10 Movies every sports fanatic should watch!

Published : Jun 02, 2020
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    1) Moneyball

    The film, adapted from the book by Michael Lewis, is based on the true story of how the Oakland Athletics (A's) reinvented if not the game of baseball itself, then the game of baseball team management. Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when he is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.

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    2) Invictus

    An inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the Captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of Apartheid (a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race). However, he believed he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport. Mandela helped South Africa's rugby team reach the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship.

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    3) Iqbal

    Iqbal is a story of Iqbal who is deaf and mute and dreams of playing cricket for India. However, he is discouraged by his father who thinks that his daydreams are a waste of time. Instead, he wants Iqbal to help him tend to the crops and become a farmer like him, which would be a stable profession. Iqbal’s sheer grit and determination lands him a place in the national team. A must watch movie for every aspiring sports player. 

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    Where to find: Zee5

    4) Ali

    A biographic film that focuses on ten years in the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith. The movie his captures various aspects of Ali’s life including getting the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, criticism of the Vietnam War, and banishment from boxing, his return to fight Joe Frazier in 1971, and, finally, his reclaiming the title from George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle fight of 1974.

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    Where to find: Netflix

    5) This is Football (Series)

    This Is Football is an epic football series, which describes the true spirit of the beautiful game and examines the magic of a sport that unites people all over the world. Universal themes of the human experience are covered as the films cover topics as diverse as football’s role in rebuilding Rwanda after the genocide, the secrets of Lionel Messi and the pride and underdog spirit of Iceland’s football Vikings.

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    Where to find: Amazon

    6) Chak de India!

    Kabir Khan knows what it's like to come back from the dead. The ex-Indian Captain returns in the avatar of the Coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey team. A team that exists more on paper and less in reality. The team is a bunch of girls with their own agendas and who have forgotten what it is like to play for the love of the game. 

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    Where to find: Amazon Prime 

    7) Lagaan: Once upon a time in India

    Set in India in the late-1800s, the local British rulers imposed heavy taxes on the local population. One of the local villagers confronts the senior British officer, resulting in a cricket match between the British and the villagers. If the villagers win, they don't have to pay taxes for three years. If they lose, they have to pay three times their usual taxes. If you love cricket- there’s no movie like Lagaan!

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    Where to find: Netflix

    8) Death of a Gentleman

    Two cricket journalists - Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber - set out to see whether Test cricket has a future. While doing so, they discover a conspiracy which starts at the highest echelons of cricket administration and politics. The conspiracy is borne out of self-interest and putting commercial interests ahead of the good of the game. This spells disaster for Test cricket.

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    Where to find: Netflix/ YouTube

    9) The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team (Series)

    Australian Cricket has suffered the most significant crisis in living memory when team members are suspended after being caught cheating. New coach Justin Langer is charged with rebuilding the team's culture and regain their place on top of the cricket world.

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    Where to find: Netflix

    10) The last dance (Series)

    This documentary gives us what we've all wanted. A peak at the lives of The Bulls beyond what we know. And a perfect picture at the dominance and greatness of one, Michael Jordan!! The movie paints a more vivid picture of the greatness of this man and the players.

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    Where to find: Netflix

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