My random pick for Bollywood's must watch! 50 picks

by azamhamza | created - 08 Feb 2017 | updated - 08 Feb 2017 | Public

Not the entire list off course, there are many more great bollywood films. Just the ones i thought off the top of my head. Movies i really enjoyed and recommend others. In a random order!

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1. Keemat: They Are Back (1998)

162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

After a man is killed when a mugging goes wrong, the two small-time crooks responsible try to make amends by pretending to be his best friends and helping his village.

Director: Sameer Malkan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 1,041

i watch a lot of Hollywood and this one i do not believe was copied from any. Plus, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan are a great duo!

2. Kachche Dhaage (1999)

Unrated | 144 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Two stepbrothers who loathe each other have to work together to avoid being framed for terrorist activities.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Manisha Koirala, Namrata Shirodkar

Votes: 1,242

interesting story, Ajay and Saif are fun to watch together.

3. Ishq (1997)

161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Kajol

Votes: 9,232

All Time Favorite!

4. Angaaray (1998)

141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Bangalore-based Police Inspector Amar, a reformed juvenile, convicted for knifing a male, is approached by Mumbai's Police Commissioner Vinod Talwar, and assigned the task of locating the ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 717

For everyone who loves Akshay Kumar

5. Baazi (1995)

183 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

A tough and honest police officer wages a one-man war against terrorists and a corrupt politician who have planned to assassinate the chief minister of the state.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Mamta Kulkarni, Paresh Rawal, Avtar Gill

Votes: 2,001

Watch Aamir in action

6. 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: 22,793

Another Aamir's Cop movie

7. Ghulam (1998)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jai runs errands for Ronak Singh who is a gang lord and is involved in illegal activities. Jai's brother Siddharth decides to revolt against him and Ronak after some things goes lethally awry.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rajit Kapoor, Mita Vasisht

Votes: 10,370

Aamir did a famous train stunt which he was nominated for

8. Diljale (1996)

Unrated | 159 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A patriotic young man turns into a terrorist to avenge his father's humiliation.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sonali Bendre, Amrish Puri, Parmeet Sethi

Votes: 1,391

Sonali Bandre when she was everyone's crush

9. Koyla (1997)

166 min | Action, Drama, Musical

A village girl agrees to a marriage to a king she has never met after he sends her a photograph of himself. But the man in the photograph is not the king but his most loyal slave, the handsome but mute Shankar.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri, Ranjeet

Votes: 7,682

i like the story although the theme music was copied from Hollywood

10. Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002)

160 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

An amnesiac Hindu man remembers his past as a Muslim sharpshooter and an assassin.

Director: Pankaj Parashar | Stars: Pankaj Dheer, Arbaaz Khan, Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen

Votes: 2,391

this movie had all the elements no one should miss this one

11. Soldier (II) (1998)

156 min | Action, Drama, Musical

The story follows a young man (Bobby Deol) who flees India and arrives in Australia seeking vengence for something that started in India. In Australia he meets and falls in love with the daughter of a rich and powerful man(Suresh Oberoi). The story keeps the covers on Bobby Deols plan until the end when everything is revealed as to why he is a SOLDIER.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Rakhee Gulzar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,284

Preity was super cute

12. Achanak (1998)

160 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

Arjun (Govinda) lives a charmed life, surrounded by the family he loves and working at his family's thriving business. Then he meets Pooja (Manisha Koirala), and his life gets even better. ... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Malhotra | Stars: Govinda, Manisha Koirala, Farha Naaz, Rahul Roy

Votes: 215

if you are a govinda fan

13. Coolie No. 1 (1995)

Not Rated | 143 min | Comedy

In order to avenge his insult against wealthy Hoshiarchand Choudhary; Pandit Shaadiram Gharjodhe asks Raju; a coolie by profession to masquerade as a wealthy business tycoon so that he can get marry to Choudhary's daughter Malti.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Harish, Kanchan

Votes: 2,130

i love this one

14. Officer (2001)

Action, Crime, Drama

SPU unit officer Sagar Chauhan is assigned with the task of looking over Meenal Patel the mentally imbalance wife of multi-millionaire businessman Pratap Rai. When Meenal dramatizes her ... See full summary »

Director: Naeem Sha | Stars: Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Danny Denzongpa, Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Votes: 97

it was a good suspense

15. Blackmail (2005)

126 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

'Blackmail' is a story about a cop (Sunil Shetty) and a criminal (Ajay Devgan). The criminal wants to get even with the cop for having put him behind bars and he does so by kidnapping the cop's kid when he gets out of the jail.

