With National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 202,733 | Gross: $52.77M
2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 90,002 | Gross: $0.07M
3. The Lunchbox (2013)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 41,146 | Gross: $4.23M
4. 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.
Votes: 38,550 | Gross: $2.90M
5. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,596 | Gross: $2.08M
6. Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (2018)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Angrezi Mein Kehte Hein is a family drama and explores changing relationships between a middle aged couple. Its about the realization that sometimes just loving someone is not enough and expressing that love is equally important.
8. Beyond the Known World (2017)
102 min | Drama
Recently divorced Carl and Julie are not on good terms. When their 19-year-old daughter goes missing in India, they must journey into the Himalayas in search for her.
9. 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.
10. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)
109 min | Drama, Fantasy
Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny.
11. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)
TV-14 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.
12. Tasher Desh (2012)
112 min | Fantasy
The story of a prince who escapes his destiny, the prison of his mind. He lands on a fascist island and incites women to revolt. A psychedelic fantasy about destiny and humanity, social control and Utopian revolution.
13. Rudaali (1993)
128 min | Drama
In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner... See full summary »
15. Mirch Masala (1987)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose ... See full summary »
16. Saath Saath (1982)
Avinash, an M.A. student, is an idealistic young man with socialist views and stern principles. He is not affected by materialistic nature of his generation and strongly opposes acquiring ... See full summary »
17. Makdee (2002)
90 min | Fantasy
In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In... See full summary »
18. Maya (1993)
130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A frustrated housewife whose marriage to an average man does not meet her expectations enters into an affair with a younger man. Of course, there are no easy escapes from reality.
20. Adi Shankaracharya (1983)
Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama
The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara - the founder of the non-duality (Advaita) school of Indian philosophy.
23. Sasanam (2006)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama
Muthiah (Arvind Swamy) and his wife Visalakshi (Gouthami) are a loving couple, and they come across Saroji (Ranjitha) who with no one to go for, takes refuge in Muthiah's house. Muthiah and... See full summary »
24. Stri (1995)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
A chance encounter on the boat! Rangi and Paddalu wheedle their way onto the boat much against the boatman's wishes. The next morning it is discovered that Paddalu has made away with the ... See full summary »
25. Ghare-Baire (1984)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »
26. Droh Kaal (1994)
162 min | Drama, Thriller
Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »
27. The Good Road (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
A family on vacation lose their son. A truck driver's last ride. A girl chasing hope. This is a life affirming journey, across a local highway, and into the heart of an unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to strangers.
29. Adigaram 79 (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action
An amnesiac and a notorious assassin once shared their childhood, and the knowledge of an ancient Indian martial art. When they happen to become confronting forces, what is at stake is much... See full summary »
30. Island City (2015)
108 min | Drama
A collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office 'Fun Committee Award', which entitles him to a whole day full of ... See full summary »
31. Manjunath (2014)
130 min | Biography, Drama
'Manjunath' is a warm inspirational film based on the true story of Manjunath Shanmugam, a sales officer from a petroleum company who was killed by the oil mafia in 2005 for his stand against fuel adulteration.
32. Train to Pakistan (1998)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War
Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence.
33. Triyacharitra (1994)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
A daughter of poor parents was engaged to a man when she was 13. The man is away working in Calcutta. In the meanwhile, she befriends a truck-driver who promises her parents a huge amount ... See full summary »
34. The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance
On a lazy afternoon, a man shares his memories of a storyteller friend who once narrated a convoluted love story with intertwined plots. As these plots unravel, reality mixes with fiction.
35. The Last Poem (2015)
119 min | Drama, Romance
The film recounts the love story of Amit Ray, a barrister educated at Oxford, whose virulent intellectualism reveals itself in its opposition to all forms of tradition. He meets Labanya in ... See full summary »
36. Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001)
The Saikias are a wealthy family, consisting of father, mother, and two unmarried sons, Sanjoy and Sunil. Sanjoy is the elder of the two, who refuses to marry, and the rest of the family ... See full summary »
37. Woh Chokri (1994 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
Tunu lives and spends her time at the Howrah Railway Station, searching desperately for her father Dinesh Roy, a small-time politician. He abandoned her and her mother, Geeta, who is now a bootlegger and prostitute in order to survive.
38. Seducing Maarya (2000)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
Vijay Chatterjee was born in British India, and his dad was a freedom fighter. Unable to handle the riots between Hindus and Muslims in the late 40s, the Chatterjees first immigrated to ... See full summary »
39. Shyamol Chhaya (2004)
110 min | Drama
Twelve people are passengers on board.The boatmen are taking them to safety, far away from the fierce clutches of war. All the people on board are devastated by the horrors of war. As the story advances, different events unravel.
40. Hero Hiralal (1988)
Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Hyderabadi Hiralal, who is also referred to as 'Hero' due to his obsession with Bollywood movies, drives an auto-rickshaw and often gets into fisticuffs. Things change when he meets with ... See full summary »
41. Gaman (1978)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his... See full summary »
Biography, Drama, Musical
Udham Singh was born and brought in a Sikh family in Punjab, India, during the time when the British ruled India. Enraged at the massacre of over 2000 men, women, and children at the hands ... See full summary »
45. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama
A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.
46. Ganashatru (1989)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's temple waters are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the holy attraction for tourist dollars, his warnings go unheeded.
48. Split Wide Open (1999)
Unrated | 103 min | Crime, Drama
A search for a lost street girl in midst of exposés of modern sexual behaviour in Bombay and a water mafia in the city, this is a real 'split wide open' of the Indian glamour capital.
49. Party (1984)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A planned social gathering is held to commemorate Divakar Barve for the award he receive pertaining his contributions to Indian Arts and films. The social event is greeted by some important... See full summary »
50. The Village Had No Walls (1995)
124 min | Adventure, Drama
A young man takes a journey on a cart through jungles to reach the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, inhabited by a few shepherds, peasants and some members of a criminal tribe known as the ... See full summary »