Bollywood's Wanna Watch List

by rukhaiyaar-blog | created - 19 Aug 2013 | updated - 26 Aug 2013 | Public

All the Bollywood movies nominated for best film in filmfare... Sort by IMDB rating and see from the highest rated films to the lowest rated films

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1. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,648

2. Boot Polish (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.

Director: Prakash Arora | Stars: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Votes: 684

3. Jagriti (1954)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Sent to a hostel as a punishment, a rebellious lad leads a revolt and creates havoc in the institution.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Abhi Bhattacharya, Pranoti Ghosh, Bipin Gupta, Mumtaz Begum

Votes: 116

4. Azaad (1955)

163 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After her widower dad, Kedarnath, passes away, Shobha goes to live with his friend, Charandas, and his wife, Shanta, who had their son go missing as a child. Years later Shobha is now ... See full summary »

Director: Sriramulu Naidu S.M. | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Pran, Raj Mehra

Votes: 123

5. Biraj Bahu (1954)

145 min | Drama

Nilambhar Chakravorty belongs to a poor family, and lives in a joint family with his married brother, Pitambar, unmarried sister, Punnu, and wife, Biraj. Since his sister is of marriageable... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shakuntala, Pran

Votes: 41

6. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955)

143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Dancer maestro Mangal Maharaj wants his son, Girdhar, who is a dancer par excellence, to enter the once-in-ten-years Nateshwar Utsav dance competition, win it, and be crowned the Bharat ... See full summary »

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Gopi Krishna, Sandhya, Keshavrao Date, Master Bhagwan

Votes: 96

7. Mother India (1957)

Not Rated | 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: 8,145

8. 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: 1,145

9. Sadhna (1958)

137 min | Drama

Mohan ( SUNIL DUTT ) is the only bachelor son of his widowed mother. Mohan works as a professor. He is against prostitution and consider prostitutes as a black spot to the society. But due ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Sunil Dutt, Radhakrishan, Leela Chitnis

Votes: 54

10. Talaaq (1958)

182 min | Drama

School-teacher Indu lives a middle-class lifestyle along with her widower and unemployed dad, Moolchand Chabbe. They rent the upper floor of the building and her dad makes it his duty to ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Kaul | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Kamini Kadam, Sajjan, Kusum Thakur

Votes: 19

11. Sujata (1960)

161 min | Drama, Romance

A high caste Brahmin household adopts an orphaned lower caste girl, but when a young man from their caste wishes to marry her without knowing her lineage, caste differences flare up again.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 288

12. Anari (1959)

166 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Raj Kumar is an honest, handsome and intelligent young man to boot. He works as a sole Trader therefore a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Lalita Pawar, Shubha Khote

Votes: 641

13. Chhoti Bahen (1959)

155 min | Drama

Chhoti Bahen is the story about the delicate but powerful bond of love. Rajendra and Shekhar lose their parents, and the all they have is each other, and their younger sister Meena. Though ... See full summary »

Director: L.V. Prasad | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Shyama, Rehman, Nanda

Votes: 33

14. Mughal-E-Azam (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: 6,879 | Gross: $0.16M

16. The Test (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Niravan (Nazir Hussain), the village postmaster receives an envelope with a cheque for a very large amount, with the instructions that he is to turn this cheque over to the most honest man ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Motilal, Vasant Choudhury, Sadhana, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 111

17. Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A simple-minded small-time singer joins a group of bandits and becomes the cause for their moral transformation and turnaround.

Director: Radhu Karmakar | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Padmini, Pran, Chanchal

Votes: 396

18. Gunga Jumna (1961)

178 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious, Gungaram is the opposite, but has a good heart and decides to use his ... See full summary »

Director: Nitin Bose | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Nasir Khan, Azra

Votes: 486

19. Kanoon (1960)

150 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

A lawyer holds the eyewitness evidence to catch a killer, but the identified criminal is the lawyer's own mentor, prospective father-in-law, and also the judge who presides over the case.