Director: Anil Devgan | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sunil Shetty, Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza

Votes: 566

it was very emotional

16. Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005)

Unrated | 162 min | Drama, Family, Musical

An autistic man fights for her daughter's custody in court and in the process he teaches his cold-blooded lawyer the meaning of love and life.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sushmita Sen, Esha Deol, Anupam Kher

Votes: 924

although this movie was inspired from a hollywood film "I am Sam". i feel this was better than the original one

17. Kismat Konnection (2008)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A luckless architect discovers a social activist to be his lucky charm. Unfortunately, she's protecting the community center he's aiming to win a contract to tear down.

Director: Aziz Mirza | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Vishal Malhotra, Om Puri

Votes: 4,908 | Gross: $0.48M

anybody who watches this would definitely enjoy it

18. Kitne Door... Kitne Paas (2002)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Romance

Two young Indians, a male named Jatin, and a woman named Karishma, meet on an airplane, who is on it's way to India. Jatin is returning home to get married to a woman named Jaya, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Mehul Kumar | Stars: Fardeen Khan, Amrita Arora, Satish Shah, Tiku Talsania

Votes: 270

they are a cute pair

19. Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (2002)

171 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Two feuding neighboring families are brought together to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Vishnupratap Singh (Vikram Gokhale) and his wife (Farida Jalal), much to the dislike of Rudra ... See full summary »

Director: K. Ravi Shankar | Stars: Vikram Gokhale, Dinesh Hingoo, Adi Irani, Farida Jalal

Votes: 488

20. De Dana Dan (2009)

Not Rated | 162 min | Comedy, Crime

Two down on their luck men tries to kidnap a wealthy businesswoman's dog to demand a hefty ransom from her. Things goes haywire when the dog goes missing.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Sameera Reddy

Votes: 6,412 | Gross: $0.94M

21. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they receive a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu

Votes: 50,206

watched it so many times still my fav

22. Suhaag (1994)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Collegian Ajay Sharma was born on 2nd April 1968 and lives in Bombay with his widowed mom, Asha. He is friendly with fellow-collegian, the wealthy Raj Sinha, and both often end up getting ... See full summary »

Director: Kuku Kohli | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Nagma

Votes: 1,576

23. Phool Aur Kaante (1991)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man who despises his father's criminal profession, wants to live a peaceful life away from him but fate has some other plans.

Director: Kuku Kohli | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Madhoo, Arif Khan, Jagdeep

Votes: 1,180

ajay devgan was super athletic performed his signature stunt for the first time

24. Aan: Men at Work (2004)

149 min | Action, Crime, Drama

DCP Patnaik and his team's fights against corrupted politicians and mafia rule Mumbai city. However their faith in law and order is tested with serious outcomes.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 2,629

a classic cop movie

25. Insan (2005)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A police offer is hellbent to arrest a notorious terrorist who is planning to destroy Mumbai, as well as to settle a personal score with him.

Director: K. Subhash | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor, Esha Deol

Votes: 1,174

watch it for akshay kumar

26. Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997)

Unrated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A slacker (Akshay Kumar) must impress a wealthy man to marry her daughter (Juhi Chawla).

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Paresh Rawal, Anil Dhawan

Votes: 5,562

this movie is hilarious

27. Lucky: No Time for Love (2005)

Not Rated | 180 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

In a chain of unfortunate events, a 17-year-old schoolgirl narrowly escapes a possible rapist, is caught up in a terror attack, and drinks contaminated water that poisons her.

