Overall Best Akshay Kumar Movies!

by Arjun | created - 29 Nov 2011 | updated - 29 Nov 2011 | Public

My list of personal favorites based off performances. Let me know what you think!

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1. Dosti: Friends Forever (2005)

136 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Karan (Bobby Deol) was wealthy and a mansion was his habitat. Raj (Akshay Kumar) had empty pockets and the sky was his roof. Karan's jet ensured that he could fly if he wanted. Raj could ... See full summary »

Director: Suneel Darshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Lara Dutta

Votes: 2,042

The one movie that got a tear out of me. Such a great portrayal of friendship.

2. Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995)

Unrated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Lallu (Akshay Kumar) is an orphan who was separated from his parents and his brother as a child and has been brought up by foster parents. He decides to travel to Bombay to look for a job ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mamta Kulkarni, Mohnish Bahl, Avtar Gill

Votes: 3,785

Includes the whole series, SBK, MKTA, KKK being my favorites!

3. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu

Votes: 42,346

4. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

163 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Sameer, fast at losing his temper is re-located to Goa where he falls in love with Rani. But Sameer's new roommate Sunny, has some plans of his own.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri

Votes: 10,828

Akshay's comic timing and ability to piss you off is just mind blowing, he literally dominated this movie.

5. Ajnabee (2001)

Unrated | 165 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor play a new couple who get married and move to Switzerland. They make friends with their new neighbours Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu. Life seems perfect until one day when Bobby Deol wakes up in Akshay's house and finds out that Akshay's wife has been murdered. Bobby Deol is accussed of the murder but flees from the authorities in order to prove himself innocent.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 6,754

One hell of a villain.

6. Aankhen (2002)

165 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

7.6
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After a temperamental man is unceremoniously stripped of his duties as a bank manager, he decides to seek revenge by robbing the bank. He trains three blind men to do this risky task for him.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen, Arjun Rampal

Votes: 9,665

He can do serious roles.

7. Singh Is Kinng (2008)

135 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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A comic caper about Happy Singh, a Punjabi villager who goes through a series of misadventures and eventually becomes the Kinng of the Australian underworld.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Om Puri, Kiron Kher

Votes: 11,966

Proved himself capable of being a Box-office actor.

8. Mohra (1994)

177 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Journalist Roma Singh is the daughter of a jailer. While taking a tour of the jail, she is molested by some of the inmates, and an inmate, Vishal Agnihotri comes to her assistance. She ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 6,135

Theres nothing to say about this movie. It's not number 1 because truly Sunil Shetty rules this movie, but Akshay was great too!

9. Jaanwar (1999)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Sultan (Shakti Kapoor) adopted an orphan and named him Badshah (Akshay Kumar). Badshah grows up to be a criminal and his life was made difficult by Inspector Pradhan (Ashish Vidyarthi). ... See full summary »

Director: Suneel Darshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Mohnish Bahl

Votes: 2,005

Gave Akshay a new chance.

10. Khakee (2004)

174 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Votes: 12,437

Sad, but very great performance.

11. Dhadkan (2000)

161 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother... See full summary »

Director: Dharmesh Darshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Sunil Shetty, Mahima Chaudhry

Votes: 5,633 | Gross: $0.05M

Romantic lead giving SRK a run for his money.

12. Sangharsh (1999)

127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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A rookie CBI officer must enlist the help of an incarcerated criminal in order to catch a serial child killer, who has recently escaped police custody.

Director: Tanuja Chandra | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Ashutosh Rana, Madan Jain

Votes: 4,416

Mind blowing performance worth critical acclaim!

13. Namastey London (2007)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Clive Standen

Votes: 17,356 | Gross: $1.21M

14. Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Waqt the race against time is the story of a father and a son between whom there is a special bond. Ishwarchand Thakur (Amitabh Bachchan) and Sumitra Thakur (Shefali Shah) are a married ... See full summary »

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah

Votes: 8,426

Liked this better then Ek Rishta.

15. Welcome (I) (2007)

159 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 13,308 | Gross: $1.09M

One of the best comedies, Akshay has done since Hera Pheri.

16. Khatta Meetha (2010)

157 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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A seemingly corrupt petty contractor faces challenges from the local municipality, his family, his employees, as well as a former girlfriend and her family.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Trisha Krishnan

Votes: 7,476 | Gross: $0.54M

Honestly, this movie did not get justice. Described as a comedy, but was dealing with a topic that was very serious.

17. Keemat: They Are Back (1998)

162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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After a man is killed when a mugging goes wrong, the two small-time crooks responsible try to make amends by pretending to be his best friends and helping his village.

Director: Sameer Malkan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 970

Akshay's fire leg fight scene was one of the main reason I love this film, along with it being in the action genre.

18. Garam Masala (2005)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A rib tickling tale of two flirts who constantly flirts with women despite one of them having engaged. Chaos ensues when the fiancee finds that her to-be bride is cheating on her.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen

Votes: 10,660

19. Aitraaz (2004)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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A man is accused of sexual harassment by his former lover and he has to prove his innocence in order to restore his dignity.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri

Votes: 8,137 | Gross: $0.09M

A masterpiece thriller that Akshay brought justice too.

20. 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)

122 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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A man with the ability to visit the past by looking at photographs, must solve the mystery behind his father's sudden death.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Javed Jaffrey, Girish Karnad

Votes: 4,709

A bizarre story with twists that only Akshay could have done justice too. His best movie where he was portrayed as a double role.

21. Andaaz (2003)

145 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.6
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Loyalty, Respect, commitment and love. What is Love? Loyalty, respect, commitment and friendship. Friendship and Love... Love and Friendship... So much in common, yet so different in emotion!

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Rajeev Verma

Votes: 1,937

Evolves into a new kind of person.

22. Housefull (2010)

144 min | Comedy

5.4
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Believing himself to be jinxed, a man attempts to find true love, but instead gets caught in a web of lies.

Director: Sajid Khan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone

Votes: 9,994 | Gross: $1.17M

23. Awara Paagal Deewana (2002)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A dentist's life turns into a roller coaster ride when he is unknowingly embroiled in gang wars.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Preeti Jhangiani

Votes: 6,321

Haha, this movie was just too good. Brilliant performance.

24. Family: Ties of Blood (2006)

150 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A slacker abducts the family of a crime kingpin to avenge the death of his brother.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bhoomika Chawla, Aryeman Ramsay

Votes: 1,613

Minuscule role, but huge impact.

25. Angaaray (1998)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Bangalore-based Police Inspector Amar, a reformed juvenile, convicted for knifing a male, is approached by Mumbai's Police Commissioner Vinod Talwar, and assigned the task of locating the ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 686

Very good!