11 Best Indian Sports Movies on OTT | Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar! – Just for Movie Freaks

By | April 5, 2022


On the topic of Best Indian Sports Movies, sports are in actuality very popular in India and holds equal importance to movies and other pop culture. So, with the current boom of almost all sports in the country, we here at JFMF opted to celebrate the spectacle by recommending some of the Best Indian Sports Movies available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar and other OTT platforms which you should definitely watch if you haven’t already.

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11. Kaun Pravin Tambe?

Director – Jayprad Desai
Cast – Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Vidyarthi
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

Inspired by the life of Pravin Tambe, Kaun Pravin Tambe? shows the life, persistence, and hard work to achieve his ultimate goal of playing a Ranji Trophy. At the stage of his career at an age when it is believed people’s careers end how he starts a new chapter of his life. The film stars Shreyas Talpade in the titular role.


10. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Bollywood Movies on Hotstar

Director – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Cast – Farhan Akhtar & Sonam Kapoor
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

[This film is also feat. ‘Best Bollywood Movies on Hotstar’ list]

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s National award-winning film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a real-life story of Milkha Singh, an athlete who overcomes many agonizing obstacles in order to become a world champion, Olympian, and one of India’s most iconic athletes. One of the Best Indian Sports Movies.


9. Sudani from Nigeria

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Director – Zakariya Mohammed
Cast – Soubin Shahir & Samuel Abiola
Streamer – Netflix

[Also feat. in our ‘Best Malayalam Movies on Netflix’ list]

Sudani from Nigeria, a National award winner, revolves around Majeed (Soubin Shahir), a football manager who drafts three Nigerian footballers for his team. When Samuel (Samuel Abiola Robinson), one of the players, is injured, Majeed lets him stay at his house, and over time, they develop a close bond.


8. Soorma

soorma movie

Director – Shaad Ali
Cast – Diljit Dosanjh & Taapsee
Streamer – Netflix

Narrating the life story of Sandeep Singh, the ex-captain of the National Indian Hockey Team, Soorma stars Diljit Dosanjh in the primary role with Taapsee playing his inspiration cum love interest. Based on true events, this film captivates the viewer primarily by its inspirational storyline which showcases the struggle of a promising athlete who is devastated by a career-ending injury.


7. Sye

Director – SS Rajamouli
Cast – Nithiin & Genelia Deshmukh
Streamer – YouTube

SS Rajamouli’s third movie, a sports drama, revolves around Prudhvi and Shashank, leaders of two rival student groups, who decide to join hands to overpower a mafia leader, Bhikshu Yadav. They must beat his team in a rugby match to win back their wrongfully obtained college ground. One of the Best Indian Sports Movies.


6. Sarpatta Parambarai

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Director – Pa. Ranjith
Cast – Arya & Pasupathy
Streamer – Prime Video

[Also feat. in our ‘Best Indian Movies of 2019 to 2022 on Amazon’ list]

Sarpatta Parambarai is the story of a blue-collared pugilist who takes up the boxing gloves to find his identity, purpose in life, and redemption path. Even though the arc of a sports movie is predictable, the formula always consists of incalculable bumps on the road to success, and this Pa. Ranjith directorial is no different and rises above the cliches with socio-political elements that mask the formulaic plot.


5. Paan Singh Tomar

Paan Singh Tomar Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix

Director – Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast – Irrfan Khan & Mahie Gill
Streamer – Netflix

[Also feat. in our ‘Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix’ list]

Tigmanshu Dhulia’s 2012 directorial details the life of Paan Singh Tomar, an athlete who won gold medals at the Indian National Games multiple times in succession, is compelled to turn into a dacoit when his mother is killed and the police don’t make any move. With stellar performances and remarkable screenwriting work, this movie is a masterpiece.


4. Jersey (2019)

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Director – Gowtham Tinnanuri
Cast – Nani & Shraddha Srinath
Streamer – ZEE5

[This film is also feat. in our ‘Best Telugu Movies on ZEE5’ list]

Jersey, A Telugu film starring Nani and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles, explores the story of a passionate cricketer who is in his mid 30s returns back to the sport to fulfill his dream. This movie tells an amazing story of a magnificently narrated character accompanied by an inspiring message “It’s Never Too Late To Dream.” One of the Best Indian Sports Movies.


3. Chak De! India

Chak De India Amazon Prime

Director – Shimit Amin
Cast – Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade
Streamer – ZEE5

From the remarkable performances to the inspirational plot and delightful music, Chak De! India, directed by Shimit Amin holds a special place in all our hearts for numerous reasons. The film revolves around Kabir Khan, a former hockey star, who is tainted as someone who betrayed his country. However, he begins coaching the Indian women’s national hockey team to prove his dedication to the nation.


2. Dangal

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Director – Neeraj Tiwari
Cast – Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar
Streamer – Netflix

[Also feat. in our ‘Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix’ list]

One of the highest-grossing movies of India, Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari is about Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, who decides to complete his dream of winning a gold medal for his country by training his daughters despite the existing social stigmas. The film also stars Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra in the lead roles.


1. Lagaan

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Director – Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast – Aamir Khan, Graci Singh
Streamer – Netflix

[Also feat. in our ‘Best Indian Movies Based on Cricket’ list]

Released in 2001, Lagaan is a 224-minute sports drama that garnered both critical and commercial acclaim around the world, with many even calling it one of the more influential movies from India. From romance to emotion and a well-rounded inspirational storyline that revolves around Indians, the British, and a Test match, this film is truly a timeless classic.


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