Must watch bollywood old movies

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1. 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: 7,830 | Gross: $0.16M

2. Awaara (1951)

193 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A poor young man named Raj joins a criminal gang to feed his mother. But when he falls in love with Rita, he decides to reform himself for her.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 3,931

3. 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: 6,623

4. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)

159 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Bharat faces challenges in leading his family after taking the responsibilities following his father's death.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 774

5. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)

142 min | Drama, Romance

Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed, leaving his wife, and family devastated and destitute. Years ... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Saira Banu, Manoj Kumar, Pran

Votes: 896

6. Kranti (1981)

187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of India's freedom struggle between the years 1825 and 1875.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Votes: 911

7. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

224 min | Comedy, Drama

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 4,778

8. Mother India (1957)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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: 8,995

9. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Crime, 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.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 13,720

10. 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, Ratan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,946

11. Hanky Panky (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: 18,697

12. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Sandhya, Ulhas, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 1,758

13. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 2,400

14. Saudagar (1991)

Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Two clan chiefs who have maintained a blood feud for decades have to contend with the romance between their respective grandchildren.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Vivek Mushran, Manisha Koirala

Votes: 1,344

15. Shree 420 (1955)

168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a young man from a small town decides to make it big in a city, he faces several challenges.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira, Nemo

Votes: 2,695

16. 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: 7,802

17. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the fullest before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 32,766

18. 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: 12,181

19. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

Unrated | 148 min | Romance

Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz, Johnny Walker

Votes: 2,212

20. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Rehman

Votes: 6,031

21. Karma (1986)

Not Rated | 193 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The BSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 2,037

22. Silsila (1981)

Not Rated | 182 min | Drama, Family, Romance

SILSILA is a love story, thwarted by society's demands, which reappears as adultery but can it survive in the face of society?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha

Votes: 2,678

23. Deewaar (1975)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vijay struggles as a dockworker and eventually 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: 10,588

24. Devdas (1955)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The scion of a wealthy landowner family turns to alcohol and self-pity and slowly self-destructs after class differences force him to break off his relationship with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal

Votes: 1,839

25. 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: 1,624

26. Teesri Manzil (1966)

172 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

A woman blames a nightclub drummer for the suspicious death of her sister, and seeks revenge. However, the pair work together to solve the mystery and become romantically involved, after he introduces himself under another name.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raj Mehra, Prem Chopra

Votes: 1,173

27. Pakeezah (1972)

147 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

In Lucknow at the turn of the century, a dancer and courtesan believes that her pure soul and body will enable her to find true love and honor.

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena

Votes: 1,589

28. Arth (1982)

138 min | Drama, Romance

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,359

29. Bobby (1973)

168 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Raj, the son of strict, wealthy parents, falls in love with Bobby, the daughter of a poor Christian fisherman -- a romance his parents oppose.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Pran, Premnath Malhotra

Votes: 1,823

30. 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: 1,295

31. Aag (1948)

138 min | Musical, Romance

Failing to move on from his loss of childhood love, a man turns to his passion for theater.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Kamini Kaushal, Nigar Sultana, Kamal Kapoor

Votes: 376

32. Andaz (1949)

148 min | Musical, Drama, Crime

Dilip loves Neena, but she treats him only as a friend. Later she gets married to Rajan. When he comes to know that Dilip once loved Neena, he misunderstands them and things change a lot then.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Dilip Kumar, V.H. Desai, Cuckoo

Votes: 537

33. 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: 457

34. Anari (1959)

166 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A poor young man gets employed by a rich man admiring his honesty. But when he gets suspected in a lady's murder case, he need to prove his innocence.

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

Votes: 782

36. 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: 1,677

37. Teesri Kasam (1966)

159 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A naive bullock-cart driver falls for a traveling courtesan.

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Dulari, Iftekhar

Votes: 774

39. Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971)

156 min | Family, Musical, Romance

Widower Ram Kapoor lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, but is very lonely, as his only child, a son named Rajesh, lives abroad, and his aged dad, Diwan Bahadur, lives in the village. ... See full summary »

Director: Randhir Kapoor | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Babita Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor

Votes: 320

40. Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978)

172 min | Drama, Romance

Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 1,029

41. 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: 3,834

42. Namak Haraam (1973)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

Votes: 1,612

43. Himmatwala (1983)

Not Rated | 179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A poor and wronged woman's son returns from the big city to avenge his father, a honest school teacher.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Sridevi, Jeetendra, Amjad Khan, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 299

44. 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: 53,617



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