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The Best Beauty Pageant Movies 

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Updated October 3, 2019 101 votes 50 voters 6.2k views 13 items

A list of the best beauty pageant movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This beauty pageant movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about beauty pageant are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about beauty pageant you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous beauty pageant movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these beauty pageant movie titles for more information about the films.

This list below has everything from Miss Congeniality to Beautiful.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best beauty pageant movies?" and "What is the greatest beauty pageant movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular beauty pageant movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these beauty pageant movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good beauty pageant movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

Released: 2006

Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine

Released: 2000

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice

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Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann

This film is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy, and Amy ...more

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Melanie Griffith, Bruce Dern, Annette O'Toole

Released: 1975

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Smile is a 1975 satirical comedy-drama film directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Jerry Belson about a beauty pageant in Santa Rosa, California. It stars Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon ...more

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Aaron Hager added Kathleen Turner, Minnie Driver, Bridgette Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Sally Field

Beautiful is a 2000 American film directed by Sally Field, starring Minnie Driver, Joey Lauren Adams, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Kathleen Robertson, and Kathleen Turner. The plot deals with the ...more
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Aaron Hager added Yasmine Bleeth, Scott Foley, Gates McFadden

Released: 1997

Directed by: Christopher Leitch

Crowned and Dangerous was a 1997 made-for-TV movie based on a true story and starred Yasmine Bleeth, Cassidy Rae, George Eads, Jill Clayburgh and Gates McFadden.
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Aaron Hager added Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1995

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2009

Directed by: Drew Barrymore

Whip It is a 2009 comedy-drama film written by Shauna Cross, based on her novel Derby Girl. The film is directed and co-produced by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. It stars Ellen Page ...more

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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beauty Pageant Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Dumplin' is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a ...more
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Aaron Hager added Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Annabeth Gish

Released: 1989

Directed by: Zelda Barron

Shag is a 1989 British-American comedy film starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Annabeth Gish, Page Hannah, Jeff Yagher and Scott Coffey. The film features Carolina shag dancing and was ...more

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Aaron Hager added William H. Macy, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Illsley

Happy, Texas is a comedy film released in 1999 directed by Mark Illsley, and starring Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam and William H. Macy.
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Aaron Hager added Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jim Gillespie

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. ...more

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Aaron Hager added Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 1989

Directed by: Thomas Schlamme

Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. It stars Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, and Scott Glenn. The film, set in Yazoo City, ...more