25 Greatest Hindi Films from India

A list of greatest Hindi Films from Indian Cinema.
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1.
Pyaasa (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
“ The great Guru Dutt, one of the greatest Indian director's greatest work . ” - vinit_brett
 
2.
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties. (131 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
3.
Shree 420 (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune... (168 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
4.
Guide (1965)
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A tour guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
5.
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
 
6.
Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance. (143 mins.)
Director: V. Shantaram
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
Bandit Queen (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994... (119 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error. (145 mins.)
 
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.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Karz (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
19.
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
“ Originally known as Taare Zameen Par. ” - vinit_brett
 
20.
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
 
21.
Page 3 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A look at Mumbai's socialite party circle world through the eyes of a Page 3 journalist. (139 mins.)
 
22.
Zakhm (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request. (125 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
23.
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
 
24.
Devdas (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection and love for him, as most of his time is spent in a alcoholic stupor, and lust for Paro. (159 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
25.
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