Rivalry movies

List of the best rivalry movies selected by our site visitors: The Prestige, The Departed, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry, Wreck-It Ralph, Rango, Complete Savages, Eternal Summer, Goodbye First Love.

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The Prestige (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Brothers, Twins, Wizards
PlotRivalry, Relationship, Love, Jealousy, Obsession, Competitions, Betrayal, Confrontation, Mystery, Magic, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Court
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Popular, Fascinating, Unexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Smart, Interesting

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

The Departed (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation, Undercover, Rivalry, Love, Chase, Betrayal, Intrigue, Skirmishes
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart, Interesting

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:30
CharactersSuperhero, Witch
PlotRivalry, The escape, Confrontation, War, Chase
PlacePrison, London
StyleMarvel, By comics, Exciting

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersSuperhero, Scientists, Heroes
PlotRivalry, Genetic experiments, Death, Adventure, Justice
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleGloomy, DC, By comics, Exciting, Tense, For men

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersCats, Partners, Family, Dogs, Friends, Sharks
PlotRacing, Competitions, Rivalry, Adventure
PlaceJungle, Aircraft, Estate

After being evicted from their old house by Tom's owner for causing major damage, cat and mouse Tom and Jerry enter a race entitled the "Fabulous Super Race" to win a mansion.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFriends, Losers, Heroes, Hackers, Good people
PlotComputer games, Racing, Adventure, Rivalry, Travel
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, For children, Touching, Exciting, Fancy

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.

Rango (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersSheriffs, Cowboys, Heroes, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceWild West, Deserts
StyleFancy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.

Complete Savages (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotLove, Sports, Dreams, Rivalry

As a single father of five teenage boys, Nick Savage faces the daunting challenge of trying to control the mayhem. A career firefighter, he finds running into a burning building a relaxing break from his parental duties.

Eternal Summer (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTaiwan
CharactersFriends, Teens, Gay
PlotLove, Rivalry, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceChina, School
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry, Romantic

Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.

Goodbye First Love (2011)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Architects
PlotLove, Relationship, Rivalry, First love, Dancing, Basketball
PlaceFrance, Beach
StyleTo cry

A 15-year-old discovers the joys and heartaches of first love with an older teen, but in the ensuing years, cannot seem to move past their breakup.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersFriends, Presidential
PlotUprising, Love, Rivalry, Survival, Revolution, Death, Dancing, Political, Fate, Love triangle, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Mothers, Nephews
PlotDancing, Competitions, Love, Rivalry, Hip Hop, Music
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating

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 classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Class Action (1991)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersLawyers, Family, Fathers
PlotRivalry, Justice
PlaceUSA, Court

A Liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto manufacturer against charges that their explosion-prone station wagons are unsafe. As her mother begs for peace, Maggie takes on her dad in a trial that turns increasingly personal and nasty.

Death Becomes Her (1992)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersGirlfriends, Zombie
PlotDeath, Betrayal, Rivalry, Youth, Love triangle, Obsession, Revenge, Supernatural, Jealousy, Life after death, Superpowers
StyleGothic, Fancy, Smart

Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to be a great deal more complicated than a mere murder plot.

Secretariat (2010)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, family, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersHousewives
PlotSports, Competitions, Rivalry, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching, Exciting, Inspirational

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Marcel, King of Tervuren (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, documentary, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:06
PlotRivalry
PlaceUSA

Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren. Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters.

Wild Tales (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration02:02
PlotRivalry, Revenge, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fancy, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Smart

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersScientists, Monkeys
PlotRivalry, Viruses, Survival, Expeditions, Revolution, Experiments
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Exciting, Depressive, Fascinating, Makes me think

A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

The Layover (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA

When their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning, two single female best friends find themselves competing for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis.

Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots, Mutant, Scientists, Superhero, Superhero, Monsters, Criminals, Birds, Geniuses, Billionaires
PlotPower, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Computers
PlaceUSA, Mansions, Submarines
TimeFuture

Mr. Freeze turns Killer Croc and Bane into super-sized monsters, and they bash their way through downtown Gotham until the Caped Crusader and his team of heroes join the fight in their giant robot mechs.




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