The best 200 Movies of Hindi Cinemaby maddy_madhup | created - 14 Aug 2012 | updated - 14 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Haasil (2003)
PG-13 | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Aniruddh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime and must fight it out for himself when his friend becomes his foe.
6. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama
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: 90,175 | Gross: $2.20M
7. 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?
9. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
10. 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.
11. 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: 68,700 | Gross: $1.22M
14. Chashme Buddoor (1981)
145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »
15. 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 »
16. Shiva (1989)
145 min | Action
Shiva is a new student in the community college. He is welcomed by a group of collegians, including the lovely Asha, to whom Shiva is instantly attracted. Shiva notices that there is ... See full summary »
17. 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: 24,054 | Gross: $0.01M
19. 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.
22. Manzil (1979)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Family
Ajay Chandra, a hard working and ambitious young man, who dreams of bigger things than a small job. He has dreams of starting his own business. One day he meets Aruna at a friends wedding ... See full summary »
23. Khamoshi (1970)
Not Rated | 127 min | Family, Musical, Romance
khamoshi is an intriguing tale of a female nurse trying to maintain a balance between her professional life and her emotions who falls victim to the natural feeling of love and compassion when a person takes care of another person.
26. Trishul (1978)
167 min | Action, Drama, Musical
Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »
27. 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.
28. Gunga Jumna (1961)
178 min | Action, Drama, Musical
Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious, Gungaram is the opposite, but has a good heart and decides to use his ... See full summary »
29. 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 »
31. 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.
33. Andaz (1949)
148 min | Musical, Drama, Crime
Nina is the rich and spoiled daughter of a rich businessman. One day while horse-riding she loses control of her horse and is rescued by a young man named Dilip. Dilip instantly takes a ... See full summary »
34. Sarfarosh (1999)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
35. 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.
37. 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.
39. Kalyug (1981)
152 min | Drama
This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how ... See full summary »
40. Baton Baton Mein (1979)
112 min | Comedy, Romance
Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter, Nancy, who she would like to get married to a wealthy young man. Her helpful ... See full summary »
42. 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: 7,073 | Gross: $0.28M
43. Koshish (1972)
125 min | Drama
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »
44. 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 »
46. Shool (1999)
138 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes ... See full summary »
47. Rajnigandha (1974)
110 min | Drama, Romance
A Delhi-based woman in a steady relationship with her boyfriend is forced to come to terms with her true feelings when a job interview in Mumbai brings an old flame back in her life.
48. Namak Haraam (1973)
Unrated | 146 min | Drama
Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »
50. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
123 min | Comedy, Romance
Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »
52. Katha (1983)
141 min | Comedy, Drama
Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor, Sandhya Karnik (Deepti Naval) but is unable to disclose ... See full summary »
55. 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: 56,599 | Gross: $0.30M
56. Madhumati (1958)
110 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance
While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. He is let into the house by the servant, and he is permitted to stay until ... See full summary »
57. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
58. 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 »
59. 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.
60. Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)
Kailashnath is a widower, and father of an only son, Ramesh. He feels that his son has come of age, and must get married. He goes to see a number of young ladies for him, but is ... See full summary »
61. Achanak (1973)
96 min | Crime, Drama
A doctor must operate on a convicted murderer who is destined for the gallows. Running parallel to the medical drama are flashbacks to the events that led the highly-respected army officer to commit murder.
62. Mere Apne (1971)
Not Rated | 164 min | Drama
Anandi Devi is an old widow living in her village she is bought to the city by her distant relative Arun. Anandi Devi realizes that Arun and his wife wanted to keep her as a maid following ... See full summary »
63. Khubsoorat (1980)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »
64. Black (2005)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.
Votes: 28,783 | Gross: $0.73M
65. 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 »
66. 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: 119,988 | Gross: $1.20M
72. Mr. India (1987)
179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.
73. Namak Halaal (1982)
171 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Brought up by his grandfather, Arjun Singh moves to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Bhairon who helps him find a job as a singer in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.
76. 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: 18,153 | Gross: $2.09M
77. Bemisal (1982)
142 min | Drama, Family
When two twin brothers Sudhir and Adhir get orphaned upon the death of their father, Magistrate Chaturvedi adopts them and brings them up like his own children. Though Adhir goes insane ... See full summary »
78. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)
Not Rated | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Charandas lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in India along with his older brother, Bhajandas, and Bhabhi. He is unemployed and commits himself to be a wrestler with Ustad Mastram ... See full summary »
80. Bandini (1963)
157 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.
81. Phool Aur Patthar (1966)
Action, Drama, Romance
Circumstances have made Shaka a career criminal. When plague empties a town of its inhabitants, he takes the opportunity to burgle a house. He finds nothing except Shanti, a widowed ... See full summary »
82. Parichay (1972)
145 min | Drama, Family, Musical
In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »
83. Imtihan (1974)
Not Rated | 153 min | Family, Drama
Madhu Shastri lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, who is also the Principal of Adarsh Mahavidyalyal. She is in love with Vijay, a pilot, and both are expected to marry soon. ... See full summary »
84. Majboor (1974)
155 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A terminally ill man frames himself for murder to allow his family to collect the reward money. After a successful operation, he escapes police custody and searches for the real killer.
85. Kaala Patthar (1979)
Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Drama, History
Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.
86. 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.
88. Shakti (1982)
166 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »
89. Woh 7 Din (1983)
139 min | Drama, Romance
Maya, coming from poor family, is married to the affluent Dr. Anand; but she tries to commit suicide on the nuptial night. She tells Anand that she was in love with Prem whose ambition was ... See full summary »
90. Saaransh (1984)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama
An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.
91. Arjun (1985)
154 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Arjun Malvankar after his graduation thrives to get job. The corruption and injustice taking place in his community frustrates him to the extent of revolting with the help of some of his ... See full summary »
92. Saaheb (1985)
150 min | Drama
Mr. Sharma (Utpal Dutt) lives with his four sons (Biswajeet, Vijay Arora, Dilip Dhawan) and a daughter, Geeta or Butlie. Only the youngest son, Sunil (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta are unmarried. ... See full summary »
93. Chaalbaaz (1989)
155 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Twins separated at infancy are brought up differently. One weak, one strong. One day, they end up at each others house. Their life is not the same anymore.
95. 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.
97. Ijaazat (1987)
137 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Mahendra is in love with Maya and would like to marry her. But Maya is a woman of the 20th century, who does not believe in marriage, but would like to continue having a relationship. ... See full summary »
98. Kabzaa (1988)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Thriller
Ranjit Varma and his younger brother, Ravi works for a notorious criminal, Veljibhai Soda. While Ranjit is Veljibhai defense advocate; Ravi does all his unlawful activities. On one ... See full summary »
99. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
162 min | Action, Drama, Musical
A young man and young woman fall in love against their feuding fathers' wishes in this version of 'Romeo and Juliet' set in contemporary India.
100. Parwana (1971)
93 min | Romance, Thriller
Kumar Sen is an artist of eminence, a talented painter, and a renowned sculptor; and like the majority of his clan, he has a sensitive introvert. But no artist can achieve any degree of ... See full summary »