The Best Of Bollywood

A list of films which (I think) are the best ever made in the Indian Film Industry.
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1.
Sholay (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
“ A timeless classic. Each and every character of this movie is still alive in every Indian's heart. And who can forget "Kitne Aadmi The?". ” - disboyrulez
 
2.
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
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A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father. (197 mins.)
Director: K. Asif
“ The first epic movie of India made on a large scale with beautiful cinematography and outstanding performances by Prithviraj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. ” - disboyrulez
 
3.
Don (1978)
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Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang. (175 mins.)
Director: Chandra Barot
“ It was a treat to watch the angry young man of bollywood in a negative role. An ahead of time thriller and a full on entertainer. ” - disboyrulez
 
4.
Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed... (142 mins.)
Director: Manoj Kumar
“ Manoj Kumar, the Bharat Kumar of Indian cinema revived the Patriotism in the hearts of Indians with his "Deshbhakti" movies and Purab Aur Pachhim was no exception. East meets west and the influence of west on us was shown in the most beautiful way possible. ” - disboyrulez
 
5.
Guide (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A tour guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
“ Extra marital affairs, a bold topic to be shown in a film in the 60s but the Anands did that and made this masterpiece. ” - disboyrulez
 
6.
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
“ College life is a very common topic for bollywood filmmakers but this was a film that showed the true face of college life, academic pressures, friendship and college love. And kudos to the makers of this film for giving the bollywood its modern time classic. ” - disboyrulez
 
7.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
“ If 3 Idiots showed the humorous and emotional side of the college students then Rang De Basanti showed the angry and revolutionary side of our youth. A great film on friendship, courage, patriotism and the corruption prevailing in the political system. ” - disboyrulez
 
8.
Zanjeer (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer. (145 mins.)
Director: Prakash Mehra
“ A major breakthrough in the bollywood era of 70s. A time when mostly romantic and comic films were made, Prakash Mehra made an action flick which launched the career of Big B and made him the angry young man of Indian cinema. ” - disboyrulez
 
9.
Main Azaad Hoon (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A newspaper reporter exploits an ordinary man for few rupees to pose as a man who is fighting against...
Director: Tinnu Anand
“ Tinu Anand's take on the corruption in the political system and the media. A very bold movie to be made at that time and was released after many glitches. A must watch moie. ” - disboyrulez
 
10.
Pyaasa (1957)
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A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
“ Simply classic. Guru Dutt's impersonation of a struggling poet really touches the heart. ” - disboyrulez
 
11.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills... (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
“ Its an irony that this movie was initially a box office disaster and was criticized everywhere but later was called a cult classic and is now considered one of the best films ever made in the Indian cinema. ” - disboyrulez
 
12.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective. (152 mins.)
Director: Abrar Alvi
“ Another Guru Dutt masterpiece with beautiful songs. Watch out for Meena Kumari's performance as the chhoti bahu. ” - disboyrulez
 
13.
Mr. India (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac. (179 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ This Shekhar Kapoor's film had all the ingredients of a true masala film. A broke and troubled hero, his comedian and faithful cook, a beautiful heroine, a cruel villain, songs, dance, sci-fi devices, comedy, emotions and everything that made it one of the biggest hits of 1987. But the real USP of this film was Amrish Puri's performance as Mogambo and his dialogue which became one the most famous quotes of bollywood, "Mogambo Khush Hua". ” - disboyrulez
 
14.
Karz (1980)
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Ravi is killed by his wife after his marriage. He is reborn as Monty and is now a singer he goes to holiday in Ooty where he recollects his memories from previous life and inquires about his family from first life and his evil wife Kamini. (159 mins.)
Director: Subhash Ghai
“ Reincarnation is also a common theme in bollywood and many films were made on this subject prior to karz. But Subhash Ghai's direction was so powerful and the plot n script were so gripping that this movie became a true thriller of its times. ” - disboyrulez
 
15.
Sarfarosh (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (174 mins.)
“ An edge of the seat thriller with powerful performances by Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and Mukesh Rishi. ” - disboyrulez
 
