INDIAN WAR & PATRIOTIC MOVIES

by samnigam20 | created - 18 Aug 2015 | updated - 24 Jun 2017 | Public

Bollywood Movies on War and Conflicts.

  • Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth and also shown in the last scene of the movie Gandhi 1982.


An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind - Mahatma Gandhi

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1. Haqeeqat (1964)

184 min | Action, Musical, War

A platoon of Indian soldiers encounters harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra, Vijay Anand, Indrani Mukherjee

Votes: 406

War Drama of Indo China War 1962

2. Humsaya (1968)

Action, Drama, Mystery

A disgraced Indian air force officer impersonates a look-alike Chinese spy.

Director: Joy Mukherjee | Stars: Mala Sinha, Joy Mukherjee, Sharmila Tagore, Rehman

Votes: 16

Indo China spy thriller drama and romance

3. Prem Pujari (1970)

192 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Ramdev Bakshi is the only son of widower and former Indian Army General Durgaprasad, who has been decorated several times with various medals for bravery shown in the line of duty. Alas ... See full summary »

Director: Dev Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Shatrughan Sinha, Zaheeda

Votes: 185

Chinese spies, cowardice, romance and Indo-Pak War of 1965

4. Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973)

152 min | Action, Drama, War

War movie based on Operation Cactus Lilly in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni, Padma Khanna

Votes: 112

Indo Pak 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War - Air combat b/w rival air forces of the 2 rival nations...! amid-st war, chaos, romance, drama and songs.

5. Vijeta (1982)

151 min | Drama

Vijeta (The Victor) is the coming of age story of Angad (Kunal Kapoor). Confused like any other teenager trying to find himself and caught in between the marital problems of his mother ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Supriya Pathak, Kunal Kapoor

Votes: 239

Based on 1971 Bangladesh Liberation war against Pakistan. The movie is based on the life, struggles, love life and training of a IAF Sikh fighter pilot before the war breaks out.

6. Aakraman (1975)

Drama, History, Romance

Ajay Verma is a major in the Indian army, and is principled, dedicated, and honest. His family has arranged his marriage with beautiful Sheetal, and both are to be married soon. Shortly ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Rajesh Khanna

Votes: 37

1971 Bangladesh Liberation war against Pakistan

7. Border (I) (1997)

R | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 12,738

1971 Bangladesh Liberation war against Pakistan. Based on true events of Battle of Longewala. 2000 against 120. The battle was eventually won by the IAF (Indian Air Force)

8. Tango Charlie (2005)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tarun Chauhan, a rookie army officer undergoes ups and downs in his mission and learns the true meaning of 'war' to overcome his weaknesses.

Director: Mani Shankar | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 1,518

True story of the diary of an unknown Indian soldier. His stroy ranges from unrest in the North East, Maoist Terror, Gujarat Riots to Kargil War of 1999.

9. 1971 (2007)

PG-13 | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.

Director: Amrit Sagar | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Ravi Kishan, Deepak Dobriyal, Sunil Chavan

Votes: 1,136

Fictional drama of POW Escape post 1971 War

10. Samadhi (1950)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama

The story is based on the true incident at INA. Shekhar (Ashok Kumar) falls in love with Lilly D'Souza (Nalini Jayawant). She cheats him and they break up. Freedom struggle is going on and ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Saigal | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Kuldip Kaur, Shyam

Votes: 21

World War II - Rise on nationalism and story of the soldiers of Azad Hind Fauj of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose fighting the British led royal Indian Army

11. Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)

Action, Drama, Romance

India is in a state of war with Japan and former Colonel Kapoor's sons, Rajan and Ram are both with the Indian Armed Forces. While Rajan is a Wing Commander with the Indian Air Force, Ram ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Dara Singh

Votes: 100

B-Grade Indian movie on World War II

12. Hum Dono (1961)

164 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man.

Director: Amarjeet | Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Sadhana, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 358

Classic War time Romantic Drama about an Indian army officer and his look alike during WWII Burma Campaign. A touching Indian love story during the last year of World War II.

13. Gandhi to Hitler (2011)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, History, War

Adolf Hitler assists India in it's freedom struggle against the British, while Mohandas Gandhi writes to him to end violence.

