Best of Cricket Related Movies.

by lankalion | created - 13 Mar 2011 | updated - 30 Apr 2012 | Public

2011 cricket world cup is ongoing, so cricket fever all over the world, most of us like cricket, as well as movies, so here you go, here are some cricket related movies,list according to my knowledge, if you know other than this list of movies related to cricket please let me know, your comments are most welcome!

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1. Playing Away (1987)

100 min | Comedy

To mark the conclusion of their "Third World Week" celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a black cricket team from South London to a charity game with comical results.

Director: Horace Ové | Stars: Norman Beaton, Robert Urquhart, Helen Lindsay, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 70

Playing Away was a 1987 TV comedy about two cricket teams. The English team, fictitiously named Sneddington (based in Lavenham, Suffolk) invited a team of West Indian heritage based in Brixton (South London) to play a charity game in support of their “Third World Week.”

2. Badger's Green (1934)

68 min | Comedy

A picturesque village is threatened with redevelopment by a speculative builder, leading to widespread protest. In the end the builder agrees to settle the future of the village on the result of a cricket match.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Valerie Hobson, Bruce Lester, David Horne, Sebastian Smith

Votes: 8

Badger's Green is a 1934 British comedy film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Valerie Hobson, Bruce Lester, David Horne and Wally Patch. It was adapted from the 1930 play Badger's Green by R.C. Sheriff. A picturesque village is threatened with redevelopment by a speculative builder, leading to widespread protest. In the end the builder agrees to settle the future of the village on the result of a cricket match. Badger's Green is currently missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.

3. Badger's Green (1949)

62 min | Comedy

A village cricket match begins to assume Homeric proportions.

Director: John Irwin | Stars: Barbara Murray, Brian Nissen, Garry Marsh, Kynaston Reeves

Votes: 6

Badger's Green is a 1949 British comedy film directed by John Irwin and starring Barbara Murray, Brian Nissen, Garry Marsh and Kynaston Reeves. It is based on the play Badger's Green by R.C. Sheriff. A company plans a massive development in the quiet village of Badger's Green, angering the existing inhabitants.

4. It's Not Cricket (1949)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Comedy

Kicked out of Army Intelligence, a pair of upper class twits set up as private detectives. The result is refined English chaos.

Directors: Roy Rich, Alfred Roome | Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Susan Shaw, Maurice Denham

Votes: 122

It's Not Cricket is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Alfred Roome and starring Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Susan Shaw and Maurice Denham. Two incompetent British intelligence officers stationed in Germany let an enemy spy slip through their hands, and are thrown out of the army. They set up a private detective agency in Britain where they cross swords with the spy once again.

5. The Final Test (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Morley, George Relph, Adrianne Allen

Votes: 164

he Final Test is a 1953 British sports film written by Terence Rattigan, directed by Anthony Asquith, and starring Jack Warner, Robert Morley, George Relph and Ray Jackson. A number of leading cricketers also appear including Denis Compton, Len Hutton and Cyril Washbrook.

6. Bodyline (1984)

330 min | Drama, History, Sport

Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

Votes: 629

Bodyline is an Australian 1984 television miniseries which dramatised the events of the 1932–1933 English Ashes cricket tour of Australia. The producers were George Miller and Terry Hayes. The directors were Denny Lawrence, Lex Marinos, George Ogilvie and Carl Schultz. The scriptwriters for the mini-series were Robert Caswell, Lex Marinos, Denny Lawrence and Terry Hayes. The music for the mini-series was written by Chris Neal and Phillip Scott. Photography was by Dean Semler and Andrew Lesnie. The 10-part miniseries was a ratings success, and was shown over a four-week period. The title refers to the bodyline cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket team during their 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia.

7. Awwal Number (1990)

150 min | Action, Drama, Sport

The DGP of Police discovers a terrorist plot hatched by a sacked cricketer to blow up the stadium where an important cricket match is in progress.

Director: Dev Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Aamir Khan, Ekta Sohini, Aditya Pancholi

Votes: 1,038

8. 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: 94,418 | Gross: $0.07M

Lagaan (Hindi: लगान; translation: Land Tax) is a 2001 Indian sports musical film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles. Made on a budget of Rs. 250 million (US$5.5 million), the film was shot in an ancient village near Bhuj, India. The movie is set in the Victorian period of the British Raj and revolves around the peasants from a barren village who are oppressed by high taxes imposed by the British. They attempt to persuade the British officers to reduce the taxes because of poor agricultural produce. Instead, a wager is offered. If their village team beats a British team in a game of cricket, their taxes for three years would be cancelled. After accepting this wager, the villagers face the arduous task of learning an alien game and playing for a result that will change their village's destiny. The film received critical acclaim and awards at various international film festivals, as well as many Indian film awards. It also became the third Hindi-language film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988). It was one of the biggest box office hits of 2001 while its DVD sales were the highest ever for a Bollywood movie up to 2007. In 2010, the film was ranked #55 in Empire magazines "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema.

