My Favorite Bollywood Movies of all Time

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1. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 48,373

2. Sarkar (2005)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 14,824

3. Sarkar Raj (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an international Company, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra before the Nagres, insightful Shankar is quick to ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ravi Kale

Votes: 6,839 | Gross: $1.01M

4. 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: 16,302

5. Satte Pe Satta (1982)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings. His dictatorship and measures to get things done are frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur, Amjad Khan

Votes: 2,810

6. Agneepath (1990)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?

Director: Mukul Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari

Votes: 7,810

7. 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: 53,750 | Gross: $1.04M

8. 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: 66,716 | Gross: $8.18M

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: 97,023 | Gross: $0.07M

10. 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: 22,921

11. 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: 70,132

12. 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 Bachchan

Votes: 10,566

13. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

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: 24,316

14. 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: 1,569

15. Trishul (1978)

167 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Votes: 1,834

16. Kaala Patthar (1979)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 1,941

17. Saagar (1985)

186 min | Drama, Romance

Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother, Kamladevi, he sees Mona and falls in love with her. Mona also reciprocates his love. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Nadira

Votes: 784

18. Queen (2013)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Votes: 56,895 | Gross: $1.43M

19. 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 »

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ratna Pathak Shah

Votes: 1,015

20. 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: 47,131 | Gross: $1.08M

21. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)

Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Prem and Nisha meet and fall in love at the wedding of their elder siblings, but their plans to be together are put in jeopardy when Nisha's sister dies, leaving behind a baby.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane

Votes: 17,623

22. 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: 19,086 | Gross: $0.75M

23. China Gate (1998)

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni

Votes: 1,238

24. Kalyug (1981)

152 min | Drama

This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 451

25. 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 »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mita Vasisht, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 340

26. Deewangee (2002)

169 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Raj is one of city's top lawyer known never to loose a case.He his introduced to Sargam during the launch of her new album by Ashwin Mehta owner of a music company.Next day Ashwin is found ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,319

27. Khakee (2004)

174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A team of police force escorts an alleged terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai. However their trip turns into a deadly survival when an ex-cop tries to stop them to reach Mumbai.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Votes: 14,346

28. 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: 1,902

29. 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, Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 3,260

30. Zanjeer (1973)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash

Votes: 3,418

31. Rangeela (1995)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 8,540

32. Black (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

Votes: 31,890 | Gross: $0.73M

33. Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005)

132 min | Drama, Family

An ordinary 60 plus couple - Vidhyadhar Patwardhan and his wife are forced to search for their faith in human values and society after the death of their only son Amar. In the process they undergo the most testing struggle of their lives.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt

Votes: 1,947 | Gross: $0.32M

34. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 71,055 | Gross: $2.80M

35. Life in a Metro (2007)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place: the METRO.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 10,132 | Gross: $0.15M

36. Darna Mana Hai (2003)

121 min | Drama, Horror

Seven friends, after their car breaks down in the middle of the night, find shelter and tell one another stories to kill time till dawn.

Director: Prawaal Raman | Stars: Sameera Reddy, Antara Mali, Sohail Khan, Saif Ali Khan

Votes: 2,771

37. 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: 5,582

38. Deewaar (1975)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi

Votes: 9,390

39. Everyone Has Their Own Style (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 46,805

40. 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: 151,004 | Gross: $1.22M

41. 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: 314,757 | Gross: $6.53M

42. 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: 59,651

43. Omkara (2006)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 17,815 | Gross: $0.79M

44. 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: 8,120