Keyword: spelling bee

Bad Words

Bad Words (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old man seeking catharsis in his life. He seizes upon the idea that this will come for him through the National Spelling Bee. After discovering a loophole in the rules, Guy zealously joins the competition and easily outpaces the pre-teen field in match after match. As reporter Jenny Widgeon delves into Guy's story, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely friendship with a...
Bee Season

Bee Season (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/10/2005
Eliza Naumann spells words. Lots of words. Hard words. Long words. And with an effortlessness and understanding that surprises everyone around her. Her teachers, her fellow students. But especially those closest to her: her father, mother and brother. The people whose lives Eliza's newfound genius will irrevocably change. As Eliza Naumann trains for the ultimate test of her spelling...

Spellbound (2003)

Rated: G Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 04/29/2003
Eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class, and regional backgrounds are followed from their individual hometowns to Washington D.C. for the 1999 National Spelling Bee Finals.
Dir: Jeff Blitz
With: N/A
Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Rated: PG Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 04/27/2006
Akeelah Anderson is a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National...

Spelling Bee (2003)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 16 minutes Release date: 11/29/2003
Jimmy has qualified for the Spelling Bee contest. His simple mnemonic methods are pitted against the Sultan of Spell and the Queen Bee.
Dir: Phil Dornfeld
With: N/A