25 Best Sports Films of Bollywood

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1. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 128,485 | Gross: $12.39M

2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 94,470 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 67,679 | Gross: $1.11M

4. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Hemendra Dandotiya, Navneet Gairola, Mahie Gill

Votes: 29,784 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 55,715 | Gross: $1.63M

6. Iqbal (2005)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport

Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu Prasad, Yatin Karyekar

Votes: 14,737

7. Saala Khadoos (2016)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sport

The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.

Director: Sudha Kongara | Stars: Madhavan, Nassar, Radha Ravi, Kaali Venkat

Votes: 10,396 | Gross: $0.08M

It was Tamil-Hindi bilingual Film.

8. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 20,107

9. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

Not Rated | 184 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Disha Patani

Votes: 28,996 | Gross: $1.78M

10. Kai po che! (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amrita Puri

Votes: 24,826 | Gross: $1.12M

11. Hawaa Hawaai (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Arjun dreams of skating. Can Arjun follow his dream and be a champion?

Director: Amole Gupte | Stars: Makrand Deshpande, Partho A. Gupte, Devraya Gole, Neha Joshi

Votes: 1,553

12. Mary Kom (2014)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

Director: Omung Kumar | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Sunil Thapa, Robin Das, Rajni Basumatary

Votes: 9,258 | Gross: $0.59M

13. Gold (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, Sport

The journey of a man who was instrumental in making India win its first Olympic gold medal as a free nation.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh

Votes: 9,899

14. The Brawler (2017)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Vineet Kumar Singh, Jimmy Sheirgill, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan

Votes: 5,250 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Budhia Singh: Born to Run (2016)

Not Rated | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A biopic about Budhia Singh, the world's youngest marathon runner whose story garnered controversy and inspiration around the world.

Director: Soumendra Padhi | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Mahendra Patole, Gajraj Rao, Tillotama Shome

Votes: 1,145

16. Jannat: In Search of Heaven... (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Arjun is a reckless young man with an obsession for making money at card games. A chance meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya, gives him the reasons he was looking for the move out of his ... See full summary »

Director: Kunal Deshmukh | Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Sonal Chauhan, Armen Grayg, Shakeel Khan

Votes: 5,145

17. Sultan (2016)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler's journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds. Will he emerge victorious?

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar | Stars: Salman Khan, Kubbra Sait, Anushka Sharma, Ron Smoorenburg

Votes: 34,039 | Gross: $6.20M

18. My Brother... Nikhil (2005)

120 min | Drama, Sport

Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.

Director: Onir | Stars: Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla, Purab Kohli, Victor Banerjee

Votes: 1,066

19. Soorma (2018)

PG-13 | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Soorma is the story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.

Director: Shaad Ali | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 3,821 | Gross: $0.39M

20. Brothers (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Two estranged, street-fighting brothers square off against each other in a mixed martial arts tournament.

Director: Karan Malhotra | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez

Votes: 10,813 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Apne (2007)

Not Rated | 173 min | Drama, Sport

A disgraced ex-boxer attempts to make his two sons champion boxers in order to clear his name. One son agrees with this goal, but the other does not, causing family conflicts.

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Votes: 2,477

22. Patiala House (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Sport

A victim of British racial violence and profiling prevents his son from playing cricket.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma

Votes: 8,259

23. Azhar (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Biographical sports drama based on the life of former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin

Director: Anthony D'Souza | Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Lara Dutta

Votes: 4,847

24. Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An orphan kid who goes on to achieve name, fame and above all self belief.

Director: Karanjeet Saluja | Stars: Zain Khan, Rahul Bose, Kapil Dev, Manini M. Mishra

Votes: 796

25. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)

167 min | Drama, Sport

Jaidev and Kavita Bhasin live a middle-classed lifestyle in Southall, England, along with their son, Sunny. During the mid-80s Jaidev was a huge fan of the all-Asian Southall Football Club,... See full summary »

Director: Vivek Agnihotri | Stars: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irani

Votes: 2,137



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