Director: Rakesh Ranjan Kumar | Stars: Avijit Dutt, Raghuvir Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Aman Verma

Votes: 191

One believed in peace, harmony and worldy brotherhood while the other in Dictatorship, Violence and racial hatred of humanity...!!!

14. Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)

163 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A group of Indian POW (Prisoners Of War) rebels against Pakistani army and tries to escape from their captivity during India-Pakistan war in 1971.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao

Votes: 1,291

fictional account of POW escape and patriotic love story. Good copy of Hollywood classic The Great Escape.

15. Upkar (1967)

175 min | Drama, Romance, War

Cult classic highlighting the contrast between Indian and Western values in the newly independent state.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Asha Parekh, Manoj Kumar, Prem Chopra, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi

Votes: 502

A family drama of 2 brothers on the backdrops of 1965 Indo Pak war and bad poverty of India during the 1960s.

16. Ashoka the Great (2001)

R | 176 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The epic tale of King Asoka's life is recounted here.

Director: Santosh Sivan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Hrishitaa Bhatt

Votes: 12,715 | Gross: $0.70M

Romantic War Drama based on the life of Emperor Ashoka and the rise of Mauryan Dynasty in Ancient India. In the end the movie shows the tragic, bloody infamous Kalinga War that shook Ashoka.

17. Kurukshetra (2008)

109 min | War

In the Kargil war of 1999, an Indian commander faces off against his Pakistani counterpart.

Director: Major Ravi | Stars: Mohanlal, Siddique, Biju Menon, Meheck Bhatiya

Votes: 285

Malyalam film on Kargil conflict. A patriotic war drama film..!

18. Mission Kashmir (2000)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni

Votes: 6,051

Kashmir Conflict

19. ...Yahaan (2005)

142 min | Drama, Romance, War

In the disputed territory of Kashmir, a young Muslim woman meets and falls in love with a Hindu man. As a result of their love and desire for marriage, they commit the greatest sin according to those wrapped up in the Kashmiri conflict.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Minissha Lamba, Yashpal Sharma, Mukesh Tiwari

Votes: 1,016

Kashmir Conflict

20. Mutthina Haara (1990)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

Mutthina Haara - A Necklace of Pearls - tells the tale of an Indian (Coorg) soldier, Achchappa and an army nurse, Annapurna (Anu) and the toils of warfare on them during the 1940's to the 1960's.

Director: S.V. Rajendra Singh | Stars: Ashwath, Sadashiv Brahmavar, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Prakash Raj

Votes: 239

South Indian B-Grade Drama Movie on Wars India Fought - WWII, 1947 Kashmir War and 1962 India China War.

21. Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004)

193 min | Action, Drama, War

Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son Lieutenant Commander Vikramjeet Singh (Bobby Deol) follows in his footsteps and joins the... See full summary »

Directors: Anil Sharma, Sanjay Sharma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Divya Khosla Kumar

Votes: 1,322

Romantic Drama on the backdrops of Kargil War and present terrorism in Kashmir. But the movie starts with the Naval Combat in the end of 1971 Bangladesh Conflict .

22. Lamhaa: The Untold Story of Kashmir (2010)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Indian Military Intelligence deputes an agent to Kashmir incognito to find out who is behind extremist attacks.

Director: Rahul Dholakia | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Kunal Kapoor, Anupam Kher

Votes: 600

Kashmir Conflict

23. Fanaa (2006)

Not Rated | 168 min | 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: 29,475 | Gross: $2.10M

Kashmir Conflict

24. Haider (2014)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 47,384 | Gross: $0.90M

Kashmir Conflict

25. LOC: Kargil (2003)

255 min | Drama, History, War

Based on the real story during Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 2,320

Powerful War Drama and true events of Kargil Conflict of 1999. Later Indian armed forces take back the captured heights and win the war.

26. Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Drama, Romance

An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri

Votes: 19,168 | Gross: $0.75M

Fictional Action War Drama based on actual events of Kargil incursions against Pakistani Northern Light Infantry Intruders during 1999 Kargil war

27. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 4,181

Although a Hollywood War Film on World War II Burma. The ending shows a big thanks to the Indian Army who fought the Japanese in Burma alongside the British and American Allies.

28. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)

208 min | Biography, Drama, History

The film, which is about the last five years of the Indian leader Subhas Chandra's life, also includes his life's story in flashback sequences.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Vinay Anand, Ila Arun, Pankaj Berry, Nicolas Chagrin

Votes: 933

Based on the struggles of Netaji subash Chandra bose the forgotten hero during the bloody times of World War II

29. Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)

98 min | Drama, History, War

In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a ... See full summary »

Directors: Vijay Raaz, Karan Arora | Stars: Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi Chadha, Raj Zutshi, Vishwajeet Pradhan

Votes: 1,773

31. Sarhad Paar (2006)

117 min | Action, Drama, Romance

An Indian soldier tries to exact revenge on those who had wronged him is backed by the emotional support of two women.

Director: Raman Kumar | Stars: Mahima Chaudhry, Tabu, Sanjay Dutt, Chandrachur Singh

Votes: 100

TV Series Based on the lives of India's true War Heroes who fought against her enemies post Independence.

It shows true War Stories of bravery and guts of Indian soldiers, Tank Commanders and Airmen who fought the enemy with valor and glory. They fought with Axis powers pre Independence during World War II followed by post Independence wars fought against Pakistan and the Communist Chinese.

Conflicts of 1947, 1962, 1965 and 71 wars with Pakistan.....

33. 1971 (2007)

PG-13 | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.

Director: Amrit Sagar | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Ravi Kishan, Deepak Dobriyal, Sunil Chavan

Votes: 1,136

34. Agni Pankh (2004)

Action, Drama, Romance

Based on the true story of Air Force personnel in Srinagar, Kashmir.

Director: Sanjeev Puri | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Rahul Dev, Shamita Shetty

Votes: 91

Drama movie on IAF pilots and their romances before and during Kargil Conflict of 1999

35. Madras Cafe (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Nargis Fakhri, John Abraham, Raashi Khanna, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 21,607

36. Children of War (2014)

160 min | Drama, History, War

Would you go to war for peace? A war child's search for acceptance and a nation inundated in blood.

Director: Mrityunjay Devvrat | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Victor Banerjee, Pavan Malhotra, Indraneil Sengupta

Votes: 850

37. Kabul Express (2006)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A thrilling story spanning 48 hours of five individuals linked by hate and fear but brought together by fate to finally recognize each other.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Hum Ghum

Votes: 2,966 | Gross: $0.30M

38. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Nafisa Ali, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 456

1857 war of Indian Independence

39. Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

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: 8,954 | Gross: $0.87M

1857 uprising against the British and war for Indian Independence by Indian Leaders and soldiers like Mangal Pandey. The movie also shows the controversial story of grease cartridges.

40. Agent Vinod (2012)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A series of seemingly unconnected events across the world leads to Agent Vinod undertaking a globe-trotting mission to discover why his colleague was murdered.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Adil Hussain

Votes: 6,770 | Gross: $0.63M

41. 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: 27,346 | Gross: $2.35M

42. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 66,978 | Gross: $8.18M

43. Phantom (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A disgraced Indian soldier carries out a series of assassinations in the hope of restoring his honour.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Rajesh Tailang

Votes: 8,012 | Gross: $0.21M

Fictional idea to strike back against 26/ 11 monster masterminds and terrorists who planned the carnage.

44. Red Alert: The War Within (2009)

120 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An impoverished cook is forced to join a band of Naxalites.

Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan | Stars: Sunil Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 319

45. Alexander the Great (1941)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, History, War

The story is set in 326 B.C. The film begins after Alexander the Great (Sikander in Hindi/Urdu) conquers Persia and the Kabul valley and approaches the Indian border at Jhelum. He respects ... See full summary »

Director: Sohrab Modi | Stars: Sohrab Modi, Prithviraj Kapoor, Vanamala, Meena Shorey

Votes: 54

The only Bollywood movie based on invasion by Alexander the Great and resistance by great Indian King Porus in 326 BC.

46. Sikandar E Azam (1965)

Adventure, Drama, History