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1. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 180,973

2. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.3
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This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 78,513 | Gross: $2.20M

3. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 13,638 | Gross: $26.40M

4. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,544

5. The Red Man's View (2018)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

The story of a small Native American Shoshone band in an era when the American nation struggles with a changing radical government that during its 'Civil' war, that professes freedom for all, but incites destruction and the eradication of an entire people and its culture.

Director: Thomas R. Bond II | Stars: Booboo Stewart, Zahn McClarnon, Courtney Gains, Billy Drago

6. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)

197 min | Biography, History

8.1
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A portrait of the one of our greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period between 1901 and 1956. The film delves more into Ambedkar's life as a reformer, ... See full summary »

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mammootty, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Gokhale, Mrinal Kulkarni

Votes: 431

7. Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

Approved | 124 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.8
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Fictional narrative of Hindu militant activist Nathuram Godse's plan to kill Mahatma Gandhi and of police officer Gopal Das' task to find the killer before it's too late.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Valerie Gearon, Don Borisenko

Votes: 312

8. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,314

9. Bharat Ek Khoj (1988– )

History

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The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.

Stars: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan, Alok Nath, Surekha Sikri

Votes: 410

10. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Director: Paresh Mokashi | Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve, Mohit Gokhale

Votes: 1,439

11. Gandhi, My Father (2007)

136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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57 Metascore

The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son.

Director: Feroz Abbas Khan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, Shefali Shetty, Bhoomika Chawla

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $0.24M

12. Sardar (1993)

175 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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An account of Vallbhbhai Patel's political life while India was taking first steps as an independent country.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Tom Alter, Riju Bajaj, Elisa D'Souza

Votes: 485

13. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)

Action, Biography, Drama

8.0
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The story of an Indian Freedom fighter who fought the French even before the British could establish their authority in India

Director: Narayana Rao Dasari | Stars: Krishnamraju, Mohan Babu, Pran, Jayasudha

Votes: 69

14. A Desert Between Us and Them (2013)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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Abandoned by the British, occupied and plundered by the Americans - in the War of 1812 the people of Upper Canada's Western Frontier spend years living in a brutal war zone.

Directors: Zach Melnick, Anthony F. Grani | Stars: Michael Chwastiak, Lawrene Denkers, Scott Paterson, Malita Vanderkruk

Votes: 8

15. The Sword and the Flute (1959)

24 min | Short, Documentary

6.0
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The visual images consist entirely of Indian miniature paintings, while an off-screen narrator traces the rise of this art form within the courts of Akbar (1542-1605), who united what is ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Star: Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 27

16. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Anita Rani (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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The journalist and TV presenter travels to India to investigate the story of the maternal grandfather she never met. Her family have told her that he suffered a great tragedy at the time of the Partition of India.

Director: Leo Burley | Stars: Anita Rani, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 13

17. Men of Our Time (1963–1964)
Episode: Gandhi (1963)

40 min | Documentary

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Stars: James Cameron, Maulana Azad, Stafford Cripps, Kasturba Gandhi

18. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Nitin Ganatra (2013)

Documentary, Biography, History

3.5
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Actor Nitin Ganatra moved from Kenya to England when he was just 3 years old. He wants to investigate why his family left Kenya and why they originally moved from India to Africa. He travels to Gujarat and discovers his ancestral home.

Director: Chris Boulding | Stars: Nitin Ganatra, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 11

19. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Sunetra Sarker (2017)

Documentary, Biography, History

4.8
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The actress sets out to explore her Bengali heritage. Starting in Kolkata she learns of her great-grandfather's activism in colonial Bengal. She also learns of her family's involvement in Bangladesh's war of independence.

Director: Oliver Bootle | Stars: Sunetra Sarker, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 5