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Live Poll: Best Competition Movie

Since not all competitive movies revolve around sport, let's have a look at these movies centering on a particular contest (dancing, beauty pageants, games or other non sport-related disciplines).

For which of these contest-movies would you say "no contest, it's the best"?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls075464524/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/5e0Im0O-WeU/

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10 months ago

Could you please name the contest in the title description. I don't know what most of these movies are about. I can only guess by looking at their posters.

btw, FYC: Whiplash (2014)

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10 months ago

FYC:

8 Mile
The Great Debaters

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10 months ago

FYC:

Bohemian Rhapsody

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I was going to ask the same question :)

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Well, I don't think it was correctly shown in the movie, but Queen and a few others had a competition with each other. Famous artists like Michael Jackson and Freddie were used to be compared a lot.

But nevermind, I guess you can ignore this suggestion.

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10 months ago

Can I suggest animated movies?

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Sure

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FYC:

Cars (2006)

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10 months ago

FYC:

Black Swan

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Two more;

2. 
Dangal (2016)
3. Chak De! India (2007)

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One more;

4. I, Tonya (2017) - Won 1 Oscar too

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

FYC:
Shall We Dance? (1996)
Quiz Show (1994)


Honorable mention:
Magnolia (1999): A subplot involves a quiz show element.

Extremely dishonorable mention:
Cats (2019)

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lmao

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Oh, good suggestions. 

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Good call with Quiz Show, the game is only a subplot in Magnolia, the competition thing isn't a big part of the story, not enough anyway...
Thanks.

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Slumdog Millionaire?

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Slumdog doesn't exactly work, I'm sorry Peter. I thought of competition as a two-player at least thing. Like Quiz Show.

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10 months ago

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) - dance marathon
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - beauty pageant
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - quiz show
may be Ready Player One (2018) - quest, competition in virtual world
Perfect Harmony (tv series, 2019-...) - choirs competition

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Are there opponents in Ready Player One?

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9 months ago

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000771?...

Recount. The presidential election . I think it's a competition.

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9 months ago

'Around the World in 80 days' (1956):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048960/
The opponent is the counterpart, who tries to prevent the challangers from winning.

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Another one would be 'Kingpin', a competition bowling comedy with Bill Murray & Woody Harrelson.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116778/

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Added "Kingpin", "Around the World" is kind of a stretch, I look at competition as an activity where at least two parties try to gain, win or achieve the same thing.