40 Best Bollywood Movies I'v Ever Seen

by merajshirazi | created - 06 Jan 2013 | updated - 06 Jan 2013 | Public

This a list of the 40 best Bollywood movies I have ever seen and most definitely recommend you to see them.

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1. 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: 44,102 | Gross: $2.10M

2. 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: 58,942

3. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 58,752 | Gross: $1.79M

4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Votes: 40,962 | Gross: $2.90M

5. Mohabbatein (2000)

Not Rated | 216 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 25,224

6. Hum Tum (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other.

Director: Kunal Kohli | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 12,346 | Gross: $0.35M

7. Don 2 (2011)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

49 Metascore

An international criminal turns himself in and escapes with an old rival from prison, following which he recruits a team to steal currency printing plates from a bank in Berlin.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 47,025 | Gross: $3.68M

8. Chalte Chalte (2003)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Romance

A man pursues a woman who is already engaged and eventually gets married to her. Differences between the two lead to a bitter separation that threatens to destroy their relationship forever.

Director: Aziz Mirza | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Jas Arora, Satish Shah

Votes: 13,578 | Gross: $0.84M

9. I'm Always Here (2004)

Not Rated | 179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan

Votes: 29,835 | Gross: $1.72M

10. Veer-Zaara (2004)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher

Votes: 45,757 | Gross: $2.92M

11. Dhoom 2 (2006)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Jai and Ali return, this time on the trail of an international thief who steals priceless artifacts and has chosen Mumbai as his next target.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 21,889 | Gross: $2.64M

12. Dhoom (2004)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A mysterious gang of bikers is on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red-handed.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Uday Chopra, Esha Deol

Votes: 16,701 | Gross: $0.25M

13. Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002)

Not Rated | 149 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

A young man in England regularly mails his childhood sweetheart in India is unaware that the replies he receives are written by another girl.

Director: Kunal Kohli | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Uday Chopra

Votes: 4,585 | Gross: $0.81M

14. Salaam Namaste (2005)

Not Rated | 158 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A quirky take on life and relationships as it looks at a fairy tale with a bit of a squint and an endearing look at what being in love really means.

Director: Siddharth Anand | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey

Votes: 6,208 | Gross: $1.41M

15. Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Family, Romance, Sport

49 Metascore

Ace car racer RV and his wife have the world at their feet. But he has an accident and his world is turned upside down. Can he reclaim his lost glory?

Director: Siddharth Anand | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Javed Jaffrey, Ali Haji

Votes: 3,828 | Gross: $0.87M

16. Fanaa (2006)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice?

Director: Kunal Kohli | Stars: Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Tabu

Votes: 29,156 | Gross: $2.10M

17. 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: 19,260

18. Krrish (2006)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

Krishna is forced by circumstances to use his superpowers and become a masked superhero, Krrish, before getting drawn towards his lost legacy.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sharat Saxena

Votes: 16,522

19. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Not Rated | 176 min | Drama, Romance

A woman is made to realize that her prayers and sacrifice to save her boyfriend's life may have led him to a fate worse than death.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Anupam Kher

Votes: 48,864 | Gross: $3.05M

20. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love journey of an ordinary man Suri and his 'total opposite' love Taani.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak, M.K. Raina

Votes: 40,849 | Gross: $2.07M

21. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama, Romance

Gopal's blissful married life with Radha blemishes when Radha gets obsessed with the career of her friend, Suraj, who is a singer. Ripped apart by jealousy, Gopal deserts Radha.

Director: K.S. Adiyaman | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Atul Agnihotri

Votes: 6,024 | Gross: $0.40M

22. Kites (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A wounded man searches for his sweetheart in the Mexican desert while on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and others.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Steven Michael Quezada, Bárbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut

Votes: 11,564 | Gross: $1.60M

23. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Romance

A crazy love story full of lies, deceits and a complicated quadrangle where each one has to think quickly and dance around each other's emotions.

Director: Shaad Ali | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta

Votes: 2,859 | Gross: $0.70M

24. Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

Not Rated | 152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Raj is a heartbreaker. His love stories with Mahi, Radhika and Gayatri finally teach him about love and life in their own sweet, sexy and sassy way.

Director: Siddharth Anand | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba

Votes: 9,403 | Gross: $0.69M

25. Aaja Nachle (2007)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Family, Music

Dia's dance teacher is dying. She returns to the town where she learnt to live and dance and most importantly to save the endangered Ajanta theatre.

Director: Anil Mehta | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Darshan Jariwala, Raghuvir Yadav, Divya Dutta

Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $0.47M

26. Baadshah (1999)

175 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A small time detective is mistaken as a CBI agent and gets embroiled in a deadly mission to save the Chief Minister from an assassination attempt.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever

Votes: 15,575

27. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A romantically inclined couple decide to get to know each other through letters without disclosing their identities.

Director: Arjun Sablok | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Esha Deol, Alok Nath

Votes: 2,543

28. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000)

Not Rated | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In order to seek justice for a man who exacts vengeance on a politician, who was responsible for his daughter's death, two rival reporters teams up to help him to prove his innocence.

Director: Aziz Mirza | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Johnny Lever, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 6,242 | Gross: $0.59M

29. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 92,470 | Gross: $4.02M

30. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

R | 193 min | Drama, Romance

Dev, a former football player is married to Rhea, a successful fashion editor. Maya is a kindergarten teacher who is married to Rishi, an outgoing event planner. These couples' lives intersect and they each question their own marriage.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

Votes: 16,961 | Gross: $3.28M

31. Baabul (2006)

Unrated | 169 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Babul tells the tale of a man (Bachchan) who tries to bring happiness back into his daughter-in-law (Mukherjee)'s life after his son (Salman)'s death.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hema Malini, John Abraham

Votes: 2,820

32. Black (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

Votes: 31,563 | Gross: $0.73M

33. Vivah (2006)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Poonam, a traditionally brought-up young woman, is to marry Prem, a groom chosen by her uncle. Poonam and Prem's faith and love are to be tested however, when an accident occurs and Poonam might be scarred for life.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, Alok Nath

Votes: 8,259

34. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

163 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Sameer, fast at losing his temper is re-located to Goa where he falls in love with Rani. But Sameer's new roommate Sunny, has some plans of his own.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri

Votes: 12,358

35. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 35,847 | Gross: $3.60M

36. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 62,126 | Gross: $0.30M

37. Devdas (I) (2002)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 35,545 | Gross: $3.50M

38. 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: 68,111 | Gross: $1.11M

39. One 2 Ka 4 (2001)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

When a cop's partner is killed in the line of duty, he assumed guardianship of his orphaned children while investigating the murder.

Director: Shashilal K. Nair | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Nirmal Pandey

Votes: 4,471



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