Bollywood movies I like to watch again and again...

by Nilesh Gamit | created - 30 Apr 2011 | updated - 15 Oct 2011 | Public

Some movies touch your heart... they make you laugh.. they make you cry... they make you feel happy... they make you think... here is the list of 50 bollywood movies I like to watch again and again...

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1. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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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.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 42,025

2. Dosti (1964)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.4
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Friendship of a lonesome studious blind boy with a crippled street singer.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Votes: 1,184

3. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.9
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The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 18,048

4. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

8.4
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Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 3,984

5. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

8.7
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,161

6. Guru (2007)

Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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70 Metascore

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

Votes: 17,643 | Gross: $2.09M

7. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

8.2
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh

Votes: 35,682 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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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.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 52,043

9. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.2
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 41,245

10. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Sunil and some of his friends start a band and perform at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in love with Aana but Aana loves Chris; when Sunil finds out about this he decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri

Votes: 14,308

11. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)

154 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre

Votes: 3,101

12. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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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.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 55,544 | Gross: $0.30M

13. Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: John Mathew Matthan | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi

Votes: 19,784

14. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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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.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 113,108 | Gross: $1.20M

15. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 58,849 | Gross: $1.11M

16. Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.5
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A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Tanuja, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 2,859

17. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Not Rated | 179 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 17,198

18. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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67 Metascore

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".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 256,313 | Gross: $6.53M

19. Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)

150 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Four runaway crooks take shelter in a bungalow which is owned by a blind couple.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor

Votes: 10,509

20. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 12,933

21. Baton Baton Mein (1979)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter, Nancy, who she would like to get married to a wealthy young man. Her helpful ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Tina Ambani, Asrani, David Abraham

Votes: 799

22. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Votes: 56,221

23. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Jimmy Shergill

Votes: 33,679

24. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.3
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 85,898 | Gross: $2.20M

25. Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri

Votes: 15,388 | Gross: $0.75M

26. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu

Votes: 42,363

27. Karz (1980)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Musical, Romance

7.6
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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.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Simi Garewal, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,677

28. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.4
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Karan (Alok Nath) lives in a small house with his only daughter, Suman (Bhagyashree). He decides to travel overseas in Dubai, in the Persian Gulf, so that he can accumulate enough wealth to... See full summary »

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, Alok Nath, Rajeev Verma

Votes: 8,311

29. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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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.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 17,155

30. Wake Up Sid (2009)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A spoiled young adult living in Mumbai experiences a change in his lazy ways when he meets a woman at a party, who inspires him to "wake up".

Director: Ayan Mukherjee | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Supriya Pathak, Anupam Kher

Votes: 21,936 | Gross: $0.72M

31. Jab We Met (2007)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tarun Arora, Dara Singh

Votes: 37,117 | Gross: $0.41M

32. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 67,070 | Gross: $1.22M

33. Padosan (1968)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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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.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 4,735

34. Khakee (2004)

174 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Votes: 12,443

35. Yuva (2004)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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63 Metascore

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi

Votes: 6,874 | Gross: $0.28M

36. Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)

143 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A comic thriller about two people who miss the last local train at 1:40 am and how missing of their train changes their course of life forever.

Director: Sanjay M. Khanduri | Stars: Abhay Deol, Neha Dhupia, Amit Mistry, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 3,856

37. Hum Tum (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other.

Director: Kunal Kohli | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 11,312 | Gross: $0.35M

38. Socha Na Tha (2005)

137 min | Romance, Comedy

7.6
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A boy is forced meet a girl for an arranged marriage but even though he refuses the match, they secretly become friends. As things get complicated and both get engaged to different people they realize they've fallen in love with each other.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Abhay Deol, Ayesha Takia, Ayesha Jhulka, Apoorva Jha

Votes: 5,935

39. Rockford (1999)

102 min | Family, Comedy

7.4
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The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the ... See full summary »

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Rohan Dey, Jayant Kripalani, Nandita Das, Ulrika Krishnamurti

Votes: 1,204

40. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, Akhilendra Mishra

Votes: 11,081

41. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

8.2
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84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 83,610 | Gross: $0.07M

42. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma

Votes: 16,822 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Bheja Fry (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house.

Director: Sagar Ballary | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Milind Soman

Votes: 8,952

44. Hungama (2003)

Unrated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic, yet comic outcomes.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 8,969

45. Malamaal Weekly (2006)

137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh, Reema Sen

Votes: 4,062 | Gross: $0.20M

46. Chup Chup Ke (2006)

164 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A debt-ridden young man attempts suicide, but is rescued only to find that his luck is finally turning.

Directors: Priyadarshan, Kookie Vikas Gulati | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 5,756 | Gross: $0.33M

47. Chupke Chupke (1975)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 8,430

48. Bombay to Goa (1972)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr. Sharma and his assistant Mr. Verma who ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Mehmood, Aruna Irani, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 842

49. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

155 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Votes: 51,327 | Gross: $3.08M

50. Black (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

Votes: 28,104 | Gross: $0.73M