30 Best movies of Aamir Khan

by abtheboss | created - 05 Nov 2017 | updated - 11 Feb 2020 | Public

Aamir Khan is an Indian film actor, producer and director. Through his career spanning thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema.

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1. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

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".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 376,097 | Gross: $6.53M

Widely regarded as best Bollywood movie ever. The film received critical acclaim and commercial success. The film won six Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and three National Film Awards including Best Popular Film. It also received a Japanese Academy Award nomination for Best Outstanding Foreign Language Film, and won the Grand Prize at Japan's Videoyasan Awards.

The film was remade in Tamil as Nanban (2012), starring Vijay.

2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 110,644 | Gross: $0.07M

Lagaan received critical acclaim and awards at international film festivals, as well as many Indian film awards. It became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988). It was one of the biggest box office hits of 2001.

3. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 176,671 | Gross: $12.39M

The film was highly appreciated by critics. Dangal emerged as 30th highest-grossing film of 2016 worldwide and the fifth highest-grossing non-English film of all time. At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, it won four awards: Best Film, and Best Actor.

4. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Crime, 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.

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

Votes: 117,331 | Gross: $2.20M

The film was well received and praised for strong screenplay and dialogues. Rang De Basanti did well at many of the Bollywood awards ceremonies, including a win for Best Movie at the Filmfare Awards.

5. 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.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 184,414 | Gross: $1.22M

One of the finest movies ever made. The film has received numerous awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film for 2008 and the 2008 National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare.

6. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 175,328 | Gross: $10.62M

PK received highly positive reviews and, at the time, emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

7. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 22,818

One of the most popular Bollywood movies ever. The movie won two Filmfare Awards, including Best Film. It had several remakes: the Telugu film Thammudu (1999), the Tamil film Badri (2001), the Kannada film Yuvaraja (2001), and the Bengali film Champion (2003).

8. 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.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 70,437 | Gross: $0.30M

The film received praise from critics for portraying contemporary Indian youth as cosmopolitan and urban. In 2001, the film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

9. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 52,325

One of the best comedy movies ever made in Bollywood. The film was an average grosser at the box office, but has since emerged as a cult film over the years.

10. Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

After his brother is killed and father severely injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

Director: John Mathew Matthan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi

Votes: 25,161

Upon theatrical release, Sarfarosh received critical acclaim from critics. The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. The film was remade in Kannada as Sathyameva Jayathe with Devaraj and in Telugu as Astram (2006) with Vishnu Manchu and Anushka Shetty.

11. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

162 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Despite knowing that their respective families are bitter enemies, Raj and Rashmi fall in love with each other and decide to elope.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Goga Kapoor, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 10,771

Aamir began a full-time acting career with a leading role in this movie. Film received critical acclaim and became blockbuster. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, and eight Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations including Best Film, Best Director and Best male and female debut. The film was remade in Telugu as Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi, which marked the debut for Telugu Pawan Kalyan. It was also remade in Bangladesh as Keyamat Theke Keyamat at 1993 marking the debut film for Bangladeshi superstar Salman Shah and Moushumi.

12. Ghajini (2008)

Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Jiah Khan, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 59,259 | Gross: $2.43M

It is a Bollywood remake of Murugadoss's own 2005 Tamil film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the film Memento (2000). Ghajini became the highest-grossing Indian film of 2008, and the first Indian film to cross the ₹100 crore mark domestically.

13. Rangeela (1995)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 9,673

The film was a major box office success as well as received critical acclaim. The movie proved to be a turning point for Aamir's career, whose chemistry with Urmila was also appreciated.

14. Ghulam (1998)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An amateur boxer runs errands for a local gangster but revolts against him after the gangster kills his friend and his conscience is awakened.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rajit Kapoor, Mita Vashisht

Votes: 11,262

The Film received positive reviews from critics. Aamir Khan's performance was praised. Ghulam was remade in Tamil as Sudhandhiram (2000).

