best Indian Films 1990

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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: 59,635

2. 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: 44,641 | Gross: $2.10M

3. 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: 24,277

4. Damini (1993)

Not Rated | 175 min | Crime, Drama

After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Meenakshi Sheshadri, Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri

Votes: 2,741

5. Ghayal (1990)

163 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 3,628

6. Beta (1992)

Not Rated | 171 min | Drama, Romance

Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Aruna Irani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 1,746

7. 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: 19,456

8. Raja Hindustani (1996)

165 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Raja, a taxi driver, falls in love with Aarti, a rich girl, and marries her against her parents' wishes. Later, her parents try to create differences amongst the couple.

Director: Dharmesh Darshan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Johnny Lever

Votes: 6,490

9. Everyone Has Their Own Style (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: 46,794

10. 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: 16,020

11. Taal (1999)

Not Rated | 179 min | Musical, Romance

Businessman Manav falls for aspiring singer Mansi, but their romance faces an uphill climb when Manav must depart and Mansi's suave manager moves in.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alok Nath

Votes: 4,688

12. 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: 5,648

13. Lamhe (1991)

Not Rated | 187 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Yash Chopra's most cherished film with soul-stirring music is a story of moments - moments of passion, of ecstasy and of life-changing love.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 2,399

14. 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: 21,033

15. Khuda Gawah (1992)

Not Rated | 193 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Afghani Pathan Baadshah Khan falls in love with Benazir and wants to marry her.But she tells him that she will marry him only if he gets the head of Habibullah who killed her ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Shilpa Shirodkar

Votes: 1,680 | Gross: $0.00M

16. 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: 17,616

17. 1942: A Love Story (1994)

Not Rated | 157 min | Romance, Action, Drama

A young Indian couple, both from wealthy backgrounds, find themselves caught up in the 1940's Indian revolutionary movement against their families whom are under the thumb a sadistic British general.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher

Votes: 3,003

18. 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: 8,539

19. Judaai (1997)

167 min | Drama, Romance

When Kajal (Sridevi) marries Raaj (Anil Kapoor), an Engineer by profession, she and her dad (Kader Khan), automatically assume that he is rich, wealthy, and corrupt. But that is not the ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 1,988

20. Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 2,324

21. Mohra (1994)

177 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A journalist comes to the aid of a murderer with a life sentence when she makes an appeal in court and although he is given his freedom, they soon discover that there is a grim reason behind his release.

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 7,169

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: 25,220

23. Deewana (1992)

Unrated | 185 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A singer (Rishi Kapoor) marries his biggest fan, but his uncle (Amrish Puri) plans to kill him in order to gain his money.

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharti, Shah Rukh Khan, Alok Nath

Votes: 5,729

24. Deewana Mastana (1997)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Romance

Chaos ensues when a small time crook and a mental patient tries to win heart of a beautiful woman with comical outcomes.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Johnny Lever

Votes: 2,160

25. 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: 4,372

26. Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Ramkishen and Mamta have three sons Vivek , Prem and Vinod and a daughter Sangeeta. This family is part of a joint family whose close knit bond is challenged by a misunderstanding.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Mohnish Bahl, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu

Votes: 6,098 | Gross: $2.01M

27. Jaanwar (1999)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A ruthless criminal mends his criminal ways after he meets an abandoned child and takes utmost care of him. However, the shadows of the past continues to haunt him.

Director: Suneel Darshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Mohnish Bahl

Votes: 2,362

28. Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)

173 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Governor Jaisingh Sinha is murdered and the needle of suspicion points towards his estranged son, Sahil Sinha who must prove his innocence.

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Bobby Deol, Kajol, Manisha Koirala, Prem Chopra

Votes: 4,219

29. 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: 9,283

30. Karan Arjun (1995)

175 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Karan and Arjun reincarnate in the different parts of the country. But the faith of their previous mother brings them together in order to avenge their death.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 11,969

31. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The daughter of deaf-mute parents seeks their understanding when she discovers a love for music.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas

Votes: 2,441

32. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. For five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 4,079 | Gross: $0.40M

33. 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: 20,440

34. 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: 2,892

35. 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: 7,247

36. 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: 12,957

37. Hero No. 1 (1997)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Two young Indians, Meena and Rajesh, meet in Europe and fall in love with each other, promising to get married when they return back to India. When they return home, Rajesh tells his dad ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 2,200

38. Saajan Chale Sasural (1996)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

A village-based singer attempts to find love and fame in the big city.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 1,100

39. 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: 7,809

40. 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: 22,917

41. 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: 10,426

42. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre

Votes: 3,662

43. 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: 4,576

44. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama

An estranged couple battle for the custody of their only son.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Master Adil, Deven Verma

Votes: 4,325

45. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

Not Rated | 145 min |