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 344

20. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Musical

A lowly servant, Bhognath gets close to the wife of his employer and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

Director: Abrar Alvi | Stars: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,409

21. Bees Saal Baad (1962)

Not Rated | 158 min | Thriller, Musical, Mystery

A wealthy Thakur rapes a village girl in Chandanghat she commits suicide after the trauma and soon Thakur also dies which villagers believe that he was killed by the spirit of that ... See full summary »

Director: Biren Nag | Stars: Biswajit Chatterjee, Waheeda Rehman, Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri

Votes: 312

22. Rakhi (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Family

Orphaned at a very young age, Raju and Radha are very close to each other. Radha takes care of the house, sells milk, paints dolls, etc. while Raju works in a mill. When the mill workers' ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Pradeep Kumar, Raj Mehra

Votes: 38

23. Bandini (1963)

157 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Dharmendra, Raja Paranjpe

Votes: 719

24. Dil Ek Mandir (1963)

148 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married ... See full summary »

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Meena Kumari, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Mehmood

Votes: 122

25. Gumrah (1963)

155 min | Drama, 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: 117

26. 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: 1,415

27. Sangam (I) (1964)

238 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Returning home from war after being assumed dead, a pilot weds the woman he has long loved, unaware that she had been planning to marry his best friend.

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

Votes: 1,464

28. Shehar Aur Sapna (1963)

120 min | Drama

It was based on Abbas's own story One Thousand Nightson a Bed of Stones, which describes the struggle in the life of pavement dwellers in the backdrop of rapid industrialization.

Director: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas | Stars: David Abraham, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 13

29. Himalay Ki Godmein (1965)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Sunil, son of D.I.G. Shyamlal Mehra, is back in India after successful completion of his medical studies. He gets an offer to work with his fiancĂ©e Dr. Neeta Verma, in a private hospital ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Bhatt | Stars: Mala Sinha, Manoj Kumar, Shashikala, Jayant

Votes: 77

30. 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: 419

31. 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: 1,102

32. 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: 6,987

33. Anupama (1966)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Romance

Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Shashikala, Deven Verma

Votes: 354

34. Mamta (1966)

150 min | Drama, Romance

Monish Rai comes from a wealthy family, and is in love with Deviyani, who is poor. Monish has to travel abroad to further his education in law, but promises to stay in touch with Deviyani. ... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Suchitra Sen, Kalipada Chakraborty

Votes: 104

35. 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: 511

36. Mehrban (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama

Shanti Swarup is a businessman and lives a wealthy lifestyle with his three sons, Ram, Shyam, and Sunder; his wife, Parvati; widowed sister, Devki; an unmarried daughter, Geeta; and a ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Sulochana Latkar, Sunil Dutt, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 38

37. Milan (1967)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

On the banks of the holy River Ganga, Gopi, a ferryman conducts an unconsummated romance with Radha, a girl from the upper classes. At the same time, he rejects the advances of Gauri, a ... See full summary »

Director: Adurthi Subba Rao | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Jamuna, Pran

Votes: 140

38. 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: 330

39. Ankhen (1968)

172 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Shortly after independence India faces terrorists attacks in Assam, resulting in many deaths and casualties. A group of concerned citizens, who are not connected with the Government, decide... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Mala Sinha, Dharmendra, Kumkum, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 304

40. Neel Kamal (1968)

160 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

Sleepwalker Sita Raichand (Waheeda Rehman) is rescued by Ram (Manoj Kumar) while walking on a railway track. Shortly thereafter Guruji (David) and Mr. Raichand (Balraj Sahni), approach ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Maheshwari | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Raaj Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 246

41. Aradhana (1969)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,543

42. Aashirwad (1968)

146 min | Drama

Shivnath Choudhary lives a wealthy lifestyle in Chandanpur, India, along with his wife, Leela, and 8 year old daughter, Neena. He likes to mingle with poor folk much, especially Baiju, to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Sumita Sanyal, Veena

Votes: 179

43. Jeene Ki Raah (1969)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Romance

Desperate to earn money to support his extended family, Mohan becomes entangled in a web of deceit when he tells a lie in order to obtain a secretarial job in the city with the wealthy Mr ... See full summary »

Director: L.V. Prasad | Stars: Jeetendra, Tanuja, Anjali Kadam, Manmohan Krishna

Votes: 72

44. Khilona (1970)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. ... See full summary »

Director: Chander Vohra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Durga Khote, Bipin Gupta

Votes: 297