9. Wondrous Oblivion (2003)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Sam Smith, Leagh Conwell, Dominic Barklem, Jo Stone-Fewings

Votes: 1,107 | Gross: $0.09M

Wondrous Oblivion is a 2003 British film directed and written by Paul Morrison and produced by Jonny Persey. Set in suburban south London in 1960, several themes run through the film, though the main storyline concerns the friendship between a young boy, David Wiseman (Sam Smith) who is the son of European Jewish immigrants, and his new next door neighbours, father and Dennis (Delroy Lindo) and young daughter Judy (Leonie Elliott) who are West Indian immigrants. The cement which binds their friendship is a deep love of cricket - but the ride is not always smooth. David finds himself falling for the indifferent Judy, but tensions between other families in the street, and a romantic relationship between Ruth Wiseman (Emily Woof) and Dennis, threaten to break apart the neighbourhood.

10. 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: 14,729

Iqbal (Hindi: इक़्बाल) is a 2005 Hindi Bollywood film written by Vipul K Rawal and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and was released under Subhash Ghai's new banner, "Mukta Searchlight Films". The story follows a cricket-obsessed boy from a remote Indian village as he aims to overcome his difficulties and become a cricketer and fulfil his dream of playing for the Indian national cricket team.

11. Hit for Six (2007)

99 min | Drama, Sport

A sidelined West Indies cricketer fights demons of his past, including a match fixing charge, and learns about love in an unlikely quest to play in a major global tournament and earn the ... See full summary »

Director: Alison Saunders-Franklyn | Stars: Andrew Pilgrim, Rudolph Walker, Jeanille Bonterre, Alison Sealy-Smith

Votes: 13

Hit for Six is a 2007 Barbadian sports drama film starring Andrew Pilgrim and Rudolph Walker. A West Indian cricket player, once accused of match fixing, fights to play in an international tournament and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former player.

12. Chennai 600028 (2007)

141 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Friendship, love, and rivalry spice up the game of street cricket in the suburb of Chennai whose zip code give this movie its name.

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Shiva, Jai, Nitin Sathya, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 1,631

Chennai 600028 is a 2007 Indian Tamil sports comedy feature film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, making his directorial debut. The film stars actors Shiva, Premji Amaran, Aravind Akash, Jai, Nithin Sathya and newcomers Ajay Raj, Ranjith, Vijay Vasanth, Prasanna, Karthik and Arun in lead roles along with Vijayalakshmi, daughter of National Film Award-winning director Agathiyan, and Christine Zedek, making their acting debut as well. The film was produced by Venkat Prabhu's best friend singer S. P. B. Charan along with J. K. Saravana, a Singapore-based award-winning producer. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Premji Amaran and Yuvan Shankar Raja, respectively. The film, based on street cricket played in India and focusing on various themes as friendship, love and rivalry in a suburban area, was released on 27 April 2007 and went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The film's title is derived from the pincode for Mandaveli, a suburb of Chennai, where the story takes place. The success of the film made the relatively unknown actors — Shiva, Premji Amaren, Jai and Nithin Sathya and newcomers Vijayalakshmi, Vijay Vasanth and the director Venkat Prabhu very popular and household names in Kollywood. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Kodithe Kottalira.

13. 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

Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (Hindi: चेन कुली की मेन कुली) is a Hindi movie released in June 2007. It stars Zain Khan and Rahul Bose as the lead protagonists. The film's title is taken from lines spoken by Amitabh Bachchan's character in the 1982 film Satte Pe Satta. It is based on the Hollywood movie Like Mike in which a young boy of 13 finds sneakers once belonging to Michael Jordan. The film features music by Salim-Sulaiman and lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui. Cricketer Kapil Dev also makes a cameo appearance in the film. Other star cast like Susheel Parashara, Rajesh Khera, Nasir Kazi appears in supporting cast.

