Bollywood old movies you must see

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1. Awaara (1951)

82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 2,902

2. 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 »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira, Nemo

Votes: 2,088

3. Mother India (1957)

172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 6,957

4. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

173 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 1,088

5. Half Ticket (1962)

Not Rated | 168 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

A diamond thief hides his loot on an innocent child, but the child turns out to be an adult posing as a youngster to purchase a half-priced train ticket. Now, the thief will have to outwit the eccentric in a series of wacky misadventures.

Director: Kalidas | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Pran, Shammi

Votes: 384

6. Gumrah (1963)

155 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Meena lives with her retired and widowed dad in picturesque Nainital. She has a sister, Kamla, married to a well-known Barrister, Ashok, and two children, Pappu and Dolly. When Kamla comes ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Sunil Dutt, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 94

7. Mere Mehboob (1963)

164 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The impoverished brother of a lowly courtesan falls in love with the sister of a wealthy nobleman.

Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Nimmi

Votes: 151

8. Dosti (1964)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Friendship of a lonesome studious blind boy with a crippled street singer.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Votes: 1,224

9. 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 »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Iftekhar

Votes: 1,229

10. Arzoo (1965)

177 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After completing his medical studies, Gopal (Rajendra Kumar) takes a break and goes on holiday in Kashmir. There he meets with Usha (Sadhana) and both fall in love with each other. Back ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Feroz Khan, Nazima

Votes: 185

11. Waqt (1965)

178 min | Drama, Romance

Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 915

12. Suraj (1966)

155 min | Romance, Musical, Action

Vikram Singh is the Maharaja of Pratap Nagar and is very impressed with his Senapati Sangram Singh for years of loyal service. He decides to make him a Maharaja and agrees to marry his ... See full summary »

Director: T. Prakash Rao | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Kumar, Ajit, Gajanan Jagirdar

Votes: 92

13. Padosan (1968)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 4,790

14. Brahmachari (I) (1968)

157 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Of unknown parentage, as he was abandoned as a child, calling himself Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) lives in a heavily mortgaged house, with twelve other young orphans, and a servant/former ... See full summary »

Director: Bhappi Sonie | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz

Votes: 296

15. Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)

150 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Somna lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed mom, Leela, in the mountainous region of India and Nepal. She makes a living working on the apple farm of wealthy widower, Kailash Nath Kaushal... See full summary »

Director: Devendra Goel | Stars: Sanjay Khan, Balraj Sahni, Sadhana, Durga Khote

Votes: 143

16. Jeevan Mrityu (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A bank manager is unjustly framed for robbery by his colleagues and imprisoned. After his release, he assumes another identity to exact vengeance.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Dharmendra, Rakhee Gulzar, Ajit, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi

Votes: 140

17. 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.

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

Votes: 19,462

18. Guddi (1971)

121 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Sumita Sanyal, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 781

19. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 1,202

20. Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 2,843

21. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,192

22. Pakeezah (1972)

147 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams...

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena

Votes: 1,219

23. Abhimaan (1973)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Bindu

Votes: 2,169

24. Rajnigandha (1974)

110 min | Drama, Romance

A Delhi-based woman in a steady relationship with her boyfriend is forced to come to terms with her true feelings when a job interview in Mumbai brings an old flame back in her life.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Dinesh Thakur, Ranjita Thakur

Votes: 410

25. 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.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 8,916

26. 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 »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Votes: 2,964

27. Nishant (1975)

140 min | Crime, Drama

Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest brother of the powerful and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri). The Zamindar will not hesitate to do anything for the welfare and ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Girish Karnad, Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri

Votes: 378

28. Mausam (1975)

156 min | Musical, Romance

A medical student, Amarnath meets and falls in love with the daughter of a herbal medicine healer, Chanda while preparing for his exams in Darjeeling. He returns to Calcutta to sit his ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Om Shivpuri, Agha

Votes: 703

29. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,102

30. Don (1978)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.

Director: Chandra Barot | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Votes: 8,920

31. 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.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 13,675

32. Khubsoorat (1980)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rekha, Rakesh Roshan, Shashikala

Votes: 1,193

33. Karz (1980)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Musical, Romance

Ravi is killed by his wife after his marriage. He is reborn as Monty and is now a singer he goes to holiday in Ooty where he recollects his memories from previous life and inquires about his family from first life and his evil wife Kamini.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Simi Garewal, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,719

34. Nadiya Ke Paar (1982)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Family

Chandan (Sachin) lives with his elder brother and uncle. One day while going across the river to get some medications for his uncle, he meets with Gunja (Sadhana Singh), and both eventually... See full summary »

Director: Govind Moonis | Stars: Inder Thakur, Mitali, Savita Bajaj, Sheela David

Votes: 568

35. 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.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 10,305

36. Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Tanuja, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 2,930

37. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)

Drama

One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Deepak Kejriwal, Amitabh Srivastava, Pankaj Kapur, S.M. Zaheer

Votes: 1,178

38. Kabuliwala (1961)

95 min | Drama

A poor Afghani leaves his family behind to earn a living as a dried fruit vendor in India. Profoundly homesick, he befriends a young girl who reminds him of his own daughter. Meanwhile, the locals are distrustful of all foreigners.

Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Baby Sonu, Usha Kiran, Padma

Votes: 260