Best Movie in South Asia?

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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.

Director: Dipendra K. Khanal | Stars: Khagendra Lamichhane, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Bipin Karki, Prakash Ghimire

Votes: 1,356

Nepal

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.

Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: Dharmapriya Dias, Gihan De Chickera, Dharshan Dharmaraj, Namal Jayasinghe

Votes: 1,981

Nepal

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.

Director: Balaji Sakthivel | Stars: Sri, Mithun Murali, Urmila Mahanta, Manisha Yadav

Votes: 2,050

Sri Lanka

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 »

Directors: Chathra Weeraman, Bharatha Hettiarachchi | Stars: Uddika Premarathna, Dilhani Ekanayake, Roshan Ravindra, Menaka Peiris

Votes: 6,655

Sri Lanka

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.

Director: Shoaib Mansoor | Stars: Humaima Malik, Manzar Sehbai, Shafqat Cheema, Iman Ali

Votes: 8,619 | Gross: $0.15M

Pakistan

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.

Director: Ashir Azeem | Stars: Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ali Agha, Hassan Niazi, Sajid Hasan

Votes: 3,685

Pakistan

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'.

Director: Shoaib Mansoor | Stars: Shaan Shahid, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Austin Marie Sayre

Votes: 9,107

Pakistan

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.

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Meher Afroz Shaon, Riaz, Swadhin Khosru, Ahmed Rubel

Votes: 1,932

Bangladesh

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.

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Meher Afroz Shaon, Mukti, Zahid Hasan, Mahfuz Ahmed

Votes: 2,226

Bangladesh

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

Director: Morshedul Islam | Stars: Chowdhury Zawata Afnan, Rayan Ibtesham Chowdhury, Refayat Zinnat, Faiyaz Bin Zia

Votes: 3,080

Bangladesh

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 »

Director: Giasuddin Selim | Stars: Chanchal Chowdhury, Farhana Mili, Shirin Alam, Mohiuddin Bahar

Votes: 6,461

Bangladesh

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 »

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Bipasha Hayat, Asaduzzaman Noor, Abul Hayat, Dolly Johur

Votes: 2,807

Bangladesh

13. The Clay Bird (2002)

95 min | Drama, History

75 Metascore

A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

Director: Tareque Masud | Stars: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy

Votes: 3,832

Bangladesh

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 »

Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki | Stars: Shahir Huda Rumi, Chanchal Chowdhury, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Mosharraf Karim

Votes: 4,920

Bangladesh

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.

Director: Tauquir Ahmed | Stars: Shahiduzzaman Selim, Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Fazlur Rahman Babu

Votes: 4,227

Bangladesh

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 »

Director: Amitabh Reza Chowdhury | Stars: Chanchal Chowdhury, Masuma Rahman Nabila, Bijori Barkatullah, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury

Votes: 23,478

Bangladesh

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.

Director: Ram Kumar | Stars: Vishnu Vishal, Amala Paul, Radha Ravi, Sangili Murugan

Votes: 27,021

India

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.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 24,056 | Gross: $0.54M

India

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.

Directors: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad | Stars: Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty

Votes: 29,215

India

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.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan

Votes: 74,457 | Gross: $1.37M

India

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.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba

Votes: 34,316

India

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.

Director: Sudha Kongara | Stars: Suriya, Madhavan, Aparna Balamurali, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 57,934

India

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.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 160,391 | Gross: $12.39M

India

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.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Kathir

Votes: 29,438

India

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.

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

Votes: 31,090

India

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.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 172,291 | Gross: $1.22M

India

27. 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: 349,993 | Gross: $6.53M

India

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.

Director: C. Prem Kumar | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan, Varsha Bollamma, Adithya Bhaskar

Votes: 20,202

India

29. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pawan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastav, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 19,076 | Gross: $0.03M

India

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.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 113,127 | Gross: $2.20M

India

31. Chak De! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 74,767 | Gross: $1.11M

India

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.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 51,717

India

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.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 83,739 | Gross: $1.22M

India

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.

Director: Meghna Gulzar | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah

Votes: 31,555 | Gross: $0.34M

India

35. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 83,730

India



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