14. Say Salaam India: 'Let's Bring the Cup Home' (2007)

Drama, Sport

Principal Goswami of prestigious Royal Heritage High School recruits his chum, Hari Sadu, to coach his school's five-time winning cricket team, only to let him go following complaints of ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Kapoor | Stars: Mandar Jadhav, Milind Soman, Sanjay Suri, Sandhya Mridul

Votes: 85

Say Salaam India' is an 2007 Indian Hindi language movie, written and directed by Subhash Kapoor, and starring Sanjay Suri, Milind Soman and Sandhya Mridul . Salaam India is the story of cricket. It revolves around a group of 4 boys and their passion for the game. The boys come from humble backgrounds and limited resources but what they have is a zeal for the game of cricket and undeniable natural talent. They study in the local corporation school where the most important sport on agenda is wrestling…. Taught by Wrestling Guru Surinder Huda- a man driven by hatred for cricket because in his eyes it is cricket that is responsible for destroying traditional sports like Kushti, Kabbadi, and Hockey etc.

15. Hattrick (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Despite of cricket fever, there are two people in India who dislike it's influence over their lives. The first is Dr. Satyajit Chavan, who will not permit anyone in his home nor the ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa, Paresh Rawal, Kunal Kapoor

Votes: 414

Hattrick is a 2007 Bollywood film, directed by Milan Luthria, starring Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen, Kunal Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa.

16. Meerabai Not Out (2008)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

A cricket-loving school-teacher faces challenges after agreeing to marry a doctor.

Director: Chandrakant Kulkarni | Stars: Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi, Eijaz Khan

Votes: 86

Meerabai Not Out, based on cricket, is a 2008 Hindi Bollywood film that stars Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi, Eijaz Khan and Anupam Kher. It is a Pritish Nandy Communications presented movie, directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni. Mandira Bedi plays a deglam role of a cricket-crazy fan. Anil Kumble will be seen for a small role in the film. According to Mandira "Anil has done a tiny role with me in Meerabai Not Out. The film should release after IPL. I am Meerabai, a cricket crazy fan. Anil is such a charming man… he took my wicket." The film was released in India on 5 December 2008.

17. Hansie: A True Story (2008)

123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

"How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Sarah Thompson, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Leslie Mongezi

Votes: 180

Hansie is a feature film, produced in South Africa by Global Creative Studios and directed by Regardt van den Bergh. It is based on the true story of cricketer Hansie Cronje. The movie was released on 24 September 2008 in South African cinemas and the Collectors Edition DVD on 24 November 2008. Lead actors: Frank Rautenbach as Hansie and Sarah Thompson as Bertha

18. I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A cricket team are dismissed by a moustachioed serial killer with a razor sharp cricket glove and an arsenal of sharpened stumps. One by one the killer exacts revenge for the torment he endured 20 years earlier.

Directors: Stacey Edmonds, Doug Turner | Stars: Jai Koutrae, Stacey Edmonds, Az Jackson, David Gambin

Votes: 521

I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer is a 2008 Australian comedy-horror film directed by Stacey Edmonds and Doug Turner.

19. Victory (I) (2009)

160 min | Drama, Sport

An over confident cricketer who ruins his career must prove his worth by starting all over again

Director: Ajit Pal Mangat | Stars: Harman Baweja, Allan Border, Mike Hussey, Simon Jones

Votes: 425

Victory is a 2009 Indian cricket-based sports film starring Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao and Anupam Kher. It is Harman Baweja's second release after his debut film Love Story 2050, which performed very badly at the box office. The movie was filmed in Australia and India, and is said to be one of Bollywood's most expensive movies to date. Victory tells the story of a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an almost impossible dream.

20. Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)

Not Rated | 148 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

In a village where girls don't play cricket, Veera puts on a turban and beard and becomes Veer to fulfill her dreams and meets Rohan. And fun begins.

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 3,500

Dil Bole Hadippa! (Hindi: दिल बोले हड़प्पा, Punjabi: ਦਿਲ ਬੋਲੇ ਹਦਿਪ੍ਪਾ, English: Heart Says Hurrah!) is a 2009 Bollywood film directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. It stars Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles in the story about a young woman who pretends to be a man to join an all-male cricket team, with Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra in supporting roles. The film released on 18 September 2009. The film is loosely inspired from 2006 Hollywood film She's the Man, which is further adapted from Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.

21. 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: 8,258

Patiala House (Hindi: पटियाला हॉउस) is a 2011 Hindi family drama / sports film directed by Nikhil Advani and starring Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma. British Asian Actor Armaan Kirmani also makes his debut in this film as Akshay's brother. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Talreja, Krishan Kumar and Twinkle Khanna under the banner of People Tree Films, Credence Motion Pictures and Hari Om Entertainment. The film released on 11 February 2011. Theatrical trailer of the movie was premièred with Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan on December 24, 2010. Akshay Kumar plays the role of a fast bowler, loosely based upon Monty Panesar. The film had its premier on 10 February 2011 in Patiala

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