The Top 15 Bollywood Moviesby abid-malik61 | last updated - 09 Feb 2013 | Public
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1. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
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
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: 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
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 »
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
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.
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
Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.
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
A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.
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
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.
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
An international gangster turns himself in, then dramatically escapes - only to face treachery and betrayal.
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
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.
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
Believing himself to be jinxed, a man attempts to find true love, but instead gets caught in a web of lies.
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
A comedy of errors wherein four men help each other to fool their prospective father-in-laws creating a cascade of confusion and mayhem.
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
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.
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
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.
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
Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.
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
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.
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.