The Top 15 Bollywood Movies

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1. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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67 Metascore

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".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 255,934 | Gross: $6.53M

The story of three friends and their difficulties in engineering college. 3 Idiots, at the time of its release, was the most popular & highest-grossing Bollywood film to date.

2. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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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.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 112,888 | Gross: $1.20M

The story of one teacher trying to help an dyslexic student work his way through life. This film has changed the ways of a lot of people and how they treat their children.

3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan. While Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him as their own... See full summary »

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Votes: 35,275 | Gross: $2.90M

The story of an adopted young man who leaves his wealthy home to live with his love who is not approved by his family. Years later, the young man's little brother returns to his life in order to bring him back home. This film is easily one of the most popular films ever made in Bollywood.

4. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 82,237 | Gross: $4.02M

The story of an mentally-challenged man who's stepson is killed because of his religion. His wife then insults him for being an Muslim. To prove Muslim's aren't always terrorists, the challenged man goes on an journey to America to meet the President and tell him he is a Muslim and he is not a terrorist.

5. Student of the Year (2012)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.

Directors: Karan Johar, Abhishek Varman | Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 10,996 | Gross: $0.33M

The story of two best friends who become enemies when they are both after the 'Student of the Year' trophy. From best friends, the two become enemies because they both want to win the same trophy. This film shows the true meaning of friendship & family relationships.

6. Ghajini (2008)

183 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 45,260 | Gross: $2.43M

The story of an ex-businessman who is now an killing machine who forgets his memory every 15 minutes. The whole film is set in this man's flashback and how he turned into an killing machine.

7. Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action

5.8
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A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob.

Director: Prabhudheva | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nassar, Paresh Ganatra

Votes: 17,530 | Gross: $0.78M

The story of an con man who accidentally gets hold of an little girl, who keeps calling him 'papa'. It turns out the con man is actually the lookalike of the little girl's father. This film has excellent direction & action scenes. One of the best action films in Bollywood.

8. Don 2 (2011)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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49 Metascore

An international gangster turns himself in, then dramatically escapes - only to face treachery and betrayal.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 43,517 | Gross: $3.68M

The fictitious story of India's biggest drug cartel, Don, who is now trying to take control of Europe's drug chain. The whole story shows how he alone fools Malaysia's police force & Germany's Interpol by himself, being an criminal.

9. Baghban (2003)

181 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Aman Verma, Samir Soni

Votes: 11,610 | Gross: $1.10M

The story of an elderly couple who are ditched by their own children, and then one angel (their adopted son) comes in help for them. This film shows that all your life, your parents take care of you, but once you've grown up, you forget about them.

10. 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

The hilarious story of two couples who are living in London without their family's permission. When they're families come to London, they must put up an drama and hide their relationships, an film full of hilarious chaos & situations.

11. Housefull 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

5.4
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A comedy of errors wherein four men help each other to fool their prospective father-in-laws creating a cascade of confusion and mayhem.

Director: Sajid Khan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez

Votes: 10,764 | Gross: $1.50M

The totally confusing story of four fathers who try to get their daughters married to the richest boy in London. Each father finds an groom thinking he's wealthy, however none of the fathers know that each one of the grooms are con men. An completely hilarious film!

12. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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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.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee

Votes: 46,075 | Gross: $1.04M

The story of an pregnant woman alone in Kolkata, in search of her missing husband. The final twist in the film's climax is excellent.

13. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Votes: 56,126

Hilarious story of an underworld gangster who pretends to be an doctor when his parents come to town.

14. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Jimmy Shergill

Votes: 33,649

The story of an underworld gangster who is in love with an radio jockey. In order to meet her personally, he must win an contest based on Gandhi. Therefore, he spends one whole day in the library reading books about him. He wins the contest and meets her. But one problem, after one whole day, he begins to see Gandhi around him.

15. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 32,145 | Gross: $3.60M

The story of an struggling junior-artist who is killed trying to save his favorite film actress who he sees being burnt down in an film set. The two die together in the same fire. Later, he is reincarnated and born to an super film star. He grows up and becomes an Bollywood superstar, but slowly he starts remembering his previous life.