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1. 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: 315,029 | Gross: $6.53M

2. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 104,182 | Gross: $2.20M

3. A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill, Aamir Bashir

Votes: 70,169

4. 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: 62,943 | Gross: $0.30M

5. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 77,526 | Gross: $1.22M

6. 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: 151,155 | Gross: $1.22M

7. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 134,813 | Gross: $12.39M

8. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 69,110 | Gross: $1.11M

9. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 97,107 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 72,826

11. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt

Votes: 68,297

12. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh, Ram Kapoor

Votes: 39,909 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 53,795 | Gross: $1.04M

14. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they receive a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu

Votes: 50,734

15. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma

Votes: 20,802 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their friends gets engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 61,739 | Gross: $3.11M

17. Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | 129 min | Biography, Drama

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 13,755

18. Jolly LLB (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama

A small time lawyer files a PIL in court against his own idols case.

Director: Subhash Kapoor | Stars: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 15,432

19. Special 26 (2013)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 47,170 | Gross: $1.08M

20. Gully Boy (2019)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Music

65 Metascore

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 24,199 | Gross: $5.57M

21. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Kabir and Naina bond during a trekking trip. Before Naina can express herself, Kabir leaves India to pursue his career. They meet again years later, but he still cherishes his dreams more than bonds.

Director: Ayan Mukherjee | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin

Votes: 35,408 | Gross: $3.83M

22. Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 26,961 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Drama

After his brother is killed and father severely injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

Director: John Mathew Matthan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi

Votes: 22,935

24. Gangaajal (2003)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician.

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Gracy Singh, Mohan Joshi, Yashpal Sharma

Votes: 14,497

25. Maqbool (2003)

132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 8,136

26. Wake Up Sid (2009)

PG | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A spoiled young adult living in Mumbai experiences a change in his lazy ways when he meets a woman at a party, who inspires him to "wake up".

Director: Ayan Mukherjee | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Supriya Pathak, Anupam Kher

Votes: 25,952 | Gross: $0.72M

27. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him and a police officer is caught in the middle.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai

Votes: 15,357

28. 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: 59,691

29. 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: 19,471

30. 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: 59,426 | Gross: $1.79M

31. Drishyam (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Votes: 59,449 | Gross: $0.74M

32. Andhadhun (2018)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Thriller

A series of mysterious events changes the life of a blind pianist, who must now report a crime that he should technically know nothing of.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan

Votes: 54,859 | Gross: $1.37M

33. Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, War

Indian army special forces execute a covert operation, avenging the killing of fellow army men at their base by a terrorist group.

Director: Aditya Dhar | Stars: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Yami Gautam

Votes: 36,826 | Gross: $4.19M

34. Baahubali (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj

Votes: 96,485 | Gross: $6.74M

35. Gulaal (2009)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Jesse Randhawa, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 12,936



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