Favourite Bollywood Moviesby Bengalifob | created - 04 Jul 2013 | updated - 12 Mar 2018 | Public
Hindi movies that I highly recommend in no particular order. Note: I should probably replace 'Bollywood' with 'South Asian' since there are a few non-hindi films in this list. But I won't. :)
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1. 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.
Votes: 32,080 | Gross: $0.73M
2. Choker Bali: A Passion Play (2003)
167 min | Drama
Binodini is a young widow who lives with a woman and her son, Mahendra, who had once refused to marry her. Their lives are thrown into disarray when there is deceit and adultery between Binodini, Mahendra, his wife and his friend.
3. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.
Votes: 45,049 | Gross: $2.10M
4. Kal ho naa ho (2003)
Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 59,886 | Gross: $1.79M
5. 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.
Votes: 71,646 | Gross: $2.80M
6. 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.
Votes: 78,244 | Gross: $1.22M
8. Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)
132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A commitment-phobe agrees to marry his girlfriend, setting in motion a series of hilarious mishaps that has him questioning what he got himself into.
Votes: 2,886 | Gross: $0.03M
9. 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.
Votes: 63,415 | Gross: $0.30M
11. Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
A wealthy East Indian man gives an apparently non-East Indian woman a crash course in his culture, so he can marry her with his family's approval.
Votes: 2,412 | Gross: $1.49M
12. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.
Votes: 101,440 | Gross: $32.54M
13. Chak de! India (2007)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport
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.
Votes: 69,664 | Gross: $1.11M
14. Hum Tum (2004)
Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other.
Votes: 12,602 | Gross: $0.35M
15. Mother India (1957)
Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family
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.
16. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box.
18. 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.
Votes: 105,081 | Gross: $2.20M
19. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Not Rated | 188 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.
20. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, History
A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.
Votes: 28,147 | Gross: $3.44M
21. Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.
22. Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
PG | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A small town pair become the legendary Bunty and Babli as caper after caper they turn the world on its head. Till they meet a very upset cop.
Votes: 5,920 | Gross: $0.90M
23. Dhoom (2004)
Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Thriller
A mysterious gang of bikers is on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red-handed.
Votes: 17,125 | Gross: $0.25M
24. I'm Always Here (2004)
Not Rated | 179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.
Votes: 30,446 | Gross: $1.72M
25. Saathiya (2002)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A couple elopes to get married and set up home hoping that just love will do the trick - but that's just the beginning of their story.
Votes: 6,326 | Gross: $0.07M
26. No One Killed Jessica (2011)
136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.
Votes: 10,368 | Gross: $0.44M
27. Salaam Namaste (2005)
Not Rated | 158 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A quirky take on life and relationships as it looks at a fairy tale with a bit of a squint and an endearing look at what being in love really means.
Votes: 6,409 | Gross: $1.41M
29. Aankhen (2002)
TV-14 | 165 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After a temperamental man is unceremoniously stripped of his duties as a bank manager, he decides to seek revenge by robbing the bank. He trains three blind men to do this risky task for him.
30. Bhoothnath (2008)
TV-Y7 | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Moving into a new house, a family witnesses an unfriendly ghost who wants to drive them away from the house. However, he befriends a little boy who changes his outlook forever.
31. 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: 42,005 | Gross: $2.90M