16.
Khakee (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A team of police force escorts an alleged terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai. However their trip turns into a deadly survival when an ex-cop tries to stop them to reach Mumbai. (174 mins.)
“ Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai. A solid star cast with a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seats till its very end. ” - disboyrulez
 
17.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt. (189 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
“ Love is in the air. This tale of a Lover boy who comes to India to find her girl and confess his love for her, is considered as one of the best romantic movie ever made in the Indian cinema. ” - disboyrulez
 
18.
Baazigar (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive. (175 mins.)
“ The twist at the middle of the film will surely shock anyone who has not seen this film. Full of twist and turns. Abbas Mustan at their best. ” - disboyrulez
 
19.
Mother India (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code. (172 mins.)
Director: Mehboob
“ This tale of a mother who lives through a life of struggle only for her sons and her relationship with her sons is a landmark in indian cinema. Power packed performances by Nargis and Sunil Dutt. Great cinematography and good music. ” - disboyrulez
 
20.
Haqeeqat (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A platoon of Indian soldiers encounters harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962. (184 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
“ This is not another war film. Though the main theme of the movie is India China war but watch the movie for the relationship between a father and her son played by Jayanth and Dharmendra respectively and the life of the soldiers. Also another great performance by Balraj Sahni. And immortal songs like "Ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyo", "Main yeh sochkar" and "Hoke majboor mujhe". ” - disboyrulez
 
21.
Naya Din Nai Raat (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sushma believes that she is too young to get married, but her father, Lalla Banarsilal insists, and she runs away... (132 mins.)
Director: A. Bhim Singh
“ Sanjeev Kumar's nine avatars made this film classic. The nine different performances by Sanjeev Kumar and that too performing every role to perfection deserves an applaud. ” - disboyrulez
 
22.
Hera Pheri (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ Confusion, confusion and more confusion made this laugh riot a landmark in the modern Indian cinema. The performances by Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and specially Paresh Rawal were simply amazing. One of the best comedy films of bollywood. ” - disboyrulez
 
23.
Gol Maal (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes... (144 mins.)
“ If Hera Pheri was all about confusion, then Gol Maal was all about lies. Amol Palekar's impersonations of Ram Prasad and Lakshman Prasad was great. But the real credit goes to Utpal Dutt for his performance as Bhawani Shankar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee for his master direction. ” - disboyrulez
 
24.
Padosan (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher. (157 mins.)
Director: Jyoti Swaroop
“ A laugh riot from its very beginning to end. Superb performances by Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood and Om Prakash. ” - disboyrulez
 
25.
Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Kind-hearted yet naive Bajrang (Mehmood) drives a taxi (laila) and helps anyone he can. He is devoted... (155 mins.)
Director: A. Bhim Singh
“ A lesser known film but a great movie to watch. A simple and innocent banker, a devoted musician, a carefree taxi driver, a dead body in his taxi and a number of guest actors. It is a great comedy flick. Watch out for performances by Mehmood and Kishore Kumar. ” - disboyrulez
 
26.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
“ Cricket is a passion in India and this is by far the best movie ever to be made on the game of cricket. Nominated for oscars, this tale of a bunch of amateur Indians who challenge the experienced English cricket side is like a dream come true. ” - disboyrulez
 
27.
Sharaabi (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In lieu of love and affections from his multi-millionaire father, Amarnath Kapoor; Vicky is instead serve brandy... (180 mins.)
Director: Prakash Mehra
“ Amitabh Bachchan as a drunkard in this 1984 flick is simply outstanding. The tension between Pran and Amitabh in this movie is worth watching. To add to the flavor are great songs by Bappi Da. ” - disboyrulez
 
28.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues. (184 mins.)
Director: Manmohan Desai
“ The lost and found formula in the Indian cinema was made famous by Manmohan Desai and this is one of the best lost and found tale ever to glorify the silver screen. A solid cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Pran, Jeevan, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh made this film more entertaining. ” - disboyrulez
 
