Best Indian Films

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1. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

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

Votes: 23,435

1. "Anand" (1971) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 3 mins / Drama "A classic of Indian cinema, 'Anand' centers around a doctor who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and doesn't have much time left. The movie is a masterpiece, concerning themes of life and death, as well as living the prior to the fullest. The film doesn't have impressive cinematography, or especially good acting. I mean, those aspects are fine in this film, but it's not the focus. And it doesn't have to be, it's a film simply about the story, and the story is great. 'Anand' is one of the best of not only Indian cinema, but all of cinema from all nations across the world." My Rating: 10/10

2. Jersey (2019)

Not Rated | 157 min | Drama, Sport

A failed cricketer decides to revive his cricketing career in his late 30's despite everyone being skeptical of his ability to do so.

Director: Gowtam Tinnanuri | Stars: Shraddha Srinath, Nani, Sathyaraj, Harish Kalyan

Votes: 2,935

2. "Jersey" (2019) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 37 mins / Drama, Sport

3. 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: 19,583 | Gross: $0.54M

3. "Pather Panchali" (1955) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 5 mins / Drama

4. The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969)

132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Goopy wants to sing, and Bagha wants to play the dhol. They meet accidentally and are helped by King of Ghosts. With newly endowed abilities, they land in kingdom of Shundi, where their ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Tapan Chatterjee, Rabi Ghosh, Ajoy Banerjee, Iva Banerjee

Votes: 1,810

4. "The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha" (1969) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 12 mins / Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director: K. Asif | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Durga Khote

Votes: 6,319 | Gross: $0.16M

5. "Mughal-E-Azam (1960) Not Rated / 3 hrs, 17 mins / Drama, Romance, War

6. Maya Bazaar (1957)

192 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Balarama promises Subhadra to get his daughter married to her son. When he loses his kingdom to the Kaurava's, Balarama has no choice but to break his promise.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Savitri, Gemini Ganesan

Votes: 3,289

6. "Maya Bazaar" (1957) Not Rated / 3 hrs, 12 mins / Drama, Comedy, Family

7. Ratsasan (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Constant rejections in his attempts to become a filmmaker and family constraints force Arun to let go of his dream and take up the job of a Police officer.

Director: Ram Kumar | Stars: Radha Ravi, Sangili Murugan, Nizhalgal Ravi, Saravanan

Votes: 11,438

7. "Ratsasan" (2018) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 50 mins / Crime, Action, Thriller

8. Nayakan (1987)

Not Rated | 145 min | Crime, Drama

A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj

Votes: 13,438

8. "Nayakan" (1987) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 25 mins / Crime, Drama

9. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

170 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An anime adaptation of the Hindu myth the Ramayana, where the avatar Sri Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.

Directors: Ram Mohan, Yûgô Sakô, Koichi Saski | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Arun Govil, Edie Mirman, Rael Padamsee

Votes: 1,186

9. "Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama" (1992) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 50 mins / Animation, Action, Fantasy

10. 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: 15,174

10. "Tumbbad" (2018) Not Rated / 1 hrs, 44 mins / Horror, Fantasy, Drama

11. 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: 11,850

11. "Satya" (1998) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 50 mins / Crime, Action, Drama

12. 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: 70,071

12. "Gangs of Wasseypur" (2012) Not Rated / 5 hrs, 11 mins / Crime, Comedy, Action

13. Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, War

Indian army special forces carries a covert operation, avenging the killing of fellow army men at their base by a terrorist group.

Director: Aditya Dhar | Stars: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina

Votes: 32,588 | Gross: $4.19M

13. "Uri: The Surgical Strike" (2019) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 18 mins / Action, Drama, War

14. Andhadhun (2018)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Thriller

A series of mysterious events change the life of a blind pianist who now must report a crime that was actually never witnessed by him.

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

Votes: 47,058 | Gross: $1.19M

14. "Andhadhun" (2018) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 19 mins / Crime, Thriller

15. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Black Friday is 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, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 16,473 | Gross: $0.03M

15. "Black Friday" (2004) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 23 mins / Drama, Crime, Action

16. 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: 75,183 | Gross: $1.22M

16. "Swades" (2004) Not Rated / 3 hrs, 9 mins / Drama

17. 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: 6,913

17. "Manichitrathazhu" (1993) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 49 mins / Horror, Comedy

18. 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: 127,173 | Gross: $12.39M

18. "Dangal" (2016) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 41 mins / Biography, Drama

19. 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: 305,043 | Gross: $6.53M

19. "3 Idiots" (2009) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 50 mins / Comedy, Drama

20. The World of Apu (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Votes: 10,028 | Gross: $0.02M

20. "The World of Apu" (1959) Not Rated / 1 hr, 45 mins / Drama

21. Aparajito (1956)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee

Votes: 9,767 | Gross: $0.17M

21. "Aparajito" (1956) Not Rated / 1 hr, 50 mins / Drama

22. 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: 145,286 | Gross: $1.22M

22. "Like Stars on Earth" (2007) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 45 mins / Family, Drama

23. Guide (1965)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 6,529

23. "Guide" (1965) Not Rated / 2 hrs / Drama, Musical, Romance

24. 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: 46,953

24. "Sholay" (1975) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 42 mins / Action, Adventure, Comedy

25. 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: 45,902

25. "Andaz Apna Apna" (1994) Not Rated / 2 hrs, 40 mins / Comedy, Family, Romance

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