Must Watch Bollywood Movies

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1.
Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)
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A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings... (99 mins.)
Director: Manish Jha
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Earth (1998)
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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
 
4.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
Omkara (2006)
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Shakespeare's masterpiece "Othello" set in modern India. A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity. (155 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
10.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
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A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills... (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
11.
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
 
12.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011)
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Hired to kill a nobleman, the assassin instead falls for the former's unstable wife. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Barfi! (2012)
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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
 
14.
7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
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Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband. (137 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
15.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
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Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) has just graduated, and his marks are, well, let's say a little embarrassing... (150 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
16.
Wake Up Sid (2009)
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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
 
17.
Sholay (1975)
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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. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
18.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
Maachis (1996)
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A realistic, hard-hitting portrayal of terrorism and youth in the Punjab after the 1984 riots. (160 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
3 Idiots (2009)
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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
 
24.
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
 
25.
Udaan (2010)
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
Permission (1987)
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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... (137 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
29.
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
 
30.
Border (1997)
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In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers go up against a 2000-(armed) soldier Pakistani strike force. (176 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
 
31.
Page 3 (2005)
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'Page 3' takes a behind-the-scenes look at A-list celebrity lifestyles through the eyes of a female entertainment journalist... (139 mins.)
 
32.
Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India (2008)
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Lives of several people intertwine during an eventful day in Mumbai.
Director: N. Chandra
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
Kahaani (2012)
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A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
 
35.
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
 
36.
Water (2005)
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The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. (117 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
37.
Chachi 420 (1997)
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Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law. (155 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
38.
Pushpak (1987)
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man. (125 mins.)
 
39.
Aamir (2008)
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A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
40.
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
 
41.
Peepli (Live) (2010)
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An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media. (95 mins.)
 
42.
Sehar (2005)
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Ajay Kumar the newly appointed, honest SSP of Lucknow police cracks down on the nefarious cop-mafia nexus in Uttar Pradesh, but finds a cunning and ruthless adversary in Gajraj. Can Ajay win this unjust war ? (125 mins.)
Director: Kabeer Kaushik
 
43.
English Vinglish (2012)
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A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. (134 mins.)
Director: Gauri Shinde