Female All-Rounders: Our Favourite Women-Centric Sports Films

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Mary Kom

With Mary Kom, first-time director Omung Kumar gave us a dramatised story of India's best female boxer, a convincing enough Manipur and a peak into what healthy marriages could look like.

I, Tonya

I, Tonya is a sensitive, poignant and frequently hilarious look at Harding's life without glossing over Harding's angularities.

Bend it Like Beckham

It's been 20 years since Parminder Nagra dribbled into our lives as Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra, yet the story of a young woman who is torn between her traditional Punjabi family and her love for football (and a white woman) remains both relevant and great fun to watch.

Kho Kho

Rajisha Vijayan played the role of a cyclist in an earlier sports drama titled Finals, but what makes Rahul Riji Nair's Kho Kho a more distinct addition to this list is how it's about a women's kho kho team being coached by its first woman PE trainer.

Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood's bleak and brooding boxing drama – starring Hillary Swank as a spirited aspiring boxer – is not just a great women-centric sports film, but simply a great sports film.