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Films and shows based on sports theme - List hai toh hit hai - 7th Oct 2021
  • Nikhil Kumar

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 07.19 AM, Jan 11, 2022

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Hello there, welcome to another special theme based podcast, List hai toh hit hai, I am your host Nikhil with you .

Movie writers and directors get inspired from various incidents, real life struggles and stories of success of common people. In today's podcast we explore the list of movies that are sports based. The best reason people like to watch sports based movies is because they are unpredictable and give the viewer that adrenaline kick at every stage of the film.

Let's kick off the list with the very first one!

Chak De! India

A Shahrukh Khan starrer Hindi movie, Chak De! India revolves around a former hockey star Kabir Khan, who begins coaching the Indian women’s national hockey team to prove his loyalty to the nation. The women’s team wins the match against Australia in the World Cup, after facing many challenges from opponent teams. This underdog story is about an exceptional win against all odds.

This movie comes with an OTTplay rating of – 8.3

The movie is streaming on – Amazon Prime Video, itunes, Google Play Movies and Youtube.


The movie is directed by Bennett Miller and has Brad Pitt in the lead. The story revolves around the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s general manager, Billy Beane, and his attempts to assemble a competitive team. Moneyball has stacked impressive performances gaining Oscar nominations.

We at OTTplay have given this flick a of Rating – 7.9

The movie is streaming on – Netflix, itunes, Google Play Movies


The Bollywood superhit Dangal stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, who decides to fulfill his dream of winning a gold medal for his country. He starts training his two daughters in wrestling to compete in the Commonwealth Games, challenging one social stigma after another.

We at OTTplay have given it a Rating of – 8.7

watch this movie on – Netflix, itunes

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

A Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial, this movie was released in 2013 and is a biopic on Milkha Singh’s life, an Indian athlete and Olympian who was a champion of Commonwealth Games. It stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead with Sonam Kapoor and charts the rise of the ‘Flying Sikh'.

We at OTTplay have given this flick a rating of – 8.0

Available – Disney + Hotstar


Saina is a 2021 film, starring Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal, an Indian badminton champ, Manav Kaul as Coach S Rajan and Esha Naqvi as Parupalli Kashyap. Saina, a badminton enthusiast, starts pursuing the sport full-time with the help of her coach and soon turns out to be the best, ranking number one.

The movie has an OTTplay rating - 4.2

The flick is streaming exclusively on - Amazon Prime Video

Mary Kom

Mary Kom is a 2014 action-drama directed by Omang Kumar. It is a biopic of Mary Chungeijang Kom, played by Priyanka Chopra. A young woman, Mary, encounters a renowned coach in a boxing gym and convinces him to teach her boxing. Despite her father’s disapproval, she follows her passion to become an Indian Olympic boxer.

This movie has an OTTplay rating of - 7.2

This sports based flick is streaming exclusively on - Jio

Million Dollar Baby

Receiving an Academy Award for Best Picture, this movie stars Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who has a good friend and associate Eddie Dupris (Morgan Freeman). Frankie reluctantly agrees to train an aspiring boxer Maggie (Hilary Swank), but impressed with her determination, he helps her become the best.

OTTplay has given it a rating of – 8.4

The movie is streaming exclusively on – Amazon Prime Video

Cobra Kai

This is a 2018 Action fiction series of four seasons as of now. The show mirrors the storyline of The Karate Kid. Thirty four years after the events of 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso find themselves becoming martial-arts rivals again.

The series has an OTTplay rating of – 8.4

The series is streaming exclusively on – Netflix

Remember the Titans

An American biographical sports film directed by Boaz Yakin, Remember the Titans stars Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison and Nicole Ari Parker. It is a true story of a newly appointed African- American coach and his school team who play as a racially- integrated team for the first time.

The movie comes with a overall OTTplay rating of – 8.0

The movie is streaming on numerous OTT platforms like – Youtube, Google Play, Disney + Hotstar

M S Dhoni : The Untold Story

A Bollywood blockbuster film released in 2016, starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead alongside Disha Patani and Kaira Advani. This movie is a biopic on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a former captain of Indian National Cricket team. It portrays all the struggles Dhoni faced in his career being a train ticket collector to all the way up becoming a successful national team cricket captain.

This sports based flick has a OTTplay rating of – 8.1

The movie is streaming on – Youtube, Google Play Movies , Itunes, Disney + Hotstar, MX player

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is a Bollywood romantic comedy flick starring Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Pooja Bedi. The story is about a young man Sanjay and his brother Ratan from a working class family of Dehradun. A lazy prankster Sanjay undergoes a physical and mental transformation to compete at an inter-collegiate bicycle race after his brother suffers from an injury and is unable to participate.

The film has an overall OTTplay rating of – 8.0

Catch the movie on – Zee5 movies, Vi movies

That's the sports based movie special podcast of List hai toh hit hai, time now for your host Nikhil to sign off ! I shall be back again with another special podcast.

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