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EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies 

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Updated June 14, 2019 29.8k views 10 items

Entertainment Weekly's list of the top 10 beauty pageant movies. With countless beauty pageants made over the years, it can be helpful to know what the EW critics think to help guide you to a handful of movies you can be sure will be good. The entertainment magazine is known for such franchises that help entertainment junkies separate the good from the bad, in this case, to narrow done all the choices to a list of 10 great beauty queen movies.

What are EW's 10 favorite movies about pageants? Take a look at this list and you'll find out for yourself. Find the full article and photo gallery on EW's web site.
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Smile is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Jeffrey Kramer (2005), starring Linda Hamilton, Sean Astin & Cheri Oteri
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Shag is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Zelda Barron (1989), starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates & Annabeth Gish

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Miss Firecracker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Thomas Schlamme (1989), starring Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins & Mary Steenburgen
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To Wong Foo, Thanks for ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Beeban Kidron (1995), starring Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell & Patrick Swayze

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I Know What You Did Last... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Jim Gillespie (1997), starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar & Anne Heche

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Happy, Texas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Mark Illsley (1999), starring William H. Macy, Ron Perlman & Ally Walker
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Drop Dead Gorgeous is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Michael Patrick Jann (1999), starring Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst & Kirstie Alley

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Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Donald Petrie (2000), starring Sandra Bullock, William Shatner & Michael Caine

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Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Sally Field (2000), starring Kathleen Turner, Minnie Driver & Bridgette Wilson
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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list EW's 10 of Our Favorite Beauty Pageant Movies
Dir. by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (2006), starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston & Toni Collette

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