Hindi movies that define the word 'Worth-watching'

The following list of movies are the ones that really defined the meaning of the word Cinema to me. In my view, these are the best movies offered by the Contemporary Indian Cinema.
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1.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Prem, a top student, is learning the ropes of business under his elder brother Rajesh and his uncle Kailashnath... (206 mins.)
 
2.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal. (160 mins.)
 
3.
Mohra (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Journalist Roma Singh is the daughter of a jailer. While taking a tour of the jail, she is molested by some of the inmates... (177 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Rai
 
4.
Bombay (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where the have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart. (141 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
5.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise. (189 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
 
6.
Koyla (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A street girl agrees to a marriage to a king she has never met after he sends her a photograph of himself. But the man in the photograph is not the king; it is his most loyal slave, the handsome but mute Shankar. (166 mins.)
Director: Rakesh Roshan
 
7.
Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Governor Jaisingh Sinha is murdered and the needle of suspicion points towards his estranged son, Sahil Sinha who must prove his innocence. (173 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Rai
 
8.
Earth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence. (110 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
9.
Zakhm (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request. (125 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
10.
Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error. (145 mins.)
 
11.
Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Wealthy Seth Amirchand (Kader Khan) has two problems, namely his two good-for-nothing sons, Sonu (Sanjay Dutt)... (147 mins.)
Director: David Dhawan
 
12.
Hera Pheri (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
 
13.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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... (170 mins.)
Director: Anil Sharma
 
14.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan... (210 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
15.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
16.
Awara Paagal Deewana (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Vikrant and Gulab Khatri are brothers-in-law who hate each other, and it is only through Vikrant's dad... (158 mins.)
Director: Vikram Bhatt
 
17.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
18.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India. (155 mins.)
 
19.
Om Jai Jagadish (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Widowed Mrs. Saraswati Batra (Waheeda Rehman) has brought up three sons with a lot of care and love... (172 mins.)
Director: Anupam Kher
 
20.
Baghban (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others. (181 mins.)
Director: Ravi Chopra
 
21.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (186 mins.)
Director: Nikhil Advani
 
22.
Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (171 mins.)
Director: Rakesh Roshan
 
23.
Aitraaz (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Successful businessman Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) has everything going for him, including a lovely wife (Kareena Kapoor)... (160 mins.)
Director: Abbas, Mustan
 
24.
Dhoom (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With few clues to go on, a no-nonsense detective is tracking a gang of suave, motorbike-riding robbers who are sweeping through Mumbai. (129 mins.)
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
 
25.
Swades (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
 
26.
Yuva (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
27.
Dhoom 2 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
ACP Jai Dixit and his best friend Ali takes on an international thief known only as Mr. A. Will they be able to catch him? (152 mins.)
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
 
28.
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Four runaway crooks take shelter in a bungalow which is owned by a blind couple. (150 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
 
29.
Corporate (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits. (142 mins.)
 
31.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (157 mins.)
 
32.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home... (159 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
33.
Chak de! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
34.
Dhokha (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Post-September 11, 2001, Zaid Ahmed Khan lives a wealthy lifestyle in Mumbai and resides in an apartment at Shanti Kutir...
Director: Pooja Bhatt
 
35.
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no... (122 mins.)
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
 
36.
Jab We Met (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman. (138 mins.)
Director: Imtiaz Ali
 
37.
Aamir (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
38.
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
It's a story about Raj Sharma who meets three young women at different stages in his life: Mahi, a small-town girl from Punjab; Radhika , an aspiring model in Mumbai; and Gayatri, a non-resident Indian student in Australia. He runs from one conquest to another only to crash into true love. (152 mins.)
Director: Siddharth Anand
 
39.
Rock On!! (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band. (145 mins.)
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Wanted (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change. (147 mins.)
Director: Prabudheva
 
42.
Wake Up Sid (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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". (138 mins.)
Director: Ayan Mukherji
 
43.
Blue (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A group of people, facing a lot of challenges, decide to hunt down lost treasure en route to India. (119 mins.)
Director: Anthony D'Souza
 
44.
New York (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
It's story about three students studying at the New York State University whose lives are changed by 9/11 and its aftermath. (153 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
 
45.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) has just graduated, and his marks are, well, let's say a little embarrassing... (150 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
46.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
47.
Ishqiya (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's seductive widow. (118 mins.)
 
48.
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales. (155 mins.)
 
49.
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case. (136 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
50.
F.A.L.T.U (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Unable to get accepted, four academically-challenged students decide to open their own college.
Director: Remo
 
51.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After falling in love, three room-mates experience changes in their lives. (149 mins.)
Director: Luv Ranjan
 
52.
Murder 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An ex-cop is hired by a pimp to find missing call girls and the man responsible behind their abduction. (127 mins.)
Director: Mohit Suri
 
53.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hired to kill a nobleman, the assassin instead falls for the former's unstable wife. (118 mins.)
 
54.
Desi Boyz (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Two friends lose their jobs, then part bitterly after they get exposed as male escorts. (122 mins.)
Director: Rohit Dhawan
 
55.
Agneepath (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge. (174 mins.)
Director: Karan Malhotra
 
56.
Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
 
57.
Vicky Donor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic. (126 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
 
58.
Barfi! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu