The Best 1990s Indian Movie

by Dibyayan_Chakravorty | created - 03 Sep 2018 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Which of these 35 top rated Indian movies of the 1990s is your favorite?

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1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Romance

When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 58,928

2. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 46,272

3. Bombay (1995)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Kitty

Votes: 10,312

4. Border (I) (1997)

R | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna

Votes: 12,430

5. Chachi 420 (1997)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu

Votes: 11,575

6. Manichitrathazhu (1993)

Not Rated | 169 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prakash

Votes: 7,078

7. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 8,496

8. Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun Sarja, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 5,386

9. Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran, Vijayakumar

Votes: 7,716

10. Satya (1998)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 11,994

11. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 20,189

12. 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: 22,657

13. Roja (1992)

137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Votes: 10,588

14. Indian (1996)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 9,324

15. Padaiyappa (1999)

181 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Soundarya

Votes: 4,692

16. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Sunil and some of his friends start a band and perform at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in love with Aana but Aana loves Chris; when Sunil finds out about this he decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri

Votes: 16,329

17. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Shirodkar, Mohnish Bahl, Ekta Sohini

Votes: 11,460

18. Darr (1993)

Not Rated | 178 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Darr is a girl's (Kiran) story caught between one man's (Sunil) love and another man's (Rahul) obsession.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol, Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher

Votes: 20,806

19. Earth (1998)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

71 Metascore

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna

Votes: 7,031 | Gross: $0.53M

20. Baazigar (1993)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Dalip Tahil, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 23,966

21. 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.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Sana Saeed

Votes: 44,086 | Gross: $2.10M

22. Dil Se.. (1998)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance

The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 24,941

23. Agneepath (1990)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?

Director: Mukul Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari

Votes: 7,704

24. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)

Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Prem and Nisha meet and fall in love at the wedding of their elder siblings, but their plans to be together are put in jeopardy when Nisha's sister dies, leaving behind a baby.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane

Votes: 17,353

25. 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.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Zohra Sehgal

Votes: 15,800

26. Rangeela (1995)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 8,407

27. Gunda (1998)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

When a coolie's family is murdered by a group of gangsters and politicians, he swears revenge on them.

Director: Kanti Shah | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Mukesh Rishi, Mohan Joshi, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 9,417

28. 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: 10,295

29. 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: 7,178

30. Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

163 min | Drama, Family, Comedy

Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) is the manager of the heavily in debt family business. He is also the guardian of his dead sister's mischievous kids. Rahul hires Vaijayanti (Juhi Chawla) as ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Sharokh Bharucha, Kunal Khemu

Votes: 4,913

31. Saajan (1991)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A poet (Sanjay Dutt) and his best friend (Salman Khan) fall in love with the same woman (Madhuri Dixit).

Director: Lawrence D'Souza | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Ekta Sohini

Votes: 5,609

32. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Two women who are abandoned by their husbands, find love and solace in each other.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani, Ramanjeet Kaur

Votes: 5,390 | Gross: $0.40M

33. Sangharsh (1999)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A rookie CBI officer must enlist the help of an incarcerated criminal in order to catch a serial child killer, who has recently escaped police custody.

Director: Tanuja Chandra | Stars: Preity Zinta, Akshay Kumar, Ashutosh Rana, Vishwajeet Pradhan

Votes: 4,833

34. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Not Rated | 179 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 19,250

35. Pardes (1997)

Not Rated | 191 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Kishorilal wants an Indian bride for his westernised son. He gets him engaged to Ganga, his friend's daughter, and brings her to USA. But she shares a deeper bond with Arjun, Kishorilal's foster son.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhry, Amrish Puri, Apoorva Agnihotri

Votes: 12,824



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