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Top 10 Sports Dramas To Watch On Netflix, Prime Video & More That Will Make You Want To Play Again

Experiencing sports live is unparalleled, yet watching sports-themed movies offers a close second. These films delve into the lives of sporting icons, portraying stories of resilience, determination, and triumph against adversity—the very essence of what makes sports enthralling.

With a seamless fusion of elements, they frequently become box office hits! Below is a handpicked selection of the finest Bollywood top 10 sports movies that every sports aficionado or film enthusiast should see.

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Top 10 Sports Dramas To Watch On Netflix, Prime Video & More OTT Platforms

10. 83 (2021)

At number 10, we have “83” (2021), a compelling Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama. Directed by Kabir Khan and boasting a stellar cast, including Ranveer Singh, Pankaj Tripathi and Deepika Padukone in a cameo, this film recounts the remarkable journey of the India national cricket team under the leadership of Kapil Dev (played by Ranveer Singh). It captures the historic moment of June 25, 1983, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, where 14 men triumphed over the two-time World Champions West Indies, reasserting India’s presence on the global cricket stage.

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83 (2021). Image Credits, IMDb

“83” earns its spot on this list for its gripping portrayal of a pivotal moment in Indian cricket history and its celebration of teamwork, determination, and national pride. You can watch 83 on Netflix or on Disney+ Hotstar.

9. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

Ranked at number 9 is “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” (2016), an impactful Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama directed and written by Neeraj Pandey. This film delves into the life of the iconic former captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, portrayed by the late Sushant Singh Rajput, alongside a talented ensemble cast including Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, and Anupam Kher. Through a series of pivotal life events, the movie offers a compelling narrative of Dhoni’s journey from his early days to cricket stardom.

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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). Image Credits, IMDb

“M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” earns its place on this list for its poignant storytelling, captivating performances, and its portrayal of the inspiring rise of a cricketing legend, making it a must-watch for sports enthusiasts and cinema lovers alike. You can watch “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” for free on Disney+ Hotstar.

8. Iqbal (2005)

Securing the number 8 spot is “Iqbal” (2005), an inspiring Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age sports drama crafted by writer-director Nagesh Kukunoor. Produced by Subhash Ghai under “Mukta Searchlight Films,” the movie narrates the journey of a cricket-enthusiast deaf and mute boy from a secluded Indian village. Despite facing numerous challenges, he aspires to conquer obstacles and realize his ambition of representing the Indian national cricket team. Notably, the film’s poignant portrayal earned it the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues, highlighting its significance in addressing broader societal themes.

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Iqbal (2005), Image Credits- IMDb

“Iqbal” earns its position on this list for its heartwarming storyline, powerful performances, and its message of resilience and determination, making it a compelling watch for audiences seeking both sports drama and meaningful narratives. You can watch “Iqbal” for free on YouTube or on Prime Video.

7. Mukkabaaz (2017)

Earning the number 7 spot is “Mukkabaaz” (2017), a compelling Indian Hindi-language sports drama co-written, co-produced, and directed by the renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Produced by Aanand L. Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions and Phantom Films, the film features a stellar cast including Vineet Kumar Singh, debutant Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan, and Jimmy Shergill in pivotal roles. The storyline revolves around Shravan Kumar (portrayed by Singh), an aspiring boxer who finds himself entangled in a complex love story with the niece of the head of the boxing federation, Bhagwan Das Mishra (played by Shergill).

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Mukkabaaz (2017). Image Credits, IMDb

Notably, “Mukkabaaz” was born from the vision of Vineet Kumar Singh, who co-wrote the script with his sister Mukti Singh, drawing inspiration from the real-life struggles of numerous athletes in India. This film stands out for its raw portrayal of the challenges faced by athletes, its captivating narrative, and its exploration of societal issues intertwined with sports. “Mukkabaaz” is a must-watch for its powerful performances, compelling storytelling, and its reflection of the complexities within the sporting world. You can watch “Mukkabaaz” for free on JioCinema or on YouTube.

6. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

Securing the number 6 position is “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar” (1992), a timeless Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age sports film directed and co-written by Mansoor Khan. Produced and co-written by Nasir Hussain, this cinematic gem stars Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi, Mamik Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and features a special appearance by Aamir’s brother Faisal Khan. The film’s captivating narrative draws inspiration from the 1979 American film “Breaking Away.” Titled after the adage “The one who wins is the king,” “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar” resonates with audiences for its timeless themes of triumph, rivalry, and self-discovery.

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Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992). Image Credits, IMDb

With a mesmerizing musical score by Jatin–Lalit, this film captures the essence of youthful ambition and the spirit of competition. “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar” earns its place on this list for its enduring charm, memorable performances, and its celebration of the indomitable human spirit amidst the backdrop of sports. You can watch “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar” for free on Zee 5.

5. Saala Khadoos (2016)

Occupying the prestigious number 5 position is “Saala Khadoos” (2016), also known as “Irudhi Suttru” in Tamil, a gripping Indian sports drama helmed by the talented Sudha Kongara. This film, shot simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi, features R. Madhavan portraying a boxing coach overlooked by the boxing association. Determined to fulfill his aspirations, he embarks on a mission to train an amateur boxer, portrayed by Ritika Singh in her impressive acting debut. The film’s title, whether in Hindi or Tamil, reflects the gritty determination and resilience of its characters. “Saala Khadoos” stands out for its authentic portrayal of the challenges faced by athletes and coaches, coupled with its exploration of human emotions and aspirations.

