Best Hindi Films 2000 - 2019

by aayushidiwan | created - 11 Oct 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A list of great Hindi films from 2000 onwards. A variety of films included to introduce people to Hindi cinema.

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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.

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

Votes: 62,144 | Gross: $0.30M

2. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Votes: 40,976 | Gross: $2.90M

3. Maqbool (2003)

132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 7,953

4. Chameli (2003)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

On a rainy night, when an investment banker's car breaks down in the red light district, he takes shelter where he meets and later befriends a prostitute.

Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Kareena Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Rinke Khanna, Yashpal Sharma

Votes: 1,810

5. Jab We Met (2007)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Tarun Arora, Dara Singh

Votes: 43,339 | Gross: $0.41M

6. 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: 147,760 | Gross: $1.22M

7. 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: 309,250 | Gross: $6.53M

8. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 92,485 | Gross: $4.02M

9. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 52,994 | Gross: $1.04M

10. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 70,246 | Gross: $2.80M

11. Bombay Talkies (2013)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 4,564

12. Queen (2013)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Votes: 56,252 | Gross: $1.43M

13. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 43,644 | Gross: $4.23M

14. Haider (2014)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 46,788 | Gross: $0.90M

15. Highway (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, Durgesh Kumar, Pradeep Nagar

Votes: 23,957 | Gross: $0.53M

16. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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: 142,758 | Gross: $10.62M

17. Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama, History

An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi

Votes: 29,039 | Gross: $6.56M

18. Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

100 min | Drama, Family

A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari | Stars: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Riya Shukla, Pankaj Tripathi

Votes: 4,513

19. Piku (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 25,572

20. Pink (III) (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Thriller

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury | Stars: Taapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang

Votes: 33,669 | Gross: $1.24M

21. Parched (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

67 Metascore

In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Director: Leena Yadav | Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Lehar Khan, Surveen Chawla

Votes: 4,271

22. Tamasha (2015)

TV-PG | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tamasha is about the journey of someone who has lost his edge in trying to follow socially acceptable conventions of society. The film is based on the central theme of abrasion and loss of ... See full summary »

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Javed Sheikh

Votes: 20,503 | Gross: $1.98M

23. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh

Votes: 13,025

24. Kapoor & Sons (2016)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents marriage is on the verge of collapse,the family is undergoing a financial crunch and much more as the drama unfolds.

Director: Shakun Batra | Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Rajat Kapoor

Votes: 20,510 | Gross: $2.61M

25. A Death in the Gunj (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip.

Director: Konkona Sen Sharma | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Gulshan Devaiah, Ranvir Shorey

Votes: 3,114

26. Lust Stories (2018)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Four short films by four of India's biggest directors exploring love, sex and relationships in modern India.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Kapoor

Votes: 8,156

27. Three and a Half (2018)

121 min | Drama

The story of one house in three different eras. Where 50 years ago it was divided between a school and an apartment, in which a young boy struggles with the pressures of pre-pubescent ... See full summary »

Directors: Dar Gai, Dheer Momaya | Stars: Arya Dave, Chandani Grover, Zoya Hussain, Kanak Khanna

Votes: 176

28. Andhadhun (2018)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Thriller

A series of mysterious events changes the life of a blind pianist, who must now report a crime that he should technically know nothing of.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan

Votes: 50,543 | Gross: $1.19M

29. Tumbbad (2018)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her first-born.

Directors: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad | Stars: Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty

Votes: 16,124

30. Gully Boy (2019)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Music

65 Metascore

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 21,836 | Gross: $5.57M



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