Top 25 Hindi Movies

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1.
Mother India (1957)
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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
“ Certainly one of the best ” - universalmyth
 
2.
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
“ The script and the direction is immaculate ” - universalmyth
 
3.
Dev D (2009)
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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
“ The best movie of Modern Times of hindi cinema ” - universalmyth
 
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
“ Simply a Class ” - universalmyth
 
5.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Originally in Bengali, but dubbed hindi version is pretty good ” - universalmyth
 
6.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
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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
“ Satire ” - universalmyth
 
7.
Anand (1971)
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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. (122 mins.)
“ An emotional melodrama ” - universalmyth
 
8.
Deewaar (1975)
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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
“ The best performance by Amitabh Bachchan ” - universalmyth
 
9.
Awaara (1951)
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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
“ Best of Raj Kapoor ” - universalmyth
 
10.
A Wednesday (2008)
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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
“ One of the best of new era ” - universalmyth
 
11.
Maqbool (2003)
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The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld. (132 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay ” - universalmyth
 
12.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
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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. (135 mins.)
“ A real time comedy based on Delhi's construction Mafia ” - universalmyth
 
13.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists. (125 mins.)
“ A real life story of a famous carefree thief of Delhi ” - universalmyth
 
14.
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
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Sunil and some of his friends start a band and perform at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in... (158 mins.)
Director: Kundan Shah
“ Gotta add at least one movie of this superstar Shahrukh Khan. He's best known for playing romantic and passionate role. ” - universalmyth
 
15.
Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
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Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public... (137 mins.)
Director: Navdeep Singh
“ Another Class act by Abhay Deol ” - universalmyth
 
16.
Darr (1993)
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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
“ Need to add one more psycho drama of Shahrukh. He dominated this film. ” - universalmyth
 
17.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. (156 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Top Class script, direction and acting. A total entertainer. ” - universalmyth
 
18.
The Chess Players (1977)
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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
“ Satire ” - universalmyth
 
19.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
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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. (127 mins.)
“ only for those who understand perfect hindi.... ” - universalmyth
 
20.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer. (144 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Too good a sequel, perhaps the best in india ” - universalmyth
 
21.
Angoor (1982)
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Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities. (131 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
“ Another cult classic based on comedy of errors ” - universalmyth
 
22.
Upkar (1967)
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Cult classic highlighting the contrast between Indian and Western values in the newly independent state. (175 mins.)
Director: Manoj Kumar
“ One of the best patriotic movie ” - universalmyth
 
23.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
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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. (135 mins.)
“ One of the best in modern times ” - universalmyth
 
24.
Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
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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
“ Classic ” - universalmyth
 
25.
Dor (2006)
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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
“ Amazing story based on a widow woman's condition in Orthodox Rajasthan ” - universalmyth