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1. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

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

Votes: 151,329

2. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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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.

Writers: Renzil D'Silva, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kamlesh Pandey | Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 60,116

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.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Santha Rama Rau, David Lean | Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 12,009

4. The Jewel in the Crown (1984 TV Mini-Series)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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: 1,362

5. Gandhi, My Father (2007)

136 min | Biography, Drama, History

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57 Metascore

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

Writers: Chandulal Dalal, Feroz Abbas Khan, Neelamben Parikh | Director: Feroz Abbas Khan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, Shefali Shetty, Bhoomika Chawla

Votes: 1,230

6. The Red Man's View (2016)

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

A small Native American Shoshone Band in northern California is caught up in the midst of the American Civil War. When the effects of the war spreads west, and Union soldiers force them from their homeland.

Writers: Thomas R. Bond II, Frank Marks, Frank E. Woods | Director: Thomas R. Bond II | Stars: Courtney Gains, Billy Drago, Eddie Spears, Travis Wester

7. The Chess Players (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 »

Writers: Munshi Premchand, Satyajit Ray, Javed Siddiqui, Shama Zaidi | Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,995

8. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)

Biography, History

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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 »

Writers: Daya Pawar, Arun Sadhu, Sooni Taraporevala | Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mammootty, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Gokhale, Mrinal Kulkarni

Votes: 303

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: 348

10. Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History

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"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Stanley Wolpert | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Valerie Gearon, Don Borisenko

Votes: 273

11. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 965

12. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)

Action, Biography, Drama

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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

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

Votes: 64

13. A Desert Between Us and Them (2013)

120 min | Documentary

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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.

Writers: William Darfler, Yvonne Drebert, Zach Melnick | Directors: Zach Melnick, Anthony F. Grani | Stars: Michael Chwastiak, Lawrene Denkers, Scott Paterson, Malita Vanderkruk

Votes: 5

14. 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 »

Writer: James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Star: Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 24

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

40 min | Documentary

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