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1. Thevar Magan (1992)

145 min | Drama

The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family.

Director: Bharathan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Shivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathy

Votes: 4,519

2. Virumandi (2004)

175 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Pasupathy, Napolean

Votes: 3,875

3. Moondram Pirai (1982)

143 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car crash. Lost, she ends up trapped at a brothel before being rescued by a lonely school teacher who falls in love with her.

Director: Balu Mahendra | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Poornam Vishwanathan, Silk Smitha

Votes: 2,102

4. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

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.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 24,459

5. Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba

Votes: 28,332

6. Nayak: The Hero (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

En route to Delhi to receive an award, a Bengali film star reevaluates his success through his fellow passengers, dreams and past experiences.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen, Somen Bose

Votes: 2,839

7. The Big City (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bachchan, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 2,962

8. Charulata (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal

Votes: 4,524 | Gross: $0.08M

9. 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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Votes: 10,846

10. Distant Thunder (1973)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Chitra Banerjee

Votes: 1,120

11. Rumor of Love (1961)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

A father invents a lurid past for his awkward young nephew to present him as an exciting suitor for his daughter.

Director: Fatin Abdulwahhab | Stars: Omar Sharif, Suad Husni, Yusuf Wahbi, Ehsan Sherif

Votes: 781

12. Anita & Me (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence ... See full summary »

Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Kabir Bedi, Max Beesley, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Anna Brewster

Votes: 1,577

13. Yoddha (1992)

149 min | Action, Comedy

Fate brings a young man from rural Kerala to be the protector of a young Lama in Nepal, who is being chased by a dangerous cult.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Mohanlal, Siddharth Lama, Madhoo, Jagathi Sreekumar

Votes: 3,254

14. The Flirtation of Girls (1949)

120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In this classic musical, poor old Hamam, a modest arabic teacher, falls in love with the young and beautiful Laila, his aristocratic pupil. Soon, he must decide between his unrealistic feelings or sacrificing his love for her own good.

Director: Anwar Wagdi | Stars: Nagib El-Rihani, Laila Mourad, Anwar Wagdi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 350

15. Thenmavin Kombath (1994)

Not Rated | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Srikrishnan and his best friend, Manickam falls in love with the same girl, a village performer, Srikrishnan turns out more intent on having her for himself.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Shobana

Votes: 2,263

16. OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director: Umesh Shukla | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Mahesh Manjrekar

Votes: 47,087 | Gross: $0.92M

17. 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: 57,102 | Gross: $1.43M

18. 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: 26,203

19. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An NRI and his wife decide to stay in his ancestral home, paying no heed to the warnings about ghosts. Soon, inexplicable occurrences cause him to call a psychiatrist to help solve the mystery.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel

Votes: 19,872 | Gross: $1.07M

20. 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: 29,658 | Gross: $6.56M

21. Hungama (2003)

Unrated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic, yet comic outcomes.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 11,688

22. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, War

A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her real mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Keerthana Parthiepan, Nandita Das

Votes: 6,736

23. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 8,848

24. 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: 316,642 | Gross: $6.53M

25. 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: 152,054 | Gross: $1.22M

26. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 23,829 | Gross: $4.37M

27. Alms for a Blind Horse (2011)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama

A day in the life of a family in a village in Punjab as they deal with social and labor trials and inequities, leading to a night of a lunar eclipse.

Director: Gurvinder Singh | Stars: Samuel John, Mal Singh, Serbjeet Kaur, Dharminder Kaur

Votes: 189

28. Heer Ranjha (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Musical, Romance

An epic Love story in which two lovers Heer and Ranjha get along with each other but unfortunately their Love story is not easy. Ranjha fights his way to get Heer but he is not able to do so.

Director: Masud Pervaiz | Stars: Ajmal, Ejaz Durrani, Firdous, Najmul Hussain

Votes: 54

29. Mukh O Mukhosh (1956)

99 min | Drama

A group of bandits found a little injured boy and took him with them. Day by day, their cruelty level was rising. The police officer took bribes from the bandits leader. So some rebellious people had to fight against them.

Director: Abdul Jabbar Khan | Stars: Abdul Jabbar Khan, Purnima Sen, Inam Ahmed, Zahrat Ara

Votes: 173

30. Devdas (2013)

150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Devdas is the sweeping tale of two soul mates whose love is thwarted by India's rigid class structure. Devdas makes his way home to India after spending 10 years studying in London. He ... See full summary »

Director: Chashi Nazrul Islam | Stars: Shakib Khan, Mousumi, Apu Biswas, Shahiduzzaman Selim

Votes: 151

31. Ora 11 Jon (1972)

Drama, History, Romance

The movie is about the liberation war of Bangladesh at 1971. This historical movie say about the sacrifice people had to do for the freedom of their country.

Director: Chashi Nazrul Islam | Stars: Khosru, Murad, Nantu, Baby Zaman

Votes: 211

32. Shongkhonil Karagar (1992)

Drama, Family

Rabeya middle-class couple Matin Uddin and Shirin's daughter. Because the color is black, there is no good groom for it. On the other hand, in the middle-class family, lack of urgency. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mustafizur Rahman | Stars: Momtazuddin Ahmed, Nazma Anwar, Dolly Johur, Masud Ali Khan

Votes: 74

33. Uttarer Sur (2012)

115 min | Drama

Life story of a street singer and his little daughter who live from hand to mouth by singing and their day-to-day experiences while performing in the streets.

Director: Shahneoyaj Cacoly | Stars: Meghla, Utpal, Lucy Tripti Gomes, Aditya Alam

Votes: 14

34. Monpura (2009)

136 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A housemaid is killed by a local landlord's son. His servant takes the blame for the murder, to save the landlord's mentally ill son and is marooned in an island named Monpura. There the ... See full summary »

Director: Giasuddin Selim | Stars: Chanchal Chowdhury, Farhana Mili, Shirin Alam, Mohiuddin Bahar

Votes: 4,998

35. Chandra Grohon (2008)

122 min | Drama

A small market named Ranighat is situated at river bank. A madwoman Sokhina lives under a tree in the market. Everyday many people visits the market and some of them had physical relation ... See full summary »

Director: Murad Parvez | Stars: Riaz, Sohana Saba, Champa, Shahiduzzaman Selim

Votes: 44

36. The Clay Bird (2002)

95 min | Drama, History

75 Metascore

A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

Director: Tareque Masud | Stars: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy

Votes: 3,589

37. Lahoriye (2017)

137 min | Drama

Love story which revolves across borders

Director: Amberdeep Singh | Stars: Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Guggu Gill, Yuvraj Hans

Votes: 886

38. Firaaq (2008)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots.

Director: Nandita Das | Stars: Inaamulhaq, Nassar, Shahana Goswami, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 1,829



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