The best of Bollywood moviesby SammyManiac | created - 04 Mar 2012 | updated - 02 May 2013 | Public
Some of the best movies in Bollywood with special focus on movies after 1990's. Must watch!!! Comments welcomed.
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1. Naya Daur (1957)
173 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman ... See full summary »
3. Sholay (1975)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
4. Deewaar (1975)
174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
5. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
189 min | Drama, Romance
As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives ... See full summary »
6. Sharaabi (1984)
180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In lieu of love and affections from his multi-millionaire father, Amarnath Kapoor; Vicky is instead serve brandy. Amarnath is interested in materializing his businesses to greater heights ... See full summary »
7. Karma (I) (1986)
Not Rated | 193 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »
8. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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.
9. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.
Votes: 38,870 | Gross: $2.10M
11. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 84,203 | Gross: $0.07M
12. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 114,742 | Gross: $1.20M
13. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
Votes: 259,086 | Gross: $6.53M
14. Chak de! India (2007)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport
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.
Votes: 59,384 | Gross: $1.11M
15. Swades (2004)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Votes: 67,522 | Gross: $1.22M
18. Black Friday (2004)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 13,665 | Gross: $0.03M
19. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan. While Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him as their own... See full summary »
Votes: 35,612 | Gross: $2.90M
20. Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
TV-14 | 171 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.
Votes: 16,751 | Gross: $0.68M
22. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)
170 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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. The two eventually get married and have a ... See full summary »
24. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)
Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Prem, a top student, is learning the ropes of business under his elder brother Rajesh and his uncle Kailashnath, a big industrialist. In another town, Nisha is studying computer science and... See full summary »
25. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 55,873 | Gross: $0.30M
26. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 86,680 | Gross: $2.20M
27. Bombay (1995)
130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
28. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Kishen Kumar Chaudhary and Karan are family like friends, when Kishen's wife Mrs. Kaushalya gives birth to a baby boy Prem, Karan helps the couple bring up their child with out- most care. ... See full summary »
29. Mashaal (1984)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, Family
A chain of events changes Raja's life - from black marketer to journalist to an underworld Don and a Racketeer in order to combat Vardhan.
32. Ishq (1997)
161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »
33. Kaminey (2009)
130 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.
Votes: 14,124 | Gross: $1.29M
35. Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Shruti and Bittoo become partners in their very own "Wedding planning ka bijness" in Delhi and in the process discover friendship, love and one another.
37. Guru (2007)
Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
Votes: 17,817 | Gross: $2.09M
38. Yuva (2004)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 6,937 | Gross: $0.28M
40. Omkara (2006)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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'.
Votes: 15,376 | Gross: $0.79M
41. Company (2002)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
42. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle.
43. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
122 min | Action, Biography, Crime
An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.
Votes: 7,540 | Gross: $0.29M
44. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.
Votes: 52,464 | Gross: $1.79M
46. Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
PG | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A small town pair become the legendary Bunty and Babli as caper after caper they turn the world on its head. Till they meet a very upset cop.
Votes: 5,161 | Gross: $0.90M
47. Bluffmaster! (2005)
137 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.
Votes: 4,884 | Gross: $0.72M
48. Bhoot (2003)
113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When a married couple moves into a flat that is haunted by a spirit, a series of inexplicable experiences drive the wife to near madness. Now, the husband must protect his wife to save their marriage.
50. Namastey London (2007)
128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges her marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.
Votes: 17,532 | Gross: $1.21M
52. Parzania (2005)
116 min | Drama, History
A parsi family struggles to find thier son in a genocide carried out by vested interests outfits during 2002, commonly known as Gujarat riots which broke out after the Godhra Train Burning incident. During riots more than 790 Muslim and 289 Hindus died and around 300 people missing in the Indian state of Gujarat.
53. Dev.D (2009)
144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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?
Votes: 23,745 | Gross: $0.01M
54. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.
Votes: 13,026 | Gross: $0.08M
55. Iqbal (2005)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport
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.
57. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
184 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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.
58. Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
164 min | Action, Drama, Musical
Three brothers are separated after their parents' murder. Years later, their only hope of avenging their parents and reuniting as a family lies in the song they learned as children.
61. Bol (2011)
165 min | Drama
A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.
Votes: 7,778 | Gross: $0.15M
A pakistani movie about the hardships of a woman. Beautiful movie.
62. Khuda Kay Liye (2007)
Not Rated | 168 min | Drama
The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.
Its the best pakistani movie till date. Its about the roots of terrorism.
63. Karan Arjun (1995)
175 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Karan and Arjun reincarnate in the different parts of the country. But the faith of their previous mother brings them together in order to avenge their death.
65. Agneepath (1990)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?
66. Qurbani (1980)
Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A cabaret dancer and singer, Sheela (Zeenat Aman) has two admirers: a small-time thief Rajesh (Feroz Khan), and a young, eligible widower, Amar (Vinod Khanna). Both are best friends and ... See full summary »
69. Don (1978)
Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
73. Mother India (1957)
172 min | Drama, Musical, Family
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.
74. Devdas (I) (2002)
185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
Votes: 30,748 | Gross: $3.50M
75. Satya (1998)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.
76. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »
77. Damini (1993)
175 min | Crime, Drama
After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice.
80. Gol Maal (1979)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
81. Bawarchi (1972)
130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama
Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »
82. Devdas (1955)
159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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 ... See full summary »
83. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
224 min | Comedy, Drama
Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »
86. Khal Nayak (1993)
Not Rated | 190 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) ... See full summary »
87. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.
88. Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
162 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places.
89. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.
Votes: 24,027 | Gross: $3.44M
93. My Name Is Khan (2010)
PG-13 | 165 min | Drama
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.
Votes: 82,889 | Gross: $4.02M
94. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home, laughing off family members' warnings of ghostly goings-on in the ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,796 | Gross: $1.07M
96. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.
Votes: 26,614 | Gross: $0.04M
99. Wake Up Sid (2009)
138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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".
Votes: 22,120 | Gross: $0.72M
100. Kahaani (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.
Votes: 46,456 | Gross: $1.04M