Movies about contests

Movies about contests
List of the best movies about contests selected by our site visitors: Dumplin', La La Land, Iron Man 3, Dirty Dancing, 8 Mile, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, American Dreamz, Burlesque, Little Miss Sunshine, Feel the Beat.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersStrong women, Family, Bulimia, Sisters, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Friendship, Contests
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleLight, Inspirational, Touching

To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Robots, Mafia, Gangsters, Terrorists
PlotLove, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Experiments
PlaceMansions, USA, New York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersParents
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Relationship, Music
StyleRomantic, To cry, For girls, Fascinating, Touching

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleGloomy

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotDancing, Death, Depression
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
PlotMusic
PlaceThe White House, USA
StyleLight

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Artists, Singers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleSerious

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Family, Businessmen, Investigators
PlotTravel, Contests
StyleFancy

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Family, Trainers
PlotDancing, Contests, Training
PlaceTrains
StyleWomens in main roles

After failing to make it on Broadway, April returns to her hometown and reluctantly begins training a misfit group of young dancers for a competition.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotMusic, Cheating, Uprising, Contests, Music group
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleInspirational

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Police, Friends, Street children, Orphans
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Money, True love
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Oscars, Touching, Serious

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:20
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Fathers
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleExciting

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Matrix, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCzechoslovakia, Italy
Duration01:11
PlotDancing

The firemen of a provincial Czechoslovakian town throw a ball in honor of the old chief's retirement. There will be music and dancing, a beauty pageant and a raffle. The whole town will be in attendance. However, the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. Workplace injuries, stolen prizes, a shortage of pretty girls... and fire.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Fascinating

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Love at first sight, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersGirlfriends, Friends
PlotAdventure, Rest, Obsession, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceSubmarines, USA
TimeHoneymoon
StyleLight, Womens in main roles, For relax

The story of best friends Barb and Star, who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersFriends, Partners, Bodybuilders
PlotOn real events, Adventure
StyleLight, Black humor, For background

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersParents
PlotPassion, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Ballet
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersGay, Thieves, Disabled people, Friends
PlotLove, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Friendship
PlaceParty, Hotels, New York
TimeHalloween
StyleTo cry

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersLesbians, Models, Terminally ill
PlotRivalry

The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop, Blackmail
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Inspirational

Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks she's hit the jackpot when she meets a hotshot director (David Moscow) who casts her in one of his music videos. But, when he starts demanding sexual favors from her, Honey makes a decision that will change her life.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Horses, Blonde girls, Musicians, Singers
PlotMusic, Contests
PlaceHotels
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

A shy teenager living on the Isle of Wight dreams of pop stardom. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeachers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleCute, Serious

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersModels, Beautiful girls
PlotOn real events, Contests
PlaceEngland
StyleWomens in main roles

A group of women involved in the Women's Liberation Movement hatched a plan to invade the stage and disrupt the live broadcast at the 1970 Miss World competition in London, resulting in overnight fame for the newly-formed organization. When the show resumed the results caused an uproar, turning the Western ideal of beauty on it's head.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama
CountryPoland
Duration01:58
PlotDancing
StyleRomantic

Hania (Izabella Miko) is a young journalist who suddenly discovers that she is more connected with dancing than she could ever imagine ...

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Friends, Teachers
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Jealousy
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Smart, Touching

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:31
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Contests
PlaceRussia
StyleMakes me think

One sunny day the owner of a successful veterinary clinic Nikita learns that the terminally ill. He has no idea that this medical mistake, and seriously thinking: who takes care of his beautiful wife, children, and business? .. And then comes into his head the idea that, sadly, it seems, it is time to look for a replacement.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Afghanistan
Duration02:08
CharactersWriters
PlotFriendship, Death, Birthday, Mystery, Competitions
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSoulful

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31
CharactersFirefighters, Thieves, Scammers, FBI, Miners
PlotRobbery, Prison Break, Money, Investigation, Birthday
PlacePrison, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.





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