Best of Hindi Movies in the Last Decade

My favorite movies of Bollywood in last 10 yrs.
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1.
Black Friday (2004)
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Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen. (143 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ On par with the classic Battle of Algiers. Why the hell they haven't sent this movie to Oscars?... ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
2.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West... (120 mins.)
Director: Sudhir Mishra
“ Wowww.. a period movie portraying different strips of lives during emergency. Kudos to Sudhir Mishra ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
3.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
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The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
“ Great film. Deserves the accolades it got. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
4.
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out. (120 mins.)
Director: Aparna Sen
“ Beatiful movie on love and the country ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
5.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights. (157 mins.)
“ Great direction. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
6.
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
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A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. (114 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ Reminded me of Festen. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
7.
Black (2005)
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The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world. (122 mins.)
“ Best from SLB. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
8.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
“ Formulaic yet Darshil's acting makes this one great. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
9.
Udaan (2010)
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
“ Simple, realistic and engaging ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
10.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai. (155 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ Hard hitting. Best from RVG after Satya. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
11.
Water (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents... (117 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
“ Rarely a good film comes and our cultural crusaders deported it.  ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
12.
Dev D (2009)
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After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption? (144 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ Best Devdas movie ever. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
13.
A Wednesday (2008)
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A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. (104 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
“ Politically incorrect but a gripping thriller ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
14.
Kaminey (2009)
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The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy. (130 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ Best black comedy of modern Hindi cinema. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
15.
Aamir (2008)
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A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
“ An engaging thriller ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
16.
Dasvidaniya (2008)
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A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die. (113 mins.)
Director: Shashant Shah
“ Good one. Even better than the bucket list. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
17.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
“ Great debut by Farhan. Charming tale of friendship. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
18.
Swades (2004)
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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
“ Only credible work SRK has done. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
19.
Jhankaar Beats (2003)
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Two copywriter brothers and their apprentice compete in a music contest. (143 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
“ Nice hang-out movie. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
20.
Ishqiya (2010)
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While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's seductive widow. (118 mins.)
“ Bold and beautiful. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
21.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends. (135 mins.)
“ Fun.. Dibakar has got wits ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
22.
Hera Pheri (2000)
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Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned. (156 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ Down to earth remake. True to its source. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
23.
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales. (155 mins.)
“  heyy.. Dibakar has got guts ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
24.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Typical bollywood movie but charming. ” - InTheNameOfCinema
 
25.
Luck by Chance (2009)
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When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend. (156 mins.)
Director: Zoya Akhtar
“ Good but underrated meta-movie ” - InTheNameOfCinema