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: 209,180 | 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: 94,437 | 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: 43,319 | 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: 40,741 | Gross: $2.90M
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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: 7,838 | Gross: $2.08M
11. Seeking Happily Ever After (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.
12. 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.
13. Zubeidaa (2001)
Unrated | 153 min | Biography, Drama, History
Zubeidaa, an aspiring Muslim actress, marries a Hindu prince to become his second wife. Her tumultuous relationship with her husband, and her inner demons lead her to a decision which has fatal consequences for them all.
14. The Web of the Witch (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 »
16. 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 »
17. 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.
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 »
20. The Home and the World (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 »
21. 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 »
22. Land of Cards (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.
165 min | 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 »
24. An Enemy of the People (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.
25. 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 »
26. 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 »
27. 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.
28. 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 »
29. 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.
30. 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 »
32. 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 »
33. 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.
34. 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.
36. 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 »
37. 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 »
38. Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Arvind Desai is the only son of a rich businessman who deals in luxury handicraft products. His feelings for his father are mixed. While he hates his dominating nature, he admires his power and lack of scruples.
40. 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 »
41. Uski Roti (1970)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty.
42. 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.
45. Sati (1989)
140 min | Drama
Close to the holy River Ganga, an ancient tree provides shelter and comfort to Uma, a mute, orphan, Brahmin girl. Treated like a drudge by her cruel aunt, Uma is also cursed by a horoscope ... See full summary »
46. The Making of the Mahatma (1996)
144 min | Drama
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was invited to South Africa in 1893 to settle a case for a wealthy Indian settled there. He expected to return in a few months but instead got involved in the freedom movement and eventually stayed for 21 years.
48. 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 »
49. 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.
50. 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.