Best Movies Made on Cricket

Best Movies Made on Cricket

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Watching sports films is a great way to pass the time, especially if you are a massive fan of that specific game. Throughout the years, numerous movies and biopics have been made about cricket or taking the sport of cricket as a primary plot point. These movies have great storylines and help spread the sport to a larger audience and groups. If you are a huge cricket fan, then there’s quite a big chance that you will love to watch these movies. Here are the 10 best movies on cricket for you to watch right now. This list also includes the name of a cricket movie on IPL and cricket in general, so do not miss out on the treat.

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List of 10 Best Movies on Cricket

1. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

The first movie on this list is “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,” starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Patani, directed by Neeraj Pandey and released on 2016. The movie is based on the life of India’s very own “Captain Cool”, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and his cricket journey, starting from his early school days till the 2011 World Cup victory of team India. The movie focuses primarily on Dhoni’s personal and professional life sacrifices, losses, struggles, and gains in his career. If you are a CSK and MSD fan and looking for a cricket movie on IPL or cricket in general, then you can begin your journey with this one.

2. Azhar (2016)

 Azhar (2016)

Azhar is a 2016 released biographical sports drama film directed by Tony D’Souza and stars Emraan Hashmi. The movie is based on Mohammad Azharuddin, the former Indian men’s cricket squad captain, and his controversy-ridden career and life. If you have been a cricket fan for a long time, this film is a must-watch as it points out a lot of Mohammad Azharuddin’s actions in a transparent light. In your quest searching for a cricket movie on IPL or Indian cricket in general, Azhar is a great pick.

3. Lagaan (2001)


Lagaan is popularly described as the mother of all Indian cricket films. It is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, and features Amir Khan, and the film was nominated for Oscar back in 2002. The movie is based around the Victorian period when India was under the rule of the British Empire. This sports drama film tackles the fight of the local native residents of a small village in India against the oppressive British Raj to relax severe taxation through a game of cricket. This is a must-watch film in your search for a cricket movie on IPL or Indian cricket as a whole.

4. 83 (2021 film)

83 (2021 film)

83 is a sports drama movie directed by Kabir Khan and was released back in 2021. The movie features Ranveer Singh, playing the role of Kapil Dev, and is based around the first-ever victory of India in the Cricket World Cup of 1983. If you want a sneak peek of the efforts and struggles that the national squad had to face while securing the first ever Cricket World Cup win, then 83 is the movie to watch.

5. Kai Po Che! (2013)

 Kai Po Che! (2013)

The movie “Kai Po Che!” is one of the best films on cricket that was ever released in India. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the movie stars actors like Sushanth Singh Rajput, Amit Shah, and Rajkumar Rao, who play the role of three best friends trying to achieve their dream surrounding cricket in a city that faces natural disasters and political, communal, and social issues. This movie is thus a must-watch if you are a fan of the sports drama genre.

6. Iqbal (2005)

 Iqbal (2005)

Starring Shreyas Talpade and Naseeruddin Shah, 2005 released Iqbal is a movie you can watch with your family and friends. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the movie revolves around the centre plot of fighting in order to achieve one’s dreams while facing various odds and challenges. The film’s protagonist is a hearing and speech-impaired boy obsessed with cricket and aims to represent India by playing for the national cricket team. This “feel-good” movie is a great title to add to your quest for a cricket movie on IPL and Indian cricket in general.

7. The Zoya Factor (2019)

 The Zoya Factor (2019)

The Zoya Factor is a romantic sports comedy film that is directed by Abhishek Sharma and is based on the story by Anuja Chauhan. The movie features Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan and has the main plot surrounding luck and superstitious beliefs around the female lead Zoya Solanki, who seemed to be the lucky charm for the 2011 Indian World Cup team. The movie uses cricket as a backdrop but is of great fun and is a light-hearted display that you can watch.

8. Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

Directed by James Erksine, this film was released back in 2017 and is a sports documentary based on the professional and personal life of the “Master Blaster” and the “God of Cricket”, Sachin Tendulkar. This movie is a masterpiece that showcases the journey of the world-renowned cricketer and athlete Sachin Tendulkar and his cricket journey. The movie also features his former squad members, MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag. If you are a die-hard Mumbai Indian and a Sachin Tendulkar fan looking for an IPL match film or a movie on Indian cricket, this is the one you would not want to miss.

9. 22 Yards (2018)

22 Yards (2018)

22 Yards is a sports drama film directed by Mitali Ghosal, starring actors like Barun Sobti, Rajit Kapur, Panchi Bora, Rajesh Sharma, and others. The film’s protagonist is Ron Sen, a sports agent who has now fallen grace and needs a talented player to revive his own career. The film is really a marvelous piece of art on the sport and is a must-watch in your quest looking for a cricket movie on IPL or Indian cricket in general. The lead of this film got the Best Actor trophy during the 2018 Bay Area South Asian Film Festival.

10. Jersey (2022)

Jersey (2022)

Jersey is a sports drama film that has been directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and features actors like Shahid Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, and Mrunal Thakur. The protagonist of this film is an unsuccessful and retired cricketer who makes a comeback to the sport on request of his son’s wish of getting a Jersey as a gift. The movie is a remake of the original movie, also titled “Jersey”, which is a Telegu movie starring South Indian star Nani. The movie is amazing and showcases the true essence of acting, keeping cricket as the plot’s crucial base. This film is a great choice if you are looking for a cricket movie on IPL or cricket in general.

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