Decade 2000 - 2010 : The 50 Best Hindi Movies

This is a list of my favourite hindi films of the last decade. Its in no particular order...
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1.
Swades (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Bheja Fry (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house. (95 mins.)
Director: Sagar Ballary
 
5.
Dev D (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
6.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
 
7.
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death. (135 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
 
8.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Udaan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
 
11.
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 lazy and a 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
 
12.
Tum Bin...: Love Will Find a Way (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Shekhar accidentally kills his associate Amar, and decides to watch over Amar's company and take care of his family and friends. However, he falls in love with Amar's fianc Piya. (158 mins.)
Director: Anubhav Sinha
 
13.
Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being asked to leave by his Policewoman fiancee, Agni Sinha (Sandhya Mridul), Punit Sanyal (Arshad... (137 mins.)
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
 
14.
Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Aan honest cop named Sadhu Agashe makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison... (129 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
15.
A Wednesday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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
 
16.
Rock On!! (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band. (145 mins.)
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
 
17.
Wake Up Sid (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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". (138 mins.)
Director: Ayan Mukherji
 
18.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. (156 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
21.
Wanted (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change. (147 mins.)
Director: Prabudheva
 
22.
Socha Na Tha (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (137 mins.)
Director: Imtiaz Ali
 
23.
Jab We Met (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman. (138 mins.)
Director: Imtiaz Ali
 
24.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (157 mins.)
 
25.
Dhamaal (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four slackers and con-men namely: Boman Contractor, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad... (136 mins.)
Director: Indra Kumar
 
26.
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Four runaway crooks take shelter in a bungalow which is owned by a blind couple. (150 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
 
27.
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Prakash (Saif Ali Khan) is a handsome gold digger who thinks he has made it when he woos and subsequently marries Sapna (Sonali Bendre) ... (131 mins.)
Director: E. Nivas
 
28.
Iqbal (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player. (132 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
29.
Dor (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands. (147 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
30.
Aamir (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
31.
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
 
32.
Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A middle class family in India tries to buy a new car. (112 mins.)
Director: Habib Faisal
 
33.
Tere Bin Laden (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reporter casts a fake Bin Laden to act in his video message to America, so he can immigrate there. (95 mins.)
Director: Abhishek Sharma
 
34.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India. (155 mins.)
 
35.
Black Friday (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
 
36.
Kaante (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Six bank robbers trying to pull off the perfect heist discover one of them is an undercover cop. (150 mins.)
Director: Sanjay Gupta
 
37.
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (143 mins.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Main, Meri Patni... Aur Woh! (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A short, nondescript man, Mithilesh Shukla marries a tall and beautiful woman. Now jealousy and Mithilesh's own insecurities threaten to wreck his happy home. (129 mins.)
Director: Chandan Arora
 
40.
Style (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Bantu and Chantu are two close friends and fellow collegians in an Arts & Science College in Bombay... (157 mins.)
Director: N. Chandra
 
41.
13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man experiences a supernatural occurrence at his newly purchased apartment; a soap opera being telecast exclusively on his TV, which shows the future of his family. (137 mins.)
Director: Vikram K. Kumar
 
42.
Sankat City (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A petty car thief and his garage-owner partner get in the bad books of a ruthless gangster. (120 mins.)
Director: Pankaj Advani
 
43.
Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings. (134 mins.)
Director: Nishikant Kamat
 
44.
Chak de! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
45.
Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge. (120 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
 
46.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) has just graduated, and his marks are, well, let's say a little embarrassing... (150 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
47.
Dhobi Ghat (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video. (100 mins.)
Director: Kiran Rao
 
48.
Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public... (137 mins.)
Director: Navdeep Singh
 
49.
99 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A gangster deputes two of his men to recover money from an out of town compulsive gambler. (135 mins.)
 
50.
Apaharan (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar. (173 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha