Bollywood Top 100(incomplete please suggest more)by technmuvifreak | created - 20 Aug 2011 | updated - 26 Aug 2011 | Public
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1. Sholay (1975)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.
Greatest story ever told even though inspired from many westerns
2. 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: 92,527 | Gross: $0.07M
Classic , completely engrossing , great acting, super background score.
3. Border (I) (1997)
R | 176 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.
Best personalization of war & great battle sequences
4. 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.
Solid, to the point , no nonsense, brilliant direction. Powerful performances by the complete cast.
5. 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: 74,263 | Gross: $1.22M
Makes u think , yes maybe bit long & could have been edited better but an honest attempt . One of the best performance by Shahrukh. Where did gayatri joshi go after this movie ?
6. Guide (1965)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.
Ahead of its times. Defies the perfect hero prespective. Great great songs. Best dev anand performance
7. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
224 min | Comedy, Drama
Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »
Raj kapoor's most ambitious project. Cult classic.
8. Haré Rama Haré Krishna (1971)
149 min | Drama, Musical
In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, ... See full summary »
One of the few movies which explores the brother - sister relationship & effectively. RD burman creates a timeless background score
9. 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: 60,674 | Gross: $0.30M
One of the most fun filled movies. Friendship & male bonding being the focus. Wonderfully directed
10. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.
Cult classic. Tremendous repeat value
11. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Romance
When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.
One of the best modern day romantic & family movies
12. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Not Rated | 188 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.
ajay devgn steals the show. One of the few movies where aishwarya has acted well. Background score & songs are superb
13. 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.
Brings back the school every time you see it. Also great chemistry between the leads
14. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.
Votes: 100,327 | Gross: $2.20M
Ending might be a bit unrealistic but that is the point showing how a youth would react in such a situation. Acting in the heat of the moment. Except that great screenplay & performances by all.
15. Sangam (I) (1964)
238 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Sunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma, the only child of Judge Verma; and a wealthy girl named Radha, who is the daughter ... See full summary »
Best movie on love & friendship. Superb songs
16. Shree 420 (1955)
168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »
Raj kapoor immortalizes the tramp character. Like in all other movies of his awesome songs.
17. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Not Rated | 187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.
Unique treatment to the topic. High entertainment value.
18. 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.
Best Indian comedy along with AAA.
19. Omkara (2006)
Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.
Votes: 17,098 | Gross: $0.79M
Shakesphere's Othello set in UP. Complete movie not for the faint hearted. Langda tyagi, the most perfect villian created.
20. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama
Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.
Sanjay dutt show all the way.One of the best all time performances Powerful climax.
21. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.
The perfect black comedy.
22. Shakti (1982)
166 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »
The only film which had Dilip kumar & Amitabh together. Father son shown in the most intense light
23. Deewaar (1975)
174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.
Half of the movie's dialogues were superhit. 'Mere pass ma hai' perhaps being the most famous. Great performances. Released the same year as sholay. Amitabh used to shot for this in the night & sholay in the daytime. Imagine the emotional & mental stamina of the guy
24. Chupke Chupke (1975)
Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.
One of the best comedies of all time. Dharmendra's hindi speaking Pyare mohan & Amitabh's parimal invoking the maximum of laughs
25. Gol Maal (1979)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's best comedy along with chupke chupke.
26. Anand (1971)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.
Rajesh khanna's best performance , almost flawless, perfectly natural.
27. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.
Votes: 6,136 | Gross: $0.16M
Definition of the word EPIC
28. Aradhana (1969)
Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »
Perfect performances , immortal songs , awesome direction
29. The Land Where the Ganges Flows (1960)
167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A simple-minded small-time singer joins a group of bandits and becomes the cause for their moral transformation and turnaround.
Explores the good vs. bad question in most innocent of ways. Songs integrated perfectly into the narration
30. Stay Alert (1956)
153 min | Comedy, Drama
An innocent guy who has arrived from a village to Kolkata gets himself involved into trouble in search of water after he gets thirsty in the middle of the night.
Perhaps the only movie where the hero almost doesn't speak a word but so much with his eyes. Most Underrated performance of Raj Kapoor
31. 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: 10,205 | Gross: $0.27M
Explores the 'was Gandhi correct or not ?' in the most unique way.
32. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.
One of the most light hearted comedies made. Arshad warsi as Circuit almost steals the show
33. Like Stars on Earth (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: 140,829 | Gross: $1.22M
Aamir khan's directorial debut. And yes it is perfect.
34. Veer-Zaara (2004)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.
Votes: 44,933 | Gross: $2.92M
Yash chopra's unappreciated gem
35. Satya (1998)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.
Mafia explored in the goriest & realistic of ways
36. Paanch (2003)
130 min | Crime, Thriller
Four friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed ... See full summary »
37. Udaan (2010)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.
Votes: 38,738 | Gross: $0.01M
So beautifully directed, one has the feeling its the director's story
38. 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: 298,552 | Gross: $6.53M
College revisited very time u c it. Never gets old
39. Ghayal (1990)
163 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.
Fast paced & best performance of Sunny Deol, Won a national award for this.
40. Mere Apne (1971)
Not Rated | 164 min | Drama
Anandi Devi is an old widow living in her village she is bought to the city by her distant relative Arun. Anandi Devi realizes that Arun and his wife wanted to keep her as a maid following ... See full summary »
Relevant even today. Brilliant directorial debut by Gulzar
41. Chhoti Si Baat (1976)
123 min | Comedy, Romance
Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »
Inspired so many movies today , but was itself a very simple movie with the loser turning to hero theme.