6 Cricket Based Movies To Watch On Netflix

Check out the list of exciting cricket based movies you can watch on Netflix.

India loves cricket! The nation is already gearing up for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. However, true fans can never get enough of the popular sport. And therefore, we have curated a list for you all. Here, you can find some of the best cricket based movies to watch on Netflix.

Cricket Movies On Netflix:

1. Jersey

The story revolves around Arjun, a gifted cricketer whose career didn’t pan out as expected, makes a comeback to the sport in his late thirties. His motivation stems from the burning desire to not only wear the Indian cricket team’s jersey once again but also to fulfill his son’s heartfelt wish for it as a special gift. The film features Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur in the lead roles.

2. Shabaash Mithu

It is the biopic of former Test and ODI captain of the India women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj. The film features Taapsee Pannu in the titular role. The film showcases the ups and downs and moments of glory of Mithali’s life.

3. The Zoya Factor

While the film goes by the name “The Zoya Factor,” it’s the Dulquer Salmaan factor that truly shines in this romantic comedy set against the backdrop of sports. Based on Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 novel of the same name, the movie cleverly leverages India’s passion for cricket to explore superstition and the role of luck in our society. With a runtime of two hours and fifteen minutes, it offers a delightful and breezy viewing experience, making it an ideal choice for a Sunday night.

4. 83

This film is based on the India national cricket team led by Kapil Dev, which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. 83 was helmed by Kabir Khan and talented actor Ranveer Singh played the role of Kapil Dev in the film. It is one of the most amazing cricket films.

5. Lagaan

India’s cricket cinema masterpiece, “Lagaan,” directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, made history as India’s official entry to the 2002 Oscars. Although it lost the coveted award to the Bosnian film “No Man’s Land,” it captured the hearts of many on its home turf, earning eight awards. Starring Aamir Khan, this epic film is set in the Victorian era of India’s colonial British Raj and revolves around a group of villagers who must triumph over the British in a cricket match to avoid triple taxation. Packed with entertainment, breathtaking landscapes, and memorable songs, “Lagaan” continues to shine as a timeless masterpiece even after 22 years.

6. Kai Po Che

Inspired by the phrase borrowed from kite-flying competitions, the film’s three protagonists aspire to establish a cricket training academy. Against the tumultuous backdrop of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and the Godhra train burning incident, Sushant Singh Rajput’s debut film explores themes of profound friendships and human resilience. This critically-acclaimed movie, based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel “The 3 Mistakes of My Life,” exudes a distinct likability that resonates with audiences.

Well, wait no more and start your weekend movie marathon right away!

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