Beauty Pageant Movies on Netflix

beauty pageant movies on netflix

With pageant season winding down, it’s time to take a look back at some of the best movies about beauty queens that have graced our screens. Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the top 10 beauty pageant movies, and here are a few of their picks:

One of the most well-known and beloved beauty queen films is the iconic Sandra Bullock flick Miss Congeniality. The movie follows Gracie Hart, an FBI agent who enters the local beauty pageant to catch a terrorist. This film features memorable performances from Bullock and Michael Caine, as well as a number of hilarious sequences.

Another film that combines comedy and drama is Dumplin’, which stars Jennifer Aniston as Rosie Dickson, a former beauty queen from Texas. Her daughter, plus-sized Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), decides to compete in the pageant as an act of protest and ends up motivating other girls around town to join her. The film is directed by Anne Fletcher, the creator of guilty pleasures like 27 Dresses and Step Up, and adapted from a popular young adult novel. It also features a Dolly Parton-heavy soundtrack and a sweet romance between Aniston and co-star Luke Benward.

A more darkly humorous entry on the list is Misbehaviour, a 2020 British comedy-drama that centers on the Women’s Liberation Movement’s attempt to disrupt the 1970 Miss World pageant in London. The film stars Jessie Buckley as a rebellious woman who feels that the competition demeans women and wants to make a statement.