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From Gold to Foxcatcher: Top 7 movies for an Olympic experience on OTTs

With seemingly no audience at the Tokyo Olympics this year, catch these sports movies on OTTs

Anukriti Chaturvedi
Jul 08, 2021
 
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Source: Hindustan Times, Prime Video

As the 32nd Olympics draw close and the anticipation of the sporting events arises, we have compiled a list of movies sports aficionados can watch from the comfort of their own homes on OTTs. They will give you the thrills and the chills too and get your adrenaline pumping. 

Dangal - Netflix

The Aamir Khan starrer narrated the tale of Geeta and Babita Phogat's life stories. Mahavir Singh (Aamir Khan) doesn't believe in societal gender norms and gives his daughters the opportunities they deserve. With intense training, the Phogat sisters chart a path to glory and become wrestlers, overcoming all hurdles. 

Gold - Amazon Prime Video

Gold is the fictional retelling of independent India’s historic win at the 1948 Olympics with their first gold medal. Akshay Kumar essays the role of Tapan Das, the manager of the indian hockey team, who scours the nation to put together the best team and fulfill the dream of securing gold for independent India. 

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - Disney+ Hotstar
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an iconic film starring Farhan Akhtar, essaying the role of ‘The Flying Sikh’, Milkha Singh. It narrates Singh’s tale from a young child with big dreams to fulfilling them after overcoming several obstacles. 

Race - Amazon Prime Video

Jesse Owens’s story is one about beating all odds. He not only proved himself on the track but had a monumental effect on the society due to the prevalence of extreme racism and the rising influence of Nazism. 

Mary Kom - Netflix
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Source: Hindustan Times

Priyanka Chopra plays the titular character, essaying the boxer, Mary Kom, who won the bronze at 2012 Olympics. The film depicts the rise of the boxer to her victory at the 2008 World Boxing Championships.

Foxcatcher - Amazon Prime Video

Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo essay the role of the Schultz brothers, Mark and David respectively, the US Olympic wrestling champions. They join eccentric millionaire John du Pont’s (Steve Carell) Team Foxcatcher to prepare wrestlers for the 1988 Olympics at Seoul. The movie has garnered rave reviews and several awards and is a thrilling watch. 

Munich - Netflix
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From Steven Spielberg comes an enthralling movie regarding the assasination of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. It narrates the retaliatory mission the Israeli government tasked its agent to carry out against the terrorist organisation. 

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