29.
Peepli (Live) (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media. (95 mins.)
“ One of the most recent dark comedies of bollywood. A take on the media and its different faces. A very thoughtful satire. ” - disboyrulez
 
30.
Khiladi (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it. (157 mins.)
“ The duo of Abbas Mustan are crowned as one of the leading thriller filmmakers of bollywood and Khiladi was their second film as a director. A mind blowing mystery thriller. ” - disboyrulez
 
31.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race. (174 mins.)
Director: Mansoor Khan
“ Sports and sporting rivalry was never shown any better than Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. The gripping climax will surely entertain you. ” - disboyrulez
 
32.
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.)
“ A first of its kind movie in India. Honour killings, MMS scandals and sting operations, subjects that were never touched by filmmakers, were treated in this movie. ” - disboyrulez
 
33.
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young girl is torn between an obsessive lover and a mild-mannered suitor. (160 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
“ A beautiful love story between a rowdy young guy and an innocent girl. Story is not new but narration is awesome. ” - disboyrulez
 
34.
Aks (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Raghavan Ghatge, a psychotic terrorist, and Manu Verma, the cop who tracks him down, shoot each other simultaneously, the result being that Raghavan's soul is transferred into Verma's body... (184 mins.)
“ A superb thriller. Even though it was penned by critics and was a disaster at box office, i loved the movie for its tight script, superb cinematography and great acting by Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpai. ” - disboyrulez
 
35.
Black (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a master of romantic films, attempts to make a dark film surrounding the life of a blind and deaf girl portrayed by Rani Mukherji and her teacher portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan and the relationship between the two. A superb and heart touching movie. ” - disboyrulez
 
36.
Devdas (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. (185 mins.)
“ This third bollywood adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel, was a treat to watch as this one was built on a grand scale with awesome sets and great cinematography. The music was simply great. And Shahrukh Khan as a drunkard justified with his role. ” - disboyrulez
 
37.
Omkara (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'. (155 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ The desi adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello was simply mesmerizing. Superb performance by Saif Ali Khan. The village backdrop added to the awesome direction by Vishal Bhardwaj. ” - disboyrulez
 
38.
Maqbool (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld. (132 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ Bollywood adaptation of Macbeth by Vishal Bhardwaj. Bhardwaj is an expert in making desi versions of Shakespeare's plays. This one is simply mind blowing (though a bit slow) with amazing performance by the great Pankaj Kapoor. ” - disboyrulez
 
39.
Gulaal (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college. (140 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ College politics, regional politics, crime, deceit, love, hate, murder and all the masalas that makes a complete entertainer with superb direction by Anurag Kashyap. ” - disboyrulez
 
40.
Coolie No. 1 (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In order to avenge his insult against wealthy Hoshiarchand Choudhary; Pandit Shaadiram Gharjodhe asks... (143 mins.)
Director: David Dhawan
“ Its funny. Its hilarious. The old story of one guy posing as two guys (one his twin brother) but retold in a fabulous way. With comedians like Govinda, Kader Khan, Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Shakti Kapoor one can't expect less than a laugh treat. ” - disboyrulez
 
41.
Junoon (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them. (141 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
“ Directed by Shyam Benegal and based on the novel A Flight Of Pigeons By Ruskin Bond, this film is a masterpiece. The rebel against the British, the love story everything is shown in such a beautiful way that it captures the heart of the viewer. Naseeruddin Shah is simply awesome in this movie. ” - disboyrulez
 
42.
Shaheed (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Shaheed (1965) presents the inspirational biography of one of India's greatest patriots Sardar Bhagat Singh.
Director: S. Ram Sharma
“ One of the first movie on the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Chandrashekhar Azad. This movie is so brilliantly filmed that it takes you to that era and makes one believe that they are also the part of the struggle. ” - disboyrulez
 
43.
Hey Ram (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ One of the controversial films of Indian cinema. But what an intelligent film. The freedom struggle and post independence times from the eyes of a person who has lost his wife in the riots is simply amazing. The ending is brilliant. ” - disboyrulez
 
