Must Watch Hindi Movies of All times

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1.
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
 
2.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
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A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective. (152 mins.)
Director: Abrar Alvi
 
3.
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
 
4.
Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
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Salim has been born lame, and lives with his mom, dad, and a sister who is old enough to be married... (111 mins.)
 
5.
Scorching Winds (1974)
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In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own. (146 mins.)
Director: M.S. Sathyu
 
6.
Mirch Masala (1987)
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In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes... (128 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
7.
The Chess Players (1977)
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Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country... (129 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
8.
The Blue Umbrella (2005)
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Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal... (90 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
9.
Train to Pakistan (1998)
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Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence. (111 mins.)
Director: Pamela Rooks
 
10.
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978)
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Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth... (172 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
11.
Road to Sangam (2010)
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Amidst bomb explosions, fake arrests, police brutality and protests, a determined mechanic attempts to repair an antique truck to transport the last remains of Mahatma Gandhi in modern day India. (135 mins.)
Director: Amit Rai
 
12.
Parzania (2005)
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A parsi family struggles to find thier son in a genocide carried out by vested interests outfits during 2002, commonly known as Gujarat riots, where more than 2000 Muslims died in the Indian state of Gujarat. (116 mins.)
Director: Rahul Dholakia
 
13.
Godmother (1999)
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When an imminent drought threatens to ruin their crop, Rambhi and her husband Veeru move from their village to the city... (150 mins.)
Director: Vinay Shukla
 
14.
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998)
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Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and only child, a son, Brati, live a middle-class existence in Calcutta... (186 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
15.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
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A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists. (125 mins.)
 
16.
Road, Movie (2009)
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A young man's journey across the mythic Indian landscape becomes a life changing odyssey. (95 mins.)
Director: Dev Benegal
 
17.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
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The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
18.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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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.)
 
19.
The Web of the Witch (2002)
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In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts... (90 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
20.
Socha Na Tha (2005)
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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. (137 mins.)
Director: Imtiaz Ali
 
21.
Gol Maal (1979)
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Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes... (144 mins.)
 
22.
Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
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Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but... (123 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
23.
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
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Well Done Abba! (2009)
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This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's... (144 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
26.
Devdas (2002)
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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. (185 mins.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
Mera Naam Joker (1970)
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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... (224 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
29.
Bandit Queen (1994)
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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
 
30.
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
 
31.
The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)
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A man shares some lazy memories about his friend, Manek Mulla, who had a knack for telling stories. On this particular afternoon... (130 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
32.
Satya (1998)
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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
 
33.
Company (2002)
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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
 
34.
Dil Dosti Etc (2007)
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Delhi-based fellow-collegians-cum-hostelers, Sanjay Mishra, and Apurv, challenge each other to win the... (112 mins.)
Director: Manish Tiwary
 
35.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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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. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
36.
Zakhm (1998)
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Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request. (125 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
37.
Gangaajal (2003)
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An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician. (157 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
 
38.
Kranti (1981)
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This is the story of India's Freedom Struggle between the years of 1825&1875. (187 mins.)
Director: Manoj Kumar
 
39.
Firaaq (2008)
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Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots. (101 mins.)
Director: Nandita Das
 
40.
Fire (1996)
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Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side... (108 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
41.
China Gate (1998)
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10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit (175 mins.)
 
42.
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
 
43.
Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
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Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error. (145 mins.)
 
44.
Swades (2004)
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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. (210 mins.)
 
45.
Mandi (1983)
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This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas... (167 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
46.
Ankur: The Seedling (1974)
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Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute... (131 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
47.
Pushpak (1987)
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man. (125 mins.)
 
48.
Hum Dono (1961)
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When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man. (164 mins.)
Director: Amar Jeet
 
49.
Prem Pujari (1970)
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Ramdev Bakshi is the only son of widower and former Indian Army General Durgaprasad, who has been decorated... (192 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
50.
Naya Daur (1958)
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Director: Ataullah Hashmi
 
51.
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
 
52.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
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The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India. (155 mins.)
 
53.
Mohabbatein (2000)
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Two stubborn men with opposing beliefs battle each other - three love stories are at stake. (216 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
 
54.
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
 
55.
Utsav (1984)
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Based on the circa 2nd century BCE to 2nd Century CE, Sanskrit play "Daridra-Charudatta" by the famous Indian playwright Bhasa... (145 mins.)
Director: Girish Karnad
 
56.
Lakshya (2004)
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero. (186 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
57.
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
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Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door... (159 mins.)
 
58.
Baton Baton Mein (1979)
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Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter... (112 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
59.
Naram Garam (1981)
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An impoverished employee tries to prevent his superiors and employers from marrying his sweetheart. (122 mins.)
 
60.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
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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. (184 mins.)
Director: Manmohan Desai
 
61.
Hera Pheri (2000)
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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. (156 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
62.
Yuva (2004)
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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. (161 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
63.
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.)
 
64.
Parinda (1989)
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Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war. (154 mins.)
 
65.
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
 
66.
Agneepath (1990)
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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? (174 mins.)
Director: Mukul S. Anand
 
67.
Chandni Bar (2001)
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A displaced woman is forced to become a beer-bar dancer, and sire children of a gangster. (150 mins.)
 
68.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
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Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love. (188 mins.)
 
69.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
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Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West... (120 mins.)
Director: Sudhir Mishra
 
70.
Gulaal (2009)
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A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college. (140 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
71.
Guru (2007)
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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history. (166 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
72.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal. (160 mins.)
 
73.
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
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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. (170 mins.)
 
74.
Hero (1983)
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Notorious criminal Pasha has been imprisoned by the former Inspector General of Police, Shrikant Mathur... (173 mins.)
Director: Subhash Ghai
 
75.
Black Friday (2004)
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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
 
76.
Baat Ban Jaye (1986)
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Mr. Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle in a mansion named 'Ashiana' on 10th Road, Juhu, Bombay, with his only relative...
 
77.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap