This list is as per the film's performance money wise at the box office in the particular year. The order is as per revenue collected. There are some years in which films which are regarded as classics post their release or have developed cult following among public over the years, have become box office flop at the time of their release.
All the films in the below list are regarded as good classic films.
The first 29 were hits and rest flops. last 7 films including Mera Naam Joker and Prem Pujari were flops at the box office on their release but later on were regarded as classics.The rest in the below list are superhit films and are classics too
Johny Mera Naam
Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their... (159 mins.)
A penniless musician is unwittingly forced to trade places with a look-alike diamond merchant/thief causing a comedy of errors by everyone involved. (143 mins.)
A runaway bride promises her dying widowed friend that she will assume her identity and look after her infant child. (167 mins.)
Aan Milo Sajna
Widowed and ailing Savitri Choudhury lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her son, Anil, in a palatial mansion in India... (177 mins.)
Purab Aur Pachhim
Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed... (142 mins.)
Neela and Avinash are medical students, and are attracted to each other. But Avinash is poor and wants Neela to live a comfortable life...
Village-based Gopalnath (Pran) had always dreamed of becoming rich. On a visit to Bombay city, his dreams...
Hardworking, capable, honest and dedicated CBI inspector Shyam Kumar is assigned the case of bringing... (138 mins.)
Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal... (160 mins.)
Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?
Dharmendra plays a suave CID Officer who romances Babita on board a ship and slowly we get to the plot... (136 mins.)
Bharat (Rajendra Kumar) is a patriotic young man for whom patritism does not stop anywhere. He comes...
With the passing away of Rajesh's parents, Jagatram undertakes to look after him. He hopes that some day Rajesh will marry his daughter Rekha... (120 mins.)
Ashok Tandon (Dharmendra) is a bank manager, and is in love with Deepa (Raakhee), and both are to be married soon... (140 mins.)
Raja Sahib is a pious and good-hearted man. After the death of his wife he sent his only son Gopal to...
Bombay-based Barkha lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed mom and brother, Rakesh, who is to marry a wealthy woman by the name of Maya...
Tum Haseen Main Jawan
Surendra is an army officer, and has had numerous affairs with a number of attractive young women. One day he meets with beautiful Anuradha... (148 mins.)
A chance meeting between an Assistant Scientist, Shekar, and an established stage dancer and singer... (154 mins.)
Aansoo Aur Muskan
Beautiful Radha lives in a small hill-station in India. One day, Mahesh comes for sight-seeing, both meet... (150 mins.)
Tells the story of newly weds Hamid and Salma. They move into a rental flat next door to the local red light district... (145 mins.)
Unorthodox, honest, simple-minded, and unemployed Gopi is blamed for a theft he did not commit, and gets thrown out of his home by his elder step-brother. (143 mins.)
Rootha Na Karo
Naina loves Sudhir on the sly, and is jealous of Sudhir's love for Neeta. When Sudhi does not reciprocate her love... (125 mins.)
Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Pretty Sadhana, the daughter of Rangpur-based widow, Bhagmati, falls in love, and gets married to Haripur-based Deepak Chaudhary...
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
Honest Shankarnath, even though employed in a supervisory capacity, nets only Rs.630/-, and is unable... (120 mins.)
Delhi-based Kamla lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her widower dad, Dindayal, and is a popular stage singer and dancer...
Tragic love story. Punjabi "Romeo and Juliet". (142 mins.)
Simple-minded, poor, and lonely Satya (Mehmood) finds friendship with a rich but neglected child, Nain-Tara...
Devi is a young woman who lives in a village in India with her widowed mother, Jamuna. She meets with the local doctor...
Deep Sharma lives a very poor lifestyle with his widowed mom, Radha, and a younger brother, Ashok, who he would like to become a Judge...
Inspector Mathur believes "once a criminal, always a criminal". Through his machinations he makes the life of a reformed criminal Raju very difficult...
Shalini lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, Mohan, and a younger brother, Bobby. Her dad...
An honest and patriotic young man learns that politicians, and the wealthy, are not. Notable songs: "Jish path peh chala...
Raja (Jeetendra) lives with his widowed sister Divya (Meena Kumari) in a small village. He is constantly... (134 mins.)
Man Ki Aankhen
After working as a teacher in Delhi for several years, Master Dinanath decides to re-locate to a small...
Pagla Kahin Ka
Sujit started having mental problems when he was six years after visiting his dad, Ajit, at a mental asylum...
Raju is his real name but due to his unhealthy and unkempt manner of living, he is called "Junglee" by everyone in his village... (153 mins.)
Ishq Par Zor Nahin
Amar Doraiswamy is the only child of multi-millionaire businessman, who lives in a palatial house in Goa...
Ramdev Bakshi is the only son of widower and former Indian Army General Durgaprasad, who has been decorated... (192 mins.)
Mera Naam Joker
Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters... (224 mins.)