Here Are Five Great Cricket Movies All Cricket Fans Must See


Movies and cricket are two things that have a lot in common. For example, both provide millions of people with high levels of entertainment and both include normal individuals who are elevated to God status. There have been quite a few great movies about cricket, and we shall take a look at 5 of the best right now.

Fire in Babylon (2010)

Ask any cricket fan who was the best team to ever play cricket and, if they are old enough to have seen them play, they will tell you the West Indies team that was captained by Clive Lloyd in the 1970s and 80s. This movie shows the transformation of talented youngsters into the best team to have ever played the sport.

This film, made by the critically acclaimed Stevan Riley, is great for any of the older generation who want to take a step back in time to revisit the West Indies’ golden age of cricket. It is also great for any youngsters who want to see what all the hype is about.

You will get opinions from members of the team as well as a closer look at how racism and political tension was affecting the game.

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

This is a Hollywood movie that was directed by Craig Gillespie. It is based on a true story and is about baseball as well as cricket. J.B. Bernstein is a sports agent who visits India as he believes that this is the place where he will be able to find a cricketer that is able to adapt to baseball. He uses all of his online resources about cricket betting in order to find what he is looking for and change some lives along the way.


Sachin – A Billion Dreams (2017)

There are some glaring flaws in this movie, but most people don’t pay much attention to these as their love for Sachin clouds their judgement. Despite this, James Erskine hasn’t done too bad a job. The movie takes a closer look at his journey from a young lad with nothing to one of the best cricketers that the world has ever seen. There are quite a few moments in this movie that will leave you with goosebumps.

Iqbal (2005)

Some sport movies are there to just to provide a couple of hours of entertainment, while others are there to hit you right in the feels and then leave a lasting impression on your life. This is exactly what the movie Iqbal does.

Sometimes it might seem that life is telling you that you should stop following your unrealistic dreams and be content with what you have given. However, this movie shows that if you have passion, something can happen.

Iqbal is deaf and mute, but still wants to play cricket for his country. He goes on a long and tricky path, but he eventually achieves what he set out to do.

You will still be emotional a long time after you have finished watching this movie.

Lagan (2001)

This movie, by the brilliant Ashutosh Gowariker, helped to give Bollywood worldwide recognition. This movie has a great plot, meaning that it doesn’t have to rely on histrionics and emotion to get a point across.

The film tells the story of a time when uneducated Indian villagers were challenged by a British officer to a game of cricket. If the villagers win, they would not have to pay any taxes for the next three years. Come the end of this movie, you will be completely spellbound.

This film won many awards and was even nominated for the Best Foreign Film of 2002.