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Saala Khadoos (2016). Image Credits, IMDb

R. Madhavan delivers a compelling performance as the coach, complemented by Ritika Singh’s breakthrough portrayal. Sudha Kongara’s directorial prowess shines through in this captivating narrative, making “Saala Khadoos” a must-watch for its raw intensity, stirring performances, and its depiction of the relentless pursuit of excellence in the world of sports. You can watch “Saala Khadoos” on Sony LIV or Amazon upon subscription.

4. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Taking the esteemed number 4 spot is “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” (2013), a compelling Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. This cinematic masterpiece, written by renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi, and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in collaboration with Rajiv Tandon and editor P.S. Bharathi under the ROMP Pictures banner, chronicles the extraordinary life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete and Olympian. Notably, Milkha Singh’s journey from being a champion of the Commonwealth Games to becoming a two-time 400m champion of the Asian Games serves as the crux of the narrative. Farhan Akhtar delivers a stellar performance in the lead role, capturing the essence of Milkha Singh’s indomitable spirit and unwavering determination.

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). Image Credits, IMDb

“Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” draws inspiration from Singh’s autobiography, “The Race of My Life,” co-written with his daughter, Sonia Sanwalka. This film earns its place on this list for its gripping storytelling, poignant portrayal of a sporting legend, and its celebration of resilience, making it a captivating watch for audiences seeking both inspiration and entertainment. You can watch “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” on Sony LIV or Amazon upon subscription.

3. Dangal (2016)

Securing the impressive number 3 position is “Dangal” (2016), a groundbreaking Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama helmed by director Nitesh Tiwari. Produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao under Aamir Khan Productions, alongside Siddharth Roy Kapur under The Walt Disney Company India, this film tells the remarkable story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a pehlwani amateur wrestler who defies societal norms by training his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers. The title, “Dangal,” translates to “Wrestling Competition,” capturing the essence of the sport and the fierce determination required to succeed in it.

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Dangal (2016). Image Credits, IMDb

Aamir Khan delivers a powerhouse performance in the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, embodying the character’s passion, perseverance, and unwavering belief in his daughters’ potential. Through its captivating narrative, “Dangal” not only celebrates the triumphs of the Phogat family but also addresses themes of gender equality, empowerment, and the pursuit of dreams against all odds. This film is a testament to the human spirit and the transformative power of sports in transcending barriers.

“Dangal” earns its esteemed place on this list for its compelling storytelling, stellar performances, and its ability to inspire and uplift audiences worldwide. It is a must-watch for its profound impact, resonating with viewers on both an emotional and cultural level, making it an essential addition to any list of top sports dramas. You can watch the movie on Prime video upon subscription.

2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Securing the prestigious number 2 spot is “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India” (2001), an iconic Indian epic period musical sports drama crafted by the visionary director Ashutosh Gowariker. Produced by Aamir Khan, who also stars in the film alongside debutant Gracy Singh, and British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne, “Lagaan” transports viewers to the year 1893, amidst the backdrop of British colonial rule in India.

The film intricately weaves together themes of oppression, resilience, and the power of unity as it follows the inhabitants of a village in Central India burdened by exorbitant taxes and a crippling drought. Their lives take an unexpected turn when they are challenged by an arrogant British Indian Army officer to a game of cricket as a wager to avoid paying taxes. Faced with this daunting task, the villagers embark on a journey of self-discovery and solidarity as they learn and master the intricacies of cricket to compete for victory.

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Lagaan (2001). Image Credits, IMDb

“Lagaan” resonates deeply with audiences for its masterful storytelling, rich character development, and its portrayal of the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity. The film’s poignant narrative is elevated by its breathtaking cinematography, mesmerizing musical score, and stellar performances, making it a cinematic masterpiece that transcends genres.

With its timeless themes and universal appeal, “Lagaan” holds a special place in the hearts of viewers worldwide. It is not merely a sports drama but a cinematic triumph that continues to inspire and captivate audiences with its message of hope, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit. You can watch Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India on Netflix upon subscription.

1. Chak De! India (2007)

Taking the esteemed top spot is “Chak De! India” (2007), an iconic Indian sports drama directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. This cinematic gem stars Shah Rukh Khan as Kabir Khan, the fictional former captain of the India men’s national field hockey team turned coach of the India women’s national field hockey team. Alongside Khan, a diverse cast of 16 actresses, including both professional and non-professional hockey players, delivers stellar performances that resonate deeply with audiences.

“Chak De! India” is more than just a sports film; it is a powerful exploration of themes such as religious bigotry, prejudice, and sexism. The story follows Kabir Khan, an exiled hockey player who faces discrimination due to religious prejudice after a devastating loss to Pakistan. Determined to redeem himself and challenge stereotypes, Khan takes on the role of coach for the Indian national women’s hockey team, aiming to transform a group of 16 players into a championship-winning team.

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Chak De! India (2007). Image Credits, IMDb

The film’s gripping narrative, poignant themes, and captivating performances make it a timeless classic that continues to inspire and resonate with audiences worldwide. Through its portrayal of resilience, unity, and the triumph of the human spirit, “Chak De! India” transcends the boundaries of sports cinema, leaving a lasting impact on viewers of all ages.

With its compelling storyline, powerful performances, and memorable soundtrack composed by Salim–Sulaiman, “Chak De! India” rightfully claims its place as the number one sports drama to watch. It is a cinematic masterpiece that celebrates the power of determination, teamwork, and inclusivity, making it an essential viewing experience for all. You can watch the movie on Prime Video upon subscription.

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