Best Movie in South Asia?by ShuvoIMDb | created - 3 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Here is the list of best South Asian movies according to the IMDb rating, award, and popularity.
The list is based on movies from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as movies from Bhutan, Afghanistan, and Maldives didn't reach the rating/number of votes parameters.
Movies from Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan have been added to the list with an IMDb rating above 7.9 and a minimum of 1000 votes. Bangladeshi movies have been added to the list on the basis of a minimum 8.2 IMDb rating and a minimum of 2000 votes. Indian movies have been included in the list on the basis of a minimum 8.2 IMDb rating and a minimum of 20000 votes.
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1. Pashupati Prasad (2016)
140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a man named Pashuati comes to Kathmandu to pay his father loans while in Kathmandu he discovers Pashupatinath where he fights the danger of Kathmandu.
2. Machan (2008)
109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A group of sad slum residents, living on the limits of society under immense pressure, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria.
3. Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (2012)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A girl gets in trouble when her boyfriend films her private moments on his mobile phone without her knowledge.
4. Aloko Udapadi (2017)
113 min | Drama, History
Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri... See full summary »
5. Bol (2011)
Not Rated | 165 min | Drama
A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.
Votes: 8,619 | Gross: $0.15M
6. Maalik (2016)
PG-13 | 155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man of Pakistan's Elite Special Forces whose life gets entangled with Politics. They soon realize that serving the nation is more complicated than simple following of orders.
7. In the Name of God (2007)
Not Rated | 168 min | Drama
The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.
8. 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.
9. Srabon Megher Din (2000)
150 min | Drama, Romance
The second movie directed by Humayun Ahmed. A village drama interweave around a charming girl, a folk singer, his love interest and the local aristocratic family's involvement, the movie provide with some beautiful songs.
10. Amar Bondhu Rashed (2011)
96 min | War
Amar Bondhu Rashed, a fictional story based on the Liberation War of Bangladesh and written by the popular children's literature Dr Mohammad Jafar Iqbal
11. Monpura (2009)
136 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
A housemaid is killed by a local landlord's son. His servant takes the blame for the murder, to save the landlord's mentally ill son and is marooned in an island named Monpura. There the ... See full summary »
12. Aguner Poroshmoni (1994)
123 min | Drama, War
In the middle of the 1971;curfew is going on all over the Bangladesh. The liberation army is operated as effective guerrilla force - Badiul Alam is one them. Alam plans for starting ... See full summary »
13. The Clay Bird (2002)
95 min | Drama, History
A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
14. Television (2012)
106 min | Drama
As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water-locked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it... See full summary »
15. The Unnamed (2016)
100 min | Drama
The coffin of an expatriate worker with manipulated identity intense the identity crisis when another person's corpse is found inside.
16. Mirror Game (2016)
147 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Ayna is an actor and the prison is his stage. He slips into the characters of the powerful convicted in exchange of money and take their place in prison. This strange profession is borne ... See full summary »
17. Raatchasan (2018)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A sub-inspector sets out in pursuit of a mysterious serial killer who targets teen school girls and murders them brutally.
18. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 24,056 | Gross: $0.54M
19. Tumbbad (2018)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her first-born.
20. Andhadhun (2018)
Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Music
A series of mysterious events change the life of a blind pianist, who must now report a crime that he should technically know nothing of.
Votes: 74,457 | Gross: $1.37M
21. Drishyam (2013)
Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.
22. Soorarai Pottru (2020)
TV-MA | 153 min | Drama
Nedumaaran Rajangam "Maara" sets out to make the common man fly and in the process takes on the world's most capital intensive industry and several enemies who stand in his way.
23. Dangal (2016)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.
Votes: 160,391 | Gross: $12.39M
24. Vikram Vedha (2017)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.
25. 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.
26. 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.
Votes: 172,291 | Gross: $1.22M
27. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
Votes: 349,993 | Gross: $6.53M
28. 96 (II) (2018)
Not Rated | 158 min | Drama, Romance
Two high school sweethearts meet at a reunion after 22 years and reminisce about their past.
29. Black Friday (2004)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.
Votes: 19,076 | Gross: $0.03M
30. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Crime, 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: 113,127 | Gross: $2.20M
31. 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: 74,767 | Gross: $1.11M
32. 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.
33. 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: 83,739 | Gross: $1.22M
34. Talvar (2015)
Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.
Votes: 31,555 | Gross: $0.34M
35. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.