Directors: Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru | Stars: Salman Khan, Sneha Ullal, Mithun Chakraborty, Kader Khan

Votes: 3,016

this movie is so underrated all the songs are awesome

28. Dil (1990)

Not Rated | 172 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man pretends to be a rich industrialist to improve his son's chances of marrying in to wealth, but his plan backfires on him.

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Saeed Jaffrey, Deven Verma

Votes: 4,546

this movie is aweeeeeeesome

29. Ghatak: Lethal (1996)

158 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya, in a small Indian village in India; Kashinath alias Kashi decides to single-handily ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Danny Denzongpa, Amrish Puri

Votes: 2,859

for every action lover and sunny deol fan

30. Tridev (1989)

173 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A honest but disgraced Police Inspector's attempts to clear his name pits him against terrorists and the brother of his sweetheart.

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit

Votes: 1,609

31. Yateem (1988)

173 min | Action, Drama

When Inspector Yadav (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) shoots down a criminal couple in the line of duty, his heart goes out to their orphaned baby son Krishna. He adopts the child, who grows up with ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Sunny Deol, Farha Naaz, Danny Denzongpa, Amrish Puri

Votes: 156

32. Ek Tha Raja (1996)

150 min | Action, Thriller

Lalchand Dogra lives a wealthy life-style in his bungalow with his pregnant wife, Anjana and two sons, Raj and Jay. Due to Lalchand's criminal background Anjana is forced to leave his house... See full summary »

Director: Dayal Nihalani | Stars: Aditya Pancholi, Sunil Shetty, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari

Votes: 97

33. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)

167 min | Drama, Sport

Jaidev and Kavita Bhasin live a middle-classed lifestyle in Southall, England, along with their son, Sunny. During the mid-80s Jaidev was a huge fan of the all-Asian Southall Football Club,... See full summary »

Director: Vivek Agnihotri | Stars: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irani

Votes: 2,165

34. Bhagam Bhag (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

The members of a drama troupe falls in trouble when they are framed for a murder. Things goes worst when they find their actress commits suicide, which is somehow linked with the murder.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal, Lara Dutta

Votes: 9,400 | Gross: $0.65M

35. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An NRI and his wife decide to stay in his ancestral home, paying no heed to the warnings about ghosts. Soon, inexplicable occurrences cause him to call a psychiatrist to help solve the mystery.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel

Votes: 19,562 | Gross: $1.07M

36. Partner (2007)

Unrated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 'Love Guru' assists other males, woos a widowed single mother, but becomes embroiled in controversies.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 10,348 | Gross: $1.06M

37. Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar (2006)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ayaan tricks a model into marrying him, when she leaves her diary in his family's garage, allowing him to follow her around.

Director: K.S. Adiyaman | Stars: Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Reema Lagoo, Mohnish Bahl

Votes: 936 | Gross: $0.14M

38. Gharwali Baharwali (1998)

138 min | Comedy

On discovery of his spouse's infertility, a man starts a search for a new wife.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Rambha, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 554

39. Biwi No. 1 (1999)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A housewife learns that her husband is cheating on her. Thus, her quest to bring him back begins

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Karisma Kapoor, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sushmita Sen

Votes: 4,343

40. No Entry (2005)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Kishen is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal, a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja is the believing wife of ever-philandering globe-trotting ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 9,847 | Gross: $0.68M

41. Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A police officer and a master thief join forces in order to free a village from the clutches of an evil landowner.

Director: Guddu Dhanoa | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Pratibha Sinha

Votes: 1,194

42. Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)

175 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A Bombay police officer seeks revenge when his brother is killed by a powerful underworld figure. Things get complicated when a matinee movie idol begins to tag along the policeman so he can research a movie role.

Director: Sameer Malkan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raageshwari

Votes: 5,218

43. Khiladi (1992)

Unrated | 157 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Sabeeha

Votes: 7,206

44. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt

Votes: 67,588

45. 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: 312,053 | Gross: $6.53M

46. Dabangg (2010)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Comedy