Top 50 Best Bollywood Romantic Movies Of All Time

by minotaurmaxim | created - 11 Dec 2012 | updated - 11 Dec 2012 | Public

The best 50 romantic movies including cult classics as well as modernised romance.

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1. 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.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 59,870

The cult classic which can never be replaced my any other movie. Make sure you watch,its worth a watch.

2. 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.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 6,804

A classic movie which presents a tale of true lover,undisputing faith and God. Fantastic movie!!

3. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

After Suman's father leaves her in the care of another family while he travels abroad, she falls in love with Prem. However, in order to for them to marry, Prem has to prove to Suman's father that he is not the same as his own dad.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, Alok Nath, Rajeev Verma

Votes: 10,267

This one is a fab,believe me you won't be able to take your eyes off it.

4. The Great Mughal (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.

Director: K. Asif | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Durga Khote

Votes: 6,611 | Gross: $0.16M

This one is a classic all the way,undoubtfully the grandest of all movies,breathtaking performances and fabulous locales.

5. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Rehman

Votes: 4,869

A soulful romantic movie one can never forget.

6. Kabhie Kabhie (1976)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Romance

Kabhi Kabhie is a movie about the love story of generations and how a chain of events brings together old lovers as friends.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,779

A classic movie by legendary director, A story of true love.

7. Madhumati (1958)

110 min | Fantasy, Musical, Mystery

While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. He is let into the house by the servant, and he is permitted to stay until ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Johnny Walker, Pran

Votes: 1,095

A movie which leaves its stains of love on our hearts.

8. Devdas (I) (2002)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 36,153 | Gross: $3.50M

This one is a classic movie with grand setup and awesome acting,one of the finest movies till date.This movie was included in Top 10 movies to see before you die by TIME magazine appearing at 8th spot along with hollywood biggies.

9. 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 »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal

Votes: 1,598

This movie also was awesome but was not recognised by international audience as was the above movie.

10. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Romance

Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhee Gulzar, Prem Chopra

Votes: 380

This movie depicts the love of a common man in a very extraordinary way.

11. Silsila (1981)

Not Rated | 182 min | Drama, Family, Romance

SILSILA is a love story, thwarted by society's demands, which reappears as adultery but can it survive in the face of society?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha

Votes: 2,369

This movie was not a huge commercial success but was in news and still is for its casting of lead roles,Take a bow Mr.YASHRAJ CHOPRA.

12. Parineeta (2005)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar | Stars: Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Dia Mirza

Votes: 8,511 | Gross: $0.80M

An adaptation of a classic novel,this movie makes you feel your love from the depth of your heart.

13. Veer-Zaara (2004)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher

Votes: 46,419 | Gross: $2.92M

This one is classic inspite of being modern,it makes you feel that love is beyond the boundaries.

14. Mohabbatein (2000)

Not Rated | 216 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 25,647

All I need to say is 'Mar Bhi Jaye Pyaar Wale,Mit Bhi Jaye Yaar Waale,Zinda Rehti Hai Unki MOHABBATEIN'.

15. Chori Chori (1956)

Not Rated | 158 min | Musical, Romance

A spoiled rich girl on the run travels with a reporter looking for a news scoop.

Director: Anant Thakur | Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Gope, Master Bhagwan

Votes: 424

A Showman's classic all the way.

16. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Sana Saeed

Votes: 44,828 | Gross: $2.10M

Amazing movie,amazing performances,amazing story and my personal favourite.

17. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Not Rated | 179 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 19,533

Shah Rukh Khan is really a master of act i must say,and you'll also agree after watching this movie.

18. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)

Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Prem and Nisha meet and fall in love at the wedding of their elder siblings, but their plans to be together are put in jeopardy when Nisha's sister dies, leaving behind a baby.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane

Votes: 17,706

The huge celebrative movie full of romance and pleasure.

19. 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: 9,827

This one is a sureshot masterpiece.

20. 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.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Zohra Sehgal

Votes: 16,083

This movie is a class in itself depicting true love.

21. Lamhe (1991)

Not Rated | 187 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Yash Chopra's most cherished film with soul-stirring music is a story of moments - moments of passion, of ecstasy and of life-changing love.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 2,410

This movie takes you beyond the barriers of age.

22. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Not Rated | 176 min | Drama, Romance

A woman is made to realize that her prayers and sacrifice to save her boyfriend's life may have led him to a fate worse than death.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Anupam Kher

Votes: 49,346 | Gross: $3.05M

A modernised form of a classic love story which again brings life in romantic movies.

23. 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: 63,117 | Gross: $0.30M

This award winning movie is surely the favourite of youth,a very lively movie.

24. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)

TV-14 | 172 min | Action, Romance

A young girl meets the doppelganger of her deceased boyfriend and now has a chance to find the people who have murdered him.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patel, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 12,816 | Gross: $0.36M

Yes as the title suggest you'll end up saying 'pyaar hai'.

25. Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

163 min | Drama, Family, Comedy

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: 5,012

The movie takes you to a joy ride all the way.

26. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

R | 193 min | Drama, Romance

Dev, a former football player is married to Rhea, a successful fashion editor. Maya is a kindergarten teacher who is married to Rishi, an outgoing event planner. These couples' lives intersect and they each question their own marriage.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

Votes: 17,193 | Gross: $3.28M

This movie handles a social issue of extramaritial affair in a very fair way potraying romance.

27. 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: 71,315 | Gross: $2.80M

This movie makes you feel the unconditional of a deaf-dumb man and an autistic girl in a very joyfull way.

28. In Your Name (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Problems arise when Radhey Mohan, a delinquent falls in love with a girl named Nirjara.

Director: Satish Kaushik | Stars: Salman Khan, Bhoomika Chawla, Sachin Khedekar, Savita Prabhune

Votes: 15,434

Movie which presents the life and death of two lovers.

29. Rockstar (2011)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor, Kumud Mishra

Votes: 36,415 | Gross: $0.99M

Besides being a musical movie it depicts love throughout.

30. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love journey of an ordinary man Suri and his 'total opposite' love Taani.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak, M.K. Raina

Votes: 41,454 | Gross: $2.07M

No one can ever forget this movie of romance of an ordinary man and his wife which makes him change himself and be a Mach man.

31. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

170 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Set during the Partition of India in 1947, a Sikh truck driver falls in love with a Muslim girl belonging to an aristocratic family.

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Amrish Puri, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 9,481

This blockbuster movie goes beyond all th borders and all the religions only to portray the purest love.

32. 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: 44,231 | Gross: $0.41M

This joyful movie makes you laugh and cry all the way.

33. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

The wacky adventures of a young man who is willing to sacrifice his own love to insure the happiness of others, and get the girl-of-his-dreams married to the boy-of-her-dreams.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Darshan Jariwala, Smita Jaykar

Votes: 11,493

Inspite of being ajab ghazab its strikes a chord at your heart.

34. Singh Is King (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A comic caper about Happy Singh, a Punjabi villager who goes through a series of misadventures and eventually becomes the Kinng of the Australian underworld.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Om Puri, Kiron Kher

Votes: 13,522

A laughter riot which presents a ssoulful love.

35. Taal (1999)

Not Rated | 179 min | Musical, Romance

Businessman Manav falls for aspiring singer Mansi, but their romance faces an uphill climb when Manav must depart and Mansi's suave manager moves in.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alok Nath

Votes: 4,711

The movie is a classic tale beautifully depicted by the director Mr.Subhash Ghai.

36. Bobby (1973)

168 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Raj, the son of strict, wealthy parents, falls in love with Bobby, the daughter of a poor Christian fisherman -- a romance his parents oppose.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Pran, Prem Nath

Votes: 1,552

A typical Raj Kapoor classic.

37. Kal ho naa ho (2003)

Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan

Votes: 59,603 | Gross: $1.79M

Kal ho naa ho is unarguably one of the potrayed movie SRK And Priety at their best.

38. Hum Tum (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other.

Director: Kunal Kohli | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 12,534 | Gross: $0.35M

This movie tells you that live is indeed long to find your true love.

39. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

India's top spy Tiger and his love Zoya battle the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from loving the enemy.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth

Votes: 27,373 | Gross: $2.35M

When you find salman and katrina there has to be romance.

40. Pardes (1997)

Not Rated | 191 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Kishorilal wants an Indian bride for his westernised son. He gets him engaged to Ganga, his friend's daughter, and brings her to USA. But she shares a deeper bond with Arjun, Kishorilal's foster son.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhry, Amrish Puri, Apoorva Agnihotri

Votes: 13,015

This movie shows you the love in accordance with INDIA.

41. Love Aaj Kal (2009)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An old-fashioned romantic tells his personal love story to a modern man who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Has love really ever changed?

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor, Rahul Khanna

Votes: 13,982 | Gross: $2.43M

This movie makes you believe that love remains the same only the surroundins changes.

42. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 36,500 | Gross: $3.60M

This is indeed a movie which makes you realise that in love you can born again just to get it back.

43. Love Story (1981)

161 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Vijay Mehra loves Suman, but Suman is attracted to Ram, and marries Ram shortly thereafter. Vijay is angered by this. Subsequently, Vijay marries, and his wife gives birth to a baby boy, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rajendra Kumar, Rahul Rawail | Stars: Kumar Gaurav, Vijayata Pandit, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

Votes: 347

This movie is a simple but indeed a touching love story.

44. Teree Sang: A Kidult Love Story (2009)

132 min | Drama, Romance

An under-aged couple fall in love, face opposition from the girl's wealthy parents, elope, and go on the run from the police.

Director: Satish Kaushik | Stars: Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sheena Shahabadi, Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta

Votes: 529

This movie shows the love of instant generation with a very beautiful message.

45. 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: 4,598

This movie shows you the phases of real youth love.

46. Julie (1975)

Not Rated | 145 min | Family, Musical, Romance