15. Fanaa (2006)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice?

Director: Kunal Kohli | Stars: Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Tabu

Votes: 32,275 | Gross: $2.10M

Fanaa was one of the most expensive Bollywood films during its time of release. The performances from the leads, Aamir Khan and Kajol, as well as their on-screen chemistry were praised.

16. Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

163 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) is the manager of the heavily in debt family business. He is also the guardian of his dead sister's mischievous kids. Rahul hires Vaijayanti (Juhi Chawla) as ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Sharokh Bharucha, Kunal Khemu

Votes: 5,695

The film has garnered the National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), and the Filmfare Best Film Award.

17. Earth (1998)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

71 Metascore

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna

Votes: 7,759 | Gross: $0.53M

The Film received highly positive reviews from critics. Aamir Khan's performance in the movie was highly appreciated. It was India's entry for the 1999 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

18. Raakh (1989)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A poor, young man teams up with a burnt out cop to avenge the humiliation of his former girlfriend by a gang of goons.

Director: Aditya Bhattacharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur, Jagdeep

Votes: 1,144

19. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre

Votes: 4,258

The movie was a box office success, cementing Aamir Khan's status as a leading movie star. It is an unofficial remake of the 1956 Bollywood film Chori Chori, which in turn was adapted from the 1934 Hollywood film It Happened One Night.[3] In turn, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin was remade in Tamil as Kadhal Rojavae (2000) and inspired the Kannada movie Hudugaata (2007).

20. Raja Hindustani (1996)

177 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Raja, a taxi driver, falls in love with Aarti, a rich girl, and marries her against her parents' wishes. Later, her parents try to create differences amongst the couple.

Director: Dharmesh Darshan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Johny Lever

Votes: 7,519

The film becoming the highest-grossing film of the year and was declared a all time blockbuster by Box office India. It went on to win five Filmfare Awards including the awards for Best film and Best Actors.

21. Talaash (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Directors: Reema Kagti, Priyamvada Narayanan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 41,417 | Gross: $2.71M

The Film becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2012. It received mostly positive reviews from critics all-over India.

22. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama

An estranged couple battle for the custody of their only son.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Master Adil, Deven Verma

Votes: 4,969

23. Ishq (1997)

161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two Rich friend, who hates the poor were challenged by their children's love lives. Thus starts the war between love and money.

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Kajol

Votes: 10,591

24. Mangal Pandey (2005)

Not Rated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Votes: 9,838 | Gross: $0.87M

25. Dil (1990)

Not Rated | 172 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man pretends to be a rich industrialist to improve his son's chances of marrying in to wealth, but his plan backfires on him.

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Saeed Jaffrey, Deven Verma

Votes: 5,212

26. Secret Superstar (2017)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Music

A talented teenage singer-songwriter living amid domestic abuse becomes a YouTube sensation after a video in which she hides her identity goes viral.

Director: Advait Chandan | Stars: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Aamir Khan

Votes: 23,550

The film received critical acclaim and became a major commercial success. The film becoming second highest-grossing Indian film ever overseas, surpassing PK and behind only Dangal. Aamir starred in a supporting role in the movie.

Secret Superstar received ten nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Chandan, Best Actress for Wasim, and Best Supporting Actor for Khan. It won three Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress (Critics) for Wasim, Best Supporting Actress for Vij, and Best Playback Singer (Female) for Meghna Mishra.

27. Mann - Soul's Heart (1999)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman falls in love with a handsome playboy, while aboard a Singapore to India cruise. They make plans to meet again, but fate may have other plans...

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Sharmila Tagore, Deepti Bhatnagar

Votes: 5,332

28. Dhobi Ghat (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

55 Metascore

The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video.

Director: Kiran Rao | Stars: Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Aamir Khan

Votes: 12,970 | Gross: $0.58M

29. Baazi (1995)

183 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

A tough and honest police officer wages a one-man war against terrorists and a corrupt politician who have planned to assassinate the chief minister of the state.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Mamta Kulkarni, Paresh Rawal, Avtar Gill

Votes: 2,347

30. Dhoom 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 45,041 | Gross: $8.03M



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