If a single sentence could summarize this film, it would be: “Taxation is theft!” One small town in India must compete in an absurd cricket match against local British officers or else face a triple tax on their land, known as the Lagaan. Caste ranks are broken down as the town unites to defeat their oppressors in a Remember the Titans-style moment, and in the end, everyone is left singing in the rain.

Lagaan was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.