44.
Anniyan (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A disillusioned everyman, frustrated with the corruption he sees all around him, develops multiple personalities in order to restore justice. (157 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
“ Tamil film. Released in hindi as Aparichit. A film on multiple personality disorder also raises some social issues. All the three personalities are performed brilliantly by Vikram. A mesmerizing movie. ” - disboyrulez
 
45.
Bombay (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart. (141 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Mani Ratnam is one of the best directors of Indian cinema and this is a brilliant film by him. Also with memorable songs by A R Rehman. ” - disboyrulez
 
46.
Roja (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants. (137 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Another Mani Ratnam classic. ” - disboyrulez
 
47.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created... (170 mins.)
Director: Anil Sharma
“ A totally masala film with lots of blood, fights and screaming (Sunny Deol at his best). A complete entertainer. ” - disboyrulez
 
48.
Darr (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Darr is a girl's (Kiran) story caught between one man's (Sunil) love and another man's (Rahul) obsession. (178 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ Apparently one of the best SRK movies and one of those movies of SRK's starting career where he starred in a negative role. ” - disboyrulez
 
49.
Khoj (1989)
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Ravi gets a call from Father Anthony saying that his missing wife is with him in the Church.But when he meets her claims that she is not his wife. Inspector Balbir finds all the proofs are against Ravi but why is Ravi not ready to face it?
Director: Keshu Ramsay
“ A lesser known film with briiliant plot, plot twists, suspense, acting and an unexpected yet amazing ending. ” - disboyrulez
 
50.
The Chess Players (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country... (129 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name, tells the story of two of the Nawab's noblemen who are playing a game of chess and are so indulged in the game that they don't know that the Nawab is being Overthrown by the British and their nobility is at stake. A very slow movie, but the dialogues are great. To like this movie one has to keep a lot of patience. But its one of my favorites. ” - disboyrulez
 
51.
Satyakam (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The tale begins in the final days of the British Raj in India. A cohort of engineering students graduate a few months before Independence... (175 mins.)
“ According to me this is the best performance by Dharmendra in his entire career. His performance as a person with high moral values who, in a world full of corruption, deceit and lies, tries to find his place and attempts to change the world is brilliant. A masterpiece by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. ” - disboyrulez
 
52.
Anupama (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon... (148 mins.)
“ Another critically acclaimed masterpiece by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Brilliant cinematography, great dialogues, awesome acting by Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore and Tarun Bose and a great ending. ” - disboyrulez
 
53.
Bawarchi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months... (130 mins.)
“ A great family drama with social message. Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a master of making social films. ” - disboyrulez
 
54.
Bhoot (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Vishal (Ajay Devgan), a stock analyst, and his wife Swati (Urmila Matondkar). The two are in search for a flat in Mumbai... (113 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ When Ramgopal Varma made Raat in 1992, he introduced a new way of making horror films. Films where ghost is not shown and are more of a psychological horror (relief, no more make ups). And with Bhoot, he set a trend of making psychological horrors. A really scary film with great sound effects. ” - disboyrulez
 
55.
Khamosh (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery. (101 mins.)
“ Another lesser known film. A film unit goes to a lonely place for shooting and then people start getting killed one by one. Who is the killer? Watch this masterful mystery flick to know the answer. ” - disboyrulez
 
56.
Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy... (122 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
“ A brilliant film by director Tapan Sinha. The life of a doctor, who even after making a major breakthrough in medicine, is still being neglected and insulted by higher officers and bureaucrats. ” - disboyrulez
 
57.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light. (132 mins.)
Director: Kundan Shah
“ A genuine black comedy from bollywood. Each and every actor fits his/her role perfectly. Superb performance by every actor especially Om Puri. ” - disboyrulez
 
58.
Satya (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery. (170 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ Ram Gopal Varma's take on Mumbai Underworld. A brilliant movie. ” - disboyrulez
 
59.
Ardh Satya (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality. (130 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
“ This cop drama is a landmark in the Indian film industry. ” - disboyrulez
 
60.
Raajneeti (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path. (163 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
“ A young man is dragged into the world of politics where power, corruption and deceit prevail. Great film. ” - disboyrulez
 
61.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. (156 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
62.
Mission Kashmir (2000)
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A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did. (154 mins.)
 
