adventure, aviation, self discovery, disney, sport, family, competition, ambition, rivalry ...
Place: usa
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The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special ...
Style: road movie, humorous, touching, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, teenager, computer game, video game, on the road, competition, family, nintendo, kids and family, underdog, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, nevada, utah ...
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My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku ...
Style: exciting, sincere, entertaining, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: super strength, training, superhero, school, friendship, teamwork, heroism, rivalry, fight, heroes, supernatural power, super powers ...
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Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, school, competition, romance, music, slice of life, training, fall in love, friends, school club, love and romance, musician ...
Place: japan
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Skate-Leading Stars (2020)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kensei Maeshima left figure skating behind, now only using his athleticism to help several high school teams. But his rival announces a shift to a team sport, bringing a kid familiar with Kensei’s past to offer him an invite to the world of ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: figure skating, sport team, school, competition, schoolboy, teamwork, ice skater, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport, slice of life, rivals ...
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