Top Cricket-Based Movies of All Time

Cricket-Based Movies of All Time: Pakistan has several sports, but cricket unites the country more than any other. Cricket draws a large number of film filmmakers and producers due to its great popularity in Pakistan. Several fantastic cricket movies have been produced in Bollywood during the previous two decades. 

Cricket is a popular and well-known idea in the film industry, and several countries have produced some outstanding films about the sport. Those films, including cricket, were also highly received by the Pakistani public. Let’s look at some popular cricket movies that both global fans and critics have highly welcomed.


A story of civilisations merging involves music and cricket. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, set in colonial India at the close of the 19th century, was released in 2001. It centres on a little community in the nation that’s trying to pay excessive taxes in the middle of a harsh drought. 

The British Army is the story’s villain when one of its commanders challenges the town to a game of cricket. Tax revenues are at stake when residents begin to study a sport that was previously unknown to them. It’s a narrative of victory over hardship, and this big-budget production should be at the top of your list.

Playing Away

Playing Away is a comedy that centres on the collision of two worlds. A quiet English hamlet club asks a West Indian team to participate in their charity week. The peasants are a kind group, but their Brixton opponents are significantly more competitive. 

It’s a story about two cultures colliding, and Playing Away is a powerful representation of the times, but comedy is the film’s defining feature.


Hansie Cronje’s tale is a contentious and ultimately sad one in South Africa. We’ve all heard of Hansie Cronje’s match-fixing problems and Cricket Betting Advice, but this 2008 film reminds us that there’s more to his life and his relationship with cricket. Frans Cronje directs the film, and as Hansie’s brother, he’s well situated to convey the narrative. 

It deals openly with the consequences of the player’s actions and what was perceived as the final betrayal. Hansie examines the human implications of a sad story.


We recall seeing this series in 1984, soon before the Ashes series in England that year. Growing up at the time, the struggle with Australia was a huge feature of the cricketing calendar, and the fact that Bodyline was still being discussed was an indication of the two countries’ strong rivalry. Some well-known Australian performers appear in the series, including Gary Sweet and Hugo Weaving. 

While the cricket sequences don’t fully mimic the furious professional intensity of the contest, it’s an intriguing look at one of the most crucial series in the history of the game.


Bollywood made a cameo in a 2009 film starring cricketers Brett Lee, Simon Jones, Allan Border and Dean Jones. Naturally, there are some famous Indian actors in the cast, with Harman Baweja playing the lead. Vijay Shekhawat, Baweja’s character, aspires to play for the Indian national team. 

Victory follows his ascent, but when he reaches the top, Vijay discovers that there’s a cost to fame, and it’s not what he imagined.

Wondrous Oblivion

In this 2003 film starring Sam Smith and Delroy Lindo, two worlds clash; in the early 1960s in South London, Jamaican immigrants and European Jewish immigrants coexist. They come from diverse backgrounds, but one thing unites the two young boys: a strong passion for cricket. It’s a fantastic story with a serious look at current concerns and some wonderful cricketing allusions.

The Final Test

Jack Warner plays Sam Palmer, a cricketer ready to play his final test match for England in this lighthearted drama. Sam Palmer’s son, Reggie Palmer, is a rising dramatist who prefers to meet his idol than come to The Oval to see his father. He’s anxious for his kid to go, but he has other ideas. 

There’s an all-star ensemble from the era with appearances by cricketers such as Cyril Washbrook, Len Hutton and Denis Compton. It’s a nice picture for its day, and The Final Test is absolutely worth viewing from a sentimental standpoint.

Inside Edge

Although there’s an English TV series with the same name, this 2017 release is set in India. Inside Edge is a serious drama about the ups and downs of playing top-level cricket. It looks at a fictional cricket club called the Mumbai Mavericks, a franchise team in the Powerplay League. 

Much of the story centers around the owners and their spot-fixing schemes; thus, it’s evident that all aspects of the game are examined. Inside Edge is an award-winning series that completely merits its recognition.

Final Words

When you can’t play cricket, and there aren’t any matches on TV, why not watch some of the world’s favorite movies or serials (TV shows) on the finest sport in the world? After you’ve exhausted that lengthy list, we recommend watching some outstanding cricket documentaries to round up your viewing experience. Fire in Babylon and Death of a Gentleman are two excellent non-fictional programs to add to your viewing list.

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