63.
Lok Parlok (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Amar lives a poor lifestyle along with his widowed mom in a village, and has a sweetheart in Savitri...
 
64.
Arth (1982)
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A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity. (138 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
65.
Earth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence. (110 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
66.
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An educated man spends his days writing letters for the varied inhabitants of his small, poor, and illiterate village, in this political and social satire. (133 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
67.
Gumnaam (1965)
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Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die... (151 mins.)
Director: Raja Nawathe
 
68.
Deewaar (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship. (174 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
69.
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no... (122 mins.)
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
 
70.
Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
One stormy night, a doctor offers a ride to a ghostly woman he meets on the side of the road. Later, he discovers his intended bride is identical in appearance to the ghost. Who was she and why does she haunt him? (140 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
71.
Madhumati (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house... (110 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
72.
Naya Daur (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living... (173 mins.)
Director: B.R. Chopra
 
73.
Gunga Jumna (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious... (178 mins.)
Director: Nitin Bose
 
74.
Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but... (123 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
75.
Naam (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Janki lives a poor middle class life with her two sons Ravi and Vicky while Ravi works for a abusive... (177 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
76.
Funtoosh (1956)
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Ram goes crazy after death of his mother and sister, once released from mental hospital comes across Mr Kirorimal who insures him and wants him dead for the money. However Ram ends up marrying his daughter.
Director: Chetan Anand
 
77.
Hum Dono (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man. (164 mins.)
Director: Amar Jeet
 
78.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
79.
Angoor (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities. (131 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
80.
Qatl (1986)
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A blind man plans revenge on his adulterous wife.... by murder. A taut thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. (141 mins.)
Director: R.K. Nayyar
 
81.
Koshish (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and... (125 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
82.
Kunwara Baap (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Born without any knowledge of his parentage, Mahesh drives a bicycle rickshaw for a living in a town in India... (137 mins.)
Director: Mehmood
 
83.
Bhoot Bungla (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mystery surrounds a house which is reportedly haunted by singing and dancing ghosts and ghouls. This... (145 mins.)
Director: Mehmood
 
84.
Khilona (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal... (160 mins.)
Director: Chander Vohra
 
85.
The Burning Train (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dedicated railway employee's plan to introduce an express train result in sabotage. (142 mins.)
Director: Ravi Chopra
 
86.
Gangaajal (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician. (157 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
 
87.
Shool (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife... (138 mins.)
Director: E. Nivas
 
88.
Kaun? (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While alone in the house, a woman hears news of serial killer on the loose. And then a stranger rings the doorbell... (90 mins.)
Director: Ramgopal Varma
 
89.
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
90.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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
 
91.
Mahal (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young lawyer is involved with a ghostly woman in his new house, where the builder and his fiance died shortly after it was built. (165 mins.)
Director: Kamal Amrohi
 
92.
Bees Saal Baad (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a lusty Thakur rapes a young girl, she kills herself. Thereafter, the Thakur is killed by what the local people call the girl's vengeful spirit... (158 mins.)
Director: Biren Nag
 
93.
Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Eerie things start happening after a disloyal wife kills her handicapped husband with the help of her lover.
Director: R. Tulsi Ramsay
 
94.
Katha (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor... (141 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
95.
Alaap (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Widowed Advocate Triloki Prasad lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India with two sons, Advocate Ashok - who is married to Geeta... (160 mins.)
 
96.
Awaara (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago... (193 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
97.
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Orphaned lives a poor lifestyle in Central India and makes living singing songs. One day he comes to the assistance of an injured man... (167 mins.)
Director: Radhu Karmakar
 
98.
Teesri Kasam (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A naive bullock-cart driver falls for a traveling courtesan. (159 mins.)
 
99.
Baghban (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others. (181 mins.)
Director: Ravi Chopra
 
100.
7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband. (137 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj