Top 120 Hindi Moviesby wankash17 | created - 03 Jan 2011 | updated - 20 May 2013 | Public
My list of must see "Top 120 Hindi Movies" (not in that Order) of all time. Your opinions might differ. Please comment if you want to recommend any movies to be added.
Also, please check my "Other Lists" of movies too. I have other list of Movies as - "Top 100 English Movies", "Top 30 Classic English Movies" for movies before mid-60's, "Other" Very Good English Movies list for movies after mid-60's and 70's onwards and "Top 30 Animation Movies".
Note: I could not add a few movies to my "Top 120 Hindi Movies" list, because they would not show up in the 'Search' on IMDB. The movies are as below:
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1. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Votes: 57,338 | Gross: $0.30M
2. Iqbal (2005)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.
3. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
4. 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: 272,486 | Gross: $6.53M
5. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju... See full summary »
6. Hey Ram (2000)
Not Rated | 186 min | Crime, Drama, History
Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him.
Votes: 9,306 | Gross: $0.27M
7. Sarfarosh (1999)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.
8. Swades (2004)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Votes: 69,321 | Gross: $1.22M
9. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race.
10. Pukar (2000)
176 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Major Jaidev Rajvansh and his fellow officer Hussein manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush. The terrorist has been searched for years and he is ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,913 | Gross: $0.36M
11. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 92,906 | Gross: $2.20M
12. Chak de! India (2007)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.
Votes: 61,238 | Gross: $1.11M
13. Chashme Buddoor (1981)
Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »
15. Rangeela (1995)
142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.
19. 1942: A Love Story (1994)
Not Rated | 157 min | Romance, Action, Drama
A young Indian couple, both from wealthy backgrounds, find themselves caught up in the 1940's Indian revolutionary movement against their families whom are under the thumb a sadistic British general.
21. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
22. Mission Kashmir (2000)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.
23. Black (2005)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.
Votes: 29,092 | Gross: $0.73M
24. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.
Votes: 17,739 | Gross: $0.03M
*Khosla Ka Ghosla (Hindi)
27. Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005)
100 min | Drama
Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son ... See full summary »
28. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 86,758 | Gross: $0.07M
29. Yuva (2004)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.
Votes: 7,168 | Gross: $0.28M
30. Devdas (1955)
159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection ... See full summary »
31. Devdas (I) (2002)
185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Votes: 31,682 | Gross: $3.50M
32. Bombay (1995)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.
33. Mirza Ghalib (1954)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, History, Musical
This movie depicts the life of once wealthy poet and nobleman Mirza Ghalib. This story portrays his trials, tribulations, triumphs, and utlimate descent to poverty, and then to prison; and ... See full summary »
36. Pushpak (1987)
125 min | Comedy, Romance
A silent movie about an unemployed young man.
38. Dev.D (2009)
Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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?
Votes: 24,291 | Gross: $0.01M
40. Hera Pheri (2000)
Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.
43. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama
A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.
44. 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)
122 min | Drama, Romance
After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, with only a ... See full summary »
45. Roja (1992)
137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.
47. The Blue Umbrella (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains ... See full summary »
48. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.
Votes: 13,393 | Gross: $0.08M
50. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance